Category: Education

Innovation Is Everywhere

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Jenny Curtin

Senior Program Officer, Education

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Britt Neuhaus

Guest Author · Program Officer, Overdeck Family Foundation

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Saskia Levy Thompson

Guest Author · Program Director, Carnegie Corporation of New York

Schools across the United States are leading change from within. Why don’t we know more about them?

January 14, 2020 | Category: Education

New England Students and Parents Expect More from High School

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Samantha Alper

Program Associate, Education

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Kate Dobin

Senior Program Officer, Education

New poll reveals large gaps between what parents and students want and what their high schools currently provide.

December 19, 2019 | Category: Education

14 New England Communities to Build a “Portrait of a Graduate”

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Ali Gross

Program Officer, Education

What do our students need to know and be able to do by the time they graduate high school?

December 11, 2019 | Category: Education

Barr Foundation Seeks Education Program Associate

The associate will focus on Barr's efforts to fuel fresh school designs that put success within reach of all students across New England.

December 09, 2019 | Category: Job Openings

Barr Announces New Grants and Partnerships to Strengthen School Leadership in Massachusetts

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Kate Dobin

Senior Program Officer, Education

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Samantha Alper

Program Associate, Education

10 Massachusetts school systems will work together in a strategic planning process exploring the challenges and solutions to the principal pipeline.

November 07, 2019 | 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

Guest Author · Former 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