An interstate cooperative to increase high school graduation rates, access to education beyond high school and postsecondary degree completion — particularly for those who would be the first in their families to enroll. Go Alliance research, services and professional development focus on college access policy and communications strategies to motivate students to plan for and apply to college.
Alabama is a Go Alliance member state.
Go Alliance Representative: Sean Stevens, Education Administrator, Alabama State Department of Education
Educational Technology Cooperative
Membership group of state K-12 and higher education coordinating and governing boards that represent more than 800 colleges and universities and 3,100 school districts in SREB states. The ETC focuses member agencies and state policymakers on using technology wisely, helps states understand technology issues and forms an action agenda for effectively using technology in education.
Alabama representatives attended the spring and summer webinars. Alabama sent two attendees to the 2017 ETC annual meeting on teaching and technology. Alabama ETC representatives helped determine SREB’s 10 Critical Issues in Educational Technology and served on the working groups for revisions. Earlene Patton is a member of the ETC Executive Committee.
Alabama ETC Representatives and Member Agencies
Paul B. Mohr, Director of Special Programs, Alabama Commission on Higher Education
Earlene Patton, Educational Technology Coordinator, Alabama Department of Education
Technology Purchasing Savings
Schools, universities and agencies in SREB states saved $3.3 million on more than $33 million in technology purchases during fiscal year 2017 — double the FY2016 savings — through SREB’s participation in MHECtech discount agreements. Organizations in each of the 16 SREB states participated.
Alabama saved $104,927 on $1,060,659 in technology purchases in fiscal year 2017.