Education leaders discuss challenges to open resources at 2nd OER conference
ATLANTA – Open educational resources could help increase the number of students who can afford and finish college, but the still-evolving practice will have to cross some regional and national hurdles first, a panel said here last week.
Why Education in America Must Become a Straighter Path for Students
Once and for all, leaders must clear a lifelong path in education for every student, building stronger connections across the education system, SREB President Stephen Pruitt told a nationwide online audience on March 17.
If more students don’t find their way through different types of college and career training throughout their lives, the American workforce could falter and employee shortages will only continue to grow, Pruitt said during The Hill newspaper’s Future of Education summit.
A bridge to college: Alabama students find success through SREB Readiness Courses
Every SREB state needs more students to complete two- and four-year college degrees and earn valuable career credentials.
But how can states build a stronger bridge for students from high school to college?
In partnership with SREB, Alabama’s high schools and community colleges have found a way. The strategy is helping more students succeed and avoid getting stuck in remedial education courses in college — one of the more intractable problems in higher education.
Faculty diversity doesn’t match student demographics, reports show
ATLANTA — The rates of Black, Hispanic and other
underrepresented college faculty members are not keeping pace
with the changing student demographics in many states, according
to the Southern Regional Education Board’s 16 new state profiles and regional data
on faculty diversity.
Only about 9.2% of full- and part-time faculty members were Black and 5.1% were Hispanic at public four-year institutions in the 16-state SREB region in 2017-18, the latest year with federal data available.
New dashboard equips SREB states with data to improve pay, support for teachers
As state leaders prepare for the 2021 legislative sessions, a new teacher-compensation dashboard from the nonpartisan Southern Regional Education Board provides policymakers and educators with a trove of information on 16 states’ pay and benefits for teachers.