SC schools chief tries to turn around 3 failing districts despite resistance

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Charleston Post Courier

Aug 27, 12:00 AM

SC schools chief tries to turn around 3 failing districts despite resistance

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 remains to be seen. Challenges include widespread poverty, historically abysmal test scores and resistance from local politicians.

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