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ERIC Number: ED506160
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 28
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Rising to the Challenge: 2009 Annual Report
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB)
This annual report highlights SREB's recent achievements and how its services are helping the 16 member states rise to the challenge of improving education at all levels. The report also includes remarks from the Board Chair and President, acknowledges chief contributors and lists members of the Board, Legislative Advisory Council and SREB staff. SREB has stepped up its work with individual states, especially in four key areas: (1) Helping states use the recommendations of Governor Kaine's Committee: that states raise expectations for students' reading skills in each key academic subject in the middle grades and high school. SREB will tap some of the nation's leading experts in reading, convene state leaders to help them put strong policies and practices into place, and states will provide teachers with the training they need to help more students excel. No other SREB effort will have higher priority. Because reading with comprehension is the key to all learning. (2) Working with seven SREB states individually to implement a comprehensive agenda for improving high school graduates' readiness for college and careers. SREB states will be national leaders in this effort, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. (3) Focusing more attention on helping more students who enroll in two- and four-year colleges to complete degrees. Only about half of students who start four-year degrees in public universities in SREB states graduate within six years. This must change. SREB will release a major report this fall on how states and colleges are making improvements in this area. (4) Promoting more comprehensive, statewide college transfer policies. [Additional funding was provided by The Appalachia Regional Comprehensive Center (ARCC) at Edvantia; Lamar Plunkett Family; Project Lead the Way[R]Inc.; and The Wachovia Foundation.]
Southern Regional Education Board. 592 10th Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30318-5790. Tel: 404-875-9211; Fax: 404-872-1477; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Alfred P. Sloan Foundation; AT&T Foundation; Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; Charles Stewart Mott Foundation; Council of State Governments, Lexington, KY.; Lumina Foundation for Education; George Washington Univ., Arlington, VA. Center for Equity and Excellence in Education.; National Institutes of Health (DHHS); National Science Foundation; Wallace Foundation; Department of Education (ED)
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board