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A private college will manage 5 SC public schools; what does that mean for students?
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Dec 1, 6:46 AM: The S.C. Public Charter School District’s trustees Thursday approved requests by the five schools to transfer their oversight to Erskine College’s nonprofit Charter Institute from the state.
Rift splits SC’s $1 billion experiment in charter schools
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Nov 30, 6:10 AM: A growing rift in South Carolina’s 10-year-old, $1 billion charter school experiment will be on public display Thursday as nine schools ask to leave the state’s charter school district.
School board member says it's 'common courtesy' for his child to get into Charleston magnet school
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Nov 30, 6:02 AM: A member of the Charleston County School Board told the district superintendent in June it would be a "common courtesy" for her to help get his child into a prestigious public magnet school.
Office of Inspector General auditing four SC charter schools
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Nov 29, 6:58 AM: All four schools operate within the South Carolina Public Charter School District and each of them is seeking to transfer sponsors to Erskine College’s Charter Institute.
Office of Inspector General auditing four SC charter schools
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Nov 28, 7:22 AM: Four charter schools are being audited by the Office of the State Inspector General concerning their attendance data. A letter from Inspector General Brian Lamkin dated Nov. 6 said there were irregularities in enrollment >
SC Supreme Court ends 24-year school funding lawsuit
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Nov 21, 7:47 AM: After 24 years, a landmark lawsuit over education funding in South Carolina has come to an end, but the debate has not, as one Supreme Court justice said that to continue the case would be a "gross oversight of judicial >
Horry County debates upsides, downsides to 'school choice' policy
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Nov 21, 5:32 AM: That challenge is overcrowded buildings. For the 2017-2018 school year, nine Horry County schools are over capacity. Officials say 18 other schools are at 90 percent capacity or higher. To combat this, school board members >
Richland 1 school district launches first-of-its-kind virtual school in South Carolina
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Nov 13, 6:33 AM: Richland County School District 1 launched its Virtual Program this fall, offering a full slate of high school courses to students who can now opt out of ever setting foot in a traditional classroom. A spokeswoman said the >
Will SC double down on private-school choice? Maybe, with new GOP leader in charge
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Nov 1, 4:52 AM: Chad Connelly has been named executive director of Exceptional SC, a nonprofit created by the state GOP-controlled Legislature to run the state’s private-school choice program. That nonprofit raises money to give tuition >
Charter schools get high marks on SAT, Governor's School gets the best
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Oct 19, 5:58 AM: Three Greenville charter high schools outperformed most of the traditional public schools in Greenville County on the SAT college admissions test in 2017, according to the College Board.
Thousands of students, millions of dollars at stake in brawl over supervising South Carolina charter schools
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Oct 18, 6:09 AM: At least nine schools and 6,000 students are caught in the middle of a tug-of-war between the S.C. Public Charter School District and a brand-new charter school authorizer, the Charter Institute at Erskine.
Charter school district postpones transfer policy discussion
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Oct 16, 6:04 AM: The requests put the district, which was formed during the 2006 legislative session, in uncharted territory: The district has never had a school request to transfer out and no other institution sponsors charter schools in >
Despite more choices in schools, private school enrollment on the increase, officials say
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Oct 16, 5:03 AM: With the recession of a decade ago firmly in the past, more and more families are turning back toward private education for their children.
Kanawha plans to offer statewide online school program
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Oct 3, 6:17 AM: Kanawha County’s public schools superintendent revealed Monday that his school system plans to partner with the state Department of Education to offer an online school option statewide, and the Kanawha Board of Education >
Mandarin Chinese immersion school planned in Greenville
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Sep 25, 6:31 AM: That's one reason that Kirchner next year will enroll Eleanor in East Link Academy, a public charter school in Greenville where all students will be taught in two languages: English and Mandarin Chinese. >
Rock Hill charter school reduces staff amid lower-than-expected enrollment
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Sep 19, 5:29 AM: Riverwalk Academy, a public K-12 charter school in Rock Hill, said it has had to dismiss some of its employees after seeing lower student enrollment this fall.
Charter district could deny school transfers to Erskine College
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Sep 18, 5:38 AM: Wilson released an opinion Sept. 7 at the request of Gov. Henry McMaster stating that funding for charter schools wishing to transfer out of the South Carolina Public Charter School District could likely transfer to the >
Coastal Montessori Charter School to add to campus
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Sep 14, 6:21 AM: The Coastal Montessori Charter School could add a gym or basketball courts in the future after the Georgetown County School Board agreed to purchase an adjoining property just south of the campus.
Greenville County to sell old Berea school property to charter school
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Sep 6, 5:36 AM: Greenville County will sell the property to nonprofit corporation Campbell Young Leaders on behalf of Legacy Early College, formerly Legacy Charter School, for $400,000.
Charter schools promised to give children more for less. Are they succeeding?
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Aug 28, 5:01 AM: This month, two low-performing online schools asked whether they could leave the statewide charter school district in favor of another sponsor. That request came after the statewide district told the schools they were in >

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