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June 16-21, 2019Emerging Public Leaders (EPL) 2019-20. Application process is open; deadline is Friday, April 5, 2019. 

July 12-19, 2019: Teachers of Government (TOG) 2019 - Greenville, SC and Washington, DC. Application process is open; deadline is Friday, March 22, 2019.


Discover key strategies for creating world-class schools in South Carolina, the results of the state's largest-ever study of public education in the state.

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CEPL in the News, April 2015 Issue, is now available, click here! For past issues, click here.

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White-Riley-Peterson Policy Fellowship

Developing policy leaders for afterschool and expanded learning

October 7-12, 2018

The Riley Institute welcomes to Greenville its seventh class, Class of 2018-19, of White-Riley-Peterson Policy Fellows who, beginning in October 2018 will spend ten months studying afterschool and expanded learning policy and developing state-level policy plans in partnership with their State Afterschool Networks and the National Afterschool Alliance.

Meet the 2018-19 class!

Sixteen leaders in the field of afterschool and expanded learning nationwide have been selected as White-Riley-Peterson (WRP) Policy Fellows as part of a partnership between the Riley Institute at Furman University and the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation.

The new class of WRP Policy Fellows brings the total number of program participants to 106 since the initiative was launched in 2012.

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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

Three 2018 award finalists will be announced in September 2018. Check back for more details!

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