Posts by Leah Hamilton

Leah Hamilton

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.

Boston Globe to Deepen Reporting on Education

Leah Hamilton

Leah Hamilton

Director of Education

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.

June 20, 2019 | Category: Education

Strengthening School Leadership in Massachusetts

Leah Hamilton

Leah Hamilton

Director of Education

New report examines challenges and opportunities for ensuring every school has an effective principal.

June 12, 2019 | Category: Education

Barr Announces RFP for Cohort Three of the Engage New England Initiative

Leah Hamilton

Leah Hamilton

Director of Education

Seeking proposals for $150,000, one-year planning grants from teams ready to do high school differently.

November 08, 2018 | Category: Education

Barr Announces $4.5 million in New Grants for “Doing High School Differently”

Leah Hamilton

Leah Hamilton

Director of Education

10 organizations from across New England gain support to plan and implement new school models to advance greater success for all students.

June 27, 2018 | Category: Education

New Report Details Challenges Facing Boston’s Public High Schools

Leah Hamilton

Leah Hamilton

Director of Education

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.

May 24, 2018 | Category: Education

Barr Announces RFP for Cohort Two of the Engage New England Initiative

Leah Hamilton

Leah Hamilton

Director of Education

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.

October 24, 2017 | Category: Education

Barr Announces First Cohort of Partners in $30-Million “Engage New England: Doing High School Differently” Initiative

Leah Hamilton

Leah Hamilton

Director of Education

Nine organizations from Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Maine receive planning grants to advance greater success for all students.

June 27, 2017 | Category: Education

Learning Beyond the Walls of Traditional High Schools

Leah Hamilton

Leah Hamilton

Director of Education

Barr issues RFP for planning and design of schools situated within a wider learning ecosystem to promote college and career readiness.

March 31, 2017 | Category: Education

Barr Seeks Proposals from Innovative Schools and Programs

Leah Hamilton

Leah Hamilton

Director of Education

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.

November 14, 2016 | Category: Education

Barr Launches New Initiative to Support Off-Track Youth

Leah Hamilton

Leah Hamilton

Director of Education

The Education Program issues Request for Information and invites responses through October 21.

September 22, 2016 | Category: Education