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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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Goodwill and SCFM Deliver Books to Schools in Darlington County 

Press Release For Immediate Release April 18, 2019  Florence, SC. - Palmetto Goodwill has partnered with South Carolina Future Minds (SCFM) to deliver books to Lamar Elementary, Rosenwald Elementary/Middle School and Spaulding Elementary in Darlington County School District.  The program,...

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Middle School Science Teacher from Richland School District Two Named South Carolina’s first STEM Educator of the Year

Inaugural prize sponsored by leading companies and nonprofits recognizes importance of STEM in education Columbia, SC— SC Future Minds, S2TEM Centers SC, the STEM Development Foundation, and Comporium are pleased to announce the winner of the inaugural SC STEM Educator of the Year Award. The...

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A Week for Celebrating STEM Education and it’s Role in Our Communities and Announcing the STEM Educator of the Year!

As part of SC STEM Education Week (April 8th-12th), Tuesday, April 9th is STEM Education Day at the Capitol. Join us at 10:00 am in the first floor lobby of the State House for a gathering to read the Governor's proclamation declaring April 9th as STEM Education Day, to announce exciting STEM...

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