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What policy changes have the potential to help families afford postsecondary education and boost college completion?
High school graduation rates are up, but college attainment is flat. We must prepare more students to succeed in postsecondary study.
What actions can states take to improve teacher observations and feedback for educators?
January 30 – February 1
July 9-11, 2018
July 11-14, 2018
SARA collaboration among states expands online options for students, reduces costs for institutions
The state of Florida was approved by the Southern Regional Education Board to join the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA)
Are teachers prepared to teach reading?
Research shows a gap between what we know about reading and how teachers are prepared to teach it
Reading is the foundation for learning.
The research is clear: Students who are not reading proficiently by the end of third grade are much more likely to face poor academic outcomes. For this reason alone, we know it is incredibly important that children learn to read well early in elementary school and continue to build on those reading skills throughout the rest of school.
Commission Calls for Data Systems to Improve Teacher Preparation
States can take the first step now to learn what works
Building strong data systems on teachers’ education and early careers may be the single best way to improve teacher preparation, says a report from the Southern Regional Education Board Teacher Preparation Commission.
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From pre-K to Ph.D, education across a lifetime.
SREB works side-by-side with states to improve education. Click the map or menu to explore education in any of our 16 member states.
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What can states do to ensure that students read proficiently by fourth grade? This report presents states’ current progress on this milestone, which is crucial to a child’s long-term success, and offers recommendations for policies that can help make sure students leave third grade with strong reading skills.
Building strong data systems on the education and early careers of teachers may be the single best way to improve teacher preparation. A report from the SREB Teacher Preparation Commission recommends a critical first step in efforts to improve teacher preparation programs.
Pay in-state tuition rates at an out-of-state college.
The SREB Academic Common Market is a tuition-savings program for college students in SREB states who want to pursue degrees not offered in their states. More than 1,900 programs are available.
Students benefit by being able to enroll in uncommon degree programs – at in-state tuition rates.
States benefit by avoiding duplication of specialized degrees offered in neighboring states.
Colleges benefit by filling capacity to serve additional students.
SREB Insights interactive data tool is a user-friendly new way to navigate complex education topics and inform decisions and practice. State policymakers, thought leaders and education leaders can understand and compare trends, policies and recommended actions for reaching college- and career-readiness standards.