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Bottoms, Gene; Han, Lingling; Presson, Alice – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2006
Students benefit from a year or more gain in student achievement when urban district and high school leaders commit to the implementation of the "High Schools That Work" ("HSTW") design. It is not enough to be a "HSTW" site--it is about taking effective actions to implement the design. Schools that do take action witness significant progress in…
Descriptors: High Schools, Teaching Methods, Classrooms, Academic Standards
Bottoms, Gene; Presson, Alice; Han, Lingling – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2006
This report reviews 75 high schools in the "High Schools that Work" (HSTW) network that made statistically significant gains in at least two of three areas reading, mathematics and science--between 2002 and 2004 on the "HSTW" Assessments. In these schools, all groups of students improved achievement--regardless of race, ethnicity or socioeconomic…
Descriptors: High Schools, School Counselors, Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains
Bottoms, Gene; Presson, Alice; Han, Lingling – Southern Regional Education Board, 2004
In 1987, the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) and 13 Southern states formed the SREB-State Career/Technical Education Consortium and established two goals. One goal is to increase the percentages of career-oriented students who complete a planned sequence of career/technical (CT) courses and a challenging academic core in English/language…
Descriptors: Technical Education, Academic Achievement, Educational Improvement, Educational Change
Bottoms, Gene; Presson, Alice; Han, Lingling – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2004
This report focuses on the noteworthy achievement and the successful practices of 12 rural schools in the southern region that are members of the "High Schools That Work" (HSTW) school improvement network. Although these schools enroll high percentages of minority and/or impoverished students, they have managed to outperform rural…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, High Schools, Educational Change, Educational Improvement