MINNEAPOLIS, May 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — BARR Center (Building Assets, Reducing Risks), a model that improves America’s education system with intentionally deepened relationships and a data-driven personalized and supportive approach, announced that it was awarded a five-year, $13 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to expand BARR’s focus to also include increasing college ready, on-track rates for grades 11 and 12.

Designed by educator and executive director Angela Jerabek of BARR Center, the BARR model is rooted in the belief that growth is possible and within reach for every school when the core principles are implemented with fidelity. Now, with the support of this Gates Foundation grant, over the next five years BARR Center will expand its reach and national impact even further

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