Letter from the staff and Board of Directors of the Birmingham Education Foundation.
Official press release from the Birmingham Education Foundation.
The mission of the Birmingham Education Foundation (BEF) is to bring the voice of the community to Birmingham City Schools’ leadership and to work with that leadership to provide a range of support to allow the system to fulfill its mission and vision. We do this with a vision that the children of Birmingham will be fully prepared for success in the work and life. We believe unequivocally that current circumstances should not be a barrier to future success.
ED is seeking a new Executive Director. Interested candidates, view here.
As a result of 2007′s community visioning project Yes We Can! Birmingham, led by the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham, and our ongoing communication with members of the community, Ed has developed four strands, or focus areas, to accomplish the goals of helping to improve the Birmingham City School experience for students and parents. Specifically, we expect these programs to aid in increasing the cohort graduation rate from 55 to 70% by 2013, and then to 80% by 2016. This is how we are translating the community’s words into action.
To read more about the partnership between Ed, the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham, the citizens of Birmingham city, and the story of how it all began, click here.
Your investment in Birmingham is an excellent example of how the leaders and members of our community can come together to support our schools and our youth. We are convinced that the Campaign for Ed of the Birmingham Education Foundation will significantly elevate the quality of education in the Birmingham City Schools for the more than 25,000 school children it serves.
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By Victoria Hollis, on behalf of the staff and Board of Directors of the Birmingham Education Foundation It is with great sadness that we announce and collectively mourn the passing of Dr. Michael J. Froning, the first Executive Director of the Birmingham Education Foundation and a beloved member of the Birmingham community. As citizens of Birmingham, we [...]Read More
BIRMINGHAM EDUCATION FOUNDATION’S FIRST EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, MIKE FRONING, PASSES BIRMINGHAM, AL- (May 1, 2013) — Mike Froning, Birmingham Education Foundation’s first executive director, passes at age 71. The Board of Directors for the Birmingham Education Foundation names Marcus Carson, longtime associate for the organization, as the interim director. After more than 50 years of service [...]Read More
Mission: Bringing the voice of the community to Birmingham City Schools’ leadership and working with that leadership to provide a range of support to allow the system to fulfill its mission and vision. Birmingham Education Foundation (BEF) is currently seeking an Executive Director. This dynamic and energetic professional will work in partnership with a Board [...]Read More
Starting March 23rd, the Birmingham Business Alliance in partnership with the Birmingham Education Foundation will introduce “School Board 101: Putting Students First.” This series is designed to highlight the important role that school boards play in our community and most importantly, in the process of enacting education policy that affect our children. Administered by the Alabama [...]Read More
The Academy Mentoring Program, or AMP, is a new initiative designed by our very own Career Academies Program Specialist Victoria Hollis, aimed at tackling issues such as drop-out prevention, career exploration, community service and character building. The pilot program will launch this week, enlisting students from three area schools: Woodlawn Magnet High School, Hayes K-8 [...]Read More
The new media marketing campaign for the Birmignham City Career Academies is now available at www.ImReadyToLead.com. The campaign features actual Birmingham City students talking about their actual experiences in the Career Academies. Head over to I’mReadyToLead.com to hear their amazing stories, learn more about the Career Academies initiative and submit your application for enrollment! Hope [...]Read More
The first of Birmingham Parent University’s Community Math Nights are here! Tuesday November 27, 2012 at 6pm was specifically for K-2 students and their parents. And, Thursday November 29, 2012 at 6pm will be for grades 3 through 5. Look at pictures from Tuesday night’s event here: Math Night Photo Album. Make sure to check ou [...]Read More
We walked you through Ed’s Report Card at our Birmingham Education Summit in early November, now here it is for your everyday viewing pleasure. Click here for a .pdf of the Report Card.Read More
You heard about it at the Summit last night, now it’s time to check it out for yourself: WeAreEd.org is a new community engagement site offered by the Birmingham Education Foundation. At Ed, we are hoping to use this site to get input from the community about how we can continue to do our job [...]Read More
Last night, Ed hosted its first-ever Birmingham Education Summit, to a diverse crowd of concerned and interested Birmingham citizens of all ages. Executive Director Mike Froning kicked off the three-part program with the presentation of Ed’s Report Card, a document compiled by two doctoral students at Vanderbilt’s prestigious Peabody College of Education, which outlines for [...]Read More