Character Education, Diversity & Equity (CEDE)


    "The Function of Education is to teach one to think intensively & to think critically. Intelligence plus character- that is the goal of true education"  ~Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  

    Thank you for your interest in our Character Education, Diversity and Equity (CEDE) work! To learn more about our work, contact April Imperio at or Bill Pugh at

  • Birmingham Public Schools (BPS)  partnered with Hanover Research (Hanover) to conduct a districtwide Equity Audit to assess the needs of both students and the school community.  These results will help BPS plan supports for students, staff, and families moving forward, so that all students are empowered to reach their fullest potential.

    • Survey was administered during the 2020-2021 school year
    • Respondents were current parents, staff members, or students of BPS
    • Responses administered and analyzed by Hanover
    • Data from BPS was collected during the 2020-2021 school year and represented six years of data (2015-2020)

    Below you can view the presentation that summarizes the outcomes of Hanover's research. Revisit this page soon to see an update related to short term and long term plans to address the key findings and recommendations from this audit. 

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