Programs & Services


Academic Common Market

Study in a specialized field at an out-of-state college. Pay in-state tuition rates.

Is a degree program you’d like to pursue not available in your state? Is out-of state tuition a barrier to a major offered at a college in another state? Looking for options with lower tuition?

You’re in the right place. For more than 35 years, SREB’s Academic Common Market has enabled students to pursue out-of-state college degrees at in-state tuition rates, through agreements among the states and colleges and universities.


SREB-State Doctoral Scholars Program

Increasing Faculty Diversity

More than one-third of America’s college students are people of color. But racial and ethnic minorities make up only small fractions of college faculty. Nationwide, about 5 percent of faculty are African-American, about 3 percent are Hispanic and about 1 percent are Native American. The SREB-State Doctoral Scholars Program is working to change that.

The goal: more minority Ph.D. students who seek
careers as faculty on college campuses 


Education Data

Collecting analyzing and sharing demographic, economic, pre-K-12 and higher ed data among states

Helping states stay up to date on the latest interstate comparisons and trends in education is a core service of SREB. 


Go Alliance
Increasing College Access and Success

An interstate cooperative that strives to increase high school graduation rates, broaden access to education beyond high school, and boost postsecondary degree completion — particularly for those who would be the first in their families to enroll. Go Alliance research and services focus on college access policy as well as campaigns and programs to motivate and help students prepare for postsecondary education. 


Go Alliance Academy

SREB’s Go Alliance Academy strives to increase the postsecondary success of all students by providing timely and relevant professional development to school counselors and by helping colleges of education transform the ways future counselors are trained. 

Piedmont Middle School, Charlotte, N.C.

2018 State Progress Reports
SREB Goals for Education

SREB analysts monitor, measure and report on state’s progress toward six Challenge to Lead 2020 Goals for education, which span early childhood through higher education and the workforce. 

The Goals help state leaders focus on the full education continuum and the critical transitions from one stage to the next. They call for states to focus attention on both the outcome measures (such as student achievement results and graduation rates) as well as the policies that will bring tangible results.


High Schools That Work

High Schools That Work is the nation’s largest school improvement initiative for high school leaders and teachers.

More than 1,200 HSTW sites in 30 states and the District of Columbia currently use the HSTW Goals and Key Practices to raise student achievement and graduation rates.

HSTW’s annual Staff Development Conference attracts thousands of educators each year for professional development. HSTW publications, case studies, site development guides and other materials help improve high school curriculum and instruction across the nation.


SREB Insights
Understand and compare state policy, practice

What policies have states adopted to help students reach college and career-readiness standards, and how are they implementing them?

Explore actions across 16 states, delve into a topic for a deeper understanding of policy and practice, or select a state report to learn what’s working where.

report titles: Accountability. Professional Learning. Instructional Materials.

The latest reports distill state accountability plans, with a focus on how they address readiness. 

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Learning-Centered Leadership Program

SREB’s Learning-Centered Leadership Program works with district, state and university partners to prepare aspiring principals and school leadership teams to aggressively lead improvement in curriculum, instruction and student achievement.

Training: Comprehensive custom-designed training programs, such as the Florida Turnaround Leaders Program. These proven training programs can prepare aspiring school leaders and improve the skills of current leaders.


Legislative Action

SREB tracks and reports on actions on education issues by state lawmakers across the SREB region. Based on research and meetings with state leaders during their legislative sessions, issues of the Legislative Report detail recent governors’ proposals, bills and funding actions. The Legislative Briefing presents these actions by topic annually. 


Making Middle Grades Work

Too many students leave the middle grades unprepared to succeed in rigorous high school studies and unable to take advantage of all that high school can offer. By ninth grade, many struggling students have fallen behind and are on a path to become high school dropouts. 


Professional Development

Throughout the year, SREB offers a variety of professional development opportunities for the Making Middle Grades WorkHigh Schools That Work and Technology Centers That Work network sites.

We believe professional development is an ongoing, collaborative process involving all stakeholders. Leadership presence and support in particular is crucial for teacher buy-in and the success of an initiative.


Collaborative Insurance and Technology Savings

SREB partners with the Midwestern Higher Education Compact to bring cost containment strategies to SREB states. 

Any education institution or agency in SREB member states may elect to participate in these following cost-saving opportunities.


SREB Readiness Courses
Getting Students Ready to Succeed

SREB Readiness Courses help underprepared students succeed in high school and postsecondary studies. SREB developed the courses, with input from state leaders and master teachers, to improve student skills and understanding in literacy and mathematics. 

SREB offers two sets of courses, to prepare students at two different levels.

Ready for College

Literacy Ready: Ready for reading in all disciplines


Regional Contract Program
Professional health degrees at in-state rates

Tuition-savings program for students in health professions

Qualified students may pursue professional health degrees at participating out-of-state universities – paying in-state tuition at public institutions and reduced tuition at private ones.

Students in participating states who want to earn degrees in dentistry, medicine, optometry, osteopathic medicine, podiatry and veterinary medicine are eligible.


Teaching to Lead
Preparing CTE Teachers for Today's Students

Teaching to Lead is a research-based professional development model designed for new career and technical education teachers pursuing an alternative route to certification. The professional development focuses on the unique challenges of CTE teachers to engage increasingly diverse student populations in learning the technical, academic, and 21st-century knowledge and skills necessary for further learning in the workplace and in postsecondary studies.


Technical Assistance

SREB provides technical assistance at the state and local levels through several programs. Upon request, SREB will send experts to the field to help with building skills or solving specific education challenges. Browse available technical assistance options below.


Technology Centers That Work

Technology centers, technical centers, career centers, and career and technical education (CTE) centers all have a common purpose: to provide high-quality CTE studies to high school students. Students may attend these centers for only a portion of the school day, week or year, or they may attend full time, receiving both academic and technical instruction at the center.