For more than 30 years, SREB has partnered with states, districts and schools to identify and implement strategies that empower young people to connect what they learn in the classroom with the world of work.
Our efforts began in 1987 with High Schools That Work, SREB’s premier school improvement process. Now spanning grades 3-12 and known as Making Schools Work, this problem-solving process is grounded in the belief that increased achievement starts with motivating students to make the effort to succeed.
Making Schools Work supports leaders in engaging teachers and school communities to identify problems of practice and develop plans to create learning environments that integrate academic and technical content and empower youth to discover and achieve their goals, receive support from caring adults and pursue postsecondary studies and careers.
Making Schools Work provides a process and a structure that helps schools and districts in any setting make the changes needed to ensure equitable access to high-quality programs and ensure that all students — regardless of their gender, race, socioeconomic background, ability level or location — have the support they need to be successful.