Students can discover the world — and educators will find a treasure of classroom resources — through SREB’s new collaboration with the National Geographic Society.
SREB is offering a free webinar series for teachers that helps them explore the National Geographic Explorer Resource Library, filled with ready-to-use lessons and activities based on the Society’s vast collection of articles, photographs and videos.
All the National Geographic Society resources are free.
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.
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.
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.
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.