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2018 WhatWorksSC Award Celebration

Eighth Annual Dick and Tunky Riley WhatWorksSC Award Celebration

Presented by the Riley Institute and South Carolina Future Minds

On October 30, 2018, former U.S. Secretary of Education Dick Riley named Grow to Greatness as the winner of the Dick and Tunky Riley WhatWorksSC Award for Excellence. Finalists Charleston County School District Summer Teacher Residency and South Carolina’s Coalition for Mathematics and Science were also recognized. Special guests¬†Dr. Russell Booker, superintendent of Spartanburg School District Seven; Rep. Neal Collins,¬†member of the S.C. House of Representatives; and Susie Shannon, president and CEO of the S.C. Council on Competitiveness, joined Secretary Riley for an on-stage conversation about Finnish and South Carolina public education.

2018 WhatWorksSC Award Finalists

Grow to Greatness

The vision of this program is to increase Physical Activity and Health Eating Behaviors. Grow to Greatness is a 28-week fresh-produce program at SHARE Head Start Centers in Greenville, SC. Head Start Centers are federally-funded...

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Charleston County School District Summer Teacher Residency

The goal of the Summer Teacher Residency Program is to recruit and retain highly effective teachers in high-needs schools. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aen1kiiNKdA Our Program In June 2017, we implemented a Summer Teacher Residency Program to provide targeted,...

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South Carolina’s Coalition for Mathematics and Science

This programs aims to inspire learning and leadership everywhere that STEM matters in South Carolina and beyond. In 2018, the SC Coalition for Math and Science celebrated 25 years of service as an advocate/catalyst for...

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