Piedmont High School is a high-achieving school with a 2015 graduation rate of 99 percent. This case study details how the school used the High Schools That Work design to put in place the building blocks to foster a culture of continuous improvement to ensure every student has the opportunity to succeed.
Mississippi, Arkansas Educators Win National Readiness Awards
Outstanding leadership in improving college readiness for high school students
Four educators were honored this week for their work to help underprepared students succeed in high school and postsecondary studies. Mary Zluticky of Horn Lake High School in Mississippi, Phil Wesson of Sheridan High in Arkansas, and Marla Davis and Jean Massey of the Mississippi Department of Education won SREB awards.
Arkansas, Alabama And Missouri Educators, South Carolina School Win National Readiness Awards
Leadership in preparing students for success in high school and after
Three educators and a South Carolina high school were honored this week with Southern Regional Education Board awards. These recognize outstanding teaching and leadership with SREB Readiness Courses, which help underprepared students succeed in high school and postsecondary studies. The winners were honored at SREB’s Readiness Courses Institute in Orlando, Florida.
Arkansas, Georgia, Mississippi and Tennessee Educators Win National Readiness Awards
Preparing students for college-credit courses
Educators from Georgia, Mississippi and Tennessee, and schools in Arkansas and Mississippi, in were honored this week with the Southern Regional Education Board’s Readiness awards. These national awards recognize outstanding teachers and leaders offering SREB’s Readiness Courses, which help underprepared students succeed in high school and postsecondary programs without the need for remediation.
In Alabama, High School to College Collaboration on Readiness
Community Colleges Partner with K-12 Schools to Get Ready
Kudos to the Alabama Department of Education and the Alabama Community College System for working together to increase student readiness among the state’s high school graduates.
Alabama is piloting the two SREB Readiness Courses to increase high school seniors’ preparedness for postsecondary studies, and the Alabama Community College System has endorsed the K-12 efforts.
2013 legislation in Arkansas calls for the high schools
to assess students before they graduate from high school and
offer transitional courses for those who do not meet college- and
career-readiness standards. In response, the Arkansas
Department of Education trained more than 300 educators to
teach the SREB Readiness Courses — more than half of them
for the Literacy Ready course, demonstrating a major
commitment to literacy in Arkansas.
Mississippi: Readiness endorsement for teaching certificates
State news about SREB Readiness Courses
In the summer of 2015, the Mississippi Department of Education
trained more than 200 teachers — more than 60 in Literacy Ready
and 160 in Math Ready. To support these teachers, Mississippi
created an SREB Ready endorsement. The state affixes an SREB
Literacy Ready or SREB Math Ready endorsement to the
certifications of teachers who complete the initial training
and the online follow-up training.
North Carolina: Early and widespread adoption for math readiness
State news about SREB Readiness Courses
North Carolina adopted transition courses early. The state’s
Essentials for College Math course is based on SREB Math
Ready units, and the state trained more than 150 teachers in
2014-15 and an additional 90 in summer 2015.
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 works with Oklahoma policymakers, colleges and schools to help them improve education. From this page, find independent, accurate data, reliable best practices and ways to share scarce resources — plus details on how Oklahoma uses SREB’s targeted programs and services.