South Carolina


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Charter schools get high marks on SAT, Governor's School gets the best
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 >
Health charter school to open in August
Jul 12, 5:25 AM: The High School for Health Professions is sponsored by District 5 and operates under its own seven-member board. The school district provides it with negotiated services, but operating funds do not directly come from the >
Corridor of Shame Still Festers Even With State Takeover of Schools
Jun 29, 6:05 AM: South Carolina Department of Education Secretary Molly Spearman last week announced state takeover of Allendale County schools in a move that only scratches the surface of a festering sore deeply rooted in the state’s >



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