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Registration Open for Online Info Session on New Education RFP

Join us December 12 to learn more and ask questions about our newly-released request for proposals for innovative schools and programs for students off track to high school graduation in New England.

Registration is now open for a virtual information session about Barr’s new Education Program initiative and recently-released request for proposals (RFP). The event will take place Monday, December 12, from 2:00–3:00 p.m. EST.

Leah Hamilton, director of education, and I will introduce the Barr Foundation’s new initiative focused on schools and programs intentionally designed to provide high-quality, student-centered learning environments for students off track to graduate from high school. We will also discuss—and take questions about—the RFP we released in November.

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Our goal through this RFP process is to identify a first cohort of up to eight grantees that are interested in participating in a supported planning year to create new or improve/grow existing innovative public high schools and programs that lead to a high school diploma for students who are not currently on track to graduate.

All organizations interested in opening a new school or program or improving/growing an existing school or program, which is an option of choice for students off track to graduate and leads to a high school diploma, are encouraged to participate. We also welcome others interested in learning more about Barr’s Education Program and this new initiative.

If you have any questions about the RFP before or after the event, please email EducationRFP@barrfoundation.org and/or sign-up for an office hour slot with one of us in the New Year. In addition, I encourage prospective applicants to explore this resource library curated by our partner Springpoint, which includes research on serving students off track to graduate, profiles of successful alternative models, school design materials, and guides to understanding youth development theory.

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