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Bottoms, Gene; Sundell, Kirsten – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2017
This publication explores how state accountability systems currently address college readiness and academic and technical career readiness and offers recommendations and examples of policies and practices that incentivize and reward districts and schools for preparing more students to earn credentials and degrees in high-demand career fields.
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, Accountability, Educational Policy
Bottoms, Gene; Han, Lingling – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2010
Southern Regional Education Board's (SREB's) "High Schools That Work" ("HSTW") initiative works with more than 1,100 schools in 30 states and the District of Columbia to improve school and classroom practices and prepare more students for success in postsecondary studies, advanced training and careers. Forty-nine Arkansas…
Descriptors: High Schools, Student Attitudes, Graduation Rate, Academic Achievement
Bottoms, Gene; Schmidt-Davis, Jon – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2010
This research is part of a comprehensive effort to pinpoint the key leadership factors that improve student achievement and increase the number of high school graduates who are ready for college and careers. In this study, SREB (Southern Regional Education Board) examined the role of the district office in providing principals with the working…
Descriptors: Community Leaders, Teacher Effectiveness, Academic Achievement, High School Graduates
Bottoms, Gene; Han, Lingling; Murray, Renee – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2008
Using the "HSTW" ["High Schools That Work"] Assessment Reading Test results, SREB [Southern Regional Education Board] has identified a set of literacy-based experiences that may contribute to higher reading achievement. This report explains the different school and classroom practices experienced by students reading above and below the Proficient…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Reading Achievement, Improvement Programs, Reading Improvement
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Bottoms, Gene – Educational Leadership, 2007
What would happen if schools offered all students the same challenges and opportunities that some schools now offer only their "best" students? The Southern Regional Education Board addressed that question in 1987, when it developed the High Schools That Work Model. Blending challenging college-preparatory content with modern vocational and…
Descriptors: High Schools, Academic Achievement, Program Descriptions, Program Implementation
Bottoms, Gene – Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers, 2006
The new vision for the 21st century is reflected in ACTE's recent position paper on strengthening the American high school through career and technical education. Teachers and administrators are encouraged to continue raising students' academic achievements and their high school completion rates. However, the way the American high school is…
Descriptors: Technical Education, Career Education, College Preparation, Educational Practices