Vote Public Education SC Campaign Launch

  You’ve probably heard: 2020 is an election year! 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 […]

The PEP Playbook: COVID-19 Response (3/23/2020)

How quickly the world has changed in two weeks. The General Assembly convened briefly last week to pass a $45 million dollar COVID-19 relief bill, but has not scheduled a date to return and will meet at the call of the House and Senate presiding officers. Legislation unrelated to the virus is on hold as […]

PEP Welcomes Spring Policy & Advocacy Intern

Public Education Partners is pleased to welcome Zade Mutwalli to the team as our Spring 2020 Policy & Advocacy Intern. Zade is a senior Politics and International Affairs major and Middle Eastern and Islamic studies minor at Furman University, and will be a valuable asset to our team this legislative session. Learn more about Zade […]

Minimally Adequate One Year Later

A year ago this November, The Post and Courier published Minimally Adequate, a series highlighting lingering inequities within the South Carolina public education system. Our state hasn’t passed meaningful education reform since Governor Dick Riley spearheaded efforts in the 1980s. Minimally Adequate sparked a conversation that turned 2019 into the “year of education” in South […]