A Message from Public Education Partners

As our community strives to respond to COVID-19 and its impact, all of us at Public Education Partners are reminded of how critically important public schools are to our civic life. Not just because they are a safe space where our children learn to be educated, engaged, empathetic members of our society, but because of […]

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PEP Welcomes Spring Policy & Advocacy Intern

Public Education Partners is pleased to welcome Zade Mutwalli to the team as our Spring 2020 Policy & Advocacy Intern. Zade is a senior Politics and International Affairs major and Middle Eastern and Islamic studies minor at Furman University, and will be a valuable asset to our team this legislative session. Learn more about Zade […]

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PEP Seeks Strategic Communications Director

Come join our team of public education champions! Public Education Partners, with a mission to lead our community to act collectively to support, strengthen, and advance public education and student achievement in Greenville County Schools, is hiring a dynamic communications leader to elevate and amplify our messaging. To learn more and apply, please click below. […]

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PEP Welcomes New Board Members

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: Faith Adedokun, Business Analyst for Sitel Corporation; Helen Dowbak, Assurance Senior Manager at Elliott Davis, LLC; Neil Grayson, Partner at Nelson Mullins; Sharda Jackson Smith, Assistant Professor of […]

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PEP and Coalition Partners Oppose Private School Vouchers

On January 14th, Public Education Partners (PEP), along with Spartanburg Academic Movement (SAM) and South Carolina Future Minds (SCFM), submitted joint written testimony to the Senate S.556 Subcommittee regarding a proposed private school voucher bill known as the Equal Opportunity Education Scholarship Account Act.  Voucher programs like Education Scholarship Accounts (ESA) reallocate taxpayer dollars for […]

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PEP CEO Message: 2019 In Review

A few weeks ago, a 7th grader walked into the Public Education Partners office holding a mason jar filled with $72.14 in coins and small bills. She wanted to donate her portion of the proceeds from her family’s yard sale to Public Education Partners, in part because of a school project that focuses on service […]

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Minimally Adequate One Year Later

A year ago this November, The Post and Courier published Minimally Adequate, a series highlighting lingering inequities within the South Carolina public education system. Our state hasn’t passed meaningful education reform since Governor Dick Riley spearheaded efforts in the 1980s. Minimally Adequate sparked a conversation that turned 2019 into the “year of education” in South […]

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InformEdsc Wins InnoVision Award

Public Education Partners (PEP) and Acuitas Economics recently received the 2019 InnoVision Award for Community Service for the development of InformEdsc.org. The award recognizes organizations for the development of new technology to provide products, services or processes that improve the quality of life in South Carolina communities. “As an InnoVision Advisory Board member, I was […]

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PEP Hires New CEO

Public Education Partners (PEP), Greenville County’s only nonprofit focused solely on improving K–12 public education, has hired Catherine Schumacher to serve as President & CEO, effective November 4, 2019. “PEP continues to lead the way in discussions about K-12 public education, supporting and elevating teachers and their profession, and ensuring access to a quality education […]

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PEP Launches InformEdsc.org

Public Education Partners (PEP) is pleased to announce the launch of InformEdsc.org (Inform Ed SC), an interactive website where state and local leaders, parents and other members of the community can obtain current, accurate information about K-12 public education in Greenville County and the state of South Carolina. Developed by PEP and Acuitas Economics, through […]

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