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Terry Peterson

Terry Peterson

Terry Peterson helps local, state and national leaders develop strategies, policies and partnerships to expand learning opportunities and increase student and school success. He is a senior fellow at the College of Charleston and director of the Afterschool and Community Learning National Network.  During the Clinton administration he served as counselor to U.S. Education Secretary Richard Riley, helping to develop and enact numerous education initiatives, and he advised Riley on education issues when Riley was governor of South Carolina. A co-founder of the national Arts Education Partnership, the Pathways to College Network and the Partnership for Family Involvement in Education, Peterson chairs the national Afterschool Alliance and serves on leadership committees of five other national organizations.