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Charleston charter music school could find new home under Burke High's roof
Mar 13, 5:31 AM: Proponents of the campus-sharing deal see it as a win-win: Burke students could take advantage of Allegro's specialized music programs, while Allegro students could take some of Burke's Advanced Placement classes. >
Battle over control of special-needs scholarships turns ugly
Mar 9, 7:06 AM: A storm is raging over control of a program that has awarded tuition grants for special needs students to attend private schools since 2014, after the program’s director was fired less than a month into the job for >
Open house at Horse Creek Academy charter school draws crowd
Mar 3, 7:16 AM: Parents in Aiken checked out a less traditional school option at an open house Thursday night at Horse Creek Academy. Horse Creek is a pre-k through 8 charter school on the eastern side of Aiken near Highway 78. >
State revokes charter for Columbia-based charter school
Feb 10, 6:27 AM: The decision by the South Carolina Public Charter School District Board of Trustees was made after the the school’s administrators made a last ditch effort to convince the board to let them remain open after this academic >
Application filed for new Anderson County charter school
Feb 9, 7:18 AM: A planned charter school in Belton  could be the answer to Anderson parent Angie King's prayers. Since her 3-year-old daughter was born, King has been worried about sending the child to a traditional public school, and >
Public charter to apply to open school at Cane Bay
Feb 6, 7:44 AM: If the school is approved by the state, it would become the second public charter to open in Berkeley County. It would open for kindergarten through sixth grade in 2018-2019 school year, and eventually house more than >
Beaufort County students might have to enter lotteries for school choice slots this year
Feb 1, 6:43 AM: As school choice registration opens Wednesday to place Beaufort County students into programs outside their home attendance area, parents eyeing certain options now face the possibility they may not get what they want. >
SC school choice advocates hope to expand offerings
Jan 26, 6:11 AM: School choice advocates celebrated their successes Wednesday with a eye on further expanding offerings outside of traditional instruction across South Carolina.
Advocates tout the benefits of school choice
Jan 26, 6:00 AM: Evans said it’s past time for state and national leaders to allow taxpayer money to follow students in the form of vouchers — whether those students attend public or private schools.
Local school joins national school choice week
Jan 25, 6:14 AM: But going to a private school wouldn’t have been possible without school choice, which allows students and parents to attend a private school, home school, or attend a public school in a different attendance area than >
All-boys' charter school off to a rocky start in North Charleston
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.



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