WhatWorksSC

Apply for the 2019 WhatWorksSC Award by April 30!

April 6, 2019 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
Photo of Farm to Belly, winner of the 2018 WhatWorksSC Award

The Riley Institute at Furman University is accepting submissions for the annual Dick and Tunky Riley WhatWorksSC Award, given each fall to a program that is making a difference for our public school students and has data to support its success.

Apply for the Riley Institute’s 2019 WhatWorksSC Award!

March 4, 2019 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
Image of 2018 winners of WhatWorksSC Award - Farm to Belly

Apply for the Riley Institute’s 2019 WhatWorksSC Award! Thousands of South Carolinians wake up and go to work with the sole purpose of improving the educational outcomes – and lives – of the more than 750,000 public school students in the state often in the face of...

S.C. Summer Camp Helping Students Combat Summer Learning Loss

November 9, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Camp iRock

Camp iRock is an innovative summer camp that helps children improve their reading abilities while having tons of summer camp fun. In the spring, the School District of Pickens County identifies rising 2nd, 3rd and 4th-graders who could use a boost in their reading abilities...

Greenville Program Offers Students a Chance to Innovate!

November 6, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Students studying together after school

Innovate! is a program that celebrates and empowers students from third grade through high school with afterschool, summer and weekend programs. The program’s focus is to break the cycle of poverty of students in the west Greenville neighborhood one child at a time...

Reading Program Aims to Make Summer Count

November 3, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Make Summer Count

Reading well at a young age is the most important building block for later success in school and life. Make Summer Count is a summer program that helps close the achievement gap by giving children and families the resources they need to be able to read all summer long. The...

Chester Park School of Inquiry Wins 2013 WhatWorksSC Award

October 18, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Chester Park School

Over the past few years, the Richard W. Riley Institute at Furman University has been studying education in South Carolina to learn about programs that work. On October 16, 2013, three programs were recognized at the WhatWorksSC awards. The goal of the awards is to engage...