BARR receives local and national recognition for their impactful stories about educators and students across the United States. Learn more about BARR’s stories and how to connect with us to share the important work that is happening in each district.

Media Coverage

BARR is continually highlighted by local and national media outlets for its transformational results in schools.

BARR Stories

The BARR team is committed to sharing the impressive results that are happening every day with students and educators. Each team member plays an important role in taking a behind-the-scenes look at the positive change the BARR model is having on students’ and educators’ lives. 

Press Releases

Browse recent stories that have been shared with the press about the many ways BARR is helping ensure each and every student succeeds. 

Media Resources

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Contact Us

For media inquiries, please contact BARR’s Communications Manager Ariana Miron at For additional inquiries, please reach out to Stefan Pollack and Emily Frumberg at


Recent Stories

eSchool News Article

3 reasons social-emotional learning is of paramount importance

These are certainly unprecedented times, and as we close out 2020, it is of the utmost importance to ensure that relationships are …

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Angela Jerabek Receives Social Entrepreneur Of The Year Award

BARR Center announced today that its Founder and Executive Director, Angela Jerabek, is the recipient of the 10th annual Donald McNeely Center Social Entrepreneur …

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Student speaking at event

Inspiring Hope and Collective Action

The BARR team recently participated in A Better Future event, which is aimed to inspire hope and collective action to build a better future for Chicago!

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Angela Jerabek

Relationships Matter Now More Than Ever

Great teaching begins with understanding each student as a learner – and as a person.

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Principal with students

Creating Positive Change, One Student and One Teacher at a Time

At South Fort Myers High, a 9-12 school in Lee County, Florida, staff and teachers had been working hard but just weren’t seeing their kids achieve the level of success they knew they could. Tables turned, however, when after just one year of implementing BARR, the school realized a 58% decrease in “F’s” in 9th grade, and a 64% decrease in “F’s” in 10th grade.

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