Conferences Connect Educators to Strategies That Work
Louisville hosts High Schools That Work and College- and Career-Readiness Networking Conferences

News release

Louisville, Kentucky, expects thousands of educators from around the nation in July. 

ATLANTA, GA – The Southern Regional Education Board, a non-profit organization that works with states, policymakers and educators to improve public education at every level, will hold two major annual conferences between July 11 and 16, 2016, in Louisville, Kentucky.

The two education-focused conferences are expected to draw thousands of attendees from more than 30 states. The schedules include:

“The SREB conferences connect educators to strategies that work,” said Gene Bottoms, SREB senior vice president. “SREB offers a unique opportunity for academic and career and technical education (CTE) teachers, counselors, principals, district leaders, community college leaders, state education department administrators and policymakers to create dramatic and sustainable school improvement through a shared and coordinated effort.”

The Fourth Annual College- and Career-Readiness Standards Networking Conference empowers teachers to lead the way in student achievement. Teachers and leaders are introduced to proven strategies that will enable more students to meet the standards.

The 30th Annual HSTW Staff Development Conference provides innovative, proven strategies that will prepare students with the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in school and the 21st-century workplace.

SREB is the only organization of its kind that nurtures districtwide and schoolwide team development and team-wide strategic planning on site. SREB trains these teams with best practices, curriculum design, new teaching and career counseling strategies, and more. 

Please visit and for more information regarding the conferences as well as a full schedule of speakers and topics.


The Southern Regional Education Board works with states to improve public education at every level, from early childhood through doctoral education. A nonprofit, nonpartisan organization based in Atlanta, SREB was created in 1948 by Southern governors and legislatures to advance education and improve the social and economic life of the region. SREB member states are Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.