Engage families in student learning
BARR improves communication with families, treating them as active partners.
Families are invited to participate in an initial orientation and a parent advisory council. Teachers also regularly call and meet with the families or guardians of students who need more support so the educators and families can share successes, assess challenges, and work together more effectively.
When families are engaged in the learning process, students develop a better self image and are better equipped with the supports necessary to overcome obstacles.
MultiBriefs: How asset-based programs help K-12 education
MultiBrief looks at the benefits of BARR as a strength-based education model.Read More
The Hechinger Report: A little-known program has lifted 9th grade performance in virtually every type of school
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NPR: How More Meetings Might Be The Secret To Fixing High School
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