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Grove, Jeffrey – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2014
Over the past decade, SREB state policy-makers have focused on actions to reduce dropout rates and increase high school graduation rates. Some policy-makers have suggested that raising their state's compulsory attendance age (often called the dropout age) to require students to stay in school until age 17 or 18 is an important step. However,…
Descriptors: Attendance, Intervention, State Policy, Graduation Rate
Grove, Jeffrey – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2011
Estimates say that nearly 30 percent of adults in the United States have a criminal record--roughly 65 million individuals. While not all of them have served a jail or prison sentence, they nonetheless face barriers to gainful employment due to the stigma of a record, as well as generally lower levels of education and job training. The overall…
Descriptors: Correctional Institutions, Criminals, Educational Attainment, Job Training
Grove, Jeffrey – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2008
By 2007, more than 950 charter schools, some of them nearly 15 years old, were operating in 13 SREB states, with enrollments approaching 350,000 students. This report explores how the achievement of charter school students in certain SREB states compares with the achievement of traditional public school students, and it examines roles of statewide…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Accountability, Public Schools, Comparative Analysis
Grove, Jeffrey – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2007
With a bachelor's degree fast becoming the standard requirement for achieving success in the modern economy, college enrollment is increasing rapidly nationwide. State funding for colleges and universities continues to subsidize the cost of educating state residents, but spiraling expenditures in other areas are straining the ability of states to…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, State Aid, Public Colleges, Graduation Rate
Grove, Jeffrey; Gaines, Gale F., Comp. – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2007
"The 2007 Legislative Briefing" is a topical summary of actions during the 2006 legislative sessions that affect education in the 16 SREB states. Topics include state budgets and the economy, tax and revenue, school finance, teacher compensation, licensure, certification and evaluation of teachers, strengthening elementary and secondary…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Secondary Schools, Charter Schools, Textbooks