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

Jenny Curtin

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

Barr Seeks Education Program Officer

New position supports efforts to transform the high school experience to put success within reach of all students.

December 20, 2018 | Category: Job Openings

"#1 For Some" Is Not Good Enough

Kate Dobin

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

Key Learnings and Resources from New Educator Collaborative on Mastery

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Angela Duffy

Communications Director, Springpoint

Angela Duffy of Springpoint shares lessons learned and resources from Mastery Week, an online collaboration and sharing event for educators.

November 13, 2018 | Category: Education

Barr Announces RFP for Cohort Three of the Engage New England Initiative

Leah Hamilton

Leah Hamilton

Director of Education

Seeking proposals for $150,000, one-year planning grants from teams ready to do high school differently.

November 08, 2018 | Category: Education

Creating Space for Change by Asking, “Why?”

Stefan Lanfer

Stefan Lanfer

Director of Communications

A new video series engages millions in questioning longstanding education practices that are ripe for a rethink.

August 22, 2018 | Category: Education

Barr Announces $4.5 million in New Grants for “Doing High School Differently”

Leah Hamilton

Leah Hamilton

Director of Education

10 organizations from across New England gain support to plan and implement new school models to advance greater success for all students.

June 27, 2018 | Category: Education

New Report Details Challenges Facing Boston’s Public High Schools

Leah Hamilton

Leah Hamilton

Director of Education

EY-Parthenon analysis details challenges facing public high school students who fall off track, and recommends five components of integrated approach to ensure high-quality for all.

May 24, 2018 | Category: Education

Five Lessons from Two Decades of Early Education Grantmaking

Kimberly Haskins

Kimberly Haskins

Senior Program Officer, Sector Effectiveness

Senior Program Officer Kimberly Haskins reflects on nearly 20 years of work focused on improving outcomes for Massachusetts’ youngest learners.

May 17, 2018 | Category: Education