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Are you my teacher?

Teachers across the SREB region and the nation are wary of the use of student growth scores in their evaluations. How can they know with certainty that their evaluation score is a reflection of how they taught the students in their class?

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Advanced Career Curriculum Pilots Virtual Mentoring Program

A pilot group of 10 high school classrooms that are participating in the Southern Regional Education Board’s (SREB) Advanced Career (AC) curriculum is tapping into new expertise via virtual mentors from Siemens and National Instruments Corporation.

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Go Alliance Joins New Council to Boost Student Readiness

Go Alliance is one of nine national organizations joining forces to help school counselors and other professionals support students as they prepare for college and careers. Collaboration in service to students is the goal of the new Council of National School Counseling and College Access Organizations, which aims to identify the competencies, knowledge and skills professionals need to advise students for postsecondary access and success. 

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Demand, Curricula for Computer Science and IT

At the first meeting of the Commission on Computer Science and Information Technology in October 2015 in Little Rock, members learned about labor market demand for computer science and IT credentials and degrees. They heard from guest speakers about the National Science Foundation’s efforts to design engaging new curricula, the essential elements of cybersecurity pathways, and how the Pentagon trains those who serve the nation’s cyber-defense systems.

Commission members shared policies and practices in their own states and began offering recommendations on how to: