Blog: High School

Blog post Ashley ShawSREB Communications Specialist

Combining Education With Job Skills: Tips From the 2023 Making Schools Work Opening Address

Packed ballroom listening to the opening speaker

In his opening address at the 2023 Making Schools Work Conference, Adam Welcome talks about how the changing economy means we need some changes to the way we teach. 

Job experience and skills are more important than ever, and what those job skills will be are changing too. In this post, we give you insights into his opening address.

Blog post Amanda MerrittSREB School Improvement Instructional Coach

Navigating the Road of E-learning

teacher taking notes while sitting at a laptop

The last two weeks have certainly required flexibility, innovation and problem-solving for educators not just in SREB states but across the nation and the world. Those of us at SREB who support teachers and district- and school-based coaches have been flooded with emails, texts and phone calls asking for help. In an effort to support all of you from afar, we offer some tips and strategies for how you can navigate the road of e-learning.

Blog post Scott WarrenSREB division director
scott warren headshot

Virtual Labs for STEM and CTE Teachers and Students

We know that this is a challenging time for teachers across the country. Many of you have been plunged into the world of virtual learning without a lot of time to prepare. Following sudden school closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you’ve had to move quickly to shift your carefully planned lessons online so your students can continue learning at home.  And those of you who are STEM and career and technical education teachers in particular face unique challenges as you work to adapt hands-on learning experiences to a virtual format.  

Blog post Meagan Crowe SREB Policy Analyst

A Path to College and Career
Stepping Stones for States

A thriving economy and a workforce prepared for it will increasingly demand that more adults earn postsecondary credentials. Ensuring that students successfully move from middle grades into high school, then into college or technical education programs, is critical if states hope to boost their adult educational attainment levels.

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Small-Town School, A Pacesetter
Georgia Schools Sets Pace Nationally for HSTW

Tucker receives High Schools That Work award

A small-town high school has become one of Georgia’s highest-performing schools, with graduation rates comparable to those in North Atlanta’s wealthiest suburbs.

Unlike schools in many upscale suburbs, Camden County High School in Kingsland, about 35 miles north of Jacksonville, Florida, draws 45 percent of its 2,500 students from low-income families. The school is among many across the country that have used SREB’s High Schools That Work school improvement framework — newly updated, but first introduced more than 30 years ago.

Blog post Jeff Gagne

SREB States Lead the Nation in High School Graduation Rates

Graduation rates are up again in states across the nation – and SREB states lead the pack once again in data released this week by the United States Department of Education.

Graduation rates climbed in 11 of the 16 SREB states between the 2013-14 and 2014-15 school years. Ten SREB states tied or exceeded the national rate. Three of the SREB states were on the list of top 10 states: Kentucky, Tennessee and Texas.