Alabama, Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi and Texas Join SARA
SARA helps more states make distance education more accessible across state lines
Atlanta, GA — This week, Alabama, Georgia, Maryland,
Mississippi and Texas were approved by the Southern Regional
Education Board to join the State Authorization Reciprocity
Agreement (SARA). These states bring the number of participating
states to 34, with over half of the SREB states now participating
The SREB Fact Book on Higher Education includes data on the population and economy, enrollment, degrees, student tuition and financial aid, faculty and administrators, revenue and expenditures. With more than 100 tables of detailed information, the Fact Book is one of the nation’s most respected and most comprehensive collections of comparative data on higher education.
The report of the SREB Early Childhood Commission
Building a Strong Foundation: State Policy for Early Childhood Education
The Commission calls for states to raise the quality of early
education programs and ensure they are well-coordinated across
different agencies and budgets.
The recommendations cover wider access and accountability for results. The report also sheds light on the need for a statewide policy framework to bring together public and private funding currently spread across agencies and budgets.
State leaders call for improved early childhood learning
Commission issues recommendations for higher quality, better coordination
Atlanta, GA —Leaders from across the 16 Southern
Regional Education Board states are calling, in a major new
report, for states to raise the quality of early education
programs and ensure they are well-coordinated across different
agencies and budgets.
Adriane Duke is an Algebra 1 teacher at Annie Camp Junior High School. She first learned about the Mathematics Design Collaborative (MDC) during an initial training, led by SREB math consultant Amanda Merritt, in May 2014. Duke’s school had previously trained on project-based learning (PBL) through the Buck Institute. Duke was excited about both initiatives and felt the two complemented each other, so she worked to incorporate them into her lesson plans. PBL and MDC became a major part of her classroom culture.
Topics include: state and education budgets; state taxes and revenues; tuition and fees; student financial assistance; charter schools, choice and other opportunities; students with special needs; help for low-performing schools; student health and safety; standards and assessments; prekindergarten and early childhood; governance and authority; compensation and benefits; educator effectiveness, preparation and licensure; student data and privacy; and more.