COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina ETV (SCETV) and the Riley Institute at Furman University today announced an expanded partnership that will leverage the resources of both entities to produce in-depth stories on public education, civic leadership and conversations with state, national and global policy leaders.
A trip to Finland in 2018 resulted in the type of collaborations viewers can expect to see more of. Led by the Riley Institute, Public Education Partners and Furman’s Department of Education, the trip allowed two dozen South Carolina educators, policymakers, funders and community and business leaders to gain insight into how Finland has overcome challenges in education that are similar to those that exist in South Carolina. The trip was documented by SCETV and covered on the network’s “Carolina Classrooms” program.
In another education collaboration, SCETV produces videos documenting programs that are finalists for the Riley Institute’s annual Dick and Tunky Riley Award for Excellence™ and creates short biographical pieces on the winners of the Institute’s annual David H. Wilkins Award for Excellence in Legislative and Civic Leadership. Used to supplement the agency’s focus on careers, SCETV offers the videos to educators and the public through Knowitall.org, SCETV’s award-winning, education-focused multimedia platform.
The Riley Institute’s visiting speakers also form part of the organizations’ partnership. Over time, SCETV has interviewed and featured many of the Institute’s distinguished speakers and visitors, including journalists Judy Woodruff and Bob Schieffer, NASA Director Charles Bolden, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, Charleston Mayor Joe Riley, PBS President and CEO Paula Kerger, documentary filmmaker Henry Louis Gates, Finnish Prime Minister Alexander Stubb, and CIA Director David Petraeus.
“The issues the Riley Institute focuses on are intimately connected to progress in South Carolina and the nation and are also of compelling interest for SCETV’s audience. The basis of our collaborative work is a shared desire for all South Carolinians to have access to resources and information connected to a variety of critical issues.” –SCETV President and CEO Anthony Padgett
“The Riley Institute brings experts in critical issue areas to different venues in the state, with audiences between 400 and 2,000 people, but with the help of SCETV, those voices can reach tens of thousands of people on the air and many more on their digital platforms. This is a natural partnership, and we hope to collaborate on another international education field study in the future.” –Riley Institute at Furman University Executive Director Don Gordon
FIVE FAST FACTS:
- SCETV and the Riley Institute at Furman University today announced an expanded partnership.
- By leveraging the resources of both entities, in-depth stories on public education and civic leadership, as well as conversations with state, national and global policy leaders, are made possible.
- An example of this collaboration is a recent mission to Finland, which was conducted last fall and allowed a delegation of two dozen South Carolinians to gain insight into how Finland has overcome challenges similar to what exist in the Palmetto State.
- SCETV produces videos documenting programs that are finalists for the Riley Institute’s annual Dick and Tunky Riley Award for Excellence™ and creates short biographical pieces on the winners of the Institute’s annual David H. Wilkins Awards for Excellence in Legislative and Civic Leadership.
- For more information on the Riley Institute, visit riley.furman.edu. For more information on SCETV, visit www.scetv.org.