South Carolina


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These struggling SC public schools could see their funding tied to academic achievement
Jun 5, 7:38 AM: Some of the state’s lowest-performing public schools — once promised as better alternatives to struggling traditional schools — could see their state funding cut if their students’ academic performance does not improve. >
Editorial: Teacher appreciation billboards a tone-deaf response
Jun 3, 7:33 AM: The sentiment was undoubtedly welcome. But more than a few Charleston County School District teachers might have preferred that district officials express their appreciation in some other form than six billboards around >
SC lawmakers pass $9 billion budget, including teacher and public employee raises
May 22, 5:43 AM: South Carolina lawmakers passed the state’s roughly $9 billion budget on Tuesday, bailing out farmers hit by flooding, paying for new voting machines throughout the state and bumping up pay for teachers, judges and other >
10,000 people marched. Where does the SC teacher movement go from here?
May 6, 5:15 AM: Two days after an unprecedented 10,000 teachers and their supporters shut down seven school districts and covered the S.C. State House grounds to demand higher pay and better working conditions, South Carolina’s teachers >
Legislators to teachers: ‘We hear you,’ now help craft solutions for SC schools
May 2, 5:18 AM: Many Republican legislators applauded teachers for exercising their free speech rights Wednesday in an unprecedented showing outside the Statehouse, though their voices could scarcely be heard inside, where it was business >
Will the May 1st SC teacher march make history? What it could mean for the movement
May 1, 5:21 AM: The rally, organized by upstart teachers group SCforED, is expected to draw more than 4,000 teachers, students and their advocates to the State House — producing a crowd of demonstrators, dressed in red, that could rival >
South Carolina high school takes the top spot in US News & World Report 2019 ranking
Apr 30, 7:36 AM: Charleston’s Academic Magnet came in first out of 17,000 public high schools in the country that US News ranked for its new report. The rankings look at six factors to score schools: college readiness, college curriculum >
Editorial: Frustration understandable, but walkout not answer
Apr 30, 7:08 AM: Nearly everyone in South Carolina might agree that our public education system is in need of reform. Exactly what that reform should consist of, however, will quite naturally bring a diversity of opinions.
Lexington-Richland 5 cancels classes May 1 as SC teachers plan protest
Apr 30, 6:03 AM: Lexington-Richland 5 school district announced Monday all schools would be closed on Wednesday, May 1, because of a statewide teacher protest. It is the first local school district to cancel classes for the protest. >
South Carolina teachers flex their activist muscles after decades of labor losses
Apr 29, 7:18 AM: Their demands are not much different than the ones their forebears fought for: Better pay, smaller classroom sizes, duty-free break time and full funding of the state’s promises to students. While the demands are familiar, >
SC poll: Teacher pay, money to rural schools and class sizes are top 3 keys to reform
Apr 29, 5:36 AM: More than 40 percent of those surveyed said raising teachers’ pay is the best way to start improving the state’s K-12 education, putting that answer far at the top of eight possibilities among both Republicans and >
South Carolina school district will close for May 1 teacher protest. More could follow
Apr 26, 7:22 AM: Since SC for Ed publicly announced its protest action Sunday night, teachers, school administrators and parents have faced some difficult decisions about what to do on May 1: Go to Columbia or stay in the classroom? Keep >
Debate on overhauling SC public schools officially punted to 2020
Apr 25, 5:28 AM: What was billed as the major piece of legislation aimed at transforming South Carolina’s public schools is officially dead for the year, with senators saying it’s impossible to get a vote in the Senate in the next two >
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 >



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