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Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2012
New data show that a larger percentage of children in SREB (Southern Regional Education Board) states continue to live in poverty than in other regions of the country: 26 percent in 2010. That's 7.1 million children and 44 percent of all children in poverty in the nation. The increase in children living in poverty in SREB states from 2005 to 2010…
Descriptors: Poverty, Low Income, Children, Low Income Groups
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2012
From 2005 to 2010, in an historic turnaround, the number of men enrolled in college increased faster than the number of women in the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) region, the West and the Northeast. The Midwest was the only region where enrollment by women increased faster than for men over this period. In the SREB region, men's…
Descriptors: Females, Enrollment Trends, Males, Gender Differences
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2012
Nationwide, from 2005 to 2010, 1.6 minority (non-white) students enrolled in college for every additional white student who enrolled. In the SREB (Southern Regional Education Board) region that meant 700,312 more minority college students and 411,915 more white college students. Increases in minority student enrollment accounted for almost…
Descriptors: College Students, High School Graduates, Enrollment Trends, Enrollment
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2012
Since 1988, the Southern Regional Education Board's (SREB) "High Schools That Work" ("HSTW") Assessment has been providing high schools and technology centers with information on their progress in improving student achievement as well as school and classroom practices. During even-numbered years, more than 1,000…
Descriptors: High School Students, Student Motivation, Educational Assessment, Achievement Tests
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
At first glance, Hunterdon County Polytech Career Academy (HCP) in Flemington, New Jersey, looks like a dream school. This shared-time career academy is an autonomous school district located in Hunterdon County--a county with one of the highest per-capita incomes in the United States--and is 60 miles from both New York City and Philadelphia. HCP…
Descriptors: High Schools, Academic Achievement, Graduation Requirements, Career Academies
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2012
Schoolwide support for higher achievement is essential. Students need a nurturing environment where they feel secure about learning, where the goal is success for every student and where students are confident they will receive mentoring and encouragement to prepare for their futures. Many schools are reinventing themselves to motivate students to…
Descriptors: School Culture, Academic Achievement, Expectation, Mastery Learning
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2012
Research has shown that certain ways of teaching can make a difference in whether students learn standards-based content. Many strategies have proven to be effective in teaching literacy, mathematics, science and social studies. These strategies have facilitated blending academic and career/technical subjects to make learning more meaningful for…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Secondary School Teachers, Middle School Teachers, Reading Instruction
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
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2012
Great leaders make great schools. The most successful school leaders create a school climate of high achievement and continuous improvement, give teachers a voice in decision-making, use data to drive curriculum and instruction, and assure students and parents that everyone at the school is focusing on student success. They know what is going on…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Mentors, Academic Achievement, Educational Change
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
Schmidt-Davis, Jon; Bottoms, Gene – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2011
The future of public school performance demands that states and districts actively develop and seek strong principals. Instructional leadership is the critical element that is missing in efforts to improve America's lowest-performing schools and in moving good schools to great schools. Turnover among principals currently is at an unsustainable…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Principals, Planning, Faculty Promotion
Marks, Joseph L. – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2011
This 2011 edition of the "SREB (Southern Regional Education Board) Fact Book on Higher Education" is something new--bigger and better. As always, it continues a proud tradition begun in 1956 of presenting comparative data for colleges and universities in the SREB region in a national context. But this year--for the first time--it provides data for…
Descriptors: Expenditures, Higher Education, State Universities, Teacher Student Relationship
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