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Council hears presentation on proposed Hartsville charter school
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Nov 14, 5:34 AM: Hartsville City Council members heard an overview of a proposal for a new charter school for Hartsville during their regular meeting Tuesday.
Why did 10 SC charter schools transfer from one district to another?
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Nov 9, 8:31 AM: But in May 2017, the Charter Institute at Erskine emerged on the scene. For the 2018-2019 school year, ten schools made the choice to transfer from PCSDSC to Erskine. That mass exodus has prompted questions from >
Opinion: South Carolina’s public Montessori programs can bridge achievement gap
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Nov 8, 7:26 AM: With the 2018-19 school year underway, our state has a lot to celebrate in public education. The work that began with the 1984 passage of Gov. Dick Riley’s S.C. Education Improvement Act has yielded much progress, >
Voters re-elect SC’s schools chief, reject making the position an appointed one
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Nov 7, 7:48 AM: An initiative Republicans have been pushing for 15 years failed demonstrably Tuesday, as voters said they want to keep electing the head of South Carolina’s public schools.
Most voters want to keep electing education superintendent for now
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Nov 7, 7:01 AM: A large majority of voters Tuesday opposed an amendment to make the state’s education superintendent an appointed member of the governor’s cabinet, according to vote totals as of press time.
Opinion: Charleston County schools need new board leadership
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Oct 31, 4:58 AM: It is easy to overlook the local school board elections. They are easy to forget in the midst of political division and turmoil. School board voting is often found at the end of the ballot.
After 2 years of upheaval, North Charleston reform school changes course
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Oct 30, 5:06 AM: On the first day of school this fall at Liberty Hill Academy, a 14-year-old boy told an assistant principal that he’d like to see the administrator out on the street so he could bust his head, according to a North >
Teacher pay, school choice, outside money frame Charleston school board race
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Oct 29, 4:40 AM: The Charleston County School District has embraced programs of choice for decades. More than one-third of county public school students attended a charter or magnet school last school year, and some magnets had waiting >
SC State, Clemson partnership to bring STEM education to at-risk youth
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Oct 25, 5:44 AM: Two South Carolina universities are teaming up to serve at-risk students by offering STEM-based education.
New Tech program brings a fresh approach to group work at Burke High
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Oct 23, 6:22 AM: By most measures, Burke High is not producing students who are ready for college or the workforce. Burke High’s graduating class of 2018 performed poorly on the ACT college readiness exam, with a composite score ranking >
Lawmakers assess the state of SC charter schools
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Oct 17, 6:44 AM: As lawmakers assess the state of charter schools in South Carolina, the two statewide charter school authorizers are fielding the questions. Tuesday marked the first of what will likely be several more testimonials in >
Commentary: Charleston County school leaders addressing district’s divides
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Oct 16, 7:35 AM: Regardless of your vantage point, it is undeniable that the Charleston County School District has some of the state’s very best schools and some of the state’s lowest performing schools literally a few miles apart — >
Will planned charter school on North Main kill Cottontown’s cool new businesses?
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Oct 11, 7:21 AM: Opposition is building to a new charter school in the red hot Cottontown/North Main area, as merchants and residents worry that its location will threaten their liquor licenses, snarl traffic and kill retail growth in the >
Charleston Acceleration Academy Opens To Assist Students Through Non-traditional Approaches To High School Graduation
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Oct 5, 5:15 AM: Charleston Accelerated Academy (CAA) is unique in many ways, but most importantly, it offers educational opportunities which previously have not been provided.
Charleston school board candidates sound off on racism, school choice in heated election
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Oct 4, 6:31 AM: Ten candidates for four seats on the Charleston County School Board spoke frankly about magnet schools, racism and teacher pay in a forum Tuesday night.
Charleston school board candidates sound off on racism, school choice in heated election
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Oct 3, 4:30 AM: Ten candidates for four seats on the Charleston County School Board spoke frankly about magnet schools, racism and teacher pay in a forum Tuesday night.
Charleston County rethinks school choice rules; changes may be ‘far-reaching’
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Oct 2, 4:24 AM: Sibling admission policies, along with bus transportation and racial demographics, all loom large as the Charleston County School Board ponders its system of public magnet and charter schools.
Tax credits for SC special-needs students available Monday. They’ll likely go fast.
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Oct 1, 5:42 AM: Each year South Carolina parents of special-needs students, who pay tuition at private schools, rush to get approved for a limited number of state tax credits.
First and only free public school for students with dyslexia opens in SC
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Sep 28, 6:06 AM: There are only five public schools in the country that are designed specifically for students with dyslexia. One of those schools is right here in the Palmetto State. The Lakes & Bridges Charter School opened up this fall >
Opinion: SC needs an education revolution
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Sep 24, 7:15 AM: There’s no getting around it. South Carolina suffers from a legacy of segregation and extreme poverty, thus its public schools consistently rank among the worst in the nation. Bold action is needed.

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