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Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2011
The Common Core State (or other rigorous) Standards (CCSS) being implemented by states across the nation are prompting school leaders and teachers to seek ways to move the standards into classroom instruction, assignments and assessments. Schools wanting to ensure that student work meets grade-level standards are using differentiated instructional…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, State Standards, Secondary School Curriculum, English Curriculum
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2009
Higher standards, motivation and extra help go hand-in-hand in preparing students for success in the middle grades, high school, further education and careers. This newsletter highlights best practices in more than 20 middle grades and high schools that are meeting the challenge of raising expectations for all students, motivating them and…
Descriptors: High Schools, Academic Achievement, Newspapers, Secondary School Students
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
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2008
Quality career/technical education and its role in school improvement was a primary theme of the 2008 "High Schools That Work" ("HSTW") Staff Development Conference. This newsletter covers crucial topics in quality CTE (career and technical education), including assessing the quality and effectiveness of CT programs, preparing students to succeed…
Descriptors: Career Academies, Educational Change, Staff Development, Vocational Education
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2008
This newsletter includes vignettes about schools that are effectively integrating academic and career/technical (CT) studies to help more students find meaning in their learning and to motivate students to make great effort to achieve. This is part of a series of newsletters describing best practices for implementing the "High Schools That Work"…
Descriptors: Career Academies, Educational Change, Staff Development, Vocational Education
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2008
This newsletter focuses on the importance of reading and writing skills in all educational and career pathways. It includes a variety of strategies for integrating reading and writing skills across the curriculum--in academic, career/technical and fine arts courses--in ways that improve student achievement in reading and writing and in the content…
Descriptors: Literacy, Content Area Reading, Content Area Writing, Achievement Gains