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Eighth Annual Dick & Tunky Riley WhatWorksSC Award for Excellence

A celebration of what works in education

Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, Columbia, SC
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
12:30 - 2 p.m.

Eventbrite - WhatWorksSC Award Celebration

On October 30, 2018, Furman University’s Riley Institute and South Carolina Future Minds will host a celebration of what works in public education. Three finalists for the annual WhatWorksSC award were selected from Riley’s WhatWorks Clearinghouse through a rigorous scoring process and were honored at the event. Former two-term Governor of South Carolina and United States Secretary of Education Dick Riley will name this year’s winner at the event. The award is named for Secretary Riley and his late wife, Ann “Tunky” Riley, a dedicated teacher and passionate advocate for quality public education.  

2018 WhatWorksSC Award Finalists

Congratulations to this year’s three finalists!

Charleston County School District Summer Teacher Residency, a program designed to recruit and retain highly effective teachers in high-needs schools. Learn more.

Farm to Belly, an innovative collaboration between Greenville Health System and Feed & Seed that emphasizes moving, learning and growing by cooking, shopping for and sharing healthy food. Learn more.

South Carolina's Coalition for Mathematics & Science (SCCMS), a Clemson University-based initiative that serves the whole STEM ecosystem statewide through a variety of programs. Learn more.

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