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Griffin, Dianne – Southern Regional Education Board, 2005
Many rural high schools use technology to provide greater opportunities for students, but most rural high schools do not use technology to meet student and teacher needs nearly as often, or as effectively, as they could. A critical need exists for the development of state level policies and programs for all schools, especially targeted to rural…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Teaching Methods, High Schools, Educational Policy
Lord, Joan; Marks, Joe – Southern Regional Education Board, 2005
No single factor will determine the future quality of life for all residents in Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) states more than whether enough adults earn college degrees and technical certificates. Gone is the dominance of agriculture and manufacturing in most SREB states. These states now must compete in a knowledge economy, but are…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, College Preparation, Paying for College, Geographic Regions
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2005
The take-home message about guidance and advisement from the 2005 High Schools That Work Staff Development Conference is that students should begin early to think about career and educational aspirations and to determine the level of effort and the educational preparation needed to meet those goals. Students should have an adult mentor at school…
Descriptors: High School Students, Academic Aspiration, Academic Achievement, Career Education
Diaz, Alicia; Lord, Joan – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2005
This report, Focusing on Student Performance Through Accountability, shows that more students, in all groups, are meeting state standards. And parents, communities and education leaders are better informed about student performance than ever before. It shows that large gaps remain in every state. If the state is to reach the No Child Left Behind…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Accountability, Academic Achievement, Educational Improvement