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Institute for Rural Education and Development

Strategic Partners

The institute values each of its strategic partners and the support they give to aid in rural education and development research. 

This Research is Supported by Our Strategic Partners

Bright Horizons at the University of South Carolina

Bright Horizons at the Child Development Research Center at USC will collaborate with the Core 1 team to design and develop SKIP+CODE (Successful Kinesthetic Instruction for Preschoolers + Computation Opportunities for Developmental Equity)  in years one and three of the project. The USC College of Education has a long-standing research-to-practice partnership with Bright Horizons on the USC campus.

SC Organization of Rural Schools (SCORS)

SCORS is the major organization representing and promoting the interests of rural schools in South Carolina. Members of the institute have partnered with SCORS for several years on understanding and supporting the unique strengths and needs of rural students, schools and communities.

SC Coalition for Mathematics and Science (SCCMS)

SCCMS works to amplify the voices and impact of South Carolina’s STEM community. This includes identifying and addressing grand challenges in STEM education through partnerships, advocacy and public engagement, as well as inspiring learning and leadership in STEM education. SCCMS is partnering with the institute to facilitate connections to, networking with and disseminating findings to the state, national and international STEM ecosystems.


More of Our Esteemed Partners

  • Center for Rural and Primary Healthcare
  • Child Care Resource & Referral (CCR&R)
  • Child Development Research Center (CDRC)
  • Education Oversight Committee
  • Physical and Developmental Disabilities Research Lab
  • Research Center for Child Well-Being
  • SC Afterschool Alliance
  • SC Center for Assistive Technology and Educational Research (SC-CATER)
  • SC Coalition for Mathematics and Science
  • SC Department of Education
  • SC Partner School Districts
  • USC Institute for Infectious Disease Translational Research
  • USC Rural Brain Health Network


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