Thanks to The Beaufort Gazette and Island Packet, and to reporter Rachel Heaton and editor Jeff Kidd in particular, for their excellent reporting of the Strive to Excel story.
This is an important local story. After the newspaper's continued coverage, Valerie Truesdale, superintendent of Beaufort County schools, took a much more serious look at what was going on, which was apparently not the initial response.
Questions about Strive's use of taxpayer resources and donor funding were brought to the public's attention, for which we should all be grateful.
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