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#SELI2018 fellow & rising #HBCU junior @XULA1925, Edward Wiggins, is working in Jackson this summer at the Foundation for the Mid-South profiling school performance. Learn more about this upcoming education leader here:
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The Impact of Politics on Education

Read how recent political events have negatively impacted Georgia public schools & why its incumbent upon policymakers and citizens to take an active interest in putting students above politics.
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Is School Funding Fair? An Analysis of School Finance Systems in Eight Southern States

In this thoughtful analysis, David Sciarra & Theresa Luhm look at four indicators in eight southern states to illustrate the need for renewed commitment to education spending in these states.
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Public School Grad Greater Atlanta Arts Showcase

SEF, along with 100 Black Men of Atlanta, joined the Schott Foundation for Public Education on Apr. 26th to showcase the artistic talent of local public school students & celebrate the role public school has and continues to play in educational success.
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New Positions Available

SEF is seeking highly motivated professionals to join our team in downtown Atlanta, GA. Click Here for more details.
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SEF April Open House

We’re still excited by the energy of all those that joined us on Apr. 18th for our Open House in our new space. Click here and journey through the event with us.
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SEF's Racial Equity Leadership Network Hosts Their 3rd Convening

In their third convening, our RELN fellows engage one another around approaching their roles with a mind for justice, mercy, and an attitude of humility in order to continue bringing equity to their districts. Apply for RELN and you too could be part of this vital conversation.
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Promise & Potential of "Woke" HBCUs

In this compelling piece, Dr. Charlie Nelms and Dr. William B. Harvey make the case for an even greater focus on the community as HBCUs look to continue their respective missions into the future.
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Adequate Funding for Schools Should be GA's First Priority

With an estimated tax windfall of $5 billion over the next 5 years, GA has not devised a method for funding the state's signature education policy. Continue to watch this developing story...
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State Offers Settlement in Maryland HBCU lawsuit

Learn the latest update on the Maryland HBCUs discrimination suit.
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Reimagining the Classroom

Brian Williams of Georgia State University shares his powerful story of how disenfranchisement in the classroom motivated his journey to become an equity-centered educator.
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SEF's New Location

SEF puts its past and present on full display in its new location in downtown Atlanta. Take a tour & stay tuned for our open house.
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New President & CEO

Join us in welcoming our new president & CEO, Raymond C. Pierce.
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Keeping the Dream Alive: A Case for DACA

SELI Fellow, Victor Cuicahua tells the powerful story of how DACA changed the trajectory of his educational future and makes the case for keeping the policy, in this USA Today article.
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Untold Barriers for Black Students in Higher Education

This report addresses developmental education approaches that serve as major barriers and disproportionately impact Black students in higher education, while also addressing opportunities for success that are often overlooked.
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EJN Organizing & Policy Toolkit

In commemoration of the Dec. 10th Anniversary of ESSA, EJN releases its Organizing & Policy Toolkit.
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Investing in the Future: Lessons on Advancing Institutional Effectiveness from HBCUs

SEF engaged a group of 13 HBCUs in a study aimed at identifying issues of capacity and practice that contribute to institutional effectiveness at those HBCUs.
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Community Schools: Transforming Struggling Schools Into Thriving Schools

Curious as to what a Community School is? Find out why wrap-around services that treat the whole child is the best way to educate.
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Voucher & Tax Credit Scholarships Video

The future of public education in the United States is at a critical crossroads. Watch this video to learn how the growing trend of sending public money to private schools through vouchers and tax credit scholarships threatens public education.
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New Vision for Collaborative Solution to Replace Takeover Approach

Investing in What Works: Community-driven Strategies for Strong Public Schools

Annenberg Institute & SEF Present New Vision for Collaborative Solutions to Replace Takeover Approach
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Navigating the New Normal Toolkit

Check out SEF's newest toolkit focused on maintaining the financial health of Minority-Serving Institutions.
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A New Majority Research Bulletin

Low income student are now a majority of the schoolchildren attending the nation's public schools.
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SEF Blog

Brown v. Board of Education: Message for the Future

Civil rights attorney and SEF President emeritus, the late Lynn Walker Huntley, provides an analytical look at the historic achievements of Brown v Board & its possible impact on the future. Read More

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