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Meet Brooke Lance, Anderson Two District Teacher of the Year

Today's #teacherhero is Brooke Lance from Anderson Two.  Brooke is a 4th Grade Math & Science Teacher at Belton Elementary.  Here's her story in her own words: “I credit my mother with my love for learning and my desire to become a teacher. With her, learning was never a chore; it was...

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Meet Anthony Pitts, Jasper County Teacher of the Year

Anthony Pitts has been teaching for 25 years.  He is a #teacherhero in South Carolina, currently serving at Ridgeland-Hardeeville High School.  Here's his story in his own words: "I knew I was anointed to be a teacher at an early age. My 5th grade reading teacher, Mrs. Freeman, saw something...

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Dorchester 2 Teacher Wins Caribbean Cruise As Part of Teacher Appreciation Month

A Dorchester School District Two Elementary School teacher has won a four-day, five-night Caribbean cruise from Bojangles’ as part of its May Teacher Appreciation Month promotion. Maree Carway, a 5K teacher at Windsor Hill Arts Infused Elementary School, was awarded the cruise today during...

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South Carolina Future Minds partners with Bojangles’ to Provide Reading Books & Honor Teachers Across the State

  Now through September 25, My First Library program allows Bojangles' customers to honor teachers and support academic achievement of low-income students. For South Carolinians who love biscuits and early childhood reading, September is a great month. Now in its third year, South Carolina...

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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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