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Because SC Future Minds Exists…

…Leaders from business, non-profits, education and government have a common place to collaborate on best practices and new ideas — the SC Conference of Public Education Partners. As one policy director told us in the post-conference survey: “Diverse – great audience each year and LOVE...

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Because SC Future Minds Exists…

…Hundreds of SC teachers have received tributes from current and former students like this: “Ms. Smith is an amazing teacher….I don’t know where I would be without her. I’ve become a better student and a better person because of her.” SC Future Minds created Teacher Appreciation...

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Because SC Future Minds Exists…

….We were ready when a teacher from Pleasant Grove Elementary School in Alabama asked how her fourth graders could help SC schools hard-hit by flooding. She remembered the outpouring of support her town received after tornados ravaged the area in 2011, and wanted her students “to...

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This School’s Got Talent 2016 Begins January 18!

Get your performances ready! The 2016 edition of “This School’s Got Talent” kicks off Jan. 18! Comporium will once again sponsor South Carolina’s largest free online talent contest. The program is open to any SC public school student, and the winner receives $500 and the opportunity to...

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Congratulations, 2015 “WhatWorksSC” Award Finalists!

Furman University’s Riley Institute and South Carolina Future Minds will present the annual Dick and Tunky Riley WhatWorksSC Award for Excellence to one of three finalists in recognition of their outstanding education initiatives in South Carolina. The award is part of the Eight Annual SC...

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My First Library Program Seeks to Provide Books to Summer Readers

South Carolina Future Minds’ new program — My First Library — raises money to purchase summer reading books for kindergarten students in SC’s most challenged schools. Studies show that summer learning loss accounts for about two-thirds of the ninth grade achievement gap in reading. Also,...

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Bojangles’ Helps Kick Off “My First Library” for 2015

For Immediate Release Bojangles’ and YOU Help Bring Books To SC’s Poorest Children Starting Saturday, Sept. 5 through Sunday, Sept. 20, Bojangles’ will give South Carolinians a chance to honor teachers and provide books to our most vulnerable children. Bojangles’ in-store promotion...

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Summer Reading Slide Stopped, Reversed With Books to Kids, SDE Study Shows

Children that received books to read over the summer stopped and in some cases reversed the traditional “summer slide” in reading, a report from the state Department of Education found. The report covered a summer reading program that has been piloted within the department since 2011. The...

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