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Daugherty, Rebecca – Southern Regional Education Board, 2005
Challenge to Lead sets ambitious goals to help states ask the right questions to improve student access to college through better alignment of the policies that govern the transition from high school to college and careers. To help answer them, this special report provides a one-page summary of each SREB state's policies, programs and requirements…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Educational Policy, Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education
Wade, Robin; Daugherty, Rebecca; Lord, Joan – Southern Regional Education Board, 2005
In America without excuse every child should start first grade ready to learn. This goal will require that we make high quality preschool available to all 3 and 4 year olds who are at risk of starting first grade behind. Otherwise, gaps in academic achievement between at risk and more affluent children will widen in the first, critically…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Preschool Education, Educational Objectives, High Risk Students
Daugherty, Rebecca – Southern Regional Education Board, 2004
Challenge to Lead calls for every student to earn a high school diploma that prepares him or her for college and a career. One indicator of progress toward this goal is the success rate on high school graduation tests required by states. Comparisons of Southern Regional Education Board, SREB, state policies, however, show that high school tests…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Student Evaluation, High School Students, Exit Examinations
Daugherty, Rebecca; Lord, Joan – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2005
This Challenge to Lead report, Getting Serious About High School Graduation, not only describes the challenges SREB states face in meeting the goal that all young adults have a high school diploma, but it also provides policies and strategies that each state can--and should--use to get serious about high school graduation. It is possible to adjust…
Descriptors: High Schools, Young Adults, Technical Institutes, Graduation Rate