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  • RCPEP and PEPGC File Supreme Court Brief Opposing SAFE Grants

    September 22, 2020

    Public Education Partners Greenville County (PEPGC) and Richland County Public Education Partners (RCPEP) jointly filed an amici curiae brief in Adams v. McMaster. The case, currently before the South Carolina Supreme Court, could determine the fate of Governor McMaster’s Safe Access to Flexible Education (SAFE) Grants program which aims to create a tuition voucher program for private school students using taxpayer dollars. Governor… read more

  • Secretary DeVos is trying to redirect CARES Act money to private schools

    May 22, 2020

    South Carolina will receive approximately $216 million dollars for K-12 schools as part of the CARES Act. Congress intended that this money be distributed using the normal Title 1 formula to assist districts and schools with high concentrations of students from low-income households. Our public schools need this funding to help address the impacts of COVID-19 on our most at-risk… read more

  • Vote Public Education South Carolina Campaign on June 9th

    May 15, 2020

    This election (and every election), public education is on the ballot. From your local school board to the State House to the White House, candidates are vying to be decision-makers when it comes to our public schools.  In South Carolina, that's a big commitment. 92% of our state's children rely on public schools. K-12 public education funding makes up 38% of… read more

  • RCPEP Spotlight of the RCSD1 School Board Meeting on Jan. 14

    February 6, 2020

    School Board meetings are important sources of information. However, sometimes additional data and context is useful to understand the topics discussed at any one meeting. Click here for Issue #4 of the RCPEP Spotlight about the January 14, 2020 school board meeting. read more

  • RCPEP Spotlight of the RCSD1 School Board Meeting on Dec. 10

    January 14, 2020

    School Board meetings are important sources of information. However, sometimes additional data and context is useful to understand the topics discussed at any one meeting. Below RCPEP has drafted a summary and provided additional data and analysis regarding the most substantial items discussed at the school board meeting on December 10, 2019. Click here for our most current "Spotlight, Issue… read more

  • RCPEP Spotlight of the RCSD1 School Board Meeting on Nov. 12

    December 9, 2019

    School Board meetings are important sources of information. However, sometimes additional data and context is useful to understand the topics discussed at any one meeting. Below RCPEP has drafted a summary and provided additional data and analysis regarding the most substantial items discussed at the school board meeting on November 12, 2019. Click here for our most current "Spotlight." read more

  • RCPEP Spotlight of the RCSD1 School Board Meeting on Oct. 22

    November 18, 2019

    School Board meetings are important sources of information. However, additional data and context is sometimes useful to understand the topics covered at any one meeting. So, RCPEP is going to begin providing that additional data, context, and analysis to the most important information provided at Richland One school board meetings. Here is our first RCPEP Spotlight which covers important information… read more

  • School Supplies from Hootie & the Blowfish Delivered to Teachers

    November 5, 2019

    SC for Ed, RCPEP, and the Hootie & the Blowfish Foundation teamed up in September to collect school supplies. Prior to the September 12th concert, SC for Ed reached out to hundreds of teachers to get a list of the types of supplies that would be needed throughout the school year. Hootie & the Blowfish then worked very hard to… read more

  • Hootie & the Blowfish partner with RCPEP and SC for Ed

    September 3, 2019

    As the North American leg of the highly-successful Group Therapy Tour comes to a close in the birthplace of Hootie & the Blowfish, the GRAMMY Award-winning band are partnering with RCPEP and SC for Ed. Fans attending the Thursday, Sept. 12 show in Columbia are encouraged to bring school supplies for an on-site “fill the bus” drive, with pencils, dry… read more

  • RCPEP and United Way Midlands announce Resiliency Team

    August 20, 2019

    The United Way Midlands has partnered with RCPEP to head up a one-of-a-kind program at Jackson Creek Elementary School in Richland County School District 2. Increasingly, educators are recognizing that what happens to kids outside the classroom affects how they do when they are in the classroom. Moreover, teachers need additional support addressing these issues. That’s where the “Resiliency Team”… read more