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Many SC charter schools are racially imbalanced, triggering investigations
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Jan 9, 5:50 AM: Most South Carolina public charter schools do not reflect the racial makeup of the school districts where they are located, according to student headcounts from the 2017-18 school year.
Will SC teachers walk out? Why some worry that would backfire with Legislature
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Jan 8, 6:31 AM: A growing number of S.C. teachers warn they will walk off the job unless legislators raise their pay and pass reforms removing burdens in the classroom in the General Assembly session that starts Tuesday.
Darlington County School District again offers parents choices in education
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Jan 8, 6:03 AM: In an effort to give parents more flexibility and control in the educational process, the Darlington County School District again is offering district-wide Expanded School Choice.
Education tops SC lawmakers’ priority list for the upcoming session
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Jan 7, 6:21 AM: Big changes are coming for South Carolina’s schools — or at least, that’s what will dominate debate in the legislative session that starts Tuesday, House and Senate leaders say.
‘Teachers are the experts:’ 7 changes a teachers’ group wants from SC lawmakers in 2019
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Jan 2, 5:56 AM: The state’s growing grassroots teachers’ group on Monday threw its support behind seven legislative bills they want passed in 2019. At the top of the list is S.4, a Senate proposal to raise S.C. teacher salaries by 5 >
SC House proposal would boost teachers’ spending money by ending some scholarships
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Dec 20, 6:47 AM: Ending some of South Carolina’s merit-based college scholarships so teachers can be free from student debt and using tax credits as a backdoor way to boost their pay are among dozens of education proposals pre-filed by >
Class sizes are ballooning amid SC’s teacher shortage crisis, fueling the exodus
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Dec 18, 6:40 AM: Class sizes are growing amid South Carolina’s teacher shortage crisis, further overwhelming instructors who are already overburdened and underpaid, teachers told legislators Monday.
Editorial: SC Lawmakers must heed calls for comprehensive education reform
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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?
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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
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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, >

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