May 15th, 2013 | 10:30 AM
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 [...]
May 3rd, 2013 | 10:00 PM
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 [...]
March 18th, 2013 | 5:19 PM
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 [...]
March 5th, 2013 | 6:35 PM
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 [...]
January 5th, 2013 | 6:07 PM
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 [...]
November 27th, 2012 | 7:28 PM
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.
November 9th, 2012 | 5:33 PM
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 [...]
November 9th, 2012 | 5:29 PM
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 [...]
November 5th, 2012 | 4:04 PM
The Birmingham Education Foundation would like to extend it sincerest THANK YOU to the friendly staff and personalities at Hot107.7 for helping to promote the upcoming Birmingham Education Summit. Tune in to Hot107.7 for special interviews and information about the Summit and we can’t wait to see you there!
November 4th, 2012 | 4:08 PM
YOU’RE INVITED AND WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!