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
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 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