PEP Wins 2017 WWSC Award

As you might know, PEP’s Make Summer Count won the 2017 Dick and Tunky Riley WhatWorksSC Award for Excellence, presented by The Riley Institute at Furman and SC Future Minds. This is a tremendous honor and a testament to the impact of PEP’s focus on the development and utilization of public-private partnerships to tackle systemic challenges to student achievement, […]

Reflections from the Field: GATEway to Greatness

Entering only its second year, the Greenville Alternative Teacher Education (GATE) program provided a unique pathway for 18 new math and science teachers to teach in middle and high school classrooms across Greenville County Schools. GATE is possible in part due to PEP’s partnership with Duke Energy​, which resulted in the establishment of the Duke Energy […]

Reflections from the Field: Teacher Town, U.S.A.

A teacher today is being asked to do more than ever before. They must implement more rigorous standards, teach students to succeed in the 21st century, provide differentiated instruction to meet a myriad of learners, employ rapidly changing technology, and support the socio-emotional development of students. Meanwhile, these students increasingly come from low-income families, and […]