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

National and Local Supporters Rally Behind Boston’s Disconnected Youth

Marcos Popovich

Marcos Lucio Popovich

Guest Author · Program Fellow, Education

$810,000 in national funding helps stalled high school graduates jump start their future.

July 07, 2015 | Category: Education

A Few Words with Leah Hamilton

Get to know Barr’s new director of education

May 20, 2015 | Category: Education

A New Model for Quality Improvement in Early Education

Kimberly Haskins

Kimberly Haskins

Senior Program Officer, Cross-Program Initiatives

Improving program quality to help more children enter school ready.

April 30, 2015 | Category: Education

Understanding Key Factors Impacting Black and Latino Male Achievement

Marcos Popovich

Marcos Lucio Popovich

Guest Author · Program Fellow, Education

New reports highlight challenges and opportunities for improving the academic achievement of Black and Latino young men in Boston Public Schools.

April 17, 2015 | Category: Education

Announcing Barr’s New Director of Education

Jim Canales

James E. Canales

President & Trustee

Leah Hamilton will join the Barr Foundation as its new director of education.

March 03, 2015 | Category: Barr News

Education Models Worth Expanding

Marcos Popovich

Marcos Lucio Popovich

Guest Author · Program Fellow, Education

New education report spotlights two Barr grantees as models worth expanding and replicating.

February 23, 2015 | Category: Education