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Gagne, Jeff; Lord, Joan; Corrente, Michaela – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2014
America and the South seem to have turned a corner on the deep and prolonged recession that started in 2008. The stranglehold it has had on jobs and job prospects caught many by surprise, and it has caused education leaders to refocus state policy on the relationship between career preparation and education. This report provides updates on the…
Descriptors: Labor Force Development, Community Colleges, Technical Institutes, Career Education
Gagne, Jeff – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2012
Most states nationwide have had policies for several decades that limit the number of students assigned to public K-12 classrooms. Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) states, led by Tennessee and Texas, spearheaded this effort in the 1980s, and SREB's own "Legislative Briefings" have marked the growth of class-size policies across…
Descriptors: Class Size, Elementary Secondary Education, Academic Achievement, Educational Policy
Gagne, Jeff – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2011
For nearly a decade, the demand for better education data has reverberated across the nation, fueled in part by concerns that the information used in education decision-making is incomplete and, in some cases, inaccurate. In response, millions of federal and state dollars have been invested over the last few years to design and build state-of…
Descriptors: Data, Information Systems, Decision Making, Educational Policy