South Carolina


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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:
May 1, 5:42 AM:

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 >

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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