About - Commissions


SREB Commissions

Throughout SREB’s history, governors have taken the lead on critical education issues by convening policymakers from member states. SREB commissions bring greater attention to these topics, build consensus and make recommendations to address the challenges. The focus of a commission often arises from SREB’s Goals for Education; commission recommendations always inform revisions of the Goals. 


Commission on Strategic Partnerships for Work-Ready Students

How can we build and scale partnerships to prepare more students through work-based learning?

The SREB Commission on Strategic Partnerships for Work-Ready Students is exploring how work-based learning can prepare more students for the world of work. Its charge is to recommend promising practices to engage businesses and create systemic change so that partnerships and career pathways can deliver students these learning experiences.

The Commission began its work in late 2018. 


Early Childhood Commission

How can states raise the quality of early education programs and ensure they are well-coordinated across different agencies and budgets?


Community College Commission

States and colleges must help community college students move down a well-defined path to degrees and careers. The commission called for reforming college placement and carefully monitoring students who need remedial courses.