New SC Standards May Look Very Similar to Common Core

Opponents of Common Core tout a law signed by Gov. Nikki Haley as throwing out the controversial education standards in exchange for state-made guidelines by the 2015-16 school year. In reality, however, little may change.

South Carolina Drops Out of Common Core

Republican Gov. Nikki Haley of South Carolina has signed a bill that requires the state to adopt new content standards for the 2015-16 school year and drop the Common Core State Standards.

SC Candidate: Legalize Weed to Fund Schools

Reprinted from WYFF.com “You see, when it comes to public schools, we all know what’s wrong, and some of us even know what’s right,” said Democratic education superintendent candidate Sheila Gallagher. It’s a speech that’s drawn a...

Poll: 2-3rds South Carolinians Pro-Voucher

Reprinted from TheState  South Carolinians are open to the idea of giving tax breaks for donations to organizations that help families pay for private school, according to a new Winthrop Poll. Support for that type of private school choice program is far greater than...

SC Pulls Out of Common Core Test Group

Reprinted from The Island Packet Educators in South Carolina have no clue what standardized test students will take next year to assess new state Common Core standards. However, one test is out of the running: the Smarter Balanced test the state had planned to use. In...

How SC Students Will be Tested Still Unknown

Reprinted from Greenville Online COLUMBIA — A years-long effort by state officials to help create standardized tests for South Carolina’s public schools may become moot, leaving uncertain how students will be tested next spring. More than 350 schools across 67...

SC House Passes 3rd Grade Reading Bill

Reprinted from The State COLUMBIA, SC — The S.C. House on Thursday passed its own version of a bill aimed at reforming the way public schools teach reading. Called the Read to Succeed Act, the bill would create a statewide emphasis on reading by requiring districts to...