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SREB Field Tests Courses to Help Close the Readiness Gap
Transitional courses prepare students to succeed in college and careers

Atlanta, GA — In collaboration with partner states, the Southern Regional Education Board is field testing two courses to prepare more students for college and careers when they graduate from high school. The SREB Readiness Courses are designed to prepare students to start college in credit-bearing courses instead of remedial classes. 

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2014 Annual Meeting Presentations

2014 Agenda

Attendee Contact Sheet

Summer Melt/Texting Student Support Workshop

Keynote: How To Use Social Media and Digital Marketing Techniques to Effectively Nudge Students into Action

Celebrate Success!: How to Hold a Successful College Signing Day

Hands to Hold Along the Postsecondary Journey: Community-Based College Access Centers

What do I Say and How do I Say it?: Using Market Research And Student Data to Craft Your Messaging Campaign

Working with Disconnected Youth

A Key Piece of the Puzzle: Adult Credential Completion

Getting to Zero: Best Practices from Delaware’s College Access Campaign

Blog post By Jon Schmidt-Davis

Florida Middle School Creates Success Academy

Pinellas Park Middle School is about as challenging a school as you can find in Florida. The state has assigned it a grade of D for the past several years. All of its students receive free lunch. Twenty-three percent of its students have already been in some form of drop-out prevention program prior to enrolling at Pinellas Park.

Publication August 201420 pages(14E02)

The ACT and SAT: No Longer Just College Admission Tests

SREB states adopted key education policies that increased the proportion of seniors taking the ACT and SAT while they were in high school from 2008 to 2013. This brief covers state-by-state college testing policies, plus data on test-taking by racial and ethnic group.

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Article Inside Higher Ed

Aggressive Pragmatism

Bill Haslam wasn’t sold on the idea of two years of tuition-free community college when he first heard it.

That was back in 2008, when the Republican, now governor of Tennessee, was Knoxville’s mayor. Mike Ragsdale, who was then mayor of the surrounding Knox County, made the pitch to Haslam.

Ragsdale was among a group of local leaders who were trying to create a private scholarship to cover the tuition costs for high school graduates who wanted to attend community and technical college.

Article West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission

Governor Tomblin declares statewide “College Application and Exploration Week”

Governor Earl Ray Tomblin has designated October 20 – 24 as “College Application and Exploration Week” in an effort to help students prepare for college. Schools across the state will participate by hosting a variety of hands-on activities including college application workshops, panel discussions with current college students and college scavenger hunts and trivia contests.