Leah joined Barr in May 2015 as director of education. She oversaw the development and launch of the Education Program’s new strategic direction in 2016, including its expansion from Boston to New England. She now leads the program with the goal of increasing the number of youth who connect to secondary and post-secondary success.
10 organizations from across New England gain support to plan and implement new school models to advance greater success for all students.
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.
Foundation issues request for proposals for a second cohort of teams to design schools focused on connecting students off track to graduate to success in high school and beyond.
Barr Announces First Cohort of Partners in $30-Million “Engage New England: Doing High School Differently” Initiative
Nine organizations from Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Maine receive planning grants to advance greater success for all students.
Barr issues RFP for planning and design of schools situated within a wider learning ecosystem to promote college and career readiness.
Foundation issues RFP for planning and design of schools and programs in New England focused on connecting students off track to graduation to success in high school and beyond.
The Education Program issues Request for Information and invites responses through October 21.
Grounded in the belief that all students can succeed in school and in life, our new portfolio represents sharper focus and expanding reach.
Jenny Curtin named senior program officer for Education.
Leah Hamilton discusses the growing national movement to rethink secondary education and its influence on the Education program’s strategic planning process.