Same Students.
Same Teachers.
Better Results.

An educational system 100% committed to building something extraordinary.

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The number of students who have benefited from the BARR system.
The BARR system has been proven to create statistically significant impacts in 20 areas of academic performance and outcomes for students, teachers, and schools.
On average, large urban schools see a 40% reduction in failure rate after one year of BARR.

Who We Are

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We are a strengths-based educational system that provides schools with a comprehensive approach to meeting the academic, social, and emotional needs of all students through the power of data and relationships.

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What We Do


BARR is a transformative model that ensures each and every student succeeds by prioritizing relationship-building.

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Real Results


We say we’ve never failed, and we mean it. We have a 100% success rate with improving student outcomes, in schools of all shapes and sizes.

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BARR gives educators the tools to work together to better understand and build on students’ strengths, proactively address the non-academic reasons why they may fall behind in school and identify what they need to thrive within and outside the classroom.

The BARR model reflects the conviction that all students can excel regardless of race, zip code, or family income when they are provided with the right supports.

Making sure that each and every student across the state, and country reaches their highest potential is our Due North. Things that seemed impossible a year ago are not. Equity demands that we prioritize relationships to nurture a unified and personalized culture of support and success for every student.

Most Likely to Change the World podcast, hosted by Angie Jerabek, Executive Director and Founder

BARR Educators Are Changing the World

Educators and administrators from BARR schools in Maine to California, as well as school support organizations and funders, gathered in Palm Springs, …

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Schools can know and reach each student

Bipartisan legislation offers us an opportunity to implement a proven approach to school improvement.  By Stephen D. Gorde and Josh Omang MARCH …

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Youakim Supports Funding for Building Assets, Reducing Risks System

The executive director of Building Assets, Reducing Risks and supporters visited the Minnesota State Capitol Feb. 15 to testify during the House …

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Cwodzinksi Sponsors Bipartisan Bill To Fund Implementation of BARR System in More Schools

Minnesota state Sen. Steve Cwodzinski (DFL-49, Eden Prairie) is co-sponsoring a bipartisan bill (SF 494) that seeks to secure $7.65 million for …

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Bipartisan Education Funding Legislation Aims to Improve Student Success in More Minnesota Schools

MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 25, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — BARR Center (Building Assets, Reducing Risks) announced legislation today to provide funding for additional Minnesota schools to implement a system focused on …

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