What We Do

Research & Policy

Through our research, SEF strives to provide the field with thoughtful analysis of key issues and the timely dissemination of solutions that offer the greatest impact for students.

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Government Affairs & Advocacy

SEF engages in a range of partnerships and coalitions designed to attack the root cause of educational inequities by strengthening the capacity of advocates and policymakers.

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Leadership Development

SEF’s leadership development programs are designed to build and strengthen a network of emerging and systems leaders who work across the education continuum and in communities throughout the South.

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Outcomes Based Contracting

OBC’s objectives are to dramatically improve student outcomes and to reshape the relationship between school districts and vendors.

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The Equity Assistance Center South

The Equity Assistance Center-South at the Southern Education Foundation (EAC-South at SEF) advises, assists, and serves public schools and districts in their work to provide more equitable opportunities for students in the areas of race, national origin, sex, and religion, as required by federal law.

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SEF Scope and Scale