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Publication July 9, 2016 | 7 pages | (16V18)Gene Bottoms and Kirsten Sundell

Career Pathways
Accelerating Access to the Middle Class

More and more jobs require some education past high school, yet we are not preparing enough students for college, careers or both. Career pathways from middle and high school through college and into the workplace can accelerate access to the middle class.

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Educators Win Readiness Awards at National Conference
Outstanding leadership in improving college readiness for high school students in Arkansas, Mississippi and North Carolina

Five educators were honored for their work to help underprepared students succeed. These Southern Regional Education Board awards recognize outstanding teaching and leadership with SREB Readiness Courses, which help underprepared students succeed in high school and postsecondary studies.

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No Easy Answers
Teacher Prep Commission Studies Difficult Issues

State legislators — many of them former teachers, principals or education professors — came together in June 2016 to begin work on one of education’s most challenging issues: recommending policies to improve the programs that prepare classroom teachers.

The commission’s charge is a difficult one, said SREB President Dave Spence, but it has never been more important. The job of teaching is harder than ever, he said. “We expect 80 percent of students to go on to college now, and yet the population is much more diverse and increasingly low-income.”

Publication June 201612 pages(16E06)

Challenge to Lead Goals for Education: Refreshed 2020

Cover of the SREB Goals for Education report.

Challenge to Lead 2020 Goals for Education: Refreshed 2020 offers six critical goals. They were designed to help SREB state leaders connect measures of student achievement to essential state policies. Each goal includes background information and the steps states need to take to meet each goal in the years ahead.

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Session Handouts

Handouts for the 30th Annual HSTW Staff Development Conference will be available through the end of September.

If you do not see handouts for a particular session, you may contact the presenter via email (email addresses listed are listed in the back of the conference program).

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High Schools That Work Conference Recognizes Good Work in Education

School districts, school principals and state agencies in Georgia, Kentucky, West Virginia and other states were recognized at the 30th Annual High Schools That Work Staff Development Conference in Louisville, Kentucky, for their efforts to transform education

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DSP live streams with Black Women in Science and Engineering

Black Women in Science and Engineering (BWISE) founder Erika Johnson started the organization to empower black women who have degrees in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math); she moderated a live stream with the Doctoral Scholars Program in July. The aim of the session: provide resources and advice to black women who are seeking careers in academia. Also during the live stream, Dr. Sibrina Collins, director of the Charles Wright Museum of African American History, told her story of finding purpose after being denied tenure.