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There will be no meeting in December.
Education Matters is the name chosen for a group of ordinary folks who believe that education matters.
Our group is made up of teachers, board members, parents, and others who are interested in ensuring all children receive an excellent education.
We convened our first group on June 28th at the Hoover Public Library. More than 20 Connected Community Members from 13 communities across Central Alabama spent an uncharacteristically cool summer afternoon sharing topics of concern surrounding education in Alabama.
The group is functioning very organically (which means we operate with no agenda, literally).
Our goal is to meet at 2:30 on the last Sunday of the month, at the Hoover Public Library.
Some of the topics we hope to address in the coming months include:
We agreed that information will be shared via an open Facebook group and here on this page.
Because we can’t physically be all over the state of Alabama, consider starting an Education Matters group in your community!! If you’re interested, contact Trisha Crain at asc(at)alabamaschoolconnection.org
The only rules we have relate to how we conduct our conversations.
The Alabama Civic Health Index
November 22, 2015 – Hoover Public Library, Hoover, Alabama
Presenter: Cristin Foster, Executive Director, David Mathews Center for Civic Life, Montevallo, Alabama
The State Money Mess in Alabama
August 30, 2015 – Beloved Community Church, Birmingham, Alabama
Presenters: Robyn Hyden, Organizer, Alabama Arise and Trisha Powell Crain, Executive Director, Alabama School Connection
Alabama Arise’s Alabama Tax and Budget Handbook: Click here for a PDF version of the handbook. Click here to order your free print copy today!
Video of meeting
Education, Inc., The Movie
July 19, 2015 – Hoover Public Library
Viewed Education, Inc. – click here for more information about the movie
We agreed to vote on the topics of burning interest, so here we go! Vote for your burning topic!
August 29 to September 25, 2016
July 25 to August 28, 2016
June 24 to July 24, 2016
May 23 to June 23, 2016
May 2 to May 22, 2016
April 18 to May 1, 2016
March 16 to April 17, 2016
February 23 to March 15, 2016
February 1 to February 22, 2016
January 11 to January 31, 2016
December 21, 2015, thru January 10, 2016
November 30 thru December 20
November 11 thru November 30
October 21 thru November 10
October 6 thru October 20
September 14 thru October 5
August 24 thru September 13
August 3 thru August 23
July 16 thru August 2
June 18 thru July 13
May 19 thru June 17, 2015
May 18, 2015
April 27, 2015
March 30, 2015
March 11, 2015
February 2, 2015
January 5, 2015
December 16, 2014
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