SREB: Legislative Report 4 on KY, MD, TN, NC
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Beth Day, Director, Communications
(404) 879-5544

Gale Gaines, Vice President, State Services
(404) 879-5582

The Southern Regional Education Board works with 16 member states to improve public education: Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia. Based in Atlanta, SREB was created in 1948 by Southern governors and legislatures to help leaders in education and government advance education and improve the social and economic life of the region.

SREB Legislative Report Recaps Actions on Education in KY, MD, TN

ATLANTA June 6, 2012 —  Final legislative and budget actions related to public education in Kentucky, Maryland and Tennessee are summarized in the Southern Regional Educational Board’s fourth 2012 Legislative Report, It also includes the governor's proposals from North Carolina and updates related to pre-K through higher ed in other SREB states

A few highlights: Maryland raised the compulsory school attendance age. Kentucky authorized districts of innovation and a measure to boost college readiness for at-risk students. Tennessee passed several key pieces of legislation that focus on teacher preparation, parental involvement and school accountability.

Additional legislative actions in SREB states will appear in future SREB Legislative Reports.

SREB State Services is a resource for current information on trends, issues and specific state actions related to education in the 16 SREB member states. SREB staff members meet with state leaders during their legislative sessions to provide helpful policy and research data as well as information about actions in other states. SREB’s Legislative Advisory Council meets to examine key education topics. State Services also publishes a series of reports:

Legislative reports present the most recent governors’ proposals, current legislative actions, bills and funding for education. They are published approximately monthly during the legislative sessions.

Legislative Briefing is an annual summary of actions across the SREB region by topic.

Focus reports take a deeper look at timely issues.

Media, legislators, governors’ staff, state agencies and policy leaders may contact Gale Gaines, vice president, State Services, at (404) 875-9211 or
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