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All-boys' charter school off to a rocky start in North Charleston
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Jan 19, 6:58 AM: Halfway through the first school year at Prestige, deep problems lie just below the surface. The third- and fourth-graders in the lobby, for instance, have been sitting in a combined classroom since teachers and students >
Chinese-immersion charter school in West Columbia plans major expansion
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Jan 16, 8:23 AM: Edward Davis is the school board president at East Point Academy, a Chinese immersion charter school with 535 students in West Columbia.
Darlington County School District offers expanded school choice program
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Jan 11, 6:08 AM: In an effort to give parents more flexibility and control in the educational process, Darlington County School District is offering district-wide Expanded School Choice for the 2017-2018 school year.
New arts-focused charter school planned for Columbia
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Jan 3, 7:42 AM: A committee of arts professionals, educators, parents and community members is moving forward with plans to open an arts charter school in Columbia, to be named the Midlands Arts Conservatory (MAC).
Charter school advocates shifting gears in South Carolina
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Dec 27, 6:26 AM: An anonymous group registered as a company in Washington D.C. poured money into advertisements and mailers in this year's Charleston County School Board race, possibly foreshadowing a fight over school choice and charter >
Proposed charter school eyes industry growth
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Dec 22, 8:06 AM: Polaris Tech is a proposed public charter school with its sights set on a Ridgeland location. The charter school hopes to open for the 2018-19 school year, offering grades six to 10 for about 160 students.
Calhoun Falls Charter School battles declining enrollment, low funding
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Dec 22, 8:00 AM: As Abbeville County School District administrators work out how to update their dilapidated and aging school buildings with little to no available funding, Calhoun Falls Charter School sits in a corner of the county with >
A new charter school hopes to raise the bar on education in Jasper County
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Dec 6, 6:46 AM: A new charter school in Jasper County could offer parents more than just another alternative to the area’s failing public schools, a group of local educators and professionals say.
Special needs charter school possible
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Sep 9, 6:04 AM: The Developmental Center for Exceptional Children (DCEC) could spawn a full fledged school for young children with special needs in the next couple of years, if it gets a lot of public help.
Poor schools want court to keep pushing SC education reforms
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Sep 7, 4:58 AM: Poor, rural school districts, which sued the state for more support, want the state’s highest court to continue pushing S.C. leaders to fix K-12 public schools.
Legislative panel highlights racial disparities in Charleston County schools
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Sep 7, 4:42 AM: Civil rights advocates and school leaders painted a dismal portrait of Charleston County’s public education system on Tuesday night — one where black students are disproportionately stuck in low-performing, under-resourced >
Education: Over half of WHS students in online classes
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Sep 2, 5:48 AM: There are 578 students taking online classes this year in the Georgetown County School District’s first venture into virtual education. Of those, 465 are at Waccamaw High. And one is taking five of his six courses in his >
Special-needs scholarship shakeup leaves parents in a bind
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Aug 22, 6:58 AM: Ellen Wilson is gambling for her son’s education. With a cloud of uncertainty hanging over a South Carolina scholarship program that helps special-needs students attend private schools, Wilson and her husband went ahead >
State revokes school’s charter
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Aug 15, 7:12 AM: S.C. Public Charter School District trustees voted unanimously Thursday to deny the school’s request to keep its charter, upholding a June 9 decision.
North Charleston, West Ashley Schools A Tale Of Two Districts
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Aug 11, 7:19 AM: However disparities in Dist. 4 are stark. Of its five high schools, three are predominantly black - North Charleston High, Garrett Academy of Technology and R.B. Stall.  Two are predominantly white, the Academic Magnet >
Nonprofits give $42,000, exiting SC private school-choice program
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Aug 10, 5:34 AM: As they close their doors, the privately run nonprofits that had been raising money for the state’s private school-choice program have handed over $42,000 in donations to a new state program.
May River Charter School readies for first day in school history
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Aug 9, 7:20 AM: It is exactly one week away from the start of school for our South Carolina schools, and for one school in Beaufort County, it’s the first day of school, period.
Millions in tax credits available in SC school-choice program
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Jul 29, 5:46 AM: More than $7 million in S.C. tax credits are up for grabs in the state’s private-school choice program. Taxpayers are eligible for the credits if they donate to a state program to help children with disabilities pay >
School district seeks to rein in lengthy, costly teacher appeal process
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Jul 27, 7:12 AM: The Charleston County School Board has burned through hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars by failing to hold appeal hearings in a timely fashion for teachers whose contracts have not been renewed.
Charleston County School Board votes to save Pattison’s Academy
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Jul 26, 7:13 AM:

After a threat of closure sparked outcry from parents, a charter school for students with multiple and severe disabilities will remain open in the fall.

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