October 21, 2019

Elizabeth Fleming talked about FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).  Here are a few key points:
- Most jobs in Alabama require some level of education post high school and nationally, 9 out of 10 students who complete FAFSA go to college in the fall
- Many...

October 15, 2019

It is always fun talking education with our friends at WAFF 48 News and Trent Butler! Today we talked about National Board Certified teachers and efforts with Huntsville Committee of 100 and Community Foundation of Greater Huntsville to raise funding to sponsor more te...

September 30, 2019

Elizabeth Dotts Fleming talks about Fall Break - time for rest and relaxation and opportunites to keep your child engaged in learning. See full interview: https://www.waff.com/video/2019/10/02/fall-break-tips-tricks/?fbclid=IwAR0idSSx4D_fInR-b6gUzT6Yk-ezUQKcFchaWNFhxlN...

September 16, 2019

Alabama’s state public education officials want to hear from you.  Specifically, they want you to “Take 10”---take 10 minutes---to complete a survey that will help shape Alabama’s next strategic plan for K-12 public education. Click link for interview: https://www...

September 5, 2019

Thank you Connie Cox Spears and Jeff Showalter from Madison Forward for spreading the word on the important vote September 10th for our schools! Vote FOR! Click link for interview: https://www.waff.com/video/2019/09/04/school-foundation-shares-thoughts-madison-tax-vote...

August 26, 2019

Now that the school year is in full swing, some students are already trying to play the skipping game - telling parents it’s okay for them to miss a day or two, since they won’t really miss anything. Experts say - that’s the worst thing you can do for them. Former Deca...

August 19, 2019

Effective communication is a two way street. Hear our executive director, Elizabeth Dotts Fleming, share a few tips. - Know your child’s teacher’s preferred method - Communicate concerns early - Keep a level head and focus on solutions. Click here for complete intervie...

August 15, 2019

It’s critical for parents to stay engaged with the system, even after Back to School night and Meet the Teacher parties are over. Get involved!  Click here for complete interview:  https://www.waff.com/2019/08/13/staying-engaged-with-your-childs-school/

August 6, 2019

Students across Madison County are back in school. A few tips to ensure the return to school is smooth for parents: Make sure your contact information is correct, read those back to school newsletters, send your students to school rested and make those transition times...

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