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WhatWorksSC Clearinghouse




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In 2005 and 2006, with a grant from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Riley Institute at Furman conducted the largest ever study of public education in South Carolina. “In Their Own Words: A Public Vision for Educational Excellence in South Carolina” details key strategies for creating world-class schools in South Carolina, derived from 3000 focus group hours with more than 800 stakeholders (Hewlett Research). WhatWorksSC ties those strategies to a number of promising in-state initiatives to serve as a resource for educators, students, the community and policy makers in South Carolina.

Apply for inclusion in the WhatWorksSC Clearinghouse! Please submit information using the template provided. You may contact Cathy Stevens with questions at

The Annual Dick and Tunky Riley WhatWorksSC Award for Excellence
Honoring highly effective education initiatives in South Carolina

The Riley Institute at Furman and South Carolina Future Minds partner to present the annual Dick and Tunky Riley WhatWorksSC Award for Excellence to an outstanding education initiative in South Carolina. Candidates are selected from initiatives in the Riley Institute’s WhatWorksSC clearinghouse, and funds are awarded for enhancement of their program and for consulting with other schools and organizations interested in replicating it.