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Blog post Jon Schmidt-DavisSREB Senior Research Associate Kirsten Sundell

The Eisenhower Matrix: A Tool to Help School Leaders Focus Their Time

The Eisenhower Matrix can help busy leaders make the most of their limited time to get things done. During World War II the matrix helped General Dwight Eisenhower plan and carry out the most complex military operation in history, the D-Day invasion of Normandy. He used it as a tool to ensure that he spent his time on the right work.

Blog post David RaneySREB Chief Editor Beth Day

Automation: Changing Jobs For Generations

Workforce changes are coming quickly, across the nation and especially in the South. In fact, they’re already here. Education and training across the SREB region will need to respond just as quickly to avoid severe economic outcomes.

Blog post Samantha DurranceSREB Policy Analyst Veronica Johnson

Why Do We Say “I’m Bad at Math”?
How math anxiety affects performance, and what we can do about it

We’ve all likely heard someone say, “I’m bad at math,” or even “I hate math.” In the United States, math is too often considered a subject that either comes naturally or doesn’t — there are “math people,” and everyone else can expect to struggle with it. If you stop and think, though, this makes as much sense as saying we’re all naturally good (or bad) at sports, or music, or writing. It’s true that becoming skilled in any of these areas may come more easily to some people than others, but we generally understand that no one becomes expert at baseball without learning the game and spending a lot of time practicing.

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Stevie Lawrence Will Lead SREB Postsecondary Work as Vice President

Stevie L. Lawrence II will join the Southern Regional Education Board September 4 as vice president for postsecondary education. In this role, he will lead SREB’s postsecondary programs, such as the Academic Common Market, Doctoral Scholars Program, education data services and state authorization reciprocity agreements. He will also be charged with developing additional initiatives to support postsecondary state offices and institutions.

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Undergraduate Enrollment by Race and Ethnicity, SREB Region. 2012: White 56% Black 23% Hispanic 15% All other 6%. 2017: White 52% Black 20% Hispanic 19% All other 9%.

Postsecondary Trends Threaten Workforce Needs
Fact Book Documents Challenges to Education Attainment Goals

Postsecondary attainment continues a slow climb in the South, according to the 2019 Fact Book on Higher Education.
 
Population and college enrollment trends are beginning to slow at a time when advancing technology and artificial intelligence are shifting the workplace to demand higher-level skills. And affordability remains a stubborn challenge to students and families and to states trying raise state education attainment levels to grow their economies.