The mission of the Francis Marion University Center of Excellence to Prepare Teachers of Children of Poverty is to increase the achievement of children of poverty by improving the quality of undergraduate teacher preparation, graduate teacher preparation, and the professional development of in-service teachers.


2018 Summer Institute Call For Proposals

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Newsletters

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.

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Response: Using Questions That 'Position Students as Meaning Makers' blogs.edweek.org/teachers/class… via @educationweek
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Resources

Resource Library

The Center houses a lending library of resources relevant to the education of children of poverty, including videos, books, and other print resources.  Holdings are continuously expanded to support educators’ needs for current research-based resources.

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Best Practices

Access Center recommended resources for addressing important issues in education.

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SC Poverty Index

The South Carolina Department of Education publishes the percentage of students in poverty (TANF, Medicaid, SNAP, foster child or homeless) for each school and district in the state. Access 2016 poverty indices for all South Carolina schools here:

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Center Publications

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The Center has established three goals for promoting the academic success of children in and of poverty in South Carolina.  These goals include:

Prepare current and future teachers to educate effectively.

Enhance curriculums, instruction, and assessment in schools.

Serve as the premier resource for educators of children of poverty.

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