Skip to main content
News

Teachers at New Tech Network strive for a big turnaround

Photo by Mark Keierleber/The 74. Used with permission.

Mark Keierleber, a senior writer-reporter at The 74pens an extensive article about New Tech Network, a national nonprofit that has partnerships with nearly 200 schools across the country, including 12 in South Carolina. Furman University’s Riley Institute helped bring New Tech to South Carolina based on the nonprofit’s ability to raise academic achievement in districts with high poverty and low graduation rates. Said Riley Institute executive director Donald Gordon, “We homed in very quickly on the New Tech Network. Other New Tech schools across the country were graduating kids at a much higher rate than traditional public schools with the same demographics, and in addition to that higher graduation rate, there were a substantially larger number of kids that were going on to higher education.”

Keierleber gives special attention to Colleton County High School, and describes the Riley Institute’s and Dick Riley’s involvement in bringing New Tech to the state.

New Tech Network, with its “deeper learning” approach to education, boasts a high school graduation rate of 92 percent — about nine points higher than the national average.

The 74 is a nonprofit news site that covers education and education reform issues around the country.

 

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Last updated .

More in Public Engagement

Furman's Community Conservations Corps teamed up with two other agencies to weatherize this Greenville home.

The power of partnership

Furman’s Community Conservation Corps recently teamed up with Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County and Rebuild Upstate, yielding big benefits for a local homeowner.

Las Vegas mass shooting

Las Vegas shooting victims honored in art exhibition

Ellen Culbertson Abramo '00 and her cousin turn tragedy to healing in art exhibition honoring 58 slain in Las Vegas massacre.

Capita

The power of three

Furman alums Joe Waters ’05, Brandon Hinman ’03, and Grady Powell ’03 join forces for the greater good.

Cross-Country/Track & Field

Chris Borch dreams big for Furman Cross-Country/Track & Field

An enthusiastic supporter of Furman CC/T&F, Chris Borch ’78 learned early on how to start from humble beginnings and dream big.