P-12 Education
SEF's Just Learning Report urges states to take over responsibility for juvenile justice programs, provide youth with needed services, and ensure effective teaching and learning.
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Higher Education
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Experts Speak

Closing the Achievement Gap

Bailey Perkins

SELI 2013 Summer Fellow Bailey Perkins advocates for public education to be a higher budgetary priority for the Oklahoma legislature so that they can adequately fund their public schools. Read More.

Leadership Announcement

SEF Welcomes Two New Trustees

Fred Frelow

SEF is pleased to announce Frederick Frelow, Senior Program Officer with the Ford Foundation and Michael Nettles, Senior Vice President at the Educational Testing Service have joined the Board of Trustees.Read More

Just Learning

Juvenile Justice Programs Do More Harm Than Good

SEF’s latest report, Just Learning: The Imperative to Transform Juvenile Justice Systems into Effective Educational Systems, argues that education for the 70,000 students in custody on any given day is setting them even further back in their ability to turn their lives around. Learn More

Featured Video

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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