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SC lawmakers renew push for school voucher program
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Feb 26, 7:04 AM: More than 60 members of the South Carolina House of Representatives have signed on to a bill that would create Education Scholarship Accounts (ESAs).
SC capital region schools ready to offer more virtual classes even as COVID outbreak slows
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Feb 22, 6:32 AM: Even if the coronavirus pandemic tapers off with more people getting vaccinated, school administrators around the state’s capital region said they plan to keep in place virtual learning options after discovering demand for >
Local charter school says students are flourishing in face-to-face learning without plexiglass barriers
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Feb 10, 7:17 AM: As Horry County Schools continues to install plexiglass barriers in its classrooms, one local charter is taking a different approach to keep students safe during face-to-face learning.
Commentary: Throwing money at private and charter schools won’t solve SC school problems
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Feb 5, 7:23 AM: With the advent of a new session in the General Assembly, Gov. Henry McMaster has proposed a bold new budget that focuses on education, but not necessarily in the way that South Carolina has traditionally done it. With >
Editorial: Let SC education superintendent disband failing school boards
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Feb 3, 6:50 AM: If we didn’t have enough evidence before for the need for this legislation, the role some school boards have played in keeping children locked out of classrooms should provide an extra reminder of one of the places we need >
Opinion: The real solution to South Carolina’s education struggles
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Jan 25, 6:29 AM: From social distancing at grocery stores to drive-in church services, the coronavirus pandemic has caused us to reimagine many elements of our daily lives, especially K-12 education. Now, more than ever, parents need >
Opponents worry bill could expand private influence over SC public schools
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Jan 22, 7:37 AM: "Expanding the schools of choice law will negatively affect our public-school system by opening the door to additional school take over by third party operators,” Dr. Kendall Deas said. “The public-private partnership >
MUSC pediatrician: ‘Kids need to be in school, and it’s safe’
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Jan 21, 8:12 AM: New research data by the Medical University of South Carolina shows there’s been no surge in COVID-19 cases in public schools in Charleston County following the return of in-person classes.
Parents push for five-day instruction at Aiken County town hall meeting
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Jan 20, 8:53 AM: A smattering of Aiken County residents voiced their concerns at the Aiken County Board of Education’s town hall meeting at Silver Bluff High School on Tuesday, with some pushing for five-day instruction in schools. >
SC public school enrollment dips amid pandemic, private schools get unexpected boost
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Jan 18, 8:18 AM: Frustrated by last-minute school changes and dissatisfied with virtual-learning options, many South Carolina families have opted to leave the public school system entirely.
Sumter’s first charter school gets a big boost from a local philanthropist
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Jan 11, 7:49 AM: Liberty STEAM Charter School has been gaining momentum since being approved to become Sumter County’s first-ever tuition free public charter school.
Teacher group urges S.C. schools to move fully virtual amid COVID-19 surge
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Jan 11, 7:30 AM: A teacher advocacy group is now urging South Carolina schools to remain fully virtual amid a recent rise in COVID-19 cases across the state.
Henry McMaster unveils plan to replace South Carolina's private school tuition grants program
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Jan 6, 7:17 AM: The plan announced Tuesday is McMaster's second attempt to spend the GEER funds. He previously announced a plan that would have provided tuition grants to students attending private schools, but that plan was rejected by >
$900 million to flow directly to SC schools from latest federal aid package
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Jan 4, 7:07 AM: What educators can bank on is coming from the federal government. The massive $2.3 trillion COVID-19 aid and federal spending package that Congress passed Dec. 21 includes several pots of money for schools.
As many South Carolina school districts plan to return only online next week, State Education Superintendent Molly Spearman is urging them to reconsider and reopen in person.
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Jan 4, 6:20 AM: Spearman, who leads the South Carolina Department of Education, said in an interview before Christmas that families need to be given a choice.
South Carolina Lawmakers To Push Education Savings Accounts In 2021
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Dec 30, 6:58 AM: Heading into 2021, there are a total of 783,000 students in South Carolina’s chronically failing government run education system – with taxpayers shelling out a staggering $14,227 per pupil, per year. >
Opinion: Pandemic Creates New Options for Education
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Dec 28, 7:40 AM: This year, traditional schools have been faced with the challenge of delivering an academic program online. Newer options like learning pods and microschools have surged. Virtual schools and their flexibility have become >
Charter school for students with dyslexia coming to the Lowcountry
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Dec 21, 8:25 AM: The Lowcountry will get its first ever public charter school aimed specifically at students with dyslexia. The Gates School is scheduled to open in August of 2021.
New charter school could be coming to Summerville
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Dec 17, 8:08 AM: The Town of Summerville Design Review Board says they have received plans for a new charter school. The new school would be called Summerville Preparatory Academy and plans show it would be built on Bacons Bridge Road in >
Charleston school leaders react to new ‘life changing’ scholarship for low-income students
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Dec 17, 8:00 AM: For thousands of low-income South Carolina high school students, enrolling in a college degree program after graduation can feel like an almost unattainable goal.

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