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

From the President – December 2014

Jim Canales

James E. Canales

President & Trustee

As 2014 draws to a close, three key decisions that will guide Barr into its next era.

December 15, 2014 | Category: From the President

Barr’s Rahn Dorsey Appointed Boston’s First Chief of Education

Jim Canales

James E. Canales

President & Trustee

Our colleague Rahn Dorsey has been appointed by Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh to his cabinet as the City’s first chief of education.

September 02, 2014 | Category: Education

A New Approach to Scaling High-Quality Pre-Kindergarten

Kimberly Haskins

Kimberly Haskins

Senior Program Officer, Sector Effectiveness

Building on its highly successful pre-kindergarten program, Boston Public Schools (BPS) has teamed up with community-based early care and education centers providing preschool programs to share what has worked well and to test a new way to expand access to high-quality early education.

August 27, 2014 | Category: Education

Building on What's Working in Early Education in Boston

Kimberly Haskins

Kimberly Haskins

Senior Program Officer, Sector Effectiveness

Ambitious goals and new developments set to expand and build on successful efforts to provide high-quality pre-kindergarten programs in Boston.

July 15, 2014 | Category: Education

Strategies for Children Recognized for Statewide Advocacy Work

Kimberly Haskins

Kimberly Haskins

Senior Program Officer, Sector Effectiveness

The Barr Foundation congratulates its long-time grantee Strategies for Children on receiving the 2014 Excellence in Advocacy Award from the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network.

July 02, 2014 | Category: Education

New Report Raises Stakes for Education in Massachusetts

Marcos Popovich

Marcos Lucio Popovich

Guest Author · Program Fellow, Education

A new project from the Rennie Center for Education Research & Policy sets out to provide an annual review of student progress and proficiency to inform education leaders and policy makers about what we are doing well and where we need to improve.

April 14, 2014 | Category: Education

Education Director Wendy Puriefoy to Leave Barr

Melinda Marble

Guest Author · Former Deputy Director

Wendy Puriefoy, director of education, has decided to leave the Barr Foundation to pursue her passion for national education reform.

January 13, 2014 | Category: Education