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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
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2015
Too often school leaders, teachers and counselors invest their energies into preparing students for college. In today's society, that's not enough. Students must be prepared for multiple options after high school including gainful employment. This newsletter looks at ways schools can ensure more students are college and career-ready by creating…
Descriptors: College Preparation, College Readiness, Best Practices, Career Readiness
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2014
The Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC) and the Mathematics Design Collaborative (MDC) are strategies designed to improve how teachers teach and students learn. The designs encourage teacher collaboration and creativity and offer flexible frameworks for building lessons in all disciplines. Their purpose is to engage students to read challenging…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Educational Strategies, Educational Improvement, Instructional Design
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2013
More high school students today are graduating college-ready, career-ready or both, thanks to an emphasis by modern business and industry, strong support from states and more rigorous learning experiences at schools across the nation. It has been said many times, but now it is sinking in. From hospitals to factories, employees need to know how to…
Descriptors: Career Readiness, College Readiness, College Preparation, High School Students
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2013
To keep pace with accelerating technology and workplace expectations, high school and technology center students need access to high-level programs and courses that open the doors to further education and careers. The Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) and nine states have launched a far-reaching program to provide rigorous and relevant…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Student Projects, Career Readiness, College Readiness
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2013
Pacesetting high schools, middle grades schools and technology centers have changed classroom and other practices to prepare students to meet postsecondary requirements and rising workplace needs. The strategies include raising expectations, project-based learning, guidance and advisement, improving students' reading and writing skills,…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Effective Schools Research, Change Strategies, Career Readiness
Collins, Crystal – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2012
Reform efforts in America's public high schools over the last decade have focused on graduating all students and ensuring they are ready for college and careers. One way policy-makers have increased the rigor of the high school curriculum and bridged the readiness gap between high school and college is through accelerated learning…
Descriptors: High Schools, Disadvantaged Youth, College Credits, Acceleration (Education)
Bottoms, Gene; Timberlake, Allison – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2012
In 2009, the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) Committee to Improve High School Graduation Rates and Achievement, led by then-Governor Sonny Perdue of Georgia, released a report of 10 key recommendations for ensuring more students graduate from high school, and they graduate ready for college and careers. Among these 10 recommendations was…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Graduation Rate, National Competency Tests, Middle Schools
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2012
Every step in a student's life is important for future success. Schools are building stronger frameworks of curricula, instruction and assessments to prepare students to move from one learning environment to another with maximum results as they journey toward adulthood. This issue of "High Schools That Work" contains examples of…
Descriptors: High Schools, Learning Centers (Classroom), Transitional Programs, High School Students
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2012
Schools that give students access to STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) studies are accomplishing several objectives: introducing students to higher-level academic and career studies, expanding project-based learning in the curriculum, enticing students to remain in school until graduation, and preparing students for…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), High Schools, Course Content, STEM Education
Schmidt-Davis, Jon; Bottoms, Gene – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2012
Recent studies make one reality clear: While multiple factors can cause a low-performing high school to be in a turnaround situation, every high school that makes dramatic academic improvement has strong, effective school leadership. Turning a school around is no work for novices. It takes a skilled, visionary and proactive principal to pull apart…
Descriptors: Expertise, High Schools, School Organization, Educational Change
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2011
Akins High School is the newest and second largest high school in the Austin Independent School District in Austin, Texas. This report describes how the school has used small learning communities and the "HSTW" framework of Key Practices to improve the school culture, personalize the learning environment, improve student achievement and…
Descriptors: High Schools, School Culture, Graduation Rate, Academic Achievement
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2011
More schools are designing intellectually demanding career/technical (CT) courses--aligned with 21st-century requirements--to prepare students for further study, advanced training and work. They are using effective leadership, embedding essential college-readiness standards into CT courses, making CT courses more intellectually challenging, using…
Descriptors: Leadership Effectiveness, Technical Education, Career Development, Academic Standards
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
Bottoms, Gene; Han, Lingling – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2010
Southern Regional Education Board's (SREB's) "High Schools That Work" ("HSTW") initiative works with more than 1,100 schools in 30 states and the District of Columbia to improve school and classroom practices and prepare more students for success in postsecondary studies, advanced training and careers. Forty-nine Arkansas…
Descriptors: High Schools, Student Attitudes, Graduation Rate, Academic Achievement
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