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 […]

18 November

November Update – Education

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A little over a year ago, 150 of us gathered at the BJCC for the Design Institute of Bold Goals Education.  At that meeting we agreed on our common agenda and common measures of success for our collective impact work in Education, and on the outline of a governance structure that could support the work. […]

13 October

October 14th Update from Bold Goals Education

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We’ve had several great opportunities to connect with educators through Bold Goals Education in the past month. On September 29th, State Superintendent Dr. Tommy Bice met with members of the Bold Goals Education Steering Committee and 17 local superintendents and their representatives to learn more about local needs and to encourage school systems to access […]

30 September

Dr. Bice Meets Area Superintendents

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Dr. Bice Meets Area Superintendents and Bold Goals Education Steering Committee On Sept. 29th, State Superintendent Dr. Tommy Bice met with members of the Bold Goals Education Steering Committee and 17 local superintendents and their representatives to learn more about local needs and to encourage school systems to access the resources available through Bold Goals […]

3 September

Fall Schedule of Education Action Network Meetings Announced

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Thanks to your ongoing commitment and hard work over the summer, we now have three education action networks chartered!  These networks are establishing regular meeting schedules to keep our work moving forward. Please take a look at the upcoming meetings for all three networks below and plan to participate in the meetings that best fit […]

16 February

Education Progress Report

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The Bold Goals Education Progress Report with local data is now available on our website.

10 December

Alabama Awarded $17.5 Million Federal Preschool Development Grant

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Alabama was awarded a Federal Preschool Development Grant today that will help expand access to high-quality pre-K in our state.  The grant is for $17.5 million per year for up to four years.   For more information about the grants, visit the US Dept. of Education website or view this announcement article.

8 December

Bold Goals Education Steering Committee Inaugural Meeting

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The Bold Goals Education Steering Committee had its inaugural meeting on Thursday, December 4th.  It was a gathering of cross-sector education stakeholders from Blount, Jefferson, Shelby, Walker, and St. Clair Counties.  You can see the roster of committee members and the leadership agreement that they have signed here.  At the meeting, the committee approved the Process […]

12 November

Bold Goals Education Releases 180 Day Action Plan

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The Bold Goals Education 180 Day Action Plan will guide our next steps from November 2014 through April of2015. The 180 Day Action Plan outlines month-to-month plans for convening our leadership structure, diving into data and launching action networks. An interactive version is available to provide more information on the next steps.

14 October

Bold Goals Education Hosts Design Institute

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The Bold Goals Education Design Institute was held on Monday, Oct 6th, at the Birmingham Sheraton. Together with the StrivePartnership, more than 100 community leaders convened to help develop a 180-day action plan for education.