Welcome to the Center of Excellence
Our goals for promoting the academic success of children in and of poverty in South Carolina
Best Practices Resources
SC Poverty Index
SC Department of Education publishes the percentage of students in poverty for each school and district.
Access various Center publications available for online viewing or download.
Conferences & Events
Access information regarding upcoming events and conferences in South Carolina.
Access information about available grants available for South Carolina educators.
Teaching Children of Poverty Scholars student organization
The Center is excited to announce a new Student Organization, Teaching Children of Poverty Scholars
The mission of the Teaching Children of Poverty Scholars organization is to provide intensive opportunities for pre-service and in-service teachers to engage in activities specifically related to their work with under-resourced learners, including, but not limited to professional study, networking, and service. Monthly meetings are held on campus.
Fall meetings are scheduled for October 11 and November 8.
Spring meetings have been scheduled for January 24, February 26 and March 20.
Upcoming Events, Courses & Workshops
Save the date! The Center of Excellence Research Consortium (COERC) is convened annually to facilitate collaboration among research scholars, school district leaders, and practitioners interested
The Center publishes a monthly newsletter that features items of interest specifically to teachers of children of poverty. Distributed electronically, the newsletter is used to feature best practices and to advertise Center events.