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October 4-9: White-Riley-Peterson Policy Fellowship

October 14: Dick and Tunky Riley WhatWorksSC Award for Excellence luncheon. Registration information: The WhatWorksSC award luncheon and the S.C. Conference of Public Education Partners (PEP) are open to the public. Register for the full day conference ($75 before September 24) or the lunch only ($20) at this link.



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White-Riley-Peterson Policy Fellowship

Fifteen leaders in the field of afterschool and expanded learning nationwide have been selected as White-Riley-Peterson Policy Fellows as part of a partnership between the Riley Institute at Furman University and the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation. The C.S. Mott Foundation has extended its funding for the program with a two-year renewal grant totaling $280,000.

Through discussion of actual case studies led by policy change-makers, the Fellowship equips graduates with a real world understanding of the art and science of sound policy-making for afterschool and expanded learning. In the 10-month program, which begins in October, Fellows will study afterschool/expanded learning policy and develop and implement state-level policy projects in partnership with their Statewide Afterschool Networks and the national Afterschool Alliance. To read this press release in its entirety, click here.

To view the 2015-16 Policy Fellows and read their bios, click here.

Investing in Innovation (i3): New Tech 

Cougar New Tech was recently featured on the Corporation for Public Broadcasting’s American Graduate:  Let’s Make It Happen program. To watch the video that details one of South Carolina’s New Tech schools, part of the federal Investing in Innovation (i3) grant project undertaken by KnowledgeWorks and the Riley Institute, click here

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