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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 October 27, 2020

My SC Education Presents: The “In”Powerment Series with Dr. Shaunette Parker: Going Beyond the Packets

In this… Read More
Posted September 28, 2020

Meet Janie Neely: Mom, Teacher, Advocate

This article was first published on palmettopromise.org “SAFE Grants have created the opportunity for our family and families like ours to truly have school choice, give our children the chance to succeed and give us the ability to fully support their learning needs.” Columbia, SC “I have… Read More
Posted September 23, 2020

Students with special needs being left behind with virtual learning, SC parents say

This article was first published on palmettopromise.org “The public-school district was looking at four to six hours in front of a computer for virtual learning. Developmentally, that’s just not appropriate for a four-year-old with Down syndrome.” Janie Neeley has a four-year-old son with Down Syndrome. In late Spring, she… Read More
Posted September 22, 2020

Education during the pandemic and children with Special Needs

Janie Neeley is a dedicated mom, educator and advocate for children with special needs. During this InPowerment Session, she shares her experiences as she navigates through the challenges of education for a child with special needs during the pandemic. Read More
Posted September 16, 2020

550+ SC Parents speak out on need for SAFE grants

This article was first published on palmettopromise.org Public policy work can never be ho-hum, when you realize that it’s all about making people’s lives better! That’s why we’ve dedicated ourselves to sharing the stories of real people and promoting policy solutions that provide real relief for our South Carolina neighbors. Amid the Coronavirus fallout, there is no better example of impactful, common sense policy than SAFE… Read More
Posted September 15, 2020

#MySAFEGrantStory: The Green Family

Posted September 14, 2020

#MySAFEGrantStory

Over 550 families from communities across South Carolina have shared what a SAFE Grant would mean for their students. These are their stories. 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 25, 2020

Mental Health and Our Children