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, government affairs, and developing and growing the capacity of leaders and influencers in the field of education.
A Leader In Education For Over 150 Years
Keeping Equity In Focus During
The COVID-19 Pandemic
While the coronavirus pandemic impacts all students, students from under-served communities have an even greater need for the academic, social, emotional and nutritional supports schools provide. In many situations, schools also provide a place of safety. Many school and district leaders are doing the best they can to fill the gap, but they—like all of us who are navigating this new reality—are dealing with limited and evolving information while focusing on the day-to-day needs of students and families on the ground.
Since 2017, more than 200 school districts and education equity organizations have been supported by our efforts.
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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