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.
SEF's Public Policy Priorities
In our Public Policy Priorities, SEF seeks to offer sound policy positions supported by credible research and data designed to better inform public education policy development and related legislation in the southern states.
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
Raymond Pierce to Address Social Action & Scholarship Committee at the Southeastern Regional Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity Boule
SELI 2019 Fellow, Bailey Deavers, Advocates for Educational Equity through SELI Fellowship
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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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Raymond Pierce to Address Social Action & Scholarship Committee at the Southeastern Regional Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity BouleAugust 16, 2019
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