Early school closings have affected young students across Birmingham. Beginning in May, Better Basics began collecting brand new books through their Books for Birmingham campaign. Their mission is to help these local students stay on track for their return back to school to prevent the summer slide.Continue reading “Books for Birmingham collected 9500+ books for Birmingham City students”
Young students throughout Birmingham have been affected by early school closings. Better Basics has created the Books for Birmingham book drive campaign to collect NEW books for these students helping them get back in the swing of things for school in the fall.Continue reading “Books for Birmingham is helping local students get back on track”
As schools and their students get used to education from home, it’s important to remember that some students do not have access to WiFi at home. That’s why the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Birmingham City Schools have teamed up to help provide free “drive-in” WiFi to students.Continue reading “How students can find drive-in WiFi in Birmingham”
This past week I got to witness first hand a remarkable movement emerging from the COVID-19 crisis. School systems and volunteers stepping up to feed our community’s students and families.Continue reading “See how the Birmingham and Pelham school systems are feeding thousands of families”
Mayor Woodfin and the City of Birmingham emphasized the importance of investing in education with the Birmingham Promise. This trailblazing program introduces Birmingham City School students to unbelievable opportunities where they gain priceless work experience and encourages education beyond high school.Continue reading “The Birmingham Promise—How the City of Birmingham and UAB are making college more accessible”
Earlier this year Church of the Highlands announced its expansion to west Birmingham.
Since the announcement, the Church of the Highlands West Birmingham Campus has been having community meetings to help start the process of building the new location. But before their new location is complete, they want to start building a community and begin regular Sunday services.
For everything Birmingham students need to know before heading back to school for the 2018-2019 school year, check out this guide. Continue reading “Are you ready for the first day of school Birmingham? Ensure you’re ready with help from this must-know guide!”
Birmingham City Schools (BCS) has been given full district accreditation by AdvancED, the national accrediting agency. Continue reading “From probation to accreditation, the Birmingham City Schools system awarded full district accreditation”
On Tuesday night, the Birmingham City Schools (BCS) held their board meeting and announced there would be a change in the dress code policy.
When you first enter the Putnam Middle School parking lot off bustling Montclair Road, with a Walmart nearby, the last thing you expect to see is a teaching farm in the back of the school.
Our schools are keeping access to over $100 million in funding! Last night, Jefferson County voters decided to keep a .214% property tax in all 12 school systems. A whopping 6% of eligible voters came to the polls, the rest presumably fine either way.
Even schools get report cards. You can find your school and it’s district information on the Alabama Accountability System’s website. This year the Birmingham suburbs had pretty impressive marks. Not so much for the Birmingham City Schools.