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Sixth Annual Dick and Tunky Riley What WorksSC Award Celebration

Presented by the Riley Institute and South Carolina Future Minds

On October 14, 2016, former U.S. Secretary of Education Dick Riley named Healing Species as the winner of the Dick and Tunky Riley WhatWorksSC Award for Excellence. Finalists Engaging Creative Minds and Partners for Unparalleled Local Scholastic Excellence (PULSE) were also recognized. Special guests Linda O’Bryon, president and CEO of South Carolina ETV, Gerrita Postlewait, Charleston County Schools Superintendent, and Russell Booker, Spartanburg District 7 Superintendent, joined Secretary Riley for an on-stage conversation about current issues in public education.

2016 WhatWorksSC Award Finalists

Healing Species Violence Prevention Compassion Education Program

With the help of rescued dogs nobody else wanted, Healing Species’ trained instructors to provide twelve classroom lessons in compassion/humane education and violence prevention to elementary, middle, and high school students in high poverty, high risk...

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Engaging Creative Minds

The mission of Engaging Creative Minds is to inspire the creative and innovative potential of all students to achieve academically and become imaginative, adaptable, and productive adults resulting in stronger communities and an increasingly competitive...

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Partners for Unparalleled Local Scholastic Excellence (PULSE) administered by the TEACH Foundation

The Center’s decade of research provides the theoretical and pedagogical foundation for six Center-identified Standards for Teachers of Children of Poverty based on these themes: Life in Poverty, Language and Literacy, Family/Community Partnerships, Classroom Management,...

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