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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
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2010
This brief addresses the state policy dimensions of college readiness. It identifies the key issues and problems associated with the college readiness gap, which is a major impediment to increasing the numbers of college students who complete certificates or degrees. This policy brief also provides governors, legislators, and state education…
Descriptors: Public Policy, Higher Education, College Preparation, Readiness
Gaines, Gale F., Comp. – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2009
"The 2009 Legislative Briefing" is a topical summary of actions during the 2009 legislative sessions that affect education in the 16 SREB states. Topics include: state budgets and the economy; tax and revenue; teacher and faculty pay raises; retirement systems; issues affecting teachers and education leaders; health and safety;…
Descriptors: State Legislation, Educational Finance, Budgets, Budgeting