PEP CEO Message: 2019 In Review

A few weeks ago, a 7th grader walked into the Public Education Partners office holding a mason jar filled with $72.14 in coins and small bills. She wanted to donate her portion of the proceeds from her family’s yard sale to Public Education Partners, in part because of a school project that focuses on service […]

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 […]

InformEdsc Wins InnoVision Award

Public Education Partners (PEP) and Acuitas Economics recently received the 2019 InnoVision Award for Community Service for the development of InformEdsc.org. The award recognizes organizations for the development of new technology to provide products, services or processes that improve the quality of life in South Carolina communities. “As an InnoVision Advisory Board member, I was […]

PEP Hires New CEO

Public Education Partners (PEP), Greenville County’s only nonprofit focused solely on improving K–12 public education, has hired Catherine Schumacher to serve as President & CEO, effective November 4, 2019. “PEP continues to lead the way in discussions about K-12 public education, supporting and elevating teachers and their profession, and ensuring access to a quality education […]