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 nation’s largest gathering of minority Ph.D. scholars addresses the shortage of minority faculty in college classrooms and labs around the nation. Attendees say the Institute gives them key skills to overcome barriers and motivates them for the challenges of the coming year.
Hear from the graduates themselves in this video from last year's Institute. >
“This is bigger than you. Remember that people are watching you. And somebody will be better, dream bigger and search higher because you didn’t quit.”
More about the Institute on Teaching and Mentoring and its 20-year history: A 20-Year March Toward the Dream (PDF) >
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
Wren High School in SC: Closing the Readiness Gap
Wren High School in Piedmont, South Carolina, has used the SREB High Schools That Work improvement model to improve student achievement and graduation rates. The school near Greenville has eliminated all low-level courses, exposed students to a rigorous curriculum and... 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
Bottoms Honored with UGA Alumni of Distinction Award
SREB’s Gene Bottoms was one of 16 leaders honored this fall with the University of Georgia Graduate School’s first Alumni of Distinction Awards for achieving exceptional success in their professional careers and in service to their community.
James Eugene... 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
Lessons From the States on Teacher Evaluation Systems
Many SREB states have embarked on major changes to their teacher evaluation policies, which vary across the region for everything from how often teachers are evaluated to whether the systems are state- or district-designed. States can learn from one another as they address... MORE
SREB Education Goals Will Lead States into 2020
The Southern Regional Education Board has released Challenge to Lead 2020 Goals for Education to help member states lead the nation in progress in the coming years. The six goals are organized by student age, from pre-K into adulthood. They reflect current public education... MORE