BARR Center

About BARR Center

We are a strengths-based educational model 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.

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. The BARR model has been proven to create statistically significant impacts in 19 areas of academic performance and outcomes for students, teachers, and schools. An independent study of more than 1,800 randomly assigned high school freshman found that more than 42 percent of non-BARR students failed at least one core course. For BARR students, that number fell to less than 30 percent. The effects were especially large for students of color, male students, and students from low income families (as measured by eligibility for free and reduced-price lunch).


Administrative Intern

April 2020 - December 2020 Minneapolis, MN
“Every staff member is an amazing educator and leader. They will advise and guide you through how to think about a career in the education field as well as connect you to resources outside of the organization. There are also great opportunities to learn. You should expect to learn about the education field, how it connects to non-profit work, continuous improvement science, grant-writing procedures, and project and organizational management. ”
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