3 November

FAFSA Network Kicks off FAFSA Season

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Career coaches, school counselors, and district administrators from all across Central Alabama kicked off FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) season with a special Bold Goals FAFSA Action Network event on October 6th. This FAFSA kickoff event was a chance to look at last year’s data, celebrate successes, and spread best practices to ensure […]

6 October

Taking Action: Expanding Pre-K Access

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The Early Learning Action Network of Bold Goals Education works to ensure all children are ready to learn when they start kindergarten. To achieve this goal, the Early Learning Action Network is helping more communities have access to Alabama First Class Pre-K Classrooms through a community-based expansion pilot project. Through this project, the Early Learning […]

23 September

Southeast Regional Meeting of the national campaign for CGLR

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Last week more than 70 people from six different states came to Birmingham for the Southeast Regional Meeting of the national Campaign for Grade Level Reading (CGLR). The Literacy Council hosted the two-day meeting where people learned about the campaign and shared best practices from across the country. The CGLR is “a collaborative effort by […]

5 August

Bold Goals Education Taking Action This School Year

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August is here and that means school is starting soon!  For some systems in Central Alabama, school will start as early as August 8th.   Bold Goals Education is ready to take action during this school year, and you can join us through one of our four action networks: • Early Learning Action Network Lead Organizations:  Childcare […]

8 July

Bold Goals Education Attendance Workshop Reaches 18 School Systems

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More than 80 educators representing 18 different school systems recently participated in the Bold Goals Education Attendance Workshop. The 3rd Grade Reading Action Network hosted the workshop to give educators and community partners the latest data and proven strategies for increasing student attendance. The workshop featured Becky Miles-Polka from the national Attendance Works organization along […]

13 June

Early Learning Pre-K Forum

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Bold Goals Education is working to advance Kindergarten Readiness in Central Alabama. The Bold Goals Education Pre-K Forum on June 14th is a kick-off event for a six-month process to provide resources and supports to community-based childcare providers interested in applying for First Class Pre-K Funds. The overall goal of the process is to increase […]

13 April

GEAR UP Birmingham Resource Map Created

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When Sophia Holloway of North Birmingham needed a tutor for her 14-year-old son, she took out her smartphone and, with just a few clicks, found several programs in the city that offered the service. Holloway found her son’s tutor using a web page developed by staffers at the United Way of Central Alabama (UWCA). The new […]

15 January

January Update – Bold Goals Education

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Happy New Year! We’re off to a great start in 2016. Please take a moment to read these important updates. Take Action:  You can help our Post-Secondary Network reach 3,900 high school seniors for FAFSA completion! Spread the word to educators, counselors, and administrators in high schools that they can sign up for the Cash […]

14 December

December Update – Education

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Dear Friends of Bold Goals Education, Thank you for everything you have done to make 2015 an exciting and successful year for Bold Goals Education! Your dedication to this movement means that: • We’re reaching over 1,000 students with the Kindergarten Entry Assessment, up from just 200 last year. • We’re joining the nationwide Campaign […]

23 November

Attendance Project for 3rd Grade Reading Action Network

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The 3rd Grade Reading Action Network of Bold Goals Education is focusing on improving attendance in the early grades. The Network decided to focus on attendance, not only because of the growing body of national research that connects poor attendance with lower levels of reading proficiency, but also because local teachers and school administrators confirmed that […]