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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 the director of the Afterschool and Community Learning National Network and is a senior fellow at the College of Charleston and at Furman University’s Richard Riley Institute. He is a longtime advisor to Riley on education issues, dating to Riley’s years as a South Carolina state senator and governor; during President Bill Clinton’s administration, he served as counselor to the secretary when Riley was U.S. secretary of education. A co-founder of the national Arts Education Partnership, the Pathways to College Network and the Partnership for Family Involvement in Education, Peterson is the chair of the national Afterschool Alliance and serves on leadership committees of several national organizations.