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Gagne, Jeff – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2012
Most states nationwide have had policies for several decades that limit the number of students assigned to public K-12 classrooms. Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) states, led by Tennessee and Texas, spearheaded this effort in the 1980s, and SREB's own "Legislative Briefings" have marked the growth of class-size policies across…
Descriptors: Class Size, Elementary Secondary Education, Academic Achievement, Educational Policy
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
Bottoms, Gene; Schmidt-Davis, Jon – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2010
This research is part of a comprehensive effort to pinpoint the key leadership factors that improve student achievement and increase the number of high school graduates who are ready for college and careers. In this study, SREB (Southern Regional Education Board) examined the role of the district office in providing principals with the working…
Descriptors: Community Leaders, Teacher Effectiveness, Academic Achievement, High School Graduates
Cooney, Sondra; Lasater, Beth – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2006
"Making Middle Grades Work" ("MMGW") is a school improvement design developed by the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) and its member states. "MMGW" is built on research-based instructional practices and policies. The design combines challenging yet attainable goals with accountability that encourages teachers, supports students and results…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Change, Middle Schools, Teacher Effectiveness
Gaines, Gale F. – Southern Regional Education Board, 2004
Is your state making progress toward having a high-quality teacher in every classroom? How will you know? 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…
Descriptors: Teacher Salaries, Academic Achievement, Teacher Effectiveness, State Legislation
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
Gaines, Gale F. – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2005
As the largest part of K-12 spending, teacher pay is often the focus of deliberations during legislative sessions. Compensation is an important part of attracting and retaining high-quality teachers. Most teachers continue to be paid based primarily on years of experience and degree level, although some states tie a small portion of compensation…
Descriptors: Teacher Salaries, Incentives, Teacher Effectiveness, State Legislation