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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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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