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Harvey, Darcie – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2017
Many states are experimenting with mechanisms for making college more affordable while maintaining quality and access. This report examines promising or innovative state programs to improve college affordability and credential attainment. Many of these approaches show innovative thinking and bear watching to see if they result in meaningful…
Descriptors: Paying for College, State Policy, Educational Policy, Access to Education
Blanco, Cheryl; Spence, Dave – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2015
Community colleges are vital to the states and the nation. The importance of community colleges as providers of postsecondary education and training is well documented. Fulfilling both economic and social roles, these institutions have successfully created new markets and empowered new populations through educational opportunity. This report…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, State Colleges, College Readiness, Student Placement
Blanco, Cheryl; Spence, Dave – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2015
Community colleges are essential to achieving state goals--increasing the educational attainment of the population, increasing access and completion, eliminating achievement gaps, closing opportunity gaps, and addressing workforce and economic development objectives. These institutions are flexible, adaptable, affordable, community-based,…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, State Colleges, College Readiness, Student Placement
Hite, Jenny; Lord, Joan – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2014
This brief report offers analysis of ACT and SAT results from 2008 to 2013 in the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) region. The brief focuses on the increase in test participation rates and points to policies that SREB states initiated that affected these rates. Five SREB states currently require 100 percent student participation on the…
Descriptors: College Admission, College Entrance Examinations, Enrollment Rate, Enrollment Influences
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), 2011
The 2011 Southern Regional Education Board annual report describes SREB's recent achievements and how the organization has helped its 16 member states improve education in tough economic times. The report highlights program activities and also includes remarks from the Board Chair and President, acknowledgment of financial contributors, and lists…
Descriptors: Annual Reports, Achievement Gains, Organizational Effectiveness, Organizational Objectives
Spence, Dave; Blanco, Cheryl D.; Root, Megan – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2010
The first page of this report sets forth starkly the imperative for states to increase substantially the numbers of postsecondary education degrees and certificates earned each year by their residents: By 2018, the United States will fall far short of the number of new college degrees needed for an emerging economy that increasingly depends on…
Descriptors: Credentials, Higher Education, Graduation Rate, Academic Degrees
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2010
Teachers who work together to blend academic and career/technical (CT) instruction have found a key to motivating students to complete high school and prepare for college, advanced training and careers. This newsletter highlights key strategies schools are using to join academic and technical studies to advance student motivation and achievement.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Holistic Approach, Academic Education, Technical Education
Gaines, Gale – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2008
Unfortunately, Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) states are not immune to the economic slowdown sweeping the nation. States are taking action to bring budgets into balance while working to protect essential services and programs. In a 1991 report, "Coping With the Sluggish Economy," SREB noted the accelerated efforts to reshape schools and…
Descriptors: Budgets, Economic Factors, Geographic Regions, Access to Education
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2007
This document looks at the academic reasons why states should take seriously the use of Web-based courses provided by state virtual schools to improve student access to quality teachers and quality courses. State virtual schools are not about technology, but rather about using today's technology to meet the tremendous academic needs of middle…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, High Schools, High School Students, Education Work Relationship
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2007
On September 13, 2006, Texas state educational and policy leaders participated in the Texas Education Forum to discuss ways to improve student transition 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 Education Board (SREB) and…
Descriptors: Credentials, Postsecondary Education, Enrollment Trends, Community Colleges
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2007
On August 1, 2006, Hawaii state educational and policy leaders participated in the Hawaii Education Forum to discuss ways to improve student transition 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 Education Board (SREB) and supported…
Descriptors: Credentials, Postsecondary Education, Enrollment Trends, Community Colleges
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2007
On November 20, 2005, New Mexico state educational and policy leaders participated in the New Mexico Education Forum to discuss ways to improve student transition 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 Education Board (SREB)…
Descriptors: Credentials, Postsecondary Education, Enrollment Trends, Transitional Programs
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2007
Nearly all Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) states have a state-sponsored virtual school, and the remaining states are either planning or beginning initial implementation. Just 12 years ago, none of the 50 states used the Web to provide courses to middle grades or high school students. By 2000, several SREB states, including Florida,…
Descriptors: Internet, Enrollment, Educational Technology, Web Based Instruction
Jackson, Jenny; Lord, Joan – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2007
The Southern Regional Education Board's (SREB) "Challenge to Lead" Goals for Education call for more students to take college admission tests, to score higher on those tests and for SREB states to reduce gaps in test scores among all groups of students. For states, achieving higher statewide scores is one sign that more students can go…
Descriptors: Test Results, College Entrance Examinations, Scholarships, College Admission
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