Rahn Dorsey joined Barr in 2009 as evaluation director and a program officer for Education. In September 2014, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh appointed Rahn the city's first chief of education.
Thanks to concerted efforts on dropout prevention, high school graduation rates in the U.S. are the highest they have been since the 1970's, yet every year roughly one million high school students still leave without a degree.
What would it take to move beyond a school- and classroom-bound view of where learning and youth development actually happens – to explore more holistic approaches?
What would it take to make Boston the premiere "opportunity city?"