2018 Issues Forum



Forum Recap

Rapidly moving school reform efforts have inspired the Southern Education Foundation to intensify our focus on policy that affects public education and the powerful role it can play in advancing or limiting equitable opportunities in our schools. The debates around issues of school reform, school governance, and school funding rarely find consensus and are often mired in politics.

That’s why SEF convened researchers, practitioners, policymakers, and students in Little Rock, AR for our 2018 Issues Forum. We were intentional about creating a space for healthy discourse between education advocates of various perspectives. We see these debates as necessary and integral to achieving the ultimate goal of an equitable education system that works for all of our children.

Navigating a Path

for public education will require cooperation between researchers, practitioners, policymakers, and communities working together to tackle the often contentious issues of school reform, school governance, and school finance, to ensure we choose the best path forward for all students.

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2018 Forum breakout sessions.

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Reimagining Education

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