PEP Welcomes Five New Board Members and a New Chair

Greenville, S.C. – Public Education Partners (PEP), Greenville’s only independent nonprofit solely dedicated to investing in and improving public education, recently welcomed five new members to its Board of Directors. Additionally, while not a new face to PEP, Dr. John Kaup has assumed the role of Board Chair (2019-2020), replacing Lee Yarborough who remains a board […]

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Donors that Harness the Power of the Collective

Public Education Partners’ (PEP) newly adopted mission statement is to lead our community in acting collectively to support, strengthen and advance public education and student achievement in Greenville County Schools. With this statement in mind, we recently honored several organizations and individuals that harness the power of the collective. The Partner of the Year Luncheon is […]

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PEP 2019-2024

What’s the first thing you think of when you hear strategic planning? My hunch is the phrase triggers less-than-enthusiastic emotions. Such a reaction is understandable given that strategic planning often feels like a compliance-driven task that consumes significant time and yields a dust-collecting document. PEP’s current strategic plan concludes at the end of 2018. Realizing […]

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PEP Hires New Policy and Advocacy Director

Public Education Partners (PEP), Greenville County’s only nonprofit focused solely on improving K-12 public education, is proud to announce that Lindsey Jacobs has been hired to fill the role of Policy and Advocacy Director. “We’re thrilled that Lindsey is on the PEP team,”said Dr. Ansel Sanders, PEP President and CEO. “As we seek to better fulfill […]

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PEP Talks: Greenville Arts Education

PEP Talks are knowledge building events aimed at educating the Greenville community and public-school stakeholders on salient education topics, which allow parents, teachers, and the community to become stronger advocates for more robust public schools. Join us on October 30 at 4:30 p.m. Click here to learn more and hold your seat!  

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PEP Sponsors School Board Forums

PEP and LWV of Greenville County to Sponsor School Board Candidate Forums Greenville, S.C. – Public Education Partners (PEP), Greenville’s only independent nonprofit solely dedicated to investing in and improving public education, and the League of Women Voters (LWV) of Greenville County are teaming up to sponsor two Greenville County School Board Candidate Forums later this […]

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#SC2Finland Field Study

SC EDUCATION STAKEHOLDERS TO PARTICIPATE IN FIELD STUDY OF PUBLIC EDUCATION IN FINLAND GREENVILLE, S.C.—Twenty-three South Carolina education stakeholders will visit Finland’s public schools this month to gain insight into critical challenges in public education in South Carolina. The field study will be led by Public Education Partners, Furman University’s Department of Education, and the […]

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#Teach864 School Year Leadoff

PEP Continues Teacher Support, Presents #Teach864 School Year Leadoff Greenville, S.C. – Continuing the momentum of their Teach864 campaign, Public Education Partners (PEP), Greenville’s only independent nonprofit solely dedicated to investing in and improving public education, is celebrating teachers and a new school year by presenting #Teach864 School Year Leadoff. The event takes place during the Greenville Drive’s […]

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GATE Thrives Amid Shortage

Throughout the summer numerous articles have detailed the teacher recruitment and retention challenges South Carolina continues to face, and as we usher in a new school year vacant teaching positions remain. Nevertheless, out of the teacher shortage challenge emerge opportunities for innovation. It is in this innovation space that Public Education Partners operates, the proof […]

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PEP Hires New Program Director

Greenville, S.C. – Public Education Partners (PEP), Greenville County’s only nonprofit focused solely on improving K-12 public education, is proud to announce that Qena Jennings, M.Ed has recently been hired to fill the role of Program Director. “Qena is a fantastic addition to our team and organization, especially as PEP continues and seeks ways to deepen and […]

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Quality Teaching Grants Awarded

PEP Funds Six STEAM Projects and Awards the Inaugural Mullins Grant for Quality Teaching Greenville, S.C. – Public Education Partners (PEP) recently awarded $15,000 to fund the second year of the Building STEAM grant and the inaugural Mullins Grant for Quality Teaching. “PEP’s Quality Teaching grants, which include the Building STEAM grants and the Mullins grant, […]

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Teach864: Making Teacher Town USA

South Carolina, and more specifically, Greenville County Schools, has committed to the Profile of the South Carolina Graduate so every high school graduate will be prepared for success in college, career, and citizenship. This goal mirrors the mission of Public Education Partners (PEP): to collaborate with community partners to support and strengthen student achievement in […]

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