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.
Timely, expert support for school and system leaders navigating COVID19 and planning for the 2020-21 school year.
Building on the successful “Valedictorians Project,” a broadened journalistic effort aims to increase quantity and quality of coverage and public discussions about Boston’s public schools.
New report examines challenges and opportunities for ensuring every school has an effective principal.
Seeking proposals for $150,000, one-year planning grants from teams ready to do high school differently.
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.