South Carolina


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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.
Charleston County tweaks its school choice system, with bigger changes on the horizon
Jan 29, 6:17 AM: The Charleston County School Board punted on a total overhaul of its school choice application system Monday night, making only one change that will take effect this year.
Gov. McMaster urges SC lawmakers to back ‘bold’ agenda of tax relief, education reform Read more here:
Jan 24, 6:40 AM: As in his inaugural address earlier this month, McMaster pledged to reform the state’s public school system and to forge new ways to keep South Carolina competitive for jobs, investment and talent through lower taxes and >
Erskine renews charter of online school, reluctantly
Jan 22, 7:36 AM: Erskine Charter Institute trustees renewed Odyssey Online Learning’s charter for 10 years Wednesday afternoon. Reluctantly. Their primary concern was Odyssey’s graduation rates, one of the most important accountability >
Editorial: Large class sizes, teacher shortages hold back SC students
Jan 16, 6:16 AM: Smaller class sizes don’t automatically translate into better student performance, but there’s plenty of evidence to suggest that a healthy student-to-teacher ratio can help boost educational outcomes — particularly for >
Teacher vacancies higher at SC schools, new report says. Here’s how much
Jan 15, 6:30 AM: As S.C. school districts struggle to find enough teachers, a new statewide study says more educators are leaving the classroom, forcing schools to rely on substitutes and international teachers to educate students. >
Charleston County school choice applications on hold as board considers big changes
Jan 11, 7:56 AM: The Charleston County School District’s magnet and charter school application process has been delayed for at least a few weeks as the school board considers last-minute policy changes that could affect which children get >
Henry McMaster pledges to work to lift up SC’s rural areas and fix education
Jan 10, 6:33 AM: Gov. Henry McMaster’s inaugural address Wednesday sounded more like a pep rally, as he urged lawmakers to work as a team to lift up rural areas and fix South Carolina’s broken education system, all while continuing his >
Many SC charter schools are racially imbalanced, triggering investigations
Jan 9, 5:50 AM: Most South Carolina public charter schools do not reflect the racial makeup of the school districts where they are located, according to student headcounts from the 2017-18 school year.
Will SC teachers walk out? Why some worry that would backfire with Legislature
Jan 8, 6:31 AM: A growing number of S.C. teachers warn they will walk off the job unless legislators raise their pay and pass reforms removing burdens in the classroom in the General Assembly session that starts Tuesday.
Darlington County School District again offers parents choices in education
Jan 8, 6:03 AM: In an effort to give parents more flexibility and control in the educational process, the Darlington County School District again is offering district-wide Expanded School Choice.
Education tops SC lawmakers’ priority list for the upcoming session
Jan 7, 6:21 AM: Big changes are coming for South Carolina’s schools — or at least, that’s what will dominate debate in the legislative session that starts Tuesday, House and Senate leaders say.
‘Teachers are the experts:’ 7 changes a teachers’ group wants from SC lawmakers in 2019
Jan 2, 5:56 AM: The state’s growing grassroots teachers’ group on Monday threw its support behind seven legislative bills they want passed in 2019. At the top of the list is S.4, a Senate proposal to raise S.C. teacher salaries by 5 >
SC House proposal would boost teachers’ spending money by ending some scholarships
Dec 20, 6:47 AM: Ending some of South Carolina’s merit-based college scholarships so teachers can be free from student debt and using tax credits as a backdoor way to boost their pay are among dozens of education proposals pre-filed by >
Class sizes are ballooning amid SC’s teacher shortage crisis, fueling the exodus
Dec 18, 6:40 AM: Class sizes are growing amid South Carolina’s teacher shortage crisis, further overwhelming instructors who are already overburdened and underpaid, teachers told legislators Monday.



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