South Carolina


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Editorial: SC Lawmakers must heed calls for comprehensive education reform
Dec 17, 6:12 AM: With the start of the 2019 legislative session just weeks away, the time for platitudes about comprehensive education reform is over. Unlike previous years, state lawmakers must back up their words with action and make >
37 SC education bills, teacher pay hike proposed in wake of Minimally Adequate series
Dec 14, 6:04 AM: Some Republicans are continuing their efforts to help parents afford private school tuition. Legislators passed the state’s first scholarship program limited to special needs students in 2014, after a decade of debates >
SC teachers warn legislators: ‘We’re darn close’ to a walk out
Dec 13, 6:23 AM: South Carolina teachers are so frustrated by low pay and disrespect, an organized strike could be imminent, even without a union, teachers are warning legislators.
Letter: An awakening
Dec 11, 5:54 AM: I’d like to thank The Post and Courier for provoking members of the Legislature to publicly recognize the educational problems plaguing public schools in South Carolina and for reporting on the pitiful history of the >
Ideas for SC education reform abound in past studies left to gather dust
Dec 10, 6:19 AM: But wholesale reform hasn’t come. Time and again, optimistic overtures about why this year is an “opportune moment” for change have found their way to collecting dust, along with reams of recommendations about how South >
Charter school leaders say state 'report card' system is unfair
Dec 6, 8:06 AM: Palmetto Academy for Learning Motorsports (PALM) Charter School Principal Avery Moore says his school is often docked for lower academic performance, even though his school is designed for those at risk of dropping out. >
House Speaker Jay Lucas pushes for ‘immediate’ education reforms to give all kids a chance
Dec 5, 6:52 AM: The leader of the South Carolina House pledged Tuesday to push for legislation next year that overhauls the way the state funds public schools, saying children’s futures demand immediate action.
SC lawmakers, advocates push for education reform in wake of ‘Minimally Adequate’ series
Nov 29, 8:12 AM: This renewed interest comes in the wake of The Post and Courier’s five-part series “Minimally Adequate,” which detailed how gaping disparities, widespread segregation and a history of low expectations have helped make >
Among the last of its kind, all-boys public school teeters on the brink in North Charleston
Nov 28, 8:21 AM: Prestige Preparatory Academy opened in the fall of 2016 as a public charter school sponsored by the Charleston County School District with a mission of providing “boy-specific” education in kindergarten through eighth >
Editorial: South Carolina must overhaul its education system
Nov 19, 5:50 AM: Every few years, the state Legislature convenes a special panel or committee to recommend improvements to education but, unsurprisingly, none of these quick fixes have worked.
Council hears presentation on proposed Hartsville charter school
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 >



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