BARR Center (Hazelden Publishing)
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BARR is a nationally recognized non-profit organization dedicated to educational best practices. We build strong school communities that support student success by improving school culture, school climate and educator effectiveness.
Founded by a former high school counselor, BARR has spent the past 20 years dedicated to school improvement, having tested and proven our model in over 130 schools nationally. The result of implementing BARR in virtually every adopting school has been consistent regardless of school type, size or location: a statistically significant increase in graduation rates with a reduction in failure rates by an average 34.5%, after just one year of implementation. As further evidence, virtually every one of the 130 participating schools’ principal or superintendent currently serves as a reference for BARR.
There is no other program, model or mechanism whose results have been tested and validated by the American Institute for Research (AIR) as having a statistically significant impact on graduation rates and failure rates. BARR stands alone as the most consistently proven school improvement model in the country.