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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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SC Bill: Layoffs Can’t be Seniority-Based

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SC Bill Would Make Teacher Firings Easier

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Charter School Advocates to Rally in SC

Reprinted from The State COLUMBIA — Public school-choice advocates will rally at the S.C. State House Wednesday in support of expanding educational options for students within public schools, including charter, magnet and virtual schools. The South Carolina chapter of PublicSchoolOptions.org, …

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SC Teacher Charged with Sexual Assault

Reprinted from WISTV SUMTER, SC (WIS) - A Sumter County teacher accused of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old student said in a statement Thursday the allegations came out after she disciplined her students. In a statement released by her attorney Rose …

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SC Considers Version of Parent Trigger

Reprinted from the Heartlander A Parent Empowerment Act in South Carolina would give parents the ability to petition the state to overhaul their school, but calls for clarity may push it to the back burner. Bill sponsor State Rep. Bill …

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Student Suspended for ‘Favoriting’ Tweet

Reprinted from WBTW HARTSVILLE, S.C. - Millions of people log onto Twitter and other social media accounts daily.  Sending out status updates and maybe even a Retweet. However, one click of the "Favorite" button landed Demi Grant, a Senior at Hartsville …

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SC Administrators Applaud Higher Spending

Reprinted from Herald Online For the first time during her three years in office, Gov. Nikki Haley has announced a proposal to improve education in South Carolina, and local school officials like what they see – but cautiously so. “Going …

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