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SEF's 2018 "The Politics of Equity" Forum

Southern Education Foundation

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 6:00 PM - Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 3:30 PM (CST)

SEF's 2018 "The Politics of Equity" Forum

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Join education officials, academic scholars, and education advocates in a debate on education policy.
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In September 1957, following the landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision, nine courageous African American students integrated the formerly segregated Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. The actions of those nine brave students were key in ensuring the implementation of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Brown, and would forever change how we define equity within our system of public education. Since that time, we have continued to strive as a country to develop an equitable and strong public education system that can serve all students well. However, concerns continue to mount that there are too many barriers to equal access and not enough students are receiving the education they deserve. 


What does the data say about student achievement and success in our public schools and that of alternative choices such as private and charter schools? How are these schools providing greater access and opportunity for the growing New Majority of Black and Brown students and others from historically marginalized communities? How do school funding structures and governance strategies influence how communities are able to inform the learning of their students?


Forging a successful path forward for our children will require evidence-based solutions that elevate sound practices and transform them into equitable policies. In the wake of the 2018 mid-term elections, bringing together diverse thinking to debate the "The Politics of Equity" is timely as the urgency of the work requires us all to rise above divisiveness in order to identify key education priorities in the best interest of students in the South.


Join the Southern Education Foundation (SEF) on November 13th-15th for our 2018 Issues Forum - The Politics of Equity: Navigating a Path for Public Education, as we convene education officials, academic scholars, and education advocates in developing a cohesive education policy strategy for the South that will serve all students. 

All guests will enjoy a guided tour of the William J. Clinton Presidential Center (Library & Museum).

Join us as we build a path toward success for all students in the South.


Lodging - Guests are responsible for their own lodging. At this time there are no additional rooms available at the Little Rock Marriott. However, there are several nearby hotels that you may book. 

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When & Where

William J. Clinton Presidential Center
1200 President Clinton Avenue
Little Rock, AR 72201

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 6:00 PM - Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 3:30 PM (CST)

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Southern Education Foundation

For 150 years, the Southern Education Foundation (SEF), the nation’s first education philanthropy, has been a strategic leader in advancing creative solutions to ensure equity and excellence in education for students of color and low-income students in the South. From developing African American teacher programs throughout the South during Reconstruction to aiding the development and proliferation of Historically Black Colleges & Universities throughout the region, SEF has always carried out its mission with a racial equity focus. This explicit focus on race and equity in education from cradle to career has provided a compass for accomplishing our vision of a world where every student regardless of background enjoys an education that propels them toward the opportunity-rich lives they deserve. Our work is achieved through analyzing and amplifying promising ideas through research, cultivating strategic connections across sectors through advocacy, and developing and growing the capacity of leaders and influencers in the field. 

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