Southern Education Network
The Southern Policy & Practice Network is a co-created learning collaborative featuring key stakeholder organizations from Georgia, Tennessee, Florida, North Carolina, and Florida that address ways to improve education equity for Black, Latino, and low-income students from different yet interconnected vantage points in areas of education advocacy, research, and the business community. Poised to address these challenges in intentional and concrete ways the network’s core objectives will be carried out with the purpose of:
- Advancing learning through partnership by promoting coalition building among peers in similar contexts but that operate in different spaces,
- Enhancing reach and gaining traction among policymakers and journalists,
- Designing a digital learning community for ongoing connectivity amongst network members as well as access to equity-centered communications learning materials and coaching, and
- Providing practical communications tools and training to communicate what is working and what is needed most among students in the South in a straightforward and nuanced manner from a policy and practice perspective.
SEF aims to impact policy and create systemic and meaningful change for Black, Brown and low-income children as a result of the Southern Policy & Practice Network.