Welcome to the Center of Excellence
Our goals for promoting the academic success of children in and of poverty in South Carolina and across the nation.
Resources for 25 Best Practices
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 (TCOPS)
Student Professional Organization
Teaching Children of Poverty Scholars (TCOPS) was initiated in Fall 2018 on the campus of Francis Marion University. The mission of this new student professional 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. Monthly meetings held on campus include opportunities for professional study, networking, and service.
August 22, September 6, October 11, November 8
January 24, February 26, March 20, April 18
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.