BARR: Building Assets, Reducing Risks

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

The Problem

Schools are searching for a way to ensure that students are connected and engaged in the classroom.

We need a structure that cultivates positive intentional relationships and leverages real-time data so that every student is seen, and supported -- both academically and emotionally.

The Solution

Building Assets, Reducing Risks (BARR) is a strengths-based model that provides schools with a comprehensive approach to meeting the academic, social, and emotional needs of all students. Schools within the BARR Network harness the power of data and relationships to empower all students to thrive within and outside the classroom.

Designed by an educator, the BARR model is rooted in the belief that growth is possible and within reach for every school, with the same students and the same teachers.

The BARR model is also the first and only school-improvement intervention to successfully climb the three tiers of evidence required under the U.S. Department of Education’s Investing in Innovation (i3) program.

Stage of Development

  • Early Stage
  • Established Prototype
  • Scaling
  • Other

Organization to Receive Funds

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