PEPGC AND RCPEP FILE AMICI CURIAE BRIEF IN ADAMS V MCMASTER CASE

Public Education Partners Greenville County (PEPGC) and Richland County Public Education Partners (RCPEP) jointly filed an amici curiae brief in Adams v. McMaster. The case, currently before the South Carolina Supreme Court, could determine the fate of Governor McMaster’s Safe Access to Flexible Education (SAFE) Grants program which aims to create a tuition voucher program […]

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My Drive to #Teach864

PEP Launches ‘My Drive to #Teach864’ Campaign

 In honor of Greenville’s teachers and PEP’s 35th Anniversary, we’re partnering with the Greenville Drive to raise $35,000 through the My Drive to #Teach864 campaign. In past years, we’ve celebrated teachers at Fluor Field with the Greenville Drive for #Teach864 night. This year, however, we’re adapting to meet the new needs of our Greenville County […]

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Join the PEP Team

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 Organizer to help us continue our work! The Community Organizer will play the critical role of conducting outreach and ensuring that the […]

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Take Action to Protect Public Schools

Tell your representatives where you stand on private school vouchers today! The Governor’s Safe Access to Flexible Education (SAFE) grants are nothing more than an executive branch voucher scheme. These voucher programs rob public schools of necessary funding and reallocate public dollars to a system that lacks accountability and transparency. Simply put, SAFE grants will […]

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PEP Announces the Greenville Community Read

We believe that each of Greenville County’s more than 77,000 students deserves an equal opportunity to succeed, and we are committed to examining the ways we can – and must – do better to address systemic racism in education. The Greenville Community Read is a step in that direction, and we humbly invite you to […]

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PEP Issues Statement on Racial Justice in Education

The killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis was horrific. As a police officer kneeled on his neck, Mr. Floyd’s final words were “I can’t breathe.” We at Public Education Partners are heartbroken and outraged by his death and our thoughts are with his family and black citizens as we grieve yet another life taken senselessly […]

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Nine New Teachers Become Certified Through GATE

The Greenville Alternative Teacher Education (GATE) program is proud to celebrate nine new certified teachers! For the past three years, these dedicated educators have become certified thought 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, and […]

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CARES Act Funding & Equitable Services

  Public Education Partners, along with coalition partners Richland County Public Education Partners, Spartanburg Academic Movement, Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative, SC Future Minds, and the Southern Education Foundation submitted a letter to South Carolina Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman asking that she reject recent U.S. Department of Education (USED) guidance regarding federal CARES Act […]

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Vote Public Education SC Campaign Launch

  You’ve probably heard: 2020 is an election year! This election (and every election), public education is on the ballot. From your local school board to the State House to the White House, candidates are vying to be decision-makers when it comes to our public schools. In South Carolina, that’s a big commitment. 92% of […]

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The PEP Playbook: COVID-19 Response (3/23/2020)

How quickly the world has changed in two weeks. The General Assembly convened briefly last week to pass a $45 million dollar COVID-19 relief bill, but has not scheduled a date to return and will meet at the call of the House and Senate presiding officers. Legislation unrelated to the virus is on hold as […]

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