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Lawmakers assess the state of SC charter schools
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Oct 17, 6:44 AM: As lawmakers assess the state of charter schools in South Carolina, the two statewide charter school authorizers are fielding the questions. Tuesday marked the first of what will likely be several more testimonials in >
Commentary: Charleston County school leaders addressing district’s divides
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Oct 16, 7:35 AM: Regardless of your vantage point, it is undeniable that the Charleston County School District has some of the state’s very best schools and some of the state’s lowest performing schools literally a few miles apart — >
Will planned charter school on North Main kill Cottontown’s cool new businesses?
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Oct 11, 7:21 AM: Opposition is building to a new charter school in the red hot Cottontown/North Main area, as merchants and residents worry that its location will threaten their liquor licenses, snarl traffic and kill retail growth in the >
Charleston Acceleration Academy Opens To Assist Students Through Non-traditional Approaches To High School Graduation
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Oct 5, 5:15 AM: Charleston Accelerated Academy (CAA) is unique in many ways, but most importantly, it offers educational opportunities which previously have not been provided.
Charleston school board candidates sound off on racism, school choice in heated election
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Oct 4, 6:31 AM: Ten candidates for four seats on the Charleston County School Board spoke frankly about magnet schools, racism and teacher pay in a forum Tuesday night.
Charleston school board candidates sound off on racism, school choice in heated election
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Oct 3, 4:30 AM: Ten candidates for four seats on the Charleston County School Board spoke frankly about magnet schools, racism and teacher pay in a forum Tuesday night.
Charleston County rethinks school choice rules; changes may be ‘far-reaching’
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Oct 2, 4:24 AM: Sibling admission policies, along with bus transportation and racial demographics, all loom large as the Charleston County School Board ponders its system of public magnet and charter schools.
Tax credits for SC special-needs students available Monday. They’ll likely go fast.
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Oct 1, 5:42 AM: Each year South Carolina parents of special-needs students, who pay tuition at private schools, rush to get approved for a limited number of state tax credits.
First and only free public school for students with dyslexia opens in SC
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Sep 28, 6:06 AM: There are only five public schools in the country that are designed specifically for students with dyslexia. One of those schools is right here in the Palmetto State. The Lakes & Bridges Charter School opened up this fall >
Opinion: SC needs an education revolution
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Sep 24, 7:15 AM: There’s no getting around it. South Carolina suffers from a legacy of segregation and extreme poverty, thus its public schools consistently rank among the worst in the nation. Bold action is needed.
Charleston Mandarin language charter school faces closure 1 month after opening
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Sep 20, 5:15 AM: Low enrollment, financial woes and staffing problems could spell the end for East Light Academy, a Mandarin-language charter school that opened in the Charleston area just one month ago.
High school program offers student 'pre-apprenticeships' to start careers
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Sep 17, 5:21 AM: Pitt Community College student Juan Herrera spends time in the classroom learning about motors, electrical systems, blueprints, and welding. He also works part-time as a maintenance technician with Greenville Utilities >
Lander to aggressively expand online offerings
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Sep 13, 6:24 AM: In the midst of a growth spurt that has Lander University just a few dozen students shy of capacity, the state-run institution is looking to expand in ways that won’t add students to its dorms — its online and graduate >
New charter school focuses on project-based learning
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Aug 29, 4:37 AM: Virtus Academy opened on August 20th after nearly 5 years of planning. It offers project-based learning to students in kindergarten through 5th grade and students get the chance to learn through hands-on activities. >
SC schools chief tries to turn around 3 failing districts despite resistance
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Aug 27, 5:23 AM: The three rural, failing districts taken over by South Carolina education chief Molly Spearman over the past 14 months are showing signs of improvement. But whether Spearman’s agency can turn them into academic successes >
Amid teacher shortage, South Carolina school recruiters get aggressive
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Aug 20, 6:32 AM: The Charleston County School District shelled out serious money to recruit teachers this year — and it worked.
Academics, parent communication are top priorities at LKCS, APAA
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Aug 16, 6:07 AM: Lloyd-Kennedy Charter School, the first charter school in Aiken County, Lloyd-Kennedy said, opened in 2002, targeting at-risk students in grades 5-8 and later added grades 3 and 4.
Charter Institute at Erskine College offers bonus for sponsoring schools
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Aug 15, 6:35 AM: Tucked near the back of Vamshi Rudrapati’s contract with the Charter Institute at Erskine College is a simple statement — if the director brings in five charter schools by 2020, he’ll receive a $25,000 bonus. >
Charter schools in Chatham County providing lessons
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Aug 13, 4:42 AM: The tug of war between charter schools and traditional schools erupted last year when Savannah Classical Academy was prohibited from enrolling new students after the state Department of Education’s charter schools division >
A mom got her kid into a top Columbia school by paying a stranger’s water bill
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Aug 6, 4:48 AM: The mother and landlord’s arrangement shows how parents will go to great lengths — even illegal lengths — to send their students to the city schools of their choice in Richland 1. That includes using addresses of relatives >

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