A new grant is now available to 25 rural schools in Maine to implement a program which has proven to increase academic growth and achievement for first-year high school students by providing a proven, flexible, data-driven system centered on the relationships between students and teachers.
The funding is available through the US Department of Education’s Investing in Innovation (i3) fund.
This grant offers two options:
- 25 Maine rural schools will receive $15,000 of training and technical assistance/coaching to support the implementation of BARR in their high school.
- A few Maine rural schools with a large enough grade 9 class will also be selected for a grant of $60,000 to participate in a randomized control trial. Noble High School is participating this year.
The following informational meetings on the new funding opportunity are scheduled:
- Tuesday, Sept. 30 at Noon – Augusta (Cross Office Building, Room 541)
- Tuesday, Sept. 30 at 3:30 p.m. – Bangor (United Technology Center, Hogan Road)
- Wednesday, Oct. 1 at 9 a.m. – Houlton (Houlton High School, 7 Bird Street)
To attend or for additional information, please contact the Director of the Center for Positive Youth Development Susan Savell at firstname.lastname@example.org or 462-5088.