A Year of Unexpected Surprises

May 13, 2022 by Carley Gant My six word memoir: “August: uncharted territory. May: conquered kindergarten!” —– Picture it: It’s your 18th year of education and you’ve managed to successfully avoid the one grade level that instantly sends you into a panic….kindergarten. Then one day in August, before school begins, it happens. You’re teaching kindergarten! […]

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Public Education Partners to Host SC Superintendent of Education Candidate Forum

Greenville, SC, May 6, 2022 – With incumbent South Carolina Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman not running for reelection, candidates from a myriad of backgrounds have entered the race to succeed her, giving voters an unprecedented opportunity to select a candidate that speaks to their public education concerns about the broad range of issues that […]

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We’re Hiring!

For 35 years, we have collaborated with community partners to strengthen public education for the 77,000 students and 7,000 teachers in Greenville County Schools – and right now we’re looking for a Community Advocacy and Government Affairs Coordinator to help us continue our work! The Community Advocacy and Government Affairs Manager will synthesize information regarding […]

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My Drive to Teach: Find Your WHY

April 22, 2022 by Ashley Causey There has never been a point in my career in education when I have regretted being a teacher. The education profession has become one that is an environment of constant change and in need of improvement, and I love being the heart of that drive for positive change. Educators […]

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TeachGCS Night

MY DRIVE TO #TEACHGCS – PUBLIC EDUCATION PARTNERS CONTINUES TO GO TO BAT FOR GREENVILLE’S PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS Greenville, S.C. – Public Education Partners (PEP) announces that they will resume their annual support of Greenville’s public school teachers through the My Drive to #TeachGCS campaign. Formerly known as #Teach864, #TeachGCS Night at Fluor Field is […]

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Coping in the Time of COVID

“Have you taken any time to grieve COVID?” my therapist asked. This question took my breath away. Immediately I thought, “How dare you! Grieved? We’re still in it! What time have any of us in education had to grieve anything? We’ve adjusted, put our feelings aside, sucked it up, gone above and beyond like we […]

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PEP Welcomes Five New Board Members

January 21, 2022 Public Education Partners (PEP), Greenville County’s only nonprofit focused solely on improving K-12 public education, recently welcomed five new members to its Board of Directors. They are: Dr. Scott Henderson, Professor of Education at Furman University; Jennifer Olmert, Executive Director of Upstate Mediation Center; Dr. Kerry Sease,  Medical Director for Prisma Health Children’s […]

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We’re Hiring!

For 35 years, we have collaborated with community partners to strengthen public education for the 77,000 students and 7,000 teachers in Greenville County Schools – and right now we’re looking for a part-time Program and Operations Coordinator to help us continue our work! The Program and Operations Coordinator will be detail-oriented, committed to public education and […]

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PEP Issues Statement on S. 935

January 13, 2022 – This week, the SC Senate Education Subcommittee met to start the discussion of S.935, the bill in support of Education Scholarship Accounts (ESAs). Despite the South Carolina Supreme Court’s ruling that no money from public funds should be used for the benefit of religious or private educational institutions, our state’s leadership is […]

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14 New Teachers Become Certified Through GATE Program

The Greenville Alternative Teacher Education (GATE) program is proud to celebrate 14 new certified teachers! For the past three years, these dedicated educators have become certified through GATE – the first district-based, job-embedded certification program in South Carolina. Together with Greenville County Schools, we are increasing the number of exceptional math, science, English, social studies, […]

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Almost June

May 21st, 2020 – by Kelly Baird, Co-Founder and CEO of Flow to You   “It was June, and the world smelled of roses. The sunshine was like powdered gold over the hillside.” Maud Hart Lovelace  As this incredibly unique school year is drawing to a close (amid all the extreme effort that MAYCEMBER requires), […]

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