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Posted November 10, 2020

After SAFE Grants: What’s next for families?

On July 20, 2020 Governor Henry McMaster announced the SAFE Grants program, a lifeline for families struggling to deal with the impacts of COVID on their students’ K-12 education. On October 7, the South Carolina Supreme Court ruled against the program, in a decision that ignored U.S. Supreme Court… Read More
Posted September 10, 2020

Hundreds of Families Share Need for SAFE Grants Program Ahead of South Carolina Supreme Court Arguments

Today, My SC Education released a new video and interactive map documenting the stories of over 550 South Carolina families hoping to benefit from a Safe Access to Flexible Education (SAFE) Grant. These stories were gathered through a request sent to the over 15,000 parents who have expressed interest in the program… Read More
Posted August 20, 2020

South Carolina Supreme Court Set to Hear McMaster SAFE Grants Case

The South Carolina Supreme Court has agreed to take up the case of Adams, et al. v. McMaster, et al. in its original jurisdiction. Oral arguments on the SAFE Grants program have been set for September 18, 2020. Commenting on the Court’s decision, Ellen Weaver, the President and CEO of… Read More
Posted August 5, 2020

Parent Update #1

You may have heard in recent news reports that Governor McMaster’s team has been in court, fighting for you and your family. Opponents of Governor McMaster’s SAFE Grant program are attempting to run out the clock on the urgent education relief these grants would provide to thousands of South… Read More
Posted December 22, 2015

Meet The Campbell Family

This article was first published on palmettopromise.org “We had decided before we got married that we were going to home school,” says Nancy Campbell, home schooling mother of four from Anderson. “We had met several home schooling families with children whose character, manners, and social skills we admired very… Read More
Posted December 22, 2015

Meet The Ellis Family

This article was first published on palmettopromise.org For lifelong South Carolinian and mother of three Courtenay Ellis, public magnet schools are all about intention. “I like the idea that parents have to initiate the process, it wasn’t an automatic result of zoning. You get a whole different caliber of… Read More
Posted December 22, 2015

Meet The MacDonald Family

This article was first published on palmettopromise.org “We chose private school from the very beginning,” says Shaylah MacDonald. “It was one of the decisions we never really had to talk about.” Shaylah was a public school math teacher before she had her son Wyatt, now sixteen. “We knew from… Read More
Posted December 21, 2015

Meet The Wilson Family

This article was first published on palmettopromise.org “I’m a pediatrician. I can tell you a lot about staying healthy, but when it comes to education, I can only point you in the right direction,” said Dr. Beverly Wilson, mother of three who lives in Orangeburg. The right direction for… Read More
Posted December 18, 2015

Meet The Sotero Family

This article was first published on palmettopromise.org “The biggest tragedy in life is doing what you are not passionate about,” said Pastor Julio Sotero of Greenville, South Carolina. “It will cause frustration, and it will kill your life. There are a lot of walking dead out there. They walk,… Read More
Posted November 19, 2015

Meet The Richardson Family

This article was first published on palmettopromise.org Beth Richardson did her homework so that her children could find a high-quality school. “I visited every single school that was available to us in Columbia,” she says. Not satisfied with their assigned public school, Beth enrolled her son, Jed, in East… Read More