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Collins, Crystal – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2012
Reform efforts in America's public high schools over the last decade have focused on graduating all students and ensuring they are ready for college and careers. One way policy-makers have increased the rigor of the high school curriculum and bridged the readiness gap between high school and college is through accelerated learning…
Descriptors: High Schools, Disadvantaged Youth, College Credits, Acceleration (Education)
Bradley, A. Paul, Jr.; Blanco, Cheryl D. – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2010
Fewer than one-third of degree-seeking, full-time freshmen in the nation's public four-year institutions graduate in four years. To help raise this rate, SREB examined many strategies that public institutions are using to help more students earn bachelor's degrees, with particular attention to students in regional colleges and universities who…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, Academic Persistence, Academic Achievement, Student Improvement
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2010
This brief addresses the state policy dimensions of college readiness. It identifies the key issues and problems associated with the college readiness gap, which is a major impediment to increasing the numbers of college students who complete certificates or degrees. This policy brief also provides governors, legislators, and state education…
Descriptors: Public Policy, Higher Education, College Preparation, Readiness
Lord, Joan M.; Blackmon, Trudy; Chaloux, Bruce; Weaver, Chris; Street, Sue – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2010
This report, part of the "Challenge to Lead" education goals series, examines the impact of an undereducated work force and calls for making adult learning programs a priority across the SREB (Southern Regional Education Board) region especially during the current recession. "A Smart Move" tracks declining enrollment in adult…
Descriptors: Declining Enrollment, Adult Learning, English (Second Language), Investment
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2009
Schools are raising standards to improve academic and technical achievement and intellectual growth for all groups of students, particularly at-risk students. This newsletter contains tools and strategies that school leaders and teachers are using successfully to help students meet higher expectations. It organizes the techniques into five…
Descriptors: High Schools, At Risk Students, Educational Change, Study Skills
Jacobs, Walter R., Jr.; Weis, June Pullen; Norman, Moses C., Sr. – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2008
This report provides a plan that teachers and school supervisors can use to implement seven tips for improving instructional skills. Designed to be referred to regularly, it includes three levels of implementation, as well as recommendations for utilizing technology to support each tip. The seven recommendations include: (1) Use technology to help…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Improvement Programs, Instructional Improvement, Guidance Programs
Snider, Emily; O'Neill, Kathy; Gray, Cheryl – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2007
The Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) Leadership Curriculum Modules support leadership preparation redesign efforts in many universities and school districts across the country. The school practices and change processes necessary to improve the school as a system and its curriculum and instruction are the topics that drive this curriculum.…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Principals, Leadership Training, Educational Administration