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Evidence Matters | Making Sense of Montessori

March 29, 2023 As noted in our previous blog post, the Riley Institute’s Evidence Matters series will focus on a wide range of topics relevant to the field of public education. Today’s post will be...

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Why Evidence Matters: A New Blog Series Highlighting Important Topics in Public Education

March 16, 2023 If you asked 100 people what the word evidence means to them, you might receive 100 different answers. In a society increasingly overloaded with information—and plagued by doubts about what is “real”—...

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: How a One Cent Sales Tax Transformed Education in South Carolina

March 1, 2023 On a recent sunny October afternoon in Columbia, Dick Riley made his way out of the Riley Institute’s WhatWorksSC celebration and headed toward his car. As he passed the concierge’s desk, a...

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From the Ground Up: How a Grassroots Movement Became a Blueprint for Getting Things Done

February 15, 2023 In our current political climate, it feels rare that both sides of the aisle come together to address community challenges, but that is what happened during Dick Riley’s second term as South...

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How Dick Riley, a Man of the People, Made the EIA Happen

January 30, 2023 If you’ve ever been lucky enough to meet Dick Riley, chances are you’ve been greeted in much the same way as the thousands of people who came before you — with a...

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Past Wilkins Legislative Award Winners on the Advice They’d Give to Freshman Legislators

Post powered by Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative As we prepare for the January 10 Riley-Wilkins OneSouthCarolina Legislative and Civic Leadership Awards, we’re reminded of the examples set by past winners. Here’s a look back at...

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Past Wilkins Civic Award Winners on the Next Generation of Leaders

Post powered by Duke Energy As we prepare for the January 10 Riley-Wilkins OneSouthCarolina Legislative and Civic Leadership Awards, we’re reminded of the examples set by past winners. Here’s a look back at what a...

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Past Wilkins Legislative Award Winners on Fostering Bipartisanship and Civility

Post powered by Dominion Energy As we prepare for the January 10 Riley-Wilkins OneSouthCarolina Legislative and Civic Leadership Awards, we’re reminded of the examples set by past winners. Here’s a look back at what a...

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Past Wilkins Legislative and Civic Award Winners on Service

Post powered by South Carolina ETV As we prepare for the January 10 Riley-Wilkins OneSouthCarolina Legislative and Civic Leadership Awards, we’re reminded of the examples set by past winners. Here’s a look back at what...

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Past Wilkins Legislative Award Winners on Bipartisanship in South Carolina

Post powered by Who's On The Move As we prepare for the January 10 Riley-Wilkins OneSouthCarolina Legislative and Civic Leadership Awards, we’re reminded of the examples set by past winners. Here’s a look back at...

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Past Wilkins Legislative and Civic Award Winners on Principled Leadership

Post powered by Duke Energy As we prepare for the January 10 Riley-Wilkins OneSouthCarolina Legislative and Civic Leadership Awards, we’re reminded of the examples set by past winners. Here’s a look back at what a...

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Past Wilkins Civic Award Winners on Compassion in Leadership

Post powered by Dominion Energy As we prepare for the January 10 Riley-Wilkins OneSouthCarolina Legislative and Civic Leadership Awards, we’re reminded of the examples set by past winners. Here’s a look back at what a...

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