Category: Education

Eight Questions with Barr's New Education Program Officer

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Ali Gross

Program Officer, Education

A conversation with Ali Gross about her journey in education and the work underway to support communities in reimagining the high school experience.

September 06, 2019 | Category: Education

Words of Advice from Seven Schools Reimagining Where Learning Happens

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Cindy Lung

Program Associate, Education

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Jenny Curtin

Senior Program Officer, Education

After two years of planning work, school teams share what they have learned about redesigning high schools to better leverage community assets.

July 22, 2019 | Category: Education

What Do We Want All of Our High School Graduates to Know and Be Able to Do?

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Jenny Curtin

Senior Program Officer, Education

Barr announces RFP for New England communities to build a “portrait of a graduate” – a collective vision of high school graduates who are prepared for post-secondary success.

June 25, 2019 | Category: Education

Boston Globe to Deepen Reporting on Education

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Leah Hamilton

Director of Education

Building on the successful “Valedictorians Project,” a broadened journalistic effort aims to increase quantity and quality of coverage and public discussions about Boston’s public schools.

June 20, 2019 | Category: Education

Strengthening School Leadership in Massachusetts

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Leah Hamilton

Director of Education

New report examines challenges and opportunities for ensuring every school has an effective principal.

June 12, 2019 | Category: Education

Barr Foundation Names New Education Program Officer

Ali Gross to join team focused on new school development and school redesigns that put success within reach of all students.

May 15, 2019 | Category: Barr News

New Poll Seeks Ideas About Public High Schools in New England

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Kate Dobin

Senior Program Officer, Education

To understand opportunities and challenges in schools and communities, perspectives from students, parents, teachers, and principals are essential.

May 06, 2019 | Category: Education

Smarter Ways to Use Data for Student-Centered Schools

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Elana Karopkin-Gold

Senior Strategist, Springpoint

Springpoint, a key partner in Barr’s Engage New England Initiative, reflects on three obstacles and three solutions for schools that want to more effectively use data to understand their students, and to design schools that are tailored to those needs, and that continuously adapt and improve.

March 14, 2019 | Category: Education

The Why, What, and How of a High School Portrait of a Graduate

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Jenny Curtin

Senior Program Officer, Education

Explore key insights and a recording from a webinar led by a recent college graduate of an innovative school, a local educator, and leaders of national nonprofits.

January 08, 2019 | Category: Education

"#1 For Some" Is Not Good Enough

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Kate Dobin

Senior Program Officer, Education

Recent reports fuel efforts to link all students in Massachusetts to success in college, career, and life.

November 29, 2018 | Category: Education