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Florida Joins Distance Ed Agreement

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)

Blog post Samantha Durrance, SREB Policy Analyst

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.

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Teacher Preparation Data Systems
State Policy and Recommendations

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. 

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Study in a specialized field

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.

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