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Posted July 4, 2016

Learning Is A Joy: What’s An ESA?

This article was first published on palmettopromise.org What is an Education Savings Account (ESA)? Last week, we introduced you to Denisha Merriweather, the first in her family to graduate college. Her success is a sure testament to her hard work and perseverance, but also stems from… Read More
Posted June 28, 2016

Learning Is A Joy

This article was first published on palmettopromise.org She is the first in her family to graduate from high school and the first in her family to earn a bachelor’s degree. In 2017, she will be the first in her family to earn her graduate degree. Her name: Denisha Merriweather. … Read More
Posted June 13, 2016

ESA’s Put Parents First

This article was first published on palmettopromise.org What is a parent’s role in the education of their child? Of course, parents are the primary teachers of infants and those too young to attend school, but once beginning school in the modern education system, how has the parent’s role in… Read More
Posted April 8, 2016

#SchoolChoice…A Personal Story

This article was first published on palmettopromise.org This past week, Palmetto Promise was privileged to have Audra Knight, a student at River Bluff High School, visit the office for a few days. Her main interest? School Choice, of course! At the end of her time, we asked… Read More
Posted February 5, 2016

The Best Day Ever!

This article was first published on palmettopromise.org Thanks to your help, National School Choice Week was a smashing success! Nearly 3,000 students, teachers, and legislators enjoyed a day full of singing, dancing, and engaging with other #SchoolChoice advocates. Here’s a fun video and a few inspirational quotes from the attendees:… Read More
Posted January 8, 2016

Meet The Lisinski Family

This article was first published on palmettopromise.org For parents Chris and Tricia Lisinski, going the extra mile in the search of better educational options for their two children was worth the effort. Their twins, Damian and Dante, are at the beginning of their educational journey, but Chris and Tricia… Read More
Posted January 8, 2016

Meet The Hollingsworth Family

This article was first published on palmettopromise.org John and Delaine Hollingsworth knows how difficult it can be to give a child with exceptional needs a good education. The Hollingsworth’s adopted their autistic grandson, Cody, when he was in kindergarten “knowing that he would have special needs for a long… Read More
Posted January 8, 2016

Meet The Wood Family

This article was first published on palmettopromise.org 7 children and 23 years later, Bill and Tammy Wood remain big believers in home schooling. The Woods began “home schooling for convenience.” But soon after sending their second oldest daughter, Lucinda, to a private school for her 8th grade year, the… Read More
Posted January 8, 2016

Meet The Williams Family

This article was first published on palmettopromise.org “I think this just happened to be God’s gift.” That’s what Karen Williams had to say about Spring Hill High School, a career pathways magnet school located in Chapin, SC. After attending Irmo Middle, the Williams’ oldest son, Tyler, now attends Spring… Read More
Posted January 8, 2016

Meet The Washington Family

This article was first published on palmettopromise.org “After our daughter’s first couple of weeks in the 1st grade, we knew that we needed a change,” says Venita Washington. Venita and her husband Julius both grew up in Charleston and knew that’s where they wanted to raise their two children. Read More