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We’re sharing stories that inspire and transform in order to show how our work is impacting communities around South Carolina.

Barnett Berry writes paper for 2021 International Summit on the Teaching Profession

The paper explores the evidence on teacher learning and leadership as well as their responses during the period of school closures.

Fairfield County students share solutions to community challenges with decisionmakers

19 students at Fairfield Central High School are on the front lines of identifying their community's assets and creating solutions around issues related to mental health, economic opportunity and school funding.

ALL4SC Founder Barnett Berry Receives Prestigious National Teaching Award

Dr. Barnett Berry, founding director of ALL4SC at the University of South Carolina, received the James A. Kelly Award for Advancing Accomplished Teaching from National Board for Professional Teaching Standards on April 9, 2021.

February 2021 Update

ALL4SC (or Accelerating Learning & Leadership for South Carolina) launched in late fall 2019 in partnership with the Fairfield County School District. Since then, the global pandemic, along with deepened economic distress and elevated systemic racism, have made our work -- and education transformation -- even more critical for South Carolina and our nation.

ALL4SC Founder and Director Barnett Berry Featured in Post & Courier

Barnett Berry, director of the Accelerator for Learning and Leadership in South Carolina, drafted an op-ed with College of Education dean, Jon Pedersen for South Carolina's Post & Courier.

Community Leaders Meet to Plan for Fairfield’s Future

On January 24, 2020, over thirty community members from Fairfield County, South Carolina met with University of South Carolina faculty and staff. The group came together to collaborate and discuss how to build a stronger community.

Educators, Vision and Voice: Introductory Listening Sessions in Fairfield

In February, ALL4SC staff sat down with educators from Fairfield Elementary School, Fairfield Middle School, Fairfield Career and Technology Center, and Fairfield Central High School.

ALL4SC Kicks Off in Fairfield County

Educators, students, researchers, policymakers, and business leaders met at the Fairfield County School District on November 20, 2019, to announce the official launch of the Accelerator for Leadership and Leaning in South Carolina, ALL4SC.

Mindsets, Mentoring and the Public Education System Every Child Needs: The Story of Jasmine Carter

Jasmine Carter, a 2016 graduate of Fairfield Central High School, is a quintessential introvert — quiet, reserved, and thoughtful. Jasmine, 22, is not one to seek attention. Thankfully, she agreed to tell her story about how an insecure, young girl from rural Jenkinsville, South Carolina, developed the mindset and skills to graduate second in her class and earn a much-needed scholarship to college.


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