Federal authorities have weighed in on a lawsuit challenging South Carolina’s “disturbing schools” law, arguing that the vague statute ends up disproportionately landing minority students and those with disabilities in juvenile jails.
The principal of Travelers Rest High School released a statement Saturday afternoon after complaints on social media after a students were not allowed to bring American flags to a football game Friday night.
In 2007, when Sen. Barack Obama was running for president, he visited the public schools here in flat, sandy Dillon County, part of South Carolina’s so-called “Corridor of Shame,” a poor region that stretches from north to south along Interstate 95. Obama toured the old J.V. Martin Middle School, part of which dated to 1896 and was still in use.
Ten months after video captured a South Carolina deputy pulling a teenager from her desk and tossing her across the floor — sparking a national debate over an officer’s role in the classroom — state officials on Tuesday tentatively approved new rules limiting officers’ involvement with student discipline.
The Charleston County School Board has burned through hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars by failing to hold appeal hearings in a timely fashion for teachers whose contracts have not been renewed.
Attorneys for rural school districts contend legislators’ court-ordered plan for fixing South Carolina’s education system isn’t a plan at all, but an accounting of legislative meetings and list of budget items that don’t address the problems.
Lawmakers want to ban the most successful – and controversial – nonprofit in the state’s private school-choice program along with other private groups that work to raise money for the $12 million-a-year program.
A South Carolina high school assistant principal is under investigation after police said he was captured on video restraining a 15-year-old student by placing her in a choke hold and holding her until she passed out.
A special needs teacher at West Oak Middle School in Oconee County said she was yanked from her classroom mid-morning on Monday and placed on administrative leave with pay after she wrote a letter to school officials requesting that her students be exempted from taking the SC PASS and SC READY federally-mandated standardized tests.
Grayson Keck, a 13-year-old transgender male student, goes to classes on the second floor at his Columbia school. But when he goes to the bathroom, he is required to use his school nurse’s first-floor restroom.