Posts by Leah Hamilton
Leah Hamilton served as director of education from 2015 to June 2022. In 2023, she stepped into a new role as Vice President, Philanthropy at Pilot House Associates.
We Know Principals Are Important, So Why Doesn’t Anyone Want to Be One These Days?
The pandemic is driving principals out, and preparation programs don’t give them the support they need.
Transformative Schools Require Transformative Leaders
New fellowship for aspiring school leaders who seek to reimagine high school.
Don’t Let the School Year Go to Waste
Leah Hamilton and Elina Alayeva share three priorities for a student-centered school year throughout the pandemic.
New Support Available to Massachusetts Schools Planning for 2020-21 School Year
Timely support for school and system leaders navigating COVID19 and centering their 2020-21 planning in equity.
Boston Globe to Deepen Reporting on 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.
Strengthening School Leadership in Massachusetts
New report examines challenges and opportunities for ensuring every school has an effective principal.
Barr Announces RFP for Cohort Three of the Engage New England Initiative
Seeking proposals for $150,000, one-year planning grants from teams ready to do high school differently.
Barr Announces $4.5 million in New Grants for “Doing 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.
New Report Details Challenges Facing Boston’s Public High Schools
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.
Barr Announces RFP for Cohort Two of the Engage New England Initiative
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.