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Tadlock, J. – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2022
In this case study, learn how the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) partnered with 12 schools in Jefferson County, Alabama, to form networked improvement communities focused on promoting meaningful, sustainable change. Their goal was simple yet bold: Harness improvement science and continuous improvement strategies to accelerate eighth- and…
Descriptors: Grade 8, Grade 9, Blacks, African American Students
Zinth, Jennifer – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2021
The number of high schools offering dual enrollment or concurrent enrollment courses has grown significantly over the past decade. However, gaps in student access and participation persist. This report from the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) and the Midwestern Higher Education Compact examines how the use of open educational resources,…
Descriptors: Open Educational Resources, Dual Enrollment, Access to Education, High Schools
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2021
School leaders who have used the Making Schools Work design to improve student achievement credit the use of teacher-led focus teams that involve teachers and school and district leaders in working together to ensure that key school and classroom practices form the foundation for school improvement. This guide offers an overview of SREB's approach…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Teamwork, Academic Achievement, Accountability
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2021
SREB's vision for the South is that every student has access to high-quality education. At the postsecondary level that entails increasing access to college and raising completion rates for valuable postsecondary credentials. This report shows why it is critical for states to focus on increasing student success for Black, Latino and American…
Descriptors: Geographic Regions, Access to Education, Postsecondary Education, African American Students
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2021
Since its founding, SREB has focused on postsecondary attainment as a means for improving the social and economic vitality of the South. Today, SREB remains committed to increasing college access and completion rates, with an emphasis on groups that have been historically underserved by higher education. This report outlines SREB strategies to…
Descriptors: Geographic Regions, Access to Education, Postsecondary Education, African American Students
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2021
In this flyer, learn how focus teams -- an essential element of SREB's Making Schools Work approach to continuous school improvement -- can play an essential role in helping districts and schools develop strong plans to spend a much-needed infusion of federal stimulus funds.
Descriptors: Teamwork, Educational Improvement, Educational Planning, Educational Finance
Bartlebaugh, Hannah; Abraham, Ansley – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2021
The recent reckoning with racial injustice that has occurred across the United States offers an ideal opportunity for state leaders and universities to address the lack of diversity among college faculty and increase their commitments to diversity, equity and inclusion. This report offers four recommendations for increasing faculty diversity based…
Descriptors: Diversity (Faculty), Minority Group Teachers, College Faculty, African Americans
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2021
Making college more affordable for families has been a critical issue for states in the SREB region for many years. Now the negative economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have created additional barriers to college affordability. This brief provides an overview of college affordability in the SREB region based on data from the 2017-2018…
Descriptors: Paying for College, Costs, COVID-19, Pandemics
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2021
Districts and states are targeting summer break -- the most substantial chunk of out-of-school time in the typical year -- as a prime opportunity to help students make progress with learning left unfinished due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Federal COVID relief funds will allow schools the freedom to offer programs as they never have before. But not…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Elementary School Students, Program Effectiveness, School Schedules
Boren, Megan – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2020
To help states retain teachers and recruit the next generation into the profession, this brief examines teacher compensation policies in states and how adjustments could help reverse teacher shortage trends. The report looks at teacher compensation packages as a whole, including data on salary, health insurance, retirement and other benefits. It…
Descriptors: Compensation (Remuneration), Teacher Salaries, Health Insurance, Retirement Benefits
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2020
As the United States grapples with COVID-19 and the dangerous dislocations it has brought to the American economy, it may be hard to turn our attention to an ongoing issue like workforce development. But we would argue there is no better time. While jobs have been returning, an unprecedented 26.5 million Americans filed for unemployment over a…
Descriptors: Labor Force Development, Unemployment, COVID-19, Pandemics
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
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
Boren, Megan – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2020
With colleges and schools moving online to curb the spread of COVID-19, state leaders will need to act quickly to ensure that policies do not prevent student-teachers from graduating and becoming licensed to teach in the fall. This brief includes immediate and longer-term recommendations to prevent pandemic closures from escalating the teacher…
Descriptors: State Policy, COVID-19, Pandemics, Graduation
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2020
This brochure describes how the Making Schools Work process employs a distributed leadership approach to involve the whole school in identifying problems that impact achievement and developing plans to solve them. SREB's Making Schools Work school improvement process is grounded in the belief that increased achievement starts with motivating…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, College Readiness, Career Readiness, Participative Decision Making
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