South Carolina


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Teachers teach. Coaches coach. In this SC high school, sports and grades hold equal value.
Apr 24, 7:04 AM: It’s a far cry from the more traditional schedule his sister, Maddie Boylston, has at Wando High School just a few miles away. There, she’s on the volleyball team and is thriving in sports and in the classroom. “It’s a >
SC teachers planning May 1 walkout to ‘stand up’ for better pay, school reforms
Apr 23, 5:15 AM: S.C. teachers are again planning to leave their classrooms and march at the State House after they say their demands for school and pay improvements have fallen on “deaf ears.
SC leaders say they want to fix schools. But they are missing key reforms, critics say
Apr 22, 5:03 AM: State House leaders pitched 2019 as the year of education reform in the face of a growing teacher shortage and protests from educators demanding higher pay and more respect.
Editorial: Stop pressuring kids over tests
Apr 17, 5:05 AM: The good news is that the appetite for Charleston County’s charter and magnet schools is only increasing. This year’s record number of applicants — 6,331 students submitted a total of 14,289 applications — shows that a >
Why an overhaul of SC public education likely won’t become law this year
Apr 8, 7:40 AM: In a February display of unity, Gov. Henry McMaster and State House leaders reaffirmed their commitment to passing sweeping reforms in 2019 to help fix the state’s antiquated public education system and shore up the >
Charleston students face even steeper odds of getting into top magnet schools
Apr 3, 4:45 AM: The number applying to Charleston County’s magnet and charter schools reached a record high this year, meaning some families face a slimmer chance of getting their child into the school of their choice. >
As state intervention looms, North Charleston under pressure to fix its struggling schools
Mar 25, 4:48 AM: When protesters shut down a Charleston County School Board meeting Monday, they were shouting some of the same things school district leaders had been saying calmly since 2015: The schools are divided into haves and >
Opinion: Teacher recruitment and retention are keys to academic opportunities
Mar 21, 6:00 AM: It was a great day in South Carolina when our General Assembly decided to make education reform its priority for the current legislative session. The discussions and debates have been uncomfortable at times and in some >
Protesters shut down a Charleston school board meeting. Here’s what they had to say.
Mar 19, 6:12 AM: A group of protesters disrupted the Charleston County School Board meeting Monday at the district office, claiming that the district had failed in its duty to educate black children and was treating a majority-black >
Help wanted: Why teachers aren’t staying in S.C. classrooms
Mar 19, 5:24 AM: Veteran South Carolina teachers are fleeing classrooms in record numbers because of low pay, a burdensome testing system and a sense they aren’t valued. More seriously, fewer college graduates see teaching as a profession >
SC House passes education overhaul, while one senator works to tear it up and start over
Mar 7, 6:32 AM: Even before the S.C. House overwhelmingly voted on Wednesday for a massive proposal that aims to reform the state’s failing public school system, a Democratic state senator was plotting the bill’s demise. >
Opinion: SC is about to miss a golden opportunity to get education reform right
Mar 5, 6:55 AM: Improving the life opportunities for South Carolina’s school children is firmly within our reach. The state is sitting on hundreds of millions in budget surplus. Lawmakers say they’re ready to use a big chunk for public >
'It is time we fix it': Spearman says rural students also need opportunity
Mar 5, 6:45 AM: Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman spoke on Monday morning about improving the state's schools at the S.C. Rural Summit on the campus of Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College.
Bill aimed at improving SC public schools advances in House with key changes
Feb 22, 6:58 AM: A bill aimed at transforming South Carolina’s public schools advanced Thursday in the House with some key changes teachers wanted. And legislators stress more revisions are coming.
Erskine grants full authorization to two Clinton charter schools
Feb 15, 7:26 AM: Erskine College created the Institute in 2017 as a statewide agency that would sponsor charter schools, a power granted by South Carolina law to institutes of higher education.
This K-12 Innovation Would Help Families in South Carolina Customize Learning
Feb 14, 8:39 AM: This year, South Carolina lawmakers are considering a proposal to make the accounts available to students with special needs, like Smith’s adopted children. More than 100,000 South Carolina children—more than 1 in 10—are >
North Charleston residents say engaging parents is key to improving city’s failing schools
Feb 13, 6:01 AM: Frustrated that several schools in North Charleston are inadequate, community leaders and residents said getting parents more engaged can help bridge the divide in the Charleston County School District.
Opinion: SC’s education system has failed. Here’s how McMaster’s plan can fix it
Feb 8, 8:36 AM: Let’s be real – South Carolina’s public education system has failed us. And before we start pointing our fingers at teachers and administrators, may we be reminded that these are the very individuals who have for years >
How will SC schools look years from now? House panel starts education reform debate
Jan 31, 6:40 AM: S.C. House Speaker Jay Lucas told legislators Wednesday that his proposal to shake up the state’s K-12 school system, changing the way money is spent on classrooms and students, is “not a perfect piece of legislation. >
SC teachers frustrated by push to fix K-12 schools without their ideas
Jan 30, 7:08 AM: SC teachers and state workers gathered at the State House in Columbia, SC for the South Carolinians Deserve the Best rally, advocating for higher pay and more support from state lawmakers.



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