For More Than
For More Than
the Southern Education Foundation (SEF) has been a leader in advancing creative solutions to ensure equity and excellence in education for students of color and low-income students in the South. Our work is achieved through analyzing and amplifying promising ideas through research, cultivating strategic connections across sectors through advocacy & government affairs, and developing and growing the capacity of leaders and influencers in the field.
2019 Governor Races
Governors play a crucial role in directing a state’s education policy. For this reason, SEF has compiled critical education policy stances from the Democratic and Republican candidates running for governorships in the South for the 2019 elections.
SEF Sends US Department of Education a Letter Opposing the Expansion of Public Funds for Private Schools
NEPC-State Takeovers: Radical Seizure of School Districts vs. Organic, Community Grounded School Improvement
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Southern Education Foundation depends on the generosity of supporters like you. Financial contributions and volunteerism are crucial to ensure that all students have access to quality education and pathways to successful futures.
More than 70 school districts & social justice
groups were supported by
our efforts in 2018 alone.
We have contributed 50+ publications
to the conversation on education equity
in the last decade.
We have cultivated over 280 leaders poised to address equity challenges in the education system over the last decade.
Our Southern Policy & Practice Network comprises 35 members representing 6 southern states working collectively to advocate for equity.
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Join SEF and LPI for a Panel on Leading for Racial Equity at the University Council for Education AdministrationNovember 21, 2019 - November 24, 2019
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