- New Sumter charter school an 'asset,' providing 'more opportunity,' leaders say
- > Aug 21, 5:50 AM: Newton said he sees Liberty STEAM Charter as only a positive for Sumter in helping children with potentially less opportunities improve their educational outcomes. Newton said he thinks the charter will benefit Sumter
- SC Supreme Court agrees to hear case over Gov. McMaster’s private school grant program
- > Aug 21, 5:30 AM: The S.C. Supreme Court agreed to hear arguments in the lawsuit over Gov. Henry McMaster’s decision to spend $32 million of federal coronavirus relief funds on grants to help students afford private school tuition.
- South Carolina Connections Academy eases students in on first day of school
- > Aug 19, 6:57 AM: While a lot of schools are still figuring out the kinks associated with virtual learning, Kitchens said the curriculum at South Carolina Connections Academy was “built from day one to make sure students are successful
- Commentary: McMaster’s ‘choice’ plan supports white-flight schools at expense of public schools
- > Aug 12, 5:57 AM: Gov. Henry McMaster recently announced his plan to use $32 million in federal COVID-19 aid to create $6,500 tuition grants for parents to send their children to private schools. As a public school graduate, the husband of
- SC private schools seeing increased interest from parents unhappy with reopening plans
- Aug 11, 6:39 AM: With most of South Carolina’s public schools reopening without a full week in the classroom, some parents are newly turning to private schools for their child’s education.
- Opinion: It's time to debunk the myth of school choice
- Aug 10, 5:53 AM: Do you know what would make education choices easier for parents? Public schools that deliver more than a minimally-adequate education for every student. Let's try that first.
- Commentary: Mace is wrong. Private-school choice is a false choice
- > Aug 7, 5:56 AM: The idea of diverting public funds intended to help with the COVID-19 disaster to private schools and away from those South Carolinians who need pandemic relief has nothing to do with helping parents through the pandemic.
- Fight over SAFE Grants heads to the South Carolina Supreme Court
- > Aug 6, 5:55 AM: There's a new case against South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster, who allocated $32 million of the Governor's Emergency Education Relief (GEER) funds for SAFE Grants. The case now will be heard by the South Carolina Supreme
- Lawyers want SC Supreme Court to take up case over Gov. McMaster’s private school grants
- > Aug 5, 7:11 AM: The lawsuit over Gov. Henry McMaster’s decision to spend $32 million of federal coronavirus relief funds on grants to help students afford private school tuition could be headed to the S.C. Supreme Court if attorneys for
- Our View: McMaster's shameful pandemic pillaging of public schools
- > Aug 5, 7:06 AM: McMaster's proposed Safe Access to Flexible Education (SAFE) Grants are nothing more than continuation of Republican efforts to dismember struggling public schools by routing public money into private and religious school
- Enrollment spikes at public charter school offering new technology for mobile, classroom
- > Jul 30, 7:21 AM: A free public charter school in Goose Creek is offering multiple learning options next school year that bridge at-home and classroom learning. Mevers School of Excellence officials say they've seen a spike in enrollment
- SC judge postpones decision on McMaster’s $32M spending on private school tuition aid
- > Jul 30, 7:04 AM: A South Carolina judge on Wednesday postponed his ruling over whether Gov. Henry McMaster can legally spend $32 million in one-time federal COVID-19 relief on private school tuition grants in the upcoming school year.
- Interest in private school surging as school year approaches
- Jul 30, 6:52 AM: With the school year approaching and school plans still up in the air for some families, interest in private schools in Greenville County is increasing.
- No ruling yet in lawsuit over Gov. McMaster’s private-school grant program
- > Jul 30, 5:46 AM: An attorney trying to overturn Gov. Henry McMaster’s decision to spend $32 million of federal coronavirus aid on grants to help students afford private-school tuition rather than boosting the state’s public schools argued
- Letter: If teachers, students aren't attending school, why are taxes being collected?
- > Jul 29, 6:26 AM: Maybe my "tax money" should go to a student who is willing to learn, and maybe that should be in the form of a voucher, so he/she can attend a private/charter school of their choice. No government interference please.
- Can Gov. McMaster spend $32M in COVID aid on private schools? SC judge to decide
- Jul 29, 5:46 AM: A South Carolina judge will hear arguments Wednesday on whether Gov. Henry McMaster can legally spend $32 million in federal COVID-19 money on private school tuition grants.
- Some Grand Strand parents choosing full-time virtual learning due to pandemic
- Jul 28, 6:54 AM: Her two youngest kids learned online through K12′s South Carolina Virtual Charter School last year. She said students were able to work one-on-one with each other in breakrooms.
- Hundreds of S.C. teachers drive around Columbia calling for continued distance learning amid COVID-19 pandemic
- Jul 28, 6:00 AM: On Monday, hundreds of teachers from across the state drove to Columbia to encourage school districts to start the school year with distance learning.
- Restraining order on SAFE Grants may be short lived as some public educators rejoice
- > Jul 24, 8:24 AM: This week began with the announcement of millions of dollars for SC parents who wished to send their kids to private or religious schools. It then became the subject of a lawsuit and now the question is being weighed on if
- Judge temporarily blocks McMaster’s $32M spending plan for private school vouchers
- Jul 23, 6:30 AM: A South Carolina circuit court judge has temporarily blocked Gov. Henry McMaster from spending $32 million in federal coronavirus aid on tuition vouchers for private school students.
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