State of the States on Educator Effectiveness
In recent 2014 State of the State addresses in SREB states, governors outlined broad educational priorities in pre-K, K-12 and higher education, with some proposing policy changes related to educator effectiveness in particular. Teacher pay, plus teacher preparation and hiring,... MORE
Commission Focuses on Critical Role of Community Colleges
SREB's Community College Commission is charged with recommending ways to strengthen the role of community and technical colleges in raising educational attainment in Southern states. The Commission will focus on policies and strategies with significant potential to... MORE
What does good teaching look like?
How will schools evaluate good teaching under new standards for college and career readiness?
In January, SREB joined with school administrators and educational leaders to examine how teacher observations and evaluations can be aligned with effective teaching practices... MORE
Check SREB.org/StateUpdates for Education News from Legislatures in SREB States
2014 legislative sessions are under way in SREB states. For updates on 2014 legislative actions related to public education, check SREB's "Updates from the States" pages at SREB.org/StateUpdates.
The week of January 6, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi,... MORE
Blackman High School in Tennessee: Raising Expectations for All Students
Write a paper in math class? Blackman High School students in Murfreesboro,Tennessee, are often shocked by this assignment. But administrators ask all teachers, regardless of subject, to integrate reading and writing into their lessons.
At Blackman, all students must... MORE
Top Online Teachers Share: How Technology Helps Students Succeed
SREB/iNACOL National Online Teachers of the Year are capitalizing on technology to engage students in exciting ways. In this report, the NOTY winners and finalists share experiences that can help all teachers integrate technology into the classroom to reach students effectively.... MORE
Institute Marks 20 Years Supporting Doctoral Scholars
More than 1,000 minority doctoral students and young faculty members -- from more than 40 states and almost 100 fields of study at 200 institutions of higher education -- attended the 20th anniversary Institute on Teaching and Mentoring in Arlington, Virginia. The nat... MORE
Not Your Grandfather’s Career-Tech
Solar panels. Nuclear batteries. Rocket nose cones. Students are building them to learn high-level math and literacy skills through SREB Advanced Career. AC is a new approach to career-technical education to prepare more students for more options after high school.... MORE
Demographics, Affordability Challenge College Completion
SREB's 2013 Fact Book on Higher Education shows that economic and demographic trends are testing states’ drives to maintain growth in education attainment, but that enrollment and graduation trends are promising.
The Fact Book details current data for... MORE