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Kai Ryssdal

Six undergraduate students from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, are in New York City this weekend with $100,000 to spend. They're on an art-buying trip for the university’s Student Union Collection of Contemporary Art. After spending months researching artists, they are finally visiting galleries and purchasing artwork for the school. Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal talked with one of the students on the trip, Devon Gilbert, about his experience.

Detail of a leaf from the "Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands."

English naturalist Mark Catesby’s love of exploration and learning lives on through a new program, entitled Creating a Better Way to Learn, developed by the Catesby Commemorative Trust in association with local educational entities.

The Trust is working actively with the School of Education at the College of Charleston, SCETV, and curriculum specialists at the Charleston County School District on this program, developing lesson plans and innovative tools that will improve the learning experience for students across South Carolina and beyond.

At a luncheon in Columbia on October 14th, Healing Species, a program using rescue dogs to teach compassion to students in high risk, high poverty schools in SC, was named as the 2016 Dick and Tunky Riley WhatWorksSC Award for Excellence. Former U.S. Secretary of Education and South Carolina Governor Dick Riley presented the award, which highlights innovative educational initiatives throughout the state.

The SC Public Charter School District: An Update

Oct 17, 2016

With 18,500 students in 32 schools, Public Charter Schools in the Palmetto State are making a profound educational impact. New schools are added on a yearly basis and the 2016-17 school year finds a new Superintendent leader, Elliot Smalley. Find out about opportunities charter schools provide and learn about the growth and curricular expansion these schools offer to South Carolina students.

This week's podcast features the audio from the September Carolina Classrooms program which focused on bullying and suicide prevention and how these and other social issues affect student health and the learning process. Guests on this program (available at, in addition to host Dawn Samples, were Alex Karydi, Ph.D., Program Director, SC Youth Suicide Prevention Initiative, and Jan Urbanski, Ed.D., Director of Safe and Humane Schools, Institute on Family and Neighborhood Life at Clemson University.