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Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2010
Successful schools at all levels provide extra-help strategies to assist students in meeting high standards in both academic and career/technical courses. Some schools design a flexible schedule and offer virtual learning opportunities to enable at-risk students to complete high school. Middle grades schools can provide an accelerated curriculum…
Descriptors: High Schools, Graduation, At Risk Students, After School Programs
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2010
Schools that join the "High Schools That Work (HSTW)" network are expected to show progress in changing school and classroom practices in ways that improve student achievement and readiness for postsecondary studies and careers. They are expected to focus on practices that have proven most effective in advancing student achievement.…
Descriptors: High Schools, Academic Achievement, Goal Orientation, Learner Engagement
Schmidt-Davis, Jonathan – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2010
When Alabama Governor Bob Riley established the Governor's Congress on School Leadership in 2004, few people in the state fully anticipated the resulting transformation in the state's philosophical and conceptual framework for educational leadership. The Governor's Congress on School Leadership resulted in an unmistakable statewide paradigm shift…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Instructional Leadership, Principals, Educational Policy
Glowa, Elizabeth – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2009
Working with member states, SREB developed the nation's first Standards for "Quality Online Teaching," which define the qualifications of a quality online teacher and the standards needed for academic preparation, content knowledge, online skills and delivery. Building on those standards, this report presents extensive guidelines that…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Guidelines, Professional Development, Standards
Thomas, Marilyn; Collins, Crystal – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2009
This report documents the stall of progress in middle grades reading and math achievement. It analyzes results on state assessments and the National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP) and indicates steps that will help states regain progress in achievement. It also lays out five specific strategies states can use to keep middle grades…
Descriptors: Scores, Algebra, Career Planning, Grades (Scholastic)
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2009
Schools are raising standards to improve academic and technical achievement and intellectual growth for all groups of students, particularly at-risk students. This newsletter contains tools and strategies that school leaders and teachers are using successfully to help students meet higher expectations. It organizes the techniques into five…
Descriptors: High Schools, At Risk Students, Educational Change, Study Skills
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2009
Students preparing for college and careers need access to career-focused programs of study that combine challenging academic content and intellectually demanding career/technical (CT) studies. Schools wanting to raise student achievement can create career-focused programs of study that connect a solid academic core with a sequence of CT courses.…
Descriptors: High Schools, Educational Strategies, Instructional Design, Vocational Education
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2009
Founded in 2007, the "Technology Centers That Work" (TCTW) school improvement model is designed to assist shared-time technology centers in preparing graduates for postsecondary studies and employment in high-demand, high-wage, high-skill fields. "TCTW" was modified from SREB's "High Schools That Work" ("HSTW") design to address shared-time…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Program Descriptions, Transitional Programs
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2009
Southern Regional Education Board's Electronic Campus (www.electroniccampus.org) has been designed as a gateway to e-learning opportunities and online services designed to meet the unique needs of adult learners wishing to start, continue, or complete their education. Students are able to complete coursework electronically and may not need to…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Distance Education, Adult Education, Web Sites
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2009
The Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) Learning-Centered Leadership Program hosted its sixth Annual State Leadership Forum May 7 and 8, 2009, in Atlanta. More than 160 education leaders, district officials and policymakers from 25 states attended the forum to hear from practitioners who are getting results in student learning amidst…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Instructional Leadership, Conferences (Gatherings), Principals
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2009
Higher standards, motivation and extra help go hand-in-hand in preparing students for success in the middle grades, high school, further education and careers. This newsletter highlights best practices in more than 20 middle grades and high schools that are meeting the challenge of raising expectations for all students, motivating them and…
Descriptors: High Schools, Academic Achievement, Newspapers, Secondary School Students
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2009
This newsletter of best practices describes steps that schools have taken to establish a guidance and advisement system that helps students plan for and succeed in students high school, further study and careers. Articles in this issue include: (1) Advisory Program Boosts Achievement and Career Planning; (2) District-Wide Guidance Program Assists…
Descriptors: High Schools, School Guidance, Academic Achievement, Career Planning
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2009
The Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) follows education budgets and legislation during regular and special legislative sessions, from governors' proposals through final legislative actions in the 16 SREB states. This report includes legislative Web site addresses and descriptions, by state, of gubernatorial budgetary requests and proposals…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Budgets, State Legislation, State Government
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2009
Nationwide, students in the middle grades and high school are failing to develop the reading and writing skills they need in order to meet higher academic standards. This report discusses the urgency of the problem and recommends that each Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) state develop a comprehensive set of policies that establishes…
Descriptors: High Schools, Academic Standards, Writing Skills, Adolescents
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2009
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, Educational Finance, Budgets, Elementary Secondary Education
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