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The mission of the  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.
October 2017 E-Newsletter
Volume 13        Number 2
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Deadline Extended
The Francis Marion University Center of Excellence to Prepare Teachers of Children of Poverty is pleased to announce that funds are available and will be awarded this Fall semester for P-12 Professional Development Projects  that addresses issues related to the education of children of poverty.
S uccessful projects will be awarded on a competitive basis to Public School Educators (P-12) in Center Partner Districts. Projects will be funded at amounts of up to $2,000 for the 2017-2018 academic year .
The Fall 2017 deadline for submitting completed project applications to the review committee was extended to October 13, 2017. Recipients will be notified by October 23, 2017. 

The Guidelines and Call for Proposals are available on the Center website at  http://fmucenterofexcellence.org.  Download application HERE!
Recent Professional Study Events
The Center regularly partners with schools, districts, and organizations to facilitate professional study events focused on serving the needs of children of poverty, and ALL learners.
Vass-Lakeview Elementary
Vass, NC

Greenwood Elementary
Lester-Greenwood Project
Florence, SC

Mt. Airy Schools
Mt. Airy, NC

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Do you have an event or success story that aligns with Center strategies?  
Please share with us so that others may learn from you! 
Family & Community Engagement
National Network of Partnership Schools Award Recipients  

Read the article from the SCNow  HERE!

Delmae Heights Elementary
Florence, SC
John W. Moore Intermediate
Florence, SC
South Florence High School
Florence, SC 

Center of Excellence 
Florence, SC

R e a d For A B e ad

Delmae Elementary was featured in the NNPS September 
E-brief for their INSPIRING IDEA! 

"At Delmae Heights Elementary School in Florence, SC, the Action Team for Partnerships (ATP) and many others at the school implemented a program to link students' reading progress with 25 community partners in Read for a Bead.  For one month, students recorded the title of each book they read and wrote a sentence about the book in their Read-for-a-Bead Logs.  Then, each student went to a participating local business, told about the book they read, and collected a red, blue, orange, green, or yellow bead, and a signature from the proprietor.  When students read five books and collected all five colored beads, they delivered the completed log to their teacher.

Some partners went further.  For example, an orthodontist gave a free t-shirt to every student reader who visited him.  A bank gave away piggy banks and contributed $5 to a new student bank account (opened with parental permission).  Chick-Fil-A donated reading bookmarks and free meal cards for the school to give as prizes to every student who collected five beads."
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