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Third Annual Dick and Tunky Riley WhatWorksSC Award Celebration

Presented by the Riley Institute and South Carolina Future Minds

On October 16, 2013, former U.S. Secretary of Education Dick Riley named Chester Park Elementary School of Inquiry as the winner of the Dick and Tunky Riley WhatWorksSC Award for Excellence. Finalists Parents as Teachers SC and Teacher Cadet Program were also recognized.

2013 WhatWorksSC Award Finalists

Chester Park Elementary School of Inquiry (CPESI) Project-Based Learning Initiative

Chester Park Elementary School of Inquiry (CPESI) is a Title I school where 90% of the 435 students receive free or reduced lunch and 34% do not meet expectations on the Palmetto Assessment of State...

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Parents as Teachers South Carolina

The Parents as Teachers (PAT) evidence-based home visiting model is designed to ensure young children are healthy, safe, and ready to learn. The model has demonstrated successful results in increasing parent knowledge of early childhood...

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Teacher Cadet Program (Center for Educator Recruitment, Retention and Advancement-CERRA)

The Teacher Cadet Program is a secondary recruitment program aimed at attracting the “best and brightest” students to the teaching profession. The Program provides a curriculum-based, hands-on approach to educate students on the requirements to...

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