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Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2014
The Southern Regional Education Board's (SREB's) case study series highlights best practices High Schools That Work (HSTW) network schools and districts are implementing to better prepare students for further studies and careers. Lee's Summit West (LSW) High School near Kansas City, Missouri, boasts of a 99 percent graduation rate; 93 percent of…
Descriptors: Best Practices, High Schools, Educational Quality, Benchmarking
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2013
More high school students today are graduating college-ready, career-ready or both, thanks to an emphasis by modern business and industry, strong support from states and more rigorous learning experiences at schools across the nation. It has been said many times, but now it is sinking in. From hospitals to factories, employees need to know how to…
Descriptors: Career Readiness, College Readiness, College Preparation, High School Students
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2012
Every step in a student's life is important for future success. Schools are building stronger frameworks of curricula, instruction and assessments to prepare students to move from one learning environment to another with maximum results as they journey toward adulthood. This issue of "High Schools That Work" contains examples of…
Descriptors: High Schools, Learning Centers (Classroom), Transitional Programs, High School Students
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2012
Schoolwide support for higher achievement is essential. Students need a nurturing environment where they feel secure about learning, where the goal is success for every student and where students are confident they will receive mentoring and encouragement to prepare for their futures. Many schools are reinventing themselves to motivate students to…
Descriptors: School Culture, Academic Achievement, Expectation, Mastery Learning
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2012
Research has shown that certain ways of teaching can make a difference in whether students learn standards-based content. Many strategies have proven to be effective in teaching literacy, mathematics, science and social studies. These strategies have facilitated blending academic and career/technical subjects to make learning more meaningful for…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Secondary School Teachers, Middle School Teachers, Reading Instruction
Bradley, A. Paul, Jr.; Blanco, Cheryl D. – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2010
Fewer than one-third of degree-seeking, full-time freshmen in the nation's public four-year institutions graduate in four years. To help raise this rate, SREB examined many strategies that public institutions are using to help more students earn bachelor's degrees, with particular attention to students in regional colleges and universities who…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, Academic Persistence, Academic Achievement, Student Improvement
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2010
This is the fourth in a series of eight newsletters highlighting best practices presented at the 2009 HSTW Staff Development Conference in Atlanta. These newsletters contain information about successful actions schools across the nation are taking to join hands-on and heads-on learning in ways that increase student motivation and achievement. This…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Effective Schools Research, Teacher Effectiveness, Elementary Education
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2010
Successful schools at all levels provide extra-help strategies to assist students in meeting high standards in both academic and career/technical courses. Some schools design a flexible schedule and offer virtual learning opportunities to enable at-risk students to complete high school. Middle grades schools can provide an accelerated curriculum…
Descriptors: High Schools, Graduation, At Risk Students, After School Programs
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2009
This newsletter of best practices describes steps that schools have taken to establish a guidance and advisement system that helps students plan for and succeed in students high school, further study and careers. Articles in this issue include: (1) Advisory Program Boosts Achievement and Career Planning; (2) District-Wide Guidance Program Assists…
Descriptors: High Schools, School Guidance, Academic Achievement, Career Planning