High Schools That Work
High Schools That Work is the nation’s largest school improvement initiative for high school leaders and teachers.
More than 1,200 HSTW sites in 30 states and the District of Columbia currently use the HSTW Goals and Key Practices to raise student achievement and graduation rates.
Hundreds of HSTW publications, case studies, site development guides and other materials help improve high school curriculum and instruction across the nation. Also, HSTW’s annual Staff Development Conference, which attracts nearly 4,000 educators each year, is a focal point for year-round professional development.
HSTW is nationally recognized for its effectiveness and has led to other SREB school improvement initiatives, including Making Middle Grades Work, which helps students make stronger academic transitions into high school, and Technology Centers That Work, which helps career and technical education centers improve student readiness for college and careers.
Gene Bottoms, SREB senior vice president and founder and director of HSTW, recently participated in two national conversations about what it means to get more students college and career ready. To view these webinars, please click on the links below:
- College and Career Readiness: What Does It Really Mean? Facilitated by the Alliance for Education
- National Research Center for Career and Technical Education: The Career Side of College and Career Ready? Facilitated by the National Research Center for Career and Technical Education
The Southern Regional Education Board will be offering High Schools That Work (HSTW), Technology Centers That Work (TCTW) and Making Middle Grades Work (MMGW) student and teacher surveys and corresponding reports in 2017. However, 2017 is considered an “off year” and student and teacher survey participation is not a requirement. With that in mind, only schools that elect to take part will be administered the surveys in 2017.