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SC teachers lobby to get demands met at Statehouse in ‘dress rehearsal’ for another rally
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Jan 31, 7:23 AM: Teachers returned to the Statehouse on Wednesday for what they called a “dress rehearsal” for a second rally should legislators fail to respond to their demands for improving education.
Column: What’s wrong with the SC ‘Teacher Bill of Rights’
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Jan 27, 6:24 AM: The pay isn’t great, but the main reason South Carolina is hemorrhaging teachers is that they don’t get the respect that most of them deserve.
Panel of S.C. senators take up bill that would create education savings accounts
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Jan 24, 7:34 AM: One day after Senate Democrats promised to fight any school voucher programs in South Carolina “to the end”, a panel of Senators took up the Equal Opportunity Education Scholarship Account Act (S.556). >
School vouchers will face fight ‘to the end’ from SC Senate Democrats
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Jan 23, 6:48 AM: An old, divisive school choice debate is rearing its head again as South Carolina lawmakers debate how best to improve education opportunities for children living in the state.
SC Senate education bill faces backlash over school district takeover plan
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New charter school in Colleton County school expected to open in 2021
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Jan 22, 6:51 AM: Organizers say it’s an effort to bring new options for quality education in the Walterboro area. The Colleton County School District is among the districts with some of the lowest performing schools in the state, according >
A new charter school is in the works for Colleton County
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Jan 21, 6:32 AM: Organizers say it’s an effort to bring new options for quality education in the Walterboro area. The Colleton County School District is among the districts with some of the lowest performing schools in the state, according >
Editorial: Which SC senators actually want to improve education? Upcoming vote could tell
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Jan 21, 6:29 AM:

South Carolina owns about 1,300 elementary, middle and high schools, which educate 750,000 children — some quite well, others horribly.

Cyber education agreement signed between S.C. higher ed commission, Cyber Center of Excellence
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Jan 17, 8:30 AM: An agreement signed Thursday will link South Carolina higher education institutions and the Army’s cyber operations, allowing soldiers to get training through South Carolina schools.
Charleston school district rejects outside groups hoping to run low-performing schools
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Jan 15, 7:09 AM: The Charleston County School District has ditched plans to hire outside groups to run its worst-performing schools, leaving the future of education at 15 campuses in the district’s “acceleration zone” unclear. >
Lawmakers focus on rural needs; education, broadband among concerns
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Jan 13, 6:36 AM: Local lawmakers hope the General Assembly will address education and other issues that divide rural and urban South Carolina.
Battle over school choice could stymie SC Senate education bill debate
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Jan 13, 6:29 AM: As state senators prepare to start debate next week on an education bill aimed at improving K-12 public schools in the state, one senator wants expanded school choice to be part of that package.
Commentary: Why SC has to keep pushing forward on education reform
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Jan 6, 6:30 AM: And every day that passes without meaningful education reform is a missed opportunity to better the life of a child. Here in Berkeley County and in much of South Carolina, we see a growing divide between rural and urban >
Charleston non-traditional charter school offers students a second chance at a diploma
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Dec 27, 7:35 AM:

Surrounded by dozens of cheering family members and friends, Ratliff and 17 other students walked across the Simons Center for the Arts Recital Hall stage to receive their diplomas on Dec. 18. “Charleston Acceleration >

Letters to the Editor: State Senate moves to fund vouchers with education dollars
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Dec 20, 5:57 AM: Our South Carolina Senate is contemplating taking millions of dollars out of state coffers to fund a voucher system to help parents pay tuition for private schools, most religiously affiliated.
Concerned residents start petition to prevent Clear Dot Charter School from opening on Main Street in Columbia
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Dec 18, 8:42 AM: Residents within the Cottontown, Earlewood and Elmwood communities in downtown Columbia are concerned about possible plans to bring a charter school to the neighborhood.
Fewer SC teachers left their jobs this year, but workforce concerns remain
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Dec 17, 6:54 AM: Fewer S.C. public school teachers decided not to return to their classrooms in August than in the year before, giving education advocates hope that an alarming trend of educators fleeing the profession can be reversed. >
Scoppe: How to kill the Legislature’s education-reform bill in one easy step
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Dec 16, 6:41 AM: The good news is that the Senate Education Committee finally signed off on the House’s big school reform bill, readying it for debate when the Legislature convenes in January. And it managed to keep intact the most >
Commentary: Partnerships in Charleston County schools are problematic, at best
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Dec 13, 7:13 AM: The recent proposal to engage in “partnerships” to improve education in Charleston County is a problematic approach. The proposal reflects the very apprehensions raised during the past school board election: a majority of >
Education bill clears committee, heads to SC Senate floor
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Dec 13, 7:10 AM: State senators on Thursday passed a massive education bill out of committee, which will allow the full state Senate to take up the legislation, billed as an overhaul of state public schools, when they return to work in >

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