About - Commissions


SREB Commissions

Throughout SREB’s history, governors have taken the lead on critical education issues by convening policymakers from member states. SREB commissions bring greater attention to these topics, build consensus and make recommendations to address the challenges. The focus of a commission often arises from SREB’s Goals for Education; commission recommendations always inform revisions of the Goals. 


Teacher Preparation Commission

How can state policy improve the preparation of teachers, using  licensure and certification, approval of teacher prep programs, and accountability as levers?


Commission on College Affordability in the South

How do state financing policies impact affordability? What kinds of policy changes can improve both affordability and college completion?

Report cover:  The Southern Regional Education Board Commission on College Affordability in the South focused on aligning state policies toward the goal of affordability for students and families. The Commission met during 2014 and 2015 and published reports and recommendations in 2016. 


Early Childhood Commission

Raise the quality of early education programs and ensure they are well-coordinated across different agencies and budgets.


Community College Commission

States and colleges must help community college students move down a well-defined path to degrees and careers. The commission called for reforming college placement and carefully monitoring students who need remedial courses.