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Richland 1 school district launches first-of-its-kind virtual school in South Carolina
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Nov 13, 6:33 AM: Richland County School District 1 launched its Virtual Program this fall, offering a full slate of high school courses to students who can now opt out of ever setting foot in a traditional classroom. A spokeswoman said the >
Will SC double down on private-school choice? Maybe, with new GOP leader in charge
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Nov 1, 4:52 AM: Chad Connelly has been named executive director of Exceptional SC, a nonprofit created by the state GOP-controlled Legislature to run the state’s private-school choice program. That nonprofit raises money to give tuition >
Charter schools get high marks on SAT, Governor's School gets the best
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Oct 19, 5:58 AM: Three Greenville charter high schools outperformed most of the traditional public schools in Greenville County on the SAT college admissions test in 2017, according to the College Board.
Thousands of students, millions of dollars at stake in brawl over supervising South Carolina charter schools
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Oct 18, 6:09 AM: At least nine schools and 6,000 students are caught in the middle of a tug-of-war between the S.C. Public Charter School District and a brand-new charter school authorizer, the Charter Institute at Erskine.
Charter school district postpones transfer policy discussion
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Oct 16, 6:04 AM: The requests put the district, which was formed during the 2006 legislative session, in uncharted territory: The district has never had a school request to transfer out and no other institution sponsors charter schools in >
Despite more choices in schools, private school enrollment on the increase, officials say
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Oct 16, 5:03 AM: With the recession of a decade ago firmly in the past, more and more families are turning back toward private education for their children.
Kanawha plans to offer statewide online school program
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Oct 3, 6:17 AM: Kanawha County’s public schools superintendent revealed Monday that his school system plans to partner with the state Department of Education to offer an online school option statewide, and the Kanawha Board of Education >
Mandarin Chinese immersion school planned in Greenville
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Sep 25, 6:31 AM: That's one reason that Kirchner next year will enroll Eleanor in East Link Academy, a public charter school in Greenville where all students will be taught in two languages: English and Mandarin Chinese. >
Rock Hill charter school reduces staff amid lower-than-expected enrollment
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Sep 19, 5:29 AM: Riverwalk Academy, a public K-12 charter school in Rock Hill, said it has had to dismiss some of its employees after seeing lower student enrollment this fall.
Charter district could deny school transfers to Erskine College
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Sep 18, 5:38 AM: Wilson released an opinion Sept. 7 at the request of Gov. Henry McMaster stating that funding for charter schools wishing to transfer out of the South Carolina Public Charter School District could likely transfer to the >
Coastal Montessori Charter School to add to campus
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Sep 14, 6:21 AM: The Coastal Montessori Charter School could add a gym or basketball courts in the future after the Georgetown County School Board agreed to purchase an adjoining property just south of the campus.
Greenville County to sell old Berea school property to charter school
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Sep 6, 5:36 AM: Greenville County will sell the property to nonprofit corporation Campbell Young Leaders on behalf of Legacy Early College, formerly Legacy Charter School, for $400,000.
Charter schools promised to give children more for less. Are they succeeding?
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Aug 28, 5:01 AM: This month, two low-performing online schools asked whether they could leave the statewide charter school district in favor of another sponsor. That request came after the statewide district told the schools they were in >
Virtual schools to stick with charter district for now
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Aug 24, 5:49 AM: After putting in a request to transfer from the South Carolina Public Charter District to Erskine College’s new Charter Institute, the South Carolina Virtual Charter School and Cyber Academy of South Carolina have amended >
Virtual charter school authorizer decision on hold until next year
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Aug 21, 5:08 AM: Two virtual charter schools have withdrawn their requests to transfer out of the S.C. Public Charter School District, at least for the current school year.
Charleston Charter School for Math and Science gets 10th principal in 9 years
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Aug 8, 6:52 AM: The downtown public school serves grades 6 through 12 and is open to all Charleston County students. It boasts a racially integrated student body and a 90 percent college acceptance rate for its graduates, with about >
South Carolina's charter school authorizer standards raise concerns among charter advocates, scholars
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Aug 7, 5:50 AM: Weaknesses in South Carolina's public charter school authorization law could make the state a breeding ground for failing schools, according to charter scholars and advocates.
Path forward remains unclear in state takeover of Allendale County schools
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Aug 3, 6:41 AM: After a summer of legal tussling between the Alllendale County School Board and the state Department of Education, the path forward remains unclear for one of the lowest-performing and highest-poverty districts in the >
Erskine College's new role as charter school gatekeeper could change landscape of public education
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Aug 1, 6:45 AM: A private Christian college in Due West could become the gatekeeper for millions of state taxpayer dollars to fund online charter schools.
Parents pull students from SC charter school amid concerns
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Jul 20, 7:19 AM: Parents and former staff members of Riverwalk Academy, a public K-12 charter school off Mount Gallant Road in Rock Hill, continue to share concerns about the recent firings of multiple staff members and changes in >

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