On Thursday night, Nov. 8, the Birmingham Education Foundation is handing out its own report card. If you care about the schools at the heart of our region, this report card is for you. Especially if you were part of Yes We Can! Birmingham, the Community Foundation’s grassroots initiative that led to the creation of Birmingham Education Foundation, you deserve a look at Ed’s first report card too.
With this baseline report, we can begin to measure the success of four efforts, based on the community meetings of YWC!B. Called “strands” by Ed, these are parent involvement, career academies, pre-AP classes and professional development for teachers and principals. As we look back on the first results of Ed’s efforts, we will know where we are making progress and where we need to push even harder for improvement.
Dr. Michael Froning, who heads the foundation known as Ed, will present the report and Dr. Craig Witherspoon, Birmingham City School superintendent, will respond. Also, as part of the Birmingham Education Summit, there will be a panel about the characteristics of quality teachers that positively impact urban students.
Join us for this free event at the Carver Theatre, 1631 Fourth Ave. North, starting at 5:30 p.m. And, if you can’t be there, check back in to edbirmingham to find out what happens next.