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Durrance, Samantha – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2020
Science tends to be viewed as a completely separate subject area from reading and math. This is the case even in elementary school, where academic content may be more intertwined than in later years. But scientific thinking and processes are valuable across all areas of learning and for career success. Waiting until the middle grades to give…
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Active Learning, Inquiry, STEM Education
Purser, Rebecca; Egelson, Paula; Fuga, Chris – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2020
This research report presents the results of a study designed by SREB's Research and Accountability team to identify and unpack sources of inequity in K-12 public education. The study examined results from student surveys administered in 2018 to over 7,800 students in 15 states across the United States. Grounded in SREB's research-based Key…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Student Experience, Elementary Secondary Education, Student Surveys
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2019
For more than 30 years, Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) has partnered with states, districts and schools to identify and implement strategies that empower young people to connect what they learn in the classroom with the world of work. Their efforts began in 1987 with High Schools That Work, SREB's premier school improvement process. This…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Education Work Relationship, College Readiness, Career Readiness
Durrance, Samantha – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2019
Math achievement is critically important to the changing global economy. In order to be successful, students must develop a strong foundation in mathematics early in their school careers. But the training elementary teachers receive doesn't always prepare them to teach math well, and math anxiety can keep both students and teachers from reaching…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Achievement, Geographic Regions, Elementary School Teachers
Blanco, Cheryl – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2019
The rapidly evolving workplace has created a shortage of skilled and educated workers in many fields, leaving essential jobs unfilled and millions of adults unqualified for them. This policy brief summarizes statewide strategies to support financial assistance for students in programs designed to address workforce needs. It includes suggestions…
Descriptors: Labor Force Development, Student Financial Aid, Labor Needs, Educational Policy
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2019
Students need learning experiences connected with the world of work to equip them to enter the workforce and secure good jobs. This report provides an overview of funding for career and technical education and a detailed look at Career and Technical Education (CTE) funding models in Arkansas, Indiana, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina and West…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Educational Finance, Financial Support, State Aid
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2019
This informational brochure outlines Southern Regional Education Board's Learning-Centered Leadership Program which builds the capacity of aspiring school leaders and empowers current school leaders to lead changes in school and classroom practices that increase student achievement and transform school cultures.
Descriptors: Leadership Effectiveness, School Administration, Leadership Training, Professional Development
Crowe, Meagan – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2019
This report examines how technology and automation are changing the job market -- and what states can do to prepare adults for the new workplace. It analyzes shifts from low- to middle-skills jobs, details current education levels, and offers recommendations for retooling adult education programs.
Descriptors: Information Technology, Automation, Labor Market, Job Skills
Lounsbury, Susan; Datubo-Brown, Christiana – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2019
The SREB Fact Book on Higher Education includes data on the population and economy, enrollment, degrees, student tuition and financial aid, faculty and administrators, revenue and expenditures. With more than 100 tables of detailed information, the Fact Book is one of the nation's most respected and most comprehensive collections of comparative…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Geographic Regions, Adults, Academic Degrees
Bottoms, Gene; Merritt, Amanda; Mollette, Dan; Tadlock, Joseph – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2018
This report presents results of teacher and student surveys on how powerful Mathematics Design Collaborative practices are shifting how teachers teach. It also summarizes student achievement data from schools using the strategies in four states. In vignettes and testimonials, teachers who completed Southern Regional Education Board (SREB)…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Assignments, Problem Solving, Mathematical Concepts
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2018
At the request of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) conducted a review of Oklahoma's Promise program between August 2017 and February 2018. This report summarizes findings and observations from the review and provides recommendations. The review is organized around five areas of interest…
Descriptors: College Programs, State Programs, Educational Finance, Student Financial Aid
Durrance, Samantha – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2018
Third grade is a critical checkpoint in a child's educational journey. By the end of third grade, children need literacy skills that prepare them for increasing curriculum demands in fourth grade and beyond. Students who are not reading on grade level by this point are significantly more likely to drop out of high school or fail to graduate on…
Descriptors: State Policy, Educational Policy, Elementary School Students, Grade 4
Bottoms, Gene; Rock, Daniel; Tadlock, Joseph – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2018
Literacy is the foundation for success in school and society. An essential goal of every school is to help every student read, write and think critically. Dedicated teachers are the catalyst for reaching this goal. The Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) developed a literacy professional learning model to better support these dedicated…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Faculty Development, Interdisciplinary Approach, Achievement Gap
Bottoms, Gene; Tadlock, Joseph – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2018
The Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) provides professional development to teachers in the instructional strategies of the Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC) and the Mathematics Design Collaborative (MDC). This professional development provides time for teachers to receive out-of-class guided instruction in planning assignments that engage…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Literacy, Faculty Development, Instructional Design
Durrance, Samantha – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2018
Dyslexia is a neurologically-based, lifelong condition that affects a person's ability to process language, which in turn can make reading and writing more difficult. Between 10 and 20 percent of all people are dyslexic. Providing appropriate reading instruction and intervention for young children by second grade could reduce the percentage of…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Educational Policy, State Policy, Reading Difficulties
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