SREB offers a concentration of programs, expertise and data in the areas below. Contact a staff member for assistance, research or membership in these resources.
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SREB’s leadership in career and technical education spans decades and includes the nation’s largest school improvement network, turnkey curricula like SREB’s Advanced Career pathways, research, and statewide policy recommendations. SREB helps states, districts and schools design and build career pathways for the critical transition from high school to postsecondary studies and the workplace.
By 2025, two out of every three jobs will require some education beyond high school. Yet far too many students are graduating from high school without the knowledge and skills they need to earn a credential or degree. SREB offers policymakers detailed data on policies and how states are using them to improve achievement. And we serve districts and schools with career pathways, curricula and professional learning to help educators prepare students for what comes next in their lives.
Community colleges enroll almost half of U.S. undergrads. To help states increase college completion, SREB serves states with data for two-year institutions, policy recommendations, and programs to smooth the transition from high school.
Earning college credit in high school can make college more affordable for families and states. Dual enrollment and other accelerated options can also help prepare high school students for the rigor of careers and the campus environment. Readiness, affordability and time to degree are central components of postsecondary completion and state goals to improve educational attainment.
SREB publishes data and state policy on dual enrollment and brings together policymakers from many arenas to address issues such as cost, equity and funding.
Open educational resources are high quality teaching, learning and research materials that are freely accessible to all. Using OER in K-12 and postsecondary education creates more accessible and equitable educational opportunities. Open licensing allows educators, students and institutions to customize and share resources ─ from a single lesson plan to entire textbooks ─ without cost or copyright restrictions.
Every student deserves a good teacher. And every teacher deserves effective preparation to teach them. SREB’s Teacher Preparation Commission recommended policies to improve the preparation of new teachers. SREB tracks and summarizes policies, analyzes research and offers several programs to train, induct and mentor teachers.
The most important thing a school can do for a student’s education is to ensure she has a good teacher. And states need a strong teacher workforce to increase student achievement. SREB helps state leaders address teacher shortages and improve policies for:
A thriving workforce is at the heart of SREB’s mission to improve education and help states build robust economies. We are committed to helping state leaders find solutions to the challenge of preparing children, youth and adults for a changing workplace. SREB commissions, school improvement programs and data focus how schools and colleges can prepare students for the world of work.