Post & Courier hosting ‘Minimally Adequate’ education forum on April 1

The Post and Courier is hosting a “Minimally Adequate” education forum from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Monday, April 1 at Trident Technical College, Building 970, in North Charleston.

Panelists at the forum include:

  • Gerrita Postlewait | Superintendent of Charleston County School District
  • Sherri Snipes-Williams | CEO of Charleston Promise Neighborhood
  • Tina Wirth | Senior Vice President of Talent Advancement, Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce
  • Natasha Akery | Teacher at Military Magnet Academy

Tickets are free at:​

Kindergarten Readiness Network members take a Data Walk

Special thanks to all Kindergarten Readiness Network members who joined us for a Data Walk! Members spent time at six stations reviewing and discussing early childhood facility locations, capacity and ratings; Kindergarten Readiness Assessment (KRA) results broken down by test domains, school, race and poverty level; and food deserts.


Riley Institute accepting submissions for Dick and Tunky Riley WhatWorksSC Award

Do you know a school or community-based program that is truly making a difference for our students?

The Riley Institute at Furman University is accepting submissions for the annual Dick and Tunky Riley WhatWorksSC Award, given each fall to a program that is making a difference for our public school students and has data to support its success.

Submissions are open March 4, 2019 – April 30, 2019 for this year’s award.  To be considered for the award programs must:

  • have been in existence for one year;
  • have a design grounded in sound national research; and
  • have a comprehensive evaluation that shows convincing evidence of success and the relevance and effectiveness of the program.

A confidential, non-partisan selection committee consisting of representatives from the South Carolina State Board of Education, a major South Carolina-based corporation, a South Carolina institution of higher education, and a representative from a highly-regarded national education program will judge the entries.

The winner and finalists of the will be announced and celebrated at the annual WhatWorksSC Awards luncheon on November 12, 2019 in Columbia. The winner will receive a $10,000 cash award, with a $1,000 award going to each of the two finalists.

Past and future winners and finalists will be featured on SCETV’s website and in the Riley Institute’s WhatWorksSC Clearinghouse.

Past winners include:

2018 Farm to Belly (Bradshaw Institute, Prisma Health)

2017 Make Summer Count (Public Education Partners)

2016 Healing Species Violence Prevention Compassion Education Program

2015 Teacher Cadet Program (Center for Educator Recruitment, Retention and Advancement-CERRA)

2014 Center of Excellence to Prepare Teachers of Children of Poverty (Francis Marion University)

2013 Chester Park Elementary School of Inquiry Project-Based Learning Initiative (with Winthrop University)

2012 Reading Recovery Training Center (Clemson University)

2011 South Carolina Teaching Fellows (Center for Educator Recruitment, Retention and Advancement-CERRA)