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Advancing Creative Solutions to Assure Fairness and Excellence in Education

Advancing Creative Solutions to Assure Fairness and Excellence in Education

Mission and Vision

Advancing Public Education

Advancing Public Education

Goal: Build a constituency for high-quality public schools in the South.

Goal: Build a constituency for high-quality public schools in the South.

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Improving College Access and Completion

Improving College Access and Completion

Goal: Identify, test, and advance policies and practices that increase student success in higher education.

Goal: Identify, test, and advance policies and practices that increase student success in higher education.

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SELI Webinar on 12/15!

Join us on Dec. 15th @ 12pm ET to learn more about the 2017 SELI Application & hear from alum about the summer fellowship experience. Register for the webinar today!
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Racial Equity Leadership Network: APPLY NOW!

Now Launching: A Network strengthening the capacity of district leaders to advance authentic equity-centered system change. Priority Consideration Ends Jan. 3rd, 2017.
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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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Kent McGuire "Have You Heard" Interview

SEF CEO, Kent McGuire, & others talk about the proposed Georgia "Opportunity School District" in this "Have You Heard" podcast featured in The Washington Post.
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Get Informed about Georgia Amendment 1's State Takeover Ballot Initiative

See the communities who stand to be impacted most as well as the questions that remain to be answered regarding this critical education decision that will be decided on November 8th.
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A Perfect Storm

A documentary video series focusing on the state takeover of public schools in New Orleans & the subsequent impact on the community
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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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EdWeek Releases Op-Ed on Stakeholder Engagement to Support ESSA Efforts

EdWeek releases Op-Ed by SEF's Kent McGuire & the Institute for Educational Leadership's Martin Blank discussing the importance of genuinely engaging key stakeholders in the ESSA implementation & weighs in on who and how steps toward broadening its constituency should be carried out.
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WEBINAR: SEF & NADE Present Exploring Equity-Centered Solutions in DevEd

This webinar, recorded May 19, 2016 outlines the major findings of the MSI Consortium for Innovation & Change's Dev Ed project interventions from both the institution and faculty perspective, introduces solutions to challenges faced, as well as explores future possibilities for scaling.
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Washington Post covers Private School Segregation Report

Washington Post covers Private School Segregation Report

The Washington Post covers the 2016 report, Race & Ethnicity in a New Era of Public Funding of Private Schools, and how the funding of private schools with public dollars has contributed to an overrepresentation of white students in private schools.
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Race & Ethnicity in a New Era of Public Funding of Private Schools

New report on the public funding of private school segregation and how the common narrative of providing better opportunities to students of color and the low-income is not reflected in the data.
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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 REPORT: Not Just Faster: Equity & Learning Centered Developmental Education Strategies

SEF showcases lessons learned from alternative developmental education (DE) interventions piloted by Minority-Serving Institutions.
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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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SEF and the Schott Foundation Respond to Ballot 42 Election Results

The Schott Foundation and SEF respond to Mississippi's Ballot 42 initiative results and discuss why the campaign was so critical.
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A Historical Mission in the Accountability Era: A Public HBCU and State Performance Funding

A Historical Mission in the Accountability Era: A Public HBCU and State Performance Funding

Read Tiffany Jones' article discussing the impact of state performance funding on historically Black college and universities.
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Disproportionate Impact of Push-Out on Black Students in the South

Read the latest report on push-out and the disproportionate suspension of black students in this 2015 Report released by the University of Penn Graduate School of Education.
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Huffington Post blog discusses SEF report and next steps for addressing needs of low income students

Sean Slade of Whole Child Programs at ASCD discusses specific immediate actions we can all demand our policymakers undertake in order to directly and profoundly influence the education, well-being, and living conditions of children in poverty today.
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Kent McGuire and Forbes discuss education and inequality

Education Alone Will Not Save Income Inequality

Forbes and SEF President, Kent McGuire discuss how the US needs to move past discussing just student outcomes and achievement gaps and begin considering how to address opportunity gaps as part of improving education.
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Urban Institute and SEF partner in showing concentration of low income and minority students in public schools

New maps produced in partnership with the Urban Institute provide a closer look at income and race concentrations in public schools.
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Building Your Assessment Toolkit

Building Your Assessment Toolkit

Check out this 2015 follow up report addressing how institutions can gather credible evidence of what students know and can do as a result of their college education.
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Between College Access and Outcomes

SEF's Tiffany Jones discusses how Outcomes Based Funding could impact Minority Serving Institutions.
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Voting Rights Act 50 years Later

Senior Fellow Steve Suitts looks at the benefits of the Votings Rights Act for blacks and whites and asks if the South has the capacity to initiate change for all people to benefit.
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HBCU Digest covers Navigating the New Normal brief Brief

HBCU Digest covers the Southern Education Foundation report, Navigating the New Normal focused on helping trustees of MSIs prepare for the new financial norm of colleges.
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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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Black Lives Matter Report

Black Lives Matter Report

Schott releases 50 state report on public education and black males.
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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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Washington Post Covers New Majority Report

Washington Post Covers New Majority Report

Washington Post covers the 2015 New Majority research bulletin and how for the first time in at least 50 years, a majority of US public school students are low income.
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Just Learning Animated Video!

Check out our new animated video for the 2014 report, Just Learning: The Imperative to Transform Juvenile Justice Systems into Effective Educational Systems.
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Latino College Completion

Latino College Completion

Excelencia in Education reports on how 5.5 million more Latinos will need to earn college degrees for the US to regain the top ranking in the world for college degree attainment.
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SEF in the News

New York Times' Nation's Wealthy Places Pour Private Money Into Public Schools cites New Majority.
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Charter Accountability

Annenberg Institute provides standards and policy recommendations for effective charter school oversight.
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Congratulations Rachel!

Congratulations Rachel!

Rachel Harmon, 2014 SELI Fellow awarded Rhodes Scholarship.
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Vulnerable Learners Win with the Common Core: Opinion Editorial from Kent McGuire

Vulnerable Learners

Read Kent McGuire's opinion editorial for the Alliance for Excellent Education's Core of the Matter series.
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Tough Love: Bottom-Line Quality Standards for Colleges

Tough Love

Check out The Education Trust's report examining quality standards for colleges.
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Juvenile Justice

SEF applauds new federal guidance to improve education for incarcerated youth.
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Common Core Facts

Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families releases three short briefs aimed at helping low income families understand the new Standards.
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Navigating the New Normal

Navigating the New Normal

SEF reports on financial imperatives for MSI's in avoiding financial exigency.
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Why the South?

Maps of Demographic and Educational Trends in the South and Nation
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SEF Blog

Desegregating Maryland’s HBCUs: An Update and Critique

On October 7, 2013 a U.S. District Court judge, Catherine C. Blake, ruled that the State of Maryland and the Maryland Higher Education Commission failed to desegregate the State’s system of higher education as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act and the Equal Protection Clause of the Constitution. As we watch this case unfold, and await the results of mediation that were due on May 30th, we are reminded of the critical nature of this case for the survival of not only Historically Black Colleges and Universities in Maryland, but throughout the country. Read More