- SC for Ed encourages school districts to go #VirtualUntilSafe through ‘Motor Marches’
- > Jul 22, 6:28 AM: Getting both sides of this debate, WIS is hearing from one Midlands parent who says she’s confident her 8-year-old son is capable of learning to wear a mask and social distance. Brandi Powell wants her children back inside
- Letter: Gov. McMaster’s grants will help private schools like Holy Trinity Catholic School
- > Jul 22, 6:18 AM: The SAFE Grants program is a lifeline for SC families whose lives have become more unstable these past months. It will enable them to keep their children in schools that work best for them — and it will enable us to
- SC private schools to get $32 million in tuition grants for families during COVID-19
- > Jul 21, 7:44 AM: The $32 million in spending comes from the governor’s discretionary education account, which totals about $48.5 million and came to the state from the federal CARES Act. Students whose families meet certain income
- 'Parents need to have a choice': S.C. governor calls on school districts to provide 5-day in-person option
- > Jul 16, 6:07 AM: S.C. Gov Henry McMaster has asked state education officials to not accept any school reopening plan that does not include an option of in-person learning five days a week, claiming thousands of students are "lost" across
- No ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach for SC charter, private schools
- Jul 15, 7:08 AM: There's no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to public charter schools or private schools in South Carolina. These institutions will make individual decisions on when and how to reopen.
- School leaders or parents: Who should decide how students return to school?
- Jul 9, 7:08 AM: There’s been a lot of reaction from Aiken County parents after school leaders laid out a plan for students to return to class, and there are a lot of possible directions it could go.
- Year-round, Butler Academy Charter School to open in Hartsville
- Jul 9, 6:28 AM: BA students will follow a rigorous year-round academic calendar with fall, winter and spring breaks, and benefit from valuable extended day activities and unique interim learning opportunities.
- Private, charter schools win suit
- Jun 25, 7:02 AM: In May, 12 private and charter schools argued they were unfairly targeted by the new rules and filed suit, seeking a temporary injunction.
- Charter schools win court battle against SC High School League. Here’s what that means
- > Jun 23, 7:32 AM: Richland County Common Pleas Judge Jocelyn Newman granted the charter and private schools an injunction that would push back two amendments passed in March regarding school-to-school transfers and athletic eligibility
- Some SC private schools potentially closing due to financial strain on families caused by pandemic
- Jun 17, 5:56 AM: According to the South Carolina Independent School Association (SCISA), some private schools might have to close their doors this fall.
- Public charter and private school lawsuit against SCHSL moves to Columbia
- > Jun 12, 7:25 AM: A civil lawsuit filed by a group of 13 public charter and private schools against the South Carolina High School League over eligibility rules has been moved from Greenville County to Richland County, Dave Wilson of
- 4 Sumter students graduate from South Carolina Connections Academy
- > Jun 4, 7:28 AM: South Carolina Connections Academy, a tuition-free online public school serving students in grades K-12 in South Carolina, celebrated the graduation of 585 seniors during a virtual commencement ceremony on May 29.
- Six private and charter schools in Greenville County file lawsuit against SCHSL
- > May 19, 7:40 AM: Six private and charter schools from Greenville County filed a lawsuit against the South Carolina High School League for changes it made to by-laws, according to separate releases from Christ Church Episcopal School and
- SC virtual teacher hasn’t been ‘affected at all’ by pandemic, offers advice
- May 14, 7:07 AM: The South Carolina Virtual Charter School has had almost no impacts during the pandemic, and now a teacher there wants to help parents and students at other schools who may still be figuring out e-learning.
- Letter: Online teachers are appreciated
- > May 8, 7:19 AM: Mrs. Jessica Bridges was my seventh-grade Social Studies teacher at South Carolina Virtual Charter School (SCVCS) and she’s amazing! Every time we logged into our virtual class connect sessions, she was so cheerful.
- Opinion | Private school plight, public school consequences
- May 8, 7:04 AM: Tough times are ahead for all educational institutions, but private schools may be in the most precarious situation of them all.
- Clear Dot Charter brings clear vision to virtual learning
- > May 6, 6:44 AM: Principal Lindsey Ott at Clear Dot Charter School acknowledges how a lack of resources can negatively impact academic growth home. However, this charter school, located in Columbia, made sure early on to supply each home
- Thousands of students in SC aren't doing their school work. Some have completely ghosted
- > May 4, 7:08 AM: Based on that survey, state Superintendent Molly Spearman told a panel of leaders that she estimates between 4% and 5% of students — or about 31,000 to 39,000 — have been unaccounted for since public schools closed.
- Summer classes, split school days, make-ups among options for schools, officials say Read more here: https://www.thestate.com/news/coronavirus/article242396316.html#storylink=cpy
Expanded summer school, a make-up week of classes and split school days. Those are some of the ways K-12 education, especially for the youngest students, could change because of coronavirus in South Carolina, officials >
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- Commentary: Education: Crisis and beyond
- Apr 23, 7:18 AM: But during these years and even years to come, how many generations of poor children must pass through our schools without being guaranteed, not high-quality, but just minimally adequate education?
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