Woodlawn Innovation Network (WIN)

is a Birmingham City Schools initiative to transform education in the five schools in the Woodlawn High School feeder pattern. The program focuses on teaching students what they need to know, how to think critically and how to apply that thinking to solve real-world problems.

"UAB is very proud to partner in WIN, a transformative program that will seamlessly instruct and inspire students from the very outset of their education. By equipping these talented young people early on with critical thinking skills needed for college and 21st century careers, we are training future leaders for our community and state, and providing a model for similar efforts around the nation.”

UAB President, Dr. Ray Watts

"I think this is probably the most promising concept I’ve seen in public education in some time. It has great promise. I think Birmingham will be an urban model."

State Superintendent of Education, Ed Richardson

"The Woodlawn Innovation Network will serve as the vehicle for cradle-to-career education innovation in this community and the launching pad for a deep and rich network of community and support services.”

Birmingham City Schools Superintendent, Dr. Craig Witherspoon

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