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Ready for high school
Courses for the Transition From 8th to 9th Grade
Building on its Readiness Courses to prepare high school students for college, SREB is working with states to create courses for underprepared eighth- and ninth-grade students. Expert middle grades and high school teachers from Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia are teaming with SREB to develop the courses, which will be available in all states at no cost in 2016-17. More >

Ready for postsecondary study
Highlights of How States Are Using
SREB Readiness Courses

Teachers learn hands-on math strategies for Math Ready.

Preparing for new readiness assessments, Arkansas is fully implementing SREB Readiness Courses to help students who do not meet new college- and career-career readiness benchmarks.

Twenty-one North Carolina high schools implemented Essentials for College Mathematics (the North Carolina version of Math Ready) in 2014-15 after summer training for 350 teachers.

Texas versions of Literacy Ready and Math Ready are available. Texas Association of School Administrators and SREB staff aligned them to the Texas standards.

West Virginia plans to require the courses in 2015-16. Sixteen high schools field tested in 2014-15. 

State by state
Legislative Sessions

SREB Legislative Briefing No. 3 is available, with governor’s legislative and budget proposals from Alabama, Louisiana, North Carolina and Texas.

Legislative sessions have ended in Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi,Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. 
Sloan Extends Partnership With $1 Million Grant

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has extended its 15-year partnership with the SREB-State Doctoral Scholars Program with a $1 million grant to send Sloan scholars from around the country to the SREB-hosted Institute on Teaching and Mentoring, the largest gathering of minority Ph.Ds. in the nation. 
Public Health Lessons for Education

Public health professionals are learning what works through the positive deviance approach. Who stays well when others in the same community are sick? Who succeeds despite hardship, and how do they do it? Studying positive outliers could inspire solutions to implementation challenges in education, Emory University Professor Dirk Schroeder said at an SREB educator effectiveness convening. Watch >
 
Policy & Practice brings you news about improving education across the continuum, pre-K through Ph.D., in SREB states. Contact us with questions and suggestions. 
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