Hear from staff and partners about aspirations, accomplishments, and lessons learned along the way.

A Message to Our Grantees on COVID-19

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Jim Canales

President & Trustee

Barr’s plans and commitments in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

March 13, 2020 | Category: Barr News

We Welcome Your Feedback

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Yvonne Belanger

Director of Learning & Evaluation

Barr’s Director of Learning and Evaluation describes three ways to share feedback with the Foundation.

February 27, 2020 | Category: Learning and Evaluation

Massachusetts Wants Climate Action and Leadership

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Mariella Puerto

Director of Climate

New poll shows majorities across demographic groups now see climate change as a serious problem if left unaddressed.

February 13, 2020 | Category: Climate

The Critical Role of Teacher Leaders

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Kate Dobin

Senior Program Officer, Education

New research offers framework to understand the many forms teacher leadership takes, and insights into the opportunities for educators in Massachusetts.

February 03, 2020 | Category: Education

Barr's Equity Journey

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Jim Canales

President & Trustee

Reflections on our ongoing efforts to advance the mission imperative of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

January 23, 2020 | Category: Barr News

Building on Growth as We Enter a New Decade

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Jim Canales

President & Trustee

Barr’s evolution continues with new colleagues, expanded giving.

January 15, 2020 | Category: From the President

Innovation Is Everywhere

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Jenny Curtin

Senior Program Officer, Education

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Britt Neuhaus

Guest Author · Program Officer, Overdeck Family Foundation

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Saskia Levy Thompson

Guest Author · Program Director, Carnegie Corporation of New York

Schools across the United States are leading change from within. Why don’t we know more about them?

January 14, 2020 | Category: Education

Five Lessons Our Grantees Shared with Us in 2019

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Yvonne Belanger

Director of Learning & Evaluation

Barr's Director of Learning and Evaluation shares five lessons learned from our partners in 2019.

January 07, 2020 | Category: Learning and Evaluation

New England Students and Parents Expect More from High School

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Samantha Alper

Program Associate, Education

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Kate Dobin

Senior Program Officer, Education

New poll reveals large gaps between what parents and students want and what their high schools currently provide.

December 19, 2019 | Category: Education

14 New England Communities to Build a “Portrait of a Graduate”

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Ali Gross

Program Officer, Education

What do our students need to know and be able to do by the time they graduate high school?

December 11, 2019 | Category: Education