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Op-Ed

Vulnerable Learners Win with the Common Core

Dr. Kent McGuire

In the late 1980s,the report A Nation at Risk, led to state-driven efforts to pass minimum competency legislation. The Common Core State Standards are a welcome departure from these uninspired targets in that these new standards focus on much more ambitious learning outcomes. Read More

SELI Fellow

The Importance of Youth Involvement

Rachel Harmon

SELI 2014 Summer Fellow Rachel Harmon discusses what she loves about SELI and how it demonstrates a fundamental belief in the importance of youth involvement in efforts for a more just and equitable educational system and society. Read More


Navigating the New Normal

Imperatives for MSI Effectiveness & Avoiding Financial Exigency


SEF's latest report, Navigating the New Normal: Financial Imperatives for MSI Effectiveness and Avoiding Financial Exigency, provides considerations and strategies for Boards of Trustees as they approach the difficult task of providing financial guidance, management, and oversight to their respective Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs). Learn More

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Advancing Public Education in the South


Highlights from the 2013 'Preserving Public Education Convening' hosted by the Southern Education Foundation and the Leadership Center for the Common Good.







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