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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
Thomas, William R. – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2009
As the 21st century's first decade draws to a close, America's public school students are participating in online academic classes in increasingly large numbers. More than one million K-12 public school students took online courses in the 2007-2008 school year, according to an estimate in a recent Sloan Consortium survey. This represents a 47…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Public Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Online Courses
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2006
Given the urgency for increased student achievement, it would seem that redesigning principal preparation programs around leadership practices that have an impact on students' learning would be a high priority in every university. Yet, it is not. Despite some movement in some areas, the overall pace of change has been too slow, the changes are not…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Resistance to Change, Leadership, Principals
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2006
This report organizes information from the forum in terms of how Oklahoma fares in building students' transitions, what challenges it faces in improving transitions and what actions it can take to improve students' high school to college and career transitions. On February 17, 2006, 33 Oklahoma state educational and policy leaders participated in…
Descriptors: Politics of Education, Credentials, Careers, Adult Education
Griffin, Dianne – Southern Regional Education Board, 2004
What barriers impede students with disabilities when they use technology? Even when they use assistive technology, such as screen readers, students with vision, hearing and mobility impairments often have difficulty accessing instructional materials used in online courses, Web resources, simulations and online interactions with instructors. For…
Descriptors: Instructional Materials, Educational Technology, Disabilities, Access to Education
Gaines, Gale F. – Southern Regional Education Board, 2004
One indicator of progress in the Challenge to Lead goals refers to teacher compensation: Salaries, benefits and incentives are competitive in the marketplace. They are aimed at recognized expertise, student performance, state needs and taking on additional or different roles to improve curriculum and instruction." Most Southern Regional Education…
Descriptors: Teacher Salaries, State Legislation, Budgets, Resource Allocation