Posted February 12, 2021

The Story of Mary McLeod Bethune, an Education Trailblazer

This article was first published on In recognition of Black History Month, we celebrate the life and legacy of Mary McLeod Bethune, a crucial figure in South Carolina’s education history.  On July 10, 1875, Mary Jane McLeod was born in the small town of Mayesville, South Carolina in… Read More
Posted January 26, 2021

Participating Schools – 2021 SC School Choice Week

Brashier Middle College Charter School Simpsonville, SC 2020/2021 School Profile (PDF) Carolina School for Inquiry Charter School Columbia, SC Charleston Classical School Charter School… Read More
Posted January 19, 2021

Testing: Our Responsibility to Know

This article was first published on Updated 3/2/21 We all know the dreaded signs of COVID: loss of taste and smell, fatigue, coughing. Imagine someone experiencing these symptoms, but instead of going to the doctor, thinking, “Well, I could have COVID. But I’m too busy to get tested. And besides,… Read More
Posted January 11, 2021

South Carolina Legislature convenes Tuesday; McMaster’s State of the State Address Wednesday

This article was first published on PPI President and CEO Ellen Weaver is quoted in Center Square regarding PPI’s priorities for the 2021 legislative session. (The Center Square) – South Carolina lawmakers will return to Columbia on Tuesday to begin the 2021 legislative session, and more than 800 pieces… Read More
Posted December 18, 2020

Advocacy 101 Lunch & Learn Training Webinar

Posted December 8, 2020

“Miss Virginia’s” Education Lessons for South Carolina

The real-life Miss Virginia joined us… Read More
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 “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 “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