"BARR has changed the culture of our school. Our master schedule is completely built around our BARR teams," according to Bucksport High School Principal and Coordinator Josh Tripp. "Our school board and school community has clearly identified this program as one of our districts essential pieces to student growth and achievement. We have even moved this program into our 7th and 8th grades at the middle school."
BARR Coordinator: Josh Tripp
BARR School Since2011
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I thought we were really good at interpersonal relationships with our kids, but you don't know your kids until you are talking about them every week.
Portland Press Herald: Maine school officials say program is helping raise test scores, reduce discipline problems
The Portland Press Herald looks into the BARR model's implementation in Bucksport, Maine.Read More
Maintaining Ties When School Closes Is Critical to Preventing Dropouts
After Robbinsdale Armstrong High School, outside Minneapolis, shut down abruptly last Friday in response to a potential case of COVID-19, teachers and staff met one last time in person—while keeping six feet apart—to brainstorm ways to keep their students connected.Read More
BARR Center Awarded $13M Grant as National Expansion Accelerates
BARR Center’s Network for School Improvement (NSI) grant funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will expand its national footprint with a focus on Black, Latinx and low-income students.Read More
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