Powerful Mathematics Practices
Build students' procedural and reasoning skills and deepen their understanding of math concepts
Teachers who take a balanced approach to mathematics instruction use formative assessment lessons to check students’ understanding of math concepts and correct misunderstandings. Teachers challenge students with complex, real-world assignments that engage students in a productive struggle and require problem solving, reasoning and mathematical modeling skills.
Powerful Literacy Practices
Use literacy-based assignments to support the learning of literacy and content standards
Teachers who adopt SREB’s Powerful Literacy Practices advance students’ reading, writing, speaking and listening skills and content achievement.
Albany State University
Alcorn State University
Arkansas State University
Arkansas Tech University
Auburn University at Montgomery
Charleston Southern University
Coastal Alabama Community College
Delta State University
East Carolina University
East Tennessee State University
Florida Atlantic University
Florida International University
George Mason University
The 10 commissions during his leadership at SREB, his ceaseless efforts to prepare high schoolers for college and college kids for graduation and graduates for careers — it was always about the students. Everything else came second.
With School Network, SREB Will Seek Math Solutions
Birmingham-area schools focus on 8th and 9th grade math
Twelve schools in Jefferson County, Alabama, are working together to improve 8th and 9th grade math through a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation grant to the Southern Regional Education Board.
August 16, 2018
1:00PM – 2:00PM EDT
Research finds that an estimated 10-20% of high school graduates who intend to go to college (and have been accepted) succumb to “summer melt” and never show up to campus in the fall.
The Southern Regional Education Board will hold its annual meeting for legislative and governors’ staff on education issues in SREB states on October 18-19 at the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center. The meeting will address various education topics through presentations by SREB staff, discussions between meeting attendees and time for questions and answers.
After a 60-year career in education, Gene Bottoms, senior vice president of SREB, retired in April 2018. His contributions to education in the southern region and beyond are difficult to overestimate. In 31 years with SREB, Bottoms helped revamp career education in America and set in place school improvement practices that have improved the prospects of hundreds of thousands of students.
The Product of Commitment and Character
Dave Spence's 50-year career leaves a lasting impact on education
On the occasion of his retirement as president of SREB, a look back at Dave Spence’s half century of leadership in education. His contributions include a decades-long focus on college readiness and 10 SREB commissions on issues ranging from early childhood to college completion.