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Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2010
To help students meet higher standards, all academic and career/technical teachers need to be willing and prepared to use reading, writing and mathematics as tools for learning across the curriculum. To do so, they must have access to ongoing professional development, literacy and numeracy coaching, shared strategies, and teamwork to make literacy…
Descriptors: Academic Education, Technical Education, Reading Achievement, Vocabulary
Dixon, Asenith – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2010
Over the last several years, questions have risen across the nation regarding the public school calendar and how to make it a more effective tool for operating schools. These questions are the product of a variety of conditions occurring in states, including a renewed focus on student learning and closing achievement gaps among students, sizable…
Descriptors: School Schedules, Weather, State Programs, Educational Change
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
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
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2010
This document presents Governors' legislative and budget proposals in Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia, plus notes from other SREB states.
Descriptors: Budgeting, Federal Aid, Budgets, Higher Education
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2010
While some experts say that technically the recession is over, states are still wrestling with several years of budget reductions, little --if any--revenue growth, and the increasing costs of providing services. Legislatures are continuing to shore up budgets with federal recovery funds and, in some cases, they shifted reserves from dedicated…
Descriptors: Economic Climate, Educational Finance, School Districts, Budgeting
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2010
The Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) follows education budgets and legislation during regular and special legislative sessions. The Legislative Reports follow education and budget issues from governors' proposals through final legislative actions in each of the 16 SREB states. This report presents final legislative and budget actions in…
Descriptors: State Programs, Educational Finance, Financial Support, Educational Legislation
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
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2010
The Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) follows education budgets and legislation during regular and special legislative sessions. The Legislative Reports follow education and budget issues from governors' proposals through final legislative actions in each of the 16 SREB states. The reports include bill numbers and legislative Web site…
Descriptors: Legislators, State Legislation, Web Sites, Budgets
Lord, Joan M.; Blackmon, Trudy; Chaloux, Bruce; Weaver, Chris; Street, Sue – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2010
This report, part of the "Challenge to Lead" education goals series, examines the impact of an undereducated work force and calls for making adult learning programs a priority across the SREB (Southern Regional Education Board) region especially during the current recession. "A Smart Move" tracks declining enrollment in adult…
Descriptors: Declining Enrollment, Adult Learning, English (Second Language), Investment
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
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2010
The Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) follows education budgets and legislation during regular and special legislative sessions. Current actions are found in Legislative Reports that are released on a timely basis during the months that SREB state legislatures are in session, usually from January through July. These reports follow education…
Descriptors: Legislators, Educational Finance, Budgets, Educational Legislation
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
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
Marks, Joseph L. – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2010
Is the SREB region making progress in whether adults have at least a bachelor's degree? The percentage of adults 25 and older with at least a bachelor's degree rose from 2000 to 2008 in the region--and the percentage without declined. This trend looks like progress. Yet the number of adults without a bachelor's or higher degree increased 4…
Descriptors: Population Growth, Bachelors Degrees, Enrollment Trends, Tables (Data)
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