The Whole Community’s Role in Educating SC Children: ElevatED4SC Episode 6

The sixth episode of the ElevatED4SC vodcast series is out today, exploring how education goes beyond just the classroom. Regular contributor Dr. Barnett Berry is joined by Vernon Kennedy Sr., executive director of Fairfield Behavioral Health Services. Episode 6 spotlights the idea of breaking down barriers to ensure every child has access to mental health resources as a primary element of whole child education.

Additionally in this episode, Berry discusses an in-depth analysis of where South Carolina stands in its whole child approach to teaching and learning, recently completed by a team of researchers at UofSC, including Berry. He shares some of the findings in this research that took nine months, examined over 200 policy documents, and included 45 interviews with teachers and other education professionals in the state. The results of this research are now available in a summary format and full report.

ElevatED4SC features success stories illustrating how education transformation is already happening in some South Carolina schools. Viewers and listeners can also learn about what other states are doing to meet similar challenges and find out what a whole child, cradle-to-career approach to education would look like. 

The video and audio versions of Episode 6 are available at or on YouTube, iTunes and Spotify.

ALL4SC is the producing partner for the vodcast series. ALL4SC - Accelerating Learning & Leadership in South Carolina - is a University of South Carolina initiative advocating a whole child approach to education. Other partners in producing the vodcast series include UofSC’s College of Education, UofSC’s College of Information and Communications, and Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative.

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