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Public Education Partners, Spartanburg Academic Movement, and South Carolina Future Minds’ Testimony Regarding S.556, the Equal Opportunity Education Scholarship Account Act

Public Education Partners Greenville County (PEP), Spartanburg Academic Movement (SAM), and South Carolina Future Minds (SCFM) are independent, nonprofit organizations working across different geographic areas to improve educational outcomes for each of South Carolina’s public school...

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Meet our Reading Reporter Jeramiah Harriott!

Jermiah Harriott is a 1st grader at Rosenwald Elementary/Middle School in Darlington County. He wants to be a fireman when he grows up, he loves books and interviewing his fellow classmates, teachers and principals. Jeramiah is just one of the 2500 students in high needs schools around the state...

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Thank you for your generous support of South Carolina Future Minds!

You helped us connect private resources to public schools, communicate the needs of these schools, and champion our educators. Our IMPACT CONNECT - To date our My First Library Program has reached over 2,500 students in fifteen high needs schools across the state and given out over 22,000...

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17 South Carolina professional and civic leaders named to prestigious education policy program

COLUMBIA – Seventeen (17) professional and civic leaders from across South Carolina have been selected to participate in the SC Education Policy Fellowship Program (SC-EPFP) for 2019-20. SC-EPFP is a 10-month intensive professional development program for established and emerging leaders...

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Back to School Reflections by Interim Executive Director Debbie Jones

Just about 18 years ago today I walked through the doors of Carver Elementary School in Florence and nervously handed my oldest son over to the care of Mrs. Myers and Mrs. Lucious. As we walked into the classroom we were immediately greeted by smiles and welcoming words from them both,...

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Reflections from SCFM’s outgoing Executive Director, Caroline Mauldin

  Dear friends and colleagues: Just over three years ago, I was honored to join the SC Future Minds team in a critical mission for the state of South Carolina: to connect private resources to public education, and to strengthen our school system as a driver of economic and social...

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South Carolina Future Minds announces appointment of Debbie Jones as Interim Executive Director

Florence, SC — South Carolina Future Minds (SCFM) is pleased to announce the appointment of Debbie Jones as Interim Executive Director, effective July 1, 2019. Ms. Jones most recently served as Director of Programs for the statewide organization and, as a founding member of its staff, is...

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The Top Seven Ways to Spend $1 Billion on Public Education in SC

For the past year, SCFM Executive Director, Caroline Mauldin, has had the privilege of gathering once a month with some of South Carolina's finest leaders in public education through the SC Education Policy Fellowship Program. Below is a summary of their final group project, as presented on...

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Statement on May 1 Day of Reflection

A statewide, nonpartisan organization committed to strengthening public education as a driver of economic prosperity and social justice, South Carolina Future Minds’ work over the past two decades has been guided by one core belief: public school teachers are leaders in our communities, and they...

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SC lawmakers agree to send $50 checks to taxpayers. But it’ll cost $700K

COLUMBIA, SC South Carolinians who didn’t win the $1.5 billion Mega-Millions jackpot last fall still could get a piece of that money in the form of a tax rebate. With a Senate vote Thursday, S.C. lawmakers have agreed to give the state’s $61 million tax windfall from that jackpot —...

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