Category: Education

What is Personalized Learning Anyway?

Jenny Curtin

Jenny Curtin

Senior Program Officer, Education

Jenny Curtin, senior program officer in Education, shares about what it is (and isn’t) and promising examples of key elements taking root in our region.

August 22, 2016 | Category: Education

Unpacking a successful high school design approach—Linked Learning

Jenny Curtin

Jenny Curtin

Senior Program Officer, Education

Senior Program Officer for Education Jenny Curtin offers a recap of a recent Barr-sponsored webinar on the topic of Linked Learning (recording included).

June 24, 2016 | Category: Education

Charting a Course to Universal, High-Quality Pre-K

Kimberly Haskins

Kimberly Haskins

Senior Program Officer, Cross-Program Initiatives

A capstone investment building on more than a decade of progress for Boston’s youngest students.

June 13, 2016 | Category: Education

When Collective Action Works Wonders

Laura Perille, EdVestors

Laura Perille

Guest Author · President & CEO, EdVestors

Key lessons from a highly successful public-private partnership focused on expanding access to high-quality arts education in Boston.

May 12, 2016 | Category: Arts & Creativity

New Strategies for Barr’s Education Program

Leah Hamilton

Leah Hamilton

Director of Education

Grounded in the belief that all students can succeed in school and in life, our new portfolio represents sharper focus and expanding reach.

March 02, 2016 | Category: Education

Announcing a New Addition to Barr’s Education Team

Leah Hamilton

Leah Hamilton

Director of Education

Jenny Curtin named senior program officer for Education.

December 14, 2015 | Category: Education

Connecting All Students to Success In and Beyond High School

Leah Hamilton

Leah Hamilton

Director of Education

Leah Hamilton discusses the growing national movement to rethink secondary education and its influence on the Education program’s strategic planning process.

December 10, 2015 | Category: Barr Planning 2015

Quality Counts for Strong Starts

Mav Pardee

Mav Pardee

Guest Author · Former Program Manager, Children's Investment Fund

Kimberly Haskins

Kimberly Haskins

Senior Program Officer, Cross-Program Initiatives

As she retires from the field, Mav Pardee of Children’s Investment Fund reflects on the importance of creating high-quality, supportive environments for early childhood learning.

December 09, 2015 | Category: Education

Residency Program Redefines Teacher Preparation and Practice

Cindy Leung

Cindy Lung

Program Associate, Education

Recently featured on PBS News Hour, Boston Teacher Residency is held up as an effective, scalable model of teaching in urban schools.

November 11, 2015 | Category: Education

What Does It Take to Bring Good Ideas to Scale?

Chris Smith

Chris Smith

Guest Author · President & Executive Director, Boston After School & Beyond

Chris Smith shares how the Summer Learning Project helped 6,500 Boston children return to school ready and motivated to learn.

September 10, 2015 | Category: Education