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Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2011
The 2011 Southern Regional Education Board annual report describes SREB's recent achievements and how the organization has helped its 16 member states improve education in tough economic times. The report highlights program activities and also includes remarks from the Board Chair and President, acknowledgment of financial contributors, and lists…
Descriptors: Annual Reports, Achievement Gains, Organizational Effectiveness, Organizational Objectives
Lenard, Matthew – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2011
For nearly a decade, states have had flexibility in collecting and reporting graduation rate data for state and federal accountability purposes. But in 2008, the U.S. Department of Education issued new guidelines that require all states to report a new rate--the four-year adjusted cohort graduation rate--beginning in the 2011-2012 school year.…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, Graduation, Politics of Education, Educational Policy
Grove, Jeffrey – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2011
Estimates say that nearly 30 percent of adults in the United States have a criminal record--roughly 65 million individuals. While not all of them have served a jail or prison sentence, they nonetheless face barriers to gainful employment due to the stigma of a record, as well as generally lower levels of education and job training. The overall…
Descriptors: Correctional Institutions, Criminals, Educational Attainment, Job Training
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2011
Instructional strategies make a difference in whether students are engaged in learning and are profiting from their time in class. High schools, technology centers and middle grades schools are encouraging teachers to adopt new teaching techniques and are providing opportunities for teachers to work together to improve their instructional skills…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, High Schools, Middle Schools, Teaching Methods
Dixon, Asenith – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2011
In recent years, lean economic conditions have led to state and local agency budget cuts, including reductions to elementary and secondary education. To compensate for less state funding and decreasing local revenues, many state legislatures have passed policy and funding bills that give school systems more latitude in making finance and program…
Descriptors: School Schedules, Nontraditional Education, School Activities, Day Schools
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2011
The Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that works with 16 member states to improve public pre-K-12 and higher education. Founded by the region's governors and legislators in 1948, SREB was America's first interstate compact for education. Today it is the only regional education compact that works…
Descriptors: Budgeting, Program Proposals, State Legislation, Educational Finance
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2011
The Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that works with 16 member states to improve public pre-K-12 and higher education. Founded by the region's governors and legislators in 1948, SREB was America's first interstate compact for education. Today it is the only regional education compact that works…
Descriptors: Budgeting, Federal Aid, Economic Development, Retrenchment
Dixon, Asenith – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2011
The recent wave of new legislation affecting public school teachers has its roots, in part, in the budget shortfalls that have challenged states for the past several years. The first signs of fiscal troubles for many states became evident in 2008, and most instituted midyear budget reductions in 2009. In response, the U.S. Congress passed the…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Public School Teachers, Educational Change, Federal Government
Gagne, Jeff – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2011
For nearly a decade, the demand for better education data has reverberated across the nation, fueled in part by concerns that the information used in education decision-making is incomplete and, in some cases, inaccurate. In response, millions of federal and state dollars have been invested over the last few years to design and build state-of…
Descriptors: Data, Information Systems, Decision Making, Educational Policy
Gaines, Gale F., Comp. – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2011
The "2011 Legislative Briefing" is a topical summary of state budget and legislative actions that affect elementary, secondary and higher education across the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) region. It outlines actions in areas such as tax and spending legislation, assistance to local districts, tuition and fees, student…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Budgets, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2011
The Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that works with 16 member states to improve public pre-K-12 and higher education. Founded by the region's governors and legislators in 1948, SREB was America's first interstate compact for education. Today it is the only regional education compact that works…
Descriptors: Budgeting, Federal Aid, Higher Education, Elementary Secondary Education
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2011
Warren Easton Charter High School in New Orleans, Louisiana, has weathered changes of many types, including Hurricane Katrina in 2005. After having to close for the 2005-2006 school year, the school reopened as a charter school with a board and stepped up its efforts to raise student achievement. Now the school is receiving attention for the…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Graduation Rate, Dropout Rate, Graduation
Barger, Kenna; Murray, Renee; Smith, Janie – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2011
Through the "Strengthening Statewide College/Career Readiness Initiative" (SSCRI), Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) has collaborated with states on state policy goals and actions needed to improve high school students' academic readiness for postsecondary study and reduce the need for remedial work. SREB created and implemented…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, State Programs, Transitional Programs
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2011
The Common Core State (or other rigorous) Standards (CCSS) being implemented by states across the nation are prompting school leaders and teachers to seek ways to move the standards into classroom instruction, assignments and assessments. Schools wanting to ensure that student work meets grade-level standards are using differentiated instructional…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, State Standards, Secondary School Curriculum, English Curriculum
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2011
Corbin High School is located in a small, rural community of approximately 8,000 residents in southeastern Kentucky, midway between Lexington and Knoxville, Tennessee. The mission of Corbin High School is to provide opportunities that will help each student prepare for a successful transition to college, the workplace and life. This report…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, Academic Achievement, High Schools, Rural Schools
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