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2020 Student and Teacher Surveys
For middle grades schools, high schools and career centers

SREB’s new and improved online surveys offer a unique opportunity to collect authentic, anonymous data from students and teachers about their school and classroom experiences. Participating sites receive user-friendly, actionable feedback and valuable insights they can use create a roadmap for school improvement.


Designed for Sustainability
By Sheri Blankenship

Sheri Blankenship

SREB’s training model is designed for sustainability, building LDC collaboration tools and teacher-leadership development into Year 2 workshops. Teachers trained during Year 1 are considered experts, moving into a teacher-leader role in Year 2. These teachers collaborated with common content teachers during their first year, which meant they were prepared to share what they learned with new teachers in their departments. During that same time period, SREB was developing a local trainer to champion and coordinate the spread of LDC to more teachers across the district.


2016 Annual Leadership Forum

The Principal: A Key Player in Advancing the College and Career Readiness of Students

SREB held its 13th Annual Leadership Forum at the Atlanta Airport Marriott Hotel on May 12-13, 2016. Featured presenters included Mary-Dean Barringer, strategic initiative director of the Council for Chief State School Officers; Barnett Berry, founder and CEO of the Center for Teaching Quality in North Carolina; Mary Beth Blankenship, principal of Shades Valley High School in Alabama; Gail Dugger, assistant principal of St. Marys Middle School in Georgia; Daniel Girard, assistant superintendent of the San Antonio Independent School District in Texas; Beverly J. Hutton, deputy executive director for programs and services of the National Association of Secondary School Principals; Gina Ikemoto, executive director for research and policy development for New Leaders; Amin Salaam, principal of Kettering Middle School in Maryland; Stefanie C. Shames, principal of Maitland Middle School in Florida; Jennifer Sharpe, assistant principal of Rocky Mount High School in North Carolina; and Eric Thigpen, principal of South Gwinnett High School in Georgia.

Publication October 2016 | 32 pages | (16E10)

Shared Responsibility for College Affordability

Affordability report cover
Report of the SREB Commission on College Affordability in the South

The Commission offers eight policy recommendations for affordability, grounded in a shared responsibility model where states, families, colleges and the federal government each play a role. The report charts trends and data on educational attainment, workforce needs, student diversity, family income, student debt, higher ed funding, tuition, net price, financial aid and more. An appendix offers questions to help states begin reviews of their policies and practices. 



An Overview of LOSFA’s (Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance) College Access Programs

Tireka Cobb, Director of Field Outreach Services, and colleagues from LOSFA led a presentation on what they and their state partners are doing to increase postsecondary access and success. The webinar occurred on December 15, 2016. Topics included:

  • Professional development
  • Comprehensive mentoring
  • TOPS/FAFSA/scholarship/financial literacy workshops
  • College and career counseling and advising
  • College and career access support