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Seventh Annual Dick and Tunky Riley WhatWorksSC Award Celebration

Presented by the Riley Institute and South Carolina Future Minds

On October 24 2017, former U.S. Secretary of Education Dick Riley named the Public Education Partners’ Make Summer Count (Greenville County) as the winner of the Dick and Tunky Riley WhatWorksSC Award for Excellence. Finalists Camp iRock and Innovate! Intervention Program at AJ Whittenberg Elementary were also recognized. Special guests Representative Rita Allison, Representative James Smith, and Linda O’Bryon, president and CEO of South Carolina ETV, joined Secretary Riley for an on-stage conversation about current issues in public education.

2017 WhatWorksSC Award Finalists

Make Summer Count (MSC)

PEP’s mission is to collaborate with the community, educators and elected officials to support and strengthen public education and student achievement in Greenville County Schools. MSC, a core initiative in this mission, provides students and...

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Camp iRock

United Way of Pickens County, the School District of Pickens County and the Pickens County YMCA collaborated to develop a free remedial reading and summer camp experience for underperforming students in grades 1-3 in Pickens...

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Innovate! Intervention Program at AJ Whittenberg Elementary

The number one goal of Innovate! is to help at-risk children succeed in the 21st century. We are fundamentally working to break the cycle of poverty of students in our neighborhood one child at a...

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