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Posted July 20, 2020

Gov. McMaster announces SAFE Grants for low income families

This article was first published on palmettopromise.org PPI President and CEO Ellen Weaver is quoted in a ABC Columbia article on the SAFE grant program. GREENVILLE, S.C. (WOLO/WYFF) – South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster was in Greenville Monday to announce the creation of the Safe Access to Flexible Education (SAFE)… Read More
Posted July 20, 2020

Introducing: South Carolina SAFE Grants

Posted July 18, 2020

SAFE Grants 101 for Parents

PARENT APPLICATION UPDATES COMING SOON! What are Safe Access to Flexible Education (SAFE) Grants? SAFE Grants is a program, developed by Governor Henry McMaster, to address the educational needs of eligible K5-12 students who attend a participating independent school. Modeled on successful grant and scholarship programs serving thousands… Read More
Posted July 18, 2020

SAFE Grants FAQ for Schools

What are Safe Access to Flexible Education (SAFE) Grants? SAFE Grants is a program, developed by Governor Henry McMaster, to address the educational needs of eligible K5-12 students who attend a participating independent school. SAFE Grants are funded through a federal CARES Act grant made to the Office of… Read More
Posted July 13, 2020

Virtual learning may be the solution to many challenges

This article was first published on palmettopromise.org PPI’s Senior Fellow Dr. Oran Smith wrote an opinion piece focusing on why South Carolina should invest in building a robust online learning catalog. This op-ed was first featured in The Lexington County Chronicle.   This month we reach the 35th anniversary… Read More
Posted July 10, 2020

SC Homeschool Accountability Groups report surge in homeschooling

This article was first published on palmettopromise.org As politicians and education leaders debate what education will look like in the fall, many South Carolina families who have not homeschooled in the past have taken the bold step of opting out of the public school system entirely, and choosing to… Read More
Posted July 10, 2020

Some Key Takeaways from SC Senate hearing on fall school re-opening

This article was first published on palmettopromise.org On Wednesday, a Senate Legislative Oversight Subcommittee met to discuss and hear from experts on reopening schools in the Fall. Of particular interest to Senators: how we can reach the over 10,000 South Carolina students that are unaccounted for since the start… Read More
Posted June 30, 2020

Highlights from Landmark SCOTUS case affirming school choice

This article was first published on palmettopromise.org On Tuesday, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) released its opinion in the matter of Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue, ruling in favor of Montana parents seeking to use scholarship funds for religious private schools. You can read PPI… Read More
Posted June 30, 2020

A Landmark Win for Education Freedom

This article was first published on palmettopromise.org On Tuesday, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) released its opinion in the matter of Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue. Based on our tracking of this case over two years, Palmetto Promise felt confident of a straight up win on the merits,… Read More
Posted June 24, 2020

Independent schools scale first legal hurdle in athletics rules discrimination case

This article was first published on palmettopromise.org On Monday, June 22, a Richland County judge ruled in favor of independent schools across the state who sued the South Carolina High School League (SCHSL) over new rules that would limit the athletic participation of public charter and private school students. Palmetto… Read More