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Bottoms, Gene; Sundell, Kirsten – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2017
This publication explores how state accountability systems currently address college readiness and academic and technical career readiness and offers recommendations and examples of policies and practices that incentivize and reward districts and schools for preparing more students to earn credentials and degrees in high-demand career fields.
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, Accountability, Educational Policy
Pinsky, Paul – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2017
Across the South, many states and school districts provide basic training for evaluators. But this basic training does not assure that evaluators will be prepared to provide teachers with classroom observations that are rigorous, reliable and personally relevant. High-quality evaluator training leads to improved instructional practice, both…
Descriptors: Training, Evaluators, Teacher Evaluation, Competence
Gaines, Gale F., Comp. – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2011
The "2011 Legislative Briefing" is a topical summary of state budget and legislative actions that affect elementary, secondary and higher education across the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) region. It outlines actions in areas such as tax and spending legislation, assistance to local districts, tuition and fees, student…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Budgets, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2010
The Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization based in Atlanta, Georgia, that works with 16 member states to improve pre-K-12 and higher education. SREB's many programs and initiatives share a single, powerful mission: to help the region lead the nation in educational progress. In the past year, SREB…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Graduation Rate, Accountability, Educational Policy
Richard, Alan, Ed.; Johnston, Lisa, Ed. – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2009
Nearly 7,000 students drop out of the nation's public high schools each school day, and 3,000 of them are in the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) states. Altogether, an estimated 1.3 million teenagers in the United States abandon high school each year without earning a diploma. In 1,700 of the nation's high schools, less than 60 percent of…
Descriptors: High Schools, Graduation Rate, Graduation, Academic Achievement
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
Jackson, Jenny, Comp. – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2006
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) states face new challenges as they adapt to the requirements of the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. This report reviews SREB states' progress in strengthening their accountability systems to ensure that their teacher preparation programs are producing quality teachers. This report identifies what…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Accountability, Preservice Teacher Education, Educational Quality
Southern Regional Education Board, 2004
The Southern Regional Education Board adopted Challenge to Lead education goals to focus and hold attention on educational improvement in its 16 states. This report provides an overview of Oklahoma's progress toward meeting these important goals. Challenge to Lead asserts: "With almost half of the new jobs created in America in the 1990s, SREB…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Educational Objectives, Academic Achievement, Transitional Programs
Bottoms, Gene; Anthony, Karen – Southern Regional Education Board, 2004
State accountability goals for high schools must give equal emphasis to raising standards and increasing the percentages of students entering grade nine and earning high school diplomas four years later. High school completion rates between 1988 and 2000 declined in all but eight states. Many high schools in states with declining graduation rates…
Descriptors: High Schools, Academic Standards, Teacher Leadership, Graduation Rate
Diaz, Alicia; Lord, Joan – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2005
This report, Focusing on Student Performance Through Accountability, shows that more students, in all groups, are meeting state standards. And parents, communities and education leaders are better informed about student performance than ever before. It shows that large gaps remain in every state. If the state is to reach the No Child Left Behind…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Accountability, Academic Achievement, Educational Improvement