Reflections from the Field: 2017 a Time of Evolution

If you’ve met with me or one of the PEP team over the course of 2017, you’ve probably heard us refer to 2017 as a time of evolution at Public Education Partners, one that saw transitions, new and enhanced endeavors, and an energized commitment to our mission. Indeed, 2017 was a busy year at PEP, […]

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POY Luncheon Honoring Duke Energy, Keynote Dr. Paul Reville

Greenville, S.C. – Public Education Partners (PEP), Greenville County’s only nonprofit focused solely on improving K-12 public education, is pleased to announce that their annual Partner of the Year Luncheon will take place at noon on November 20, 2017 at the TD Convention Center. In two ways, this luncheon reflects PEP’s mission to collaborate with community […]

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PEP Talks Graduation Rates

Public Education Partners launched its PEP Talks series at The Children’s Museum of the Upstate in early June 2017. The second luncheon of the series, entitled, “Graduation Rates: What’s Behind the Numbers?” was held on August 31 at the United Way of Greenville. PEP Talks is designed to be an informative, brown-bag luncheon, exposing individuals from the Greenville community to salient topics […]

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PEP Wins 2017 WWSC Award

As you might know, PEP’s Make Summer Count won the 2017 Dick and Tunky Riley WhatWorksSC Award for Excellence, presented by The Riley Institute at Furman and SC Future Minds. This is a tremendous honor and a testament to the impact of PEP’s focus on the development and utilization of public-private partnerships to tackle systemic challenges to student achievement, […]

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Reflections from the Field: AEE 2017

I remember my first day as Development Director at Public Education Partners. It was a Wednesday; September 23, 2015 to be exact. As a recent Greenville transplant by way of Houston, I was nervous to begin this journey with a new organization in a new city. But, as a former 6th grade English teacher, I […]

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From the Board: Champions

You may have noticed PEP in the news a lot in recent months. From digital, to print, radio, and television, PEP’s captured the media’s attention. Now PEP is being recognized by numerous local and national organizations for What We Stand For. It is my pleasure to share that at the Greenville County Schools Board of […]

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Building STEAM in 2017

PEP Recognizes Winning GCS Teacher-Submitted Projects by Awarding Inaugural Building STEAM Grant Greenville, S.C. – August 15, 2017 – Public Education Partners (PEP) awarded $10,000 to fund the Building STEAM grant for Greenville County Schools teachers. This was announced at Greenville Senior High. “PEP established the Building STEAM grants to help teachers bring innovation to life in the classroom,” said Dr. Ansel Sanders, PEP’s […]

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Reflections from the Field: GATEway to Greatness

Entering only its second year, the Greenville Alternative Teacher Education (GATE) program provided a unique pathway for 18 new math and science teachers to teach in middle and high school classrooms across Greenville County Schools. GATE is possible in part due to PEP’s partnership with Duke Energy​, which resulted in the establishment of the Duke Energy […]

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Reflections from the Field: Teacher Town, U.S.A.

A teacher today is being asked to do more than ever before. They must implement more rigorous standards, teach students to succeed in the 21st century, provide differentiated instruction to meet a myriad of learners, employ rapidly changing technology, and support the socio-emotional development of students. Meanwhile, these students increasingly come from low-income families, and […]

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GATE Press Conference 2017

PEP and Duke Energy Announce Major Grant to Expand Greenville County Schools’ GATE Program Greenville, S.C. – May 9, 2017 – Public Education Partners (PEP) is pleased to announce the receipt of a $109,000 grant from the Duke Energy Foundation to support Greenville County Schools’ expansion of the Greenville Alternative Teacher Education (GATE) program. Developed through a […]

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Make Summer Count Press Conference 2017

New Research from Public Education Partners and Scholastic Confirms Positive Impact of Supporting Summer Reading for K–5 Students in Greenville County, SC Results from Make Summer Count Program in Greenville County Elementary Schools Reveal that Students Benefit from Increased Access to Books and Opportunities for Summer Learning Greenville, SC – April 20, 2017 – The […]

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PEP Leadership Team Grows

Greenville, SC – Public Education Partners (PEP) has positioned itself to deepen its role and impact in Greenville’s education sector with dynamic additions to the Leadership Team. Dr. Ansel Sanders has stepped into the role of President and CEO after serving as PEP’s Associate Director since June 2015. “I am deeply honored and humbled by […]

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