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

Legislators seek to double funding, number of schools served in BARR education program

Angela Jerabek, Executive Director, Dawn Lueck, director of Stillwater Area Schools, and Malinda Major, principal of Brookview Elementary School in Stillwater went …

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

February 23, 2023 MINNEAPOLIS, MN (February 23, 2024) —BARR Center (Building Assets, Reducing Risks) announced legislation today to provide funding for additional Minnesota …

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BARR in Maine Schools

Your BARR contract is expected to arrive in the inbox of the district superintendent who signed the agreement with the Maine Department …

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Sample U-Time and I-Time Lessons

The BARR system uses eight interlocking strategies that build intentional relationships, utilize real-time data, and enable schools to achieve concrete academic, social, …

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How the BARR Method Helps Build Strong Relationships for Academic Success

Click the image to the left to access NBC News Center’s website and view the full broadcast on BARR’s expansion in Maine. Author: …

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