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SEF honors the work & legacy of the late, Lynn Walker Huntley

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Now Hiring: SEF Announces Government Relations Director Position

SEF is looking for an outstanding candidate for our Government Relations Director position. This role will be dedicated to the advancement of a proactive government affairs strategy that furthers education equity in the South. Apply Now!
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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. Deadline: April 30th
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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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Kenita Williams joins GeorgiaForward's Board of Directors

SEF's Director, Leadership Development, Kenita Williams, joins GeorgiaForward's Board of Directors.
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SEF Welcomes our New Director of Strategic Partnerships & Corporate Development

Learn about the newest addition to our team, Lisa Chester, who brings a host of integrated media & business development experience to the organization.
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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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The SELI 2018 Application is now open

The SELI 2018 Application is now open. Apply now to join this dynamic fellowship.
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New President & CEO

Join us in welcoming our new president & CEO, Raymond C. Pierce.
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5 Strategies for College Readiness

Higher Education Researcher, Dr. DeShawn Preston shares 5 keys to promoting college readiness in this IDRA podcast.
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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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Community Schools: Transforming Struggling Schools into Thriving Schools

Community Schools: Transforming Struggling Schools into Thriving Schools

SEF, Center for Popular Democracy, and the Coalition for Community Schools report how community schools across the country are implementing evidence-based strategies to help young people thrive.
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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

SEF's Racial Equity Leadership Network Hosts Their Third Convening

Fellows participating in the Racial Equity Leadership Network convened for their third learning session as part of their 18-month fellowship experience. See how humility, justice, and mercy play an integral part in their experience and how you or someone you know may become a part of this vital conversation as a district leader. Read More

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