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What Finnish schools can teach S.C. educators

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Furman's Riley Institute, Department of Education, and Public Education Partners took a trip to Finland in 2018 to study the country's much-lauded education system. Photo/iStock.com

Pickens County Schools Superintendent Danny Merck writes an opinion piece in The Greenville News about what he learned when he visited schools in Finland as part of a fact-finding program sponsored by Public Education Partners, Furman Department of Education and the Riley Institute at Furman. Merck distills his takeaway into four simple principles: build more, feed all, test less, and play ball. His views were also picked up by The Charlotte Observer.

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