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Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2014
Current research seeks to determine if today's pre-K programs provide strong returns on investment similar to the returns from the classic 1960's High/Scope Perry Preschool Program and 1970's North Carolina Abecedarian Project. These were known for the positive academic effects that children experienced as they moved through school. Policy-makers…
Descriptors: Preschool Evaluation, Preschool Education, Evidence, Annotated Bibliographies
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2013
To keep pace with accelerating technology and workplace expectations, high school and technology center students need access to high-level programs and courses that open the doors to further education and careers. The Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) and nine states have launched a far-reaching program to provide rigorous and relevant…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Student Projects, Career Readiness, College Readiness
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2012
At first glance, Hunterdon County Polytech Career Academy (HCP) in Flemington, New Jersey, looks like a dream school. This shared-time career academy is an autonomous school district located in Hunterdon County--a county with one of the highest per-capita incomes in the United States--and is 60 miles from both New York City and Philadelphia. HCP…
Descriptors: High Schools, Academic Achievement, Graduation Requirements, Career Academies
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
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), 2006
On May 25, 2005, 18 New Jersey state educational and policy leaders participated in the New Jersey Education Forum in Trenton, New Jersey, to discuss ways to improve students' transitions from high school to postsecondary education and careers. The forum was sponsored by the League for Innovation in the Community College and the Southern Regional…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Enrollment Trends, Educational Policy, Transitional Programs