HPS Receives Third Barr Foundation Grant to Support Post-Secondary Success

HPS Receives Third Barr Foundation Grant to Support Post-Secondary Success

Hartford Public Schools has been awarded a $500,000 grant from the Barr Foundation to support implementation of the district’s high school design efforts as part of the Planning for Post-Secondary Success for All Students project. The goal of the project is to deepen understanding of high school students’ experiences and develop strategic plans that promote post-secondary success.

The grant is part of Barr Foundation’s “Catalyze New Models” strategy, which is focused on the design and implementation of excellent high school models that result in more equitable outcomes for all students. To further assist in this effort, the foundation will provide additional supports, including expert feedback and coaching, as well as opportunities to connect peers across the Catalyze New Models portfolio. The learning community for the Planning for Postsecondary Success cohort is an important component of the additional supports available over the coming year.

The grant supports work that aligns with the District Model of Excellence Teaching and Learning priority, which is to provide quality instruction and supports to ensure students graduate ready for college and life. It also intersects with the other district priorities, including Family and Community Partnerships and Operational Effectiveness.

This latest grant is the third grant Barr Foundation has awarded to HPS for this work. HPS thanks the Barr Foundation for its steady and continuous support of this important initiative in support of our students.