South Carolina district closing for teachers to attend rally

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A school district canceled classes for one day later this month so that teachers can attend a rally at the South Carolina Statehouse.

Chester County Schools said in a statement that many teachers requested a personal day on March 24 to attend the SC for Ed rally. Students and staff will make up the day on Monday, April 13, Superintendent Angela Bain said.

Several school districts closed for a similar rally last May. No other districts had announced plans as of Tuesday to cancel classes for this year's rally, The State reported.

Teachers have been calling for smaller class sizes, an increase in the money the state gives school districts and fewer standardized tests, according to SC for Ed.

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