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Blog post By Jon Schmidt-Davis

Highly Qualified Turnaround Leaders Emerge in Florida

The Florida Turnaround Leaders Program is a big hit in Florida that will ultimately result in better principals, better schools, and higher-performing students. “This program has provided the best professional development I have ever experienced in my 25 years as an educator,” said one participant.


SREB Reports Progress on Standards Implementation in 15 States

Atlanta, GA — Comprehensive and wide-ranging work to implement the Common Core and other rigorous readiness standards is well underway, according to Southern Regional Education Board reports that document progress in 15 states.
The State Implementation of Common Core State Standards reports identify exemplary states and practices so others can learn from them as they continue their efforts. SREB’s in-depth review documents trends across states as well as challenges such as aligning other reforms with the standards.


Tennessee Hosts 5,500 Educators for SREB Conferences
Melinda Gates Speaks with Teachers at Monday Keynote

Melinda Gates Speaks with Teachers at Monday Keynote

Atlanta, GA — About 5,500 teachers, principals and other K-12 educators from states across the nation gather in Nashville this week at conferences hosted by the Southern Regional Education Board to help students graduate from high school ready for college and careers. All meetings take place at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center.


SREB Field Tests Courses to Help Close the Readiness Gap
Transitional courses prepare students to succeed in college and careers

Atlanta, GA — In collaboration with partner states, the Southern Regional Education Board is field testing two courses to prepare more students for college and careers when they graduate from high school. The SREB Readiness Courses are designed to prepare students to start college in credit-bearing courses instead of remedial classes. 


Nation’s Largest Convening of Minority Ph.D. Scholars
Institute on Teaching and Mentoring draws 1,300 doctoral students, faculty members

Atlanta, GA — Almost 1,300 minority doctoral students, faculty members and education leaders from across the country convene in Atlanta this week to focus on issues that face new and aspiring faculty members of color. The goal of the Institute on Teaching and Mentoring, the largest gathering of minority Ph.D. scholars in the nation, is to address the shortage of minority faculty in college classrooms and labs around the nation.


Early Childhood Commission Focuses on Quality Programs, Teaching to U.S. High Schools
Commission Begins Work This Week

Frankfort, KY — November 13, 2014 — The Southern Regional Education Board Early Childhood Commission convenes leaders this week from 16 states to study effective ways to improve preschoolers’ access to high-quality early learning. The Commission’s charge is to recommend policies that will give more young children a solid start when they enter school.