South Carolina

South Carolina Education Superintendent Molly Spearman, right, and Gov. Henry McMaster, left, announce the state will spend $24 million in a legal settlement on both school buses and regular buses that don't run on diesel fuel during a news conference on Tuesday, April 13, 2021, in Columbia, S.C. The money came from a settlement with Volkswagen over emission testing. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Collins).
Education S.C. Governor ‘Inciting Hysteria’ by Allowing Mask Opt-Out, Says State Superintendent
S.C.'s public schools chief said the governor had no legal basis for allowing parents to opt their children out of wearing masks in schools.
The Associated Press, May 12, 2021
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Education S.C. Governor Lets Parents Opt Out of Public School Mask Rules
S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster issued an executive order Tuesday letting parents opt their children out of wearing masks in public schools.
The Associated Press, May 12, 2021
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School & District Management Summer School Is More Important Than Ever. But Teachers Are 'Fried' and Need a Break
Districts are getting creative about enticing worn-out teachers to stay on for the summer.
Madeline Will, April 26, 2021
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Teaching Profession Teacher Salaries Are Increasing. See How Your State Compares
The National Education Association warns that some of the progress in teacher pay could be jeopardized by the pandemic.
Madeline Will, April 26, 2021
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Law & Courts Federal Appeals Court Upholds School's Removal of 4th Grader's Essay on LGBTQ Rights
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit backs a principal who said the essay was age-inappropriate for inclusion in a school booklet.
Mark Walsh, March 3, 2021
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Baron Davis, Superintendent of Richland School District Two, in Columbia, S.C.
Baron Davis, superintendent of Richland School District Two, in Columbia, S.C.
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School & District Management Leader To Learn From Building a Community for Black Male Teachers
Baron R. Davis is leading efforts to hire more Black male teachers committed to improving academic excellence in a South Carolina district.
Christina A. Samuels, February 17, 2021
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Infrastructure Schools Handed Out Millions of Digital Devices Under COVID-19. Now, Thousands Are Missing
Some districts are scrambling to account for thousands of devices—a task made more urgent by the uncertainty over when students will be able to return to school buildings full-time.
Benjamin Herold, July 23, 2020
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Education Tension Rises in States Over Who Decides When to Reopen Schools
School administrators in some states are caught up in tensions about who gets the final say about when they can reopen their buildings and what precautions they should take to protect their communities.
Evie Blad, July 19, 2020
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States Educational Opportunities and Performance in South Carolina
This Quality Counts 2020 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
January 21, 2020
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Teaching Profession This Teacher Is Suing Her District Over Working for Free, Buying School Supplies
School districts have "unconscionably and impermissibly shifted operating costs of the classrooms directly on the financial backs of our teachers," the lawsuit alleges.
Madeline Will, November 26, 2019
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Federal Betsy DeVos to Visit Manufacturer Where Hundreds of Teachers Work Second Jobs
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos will hold a workforce event at a South Carolina drug manufacturer that employs hundreds of cash-strapped teachers in second jobs.
Evie Blad, July 17, 2019
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Federal How Charters Could Factor in 2020's Democratic Primary
Charter schools are playing a notable role in remarks about education from candidates like Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders. Yet it's not clear what if any role they'll have in important states like Iowa and New Hampshire.
Andrew Ujifusa, June 18, 2019
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Federal Democrats Are Fighting Over Charter Schools. Will Key Early Primary States Care?
Charter schools are playing a notable role in remarks about education from candidates like Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders. Yet it's not clear what if any role they'll have in important states like Iowa and New Hampshire.
Andrew Ujifusa, June 11, 2019
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Teaching Profession Teachers Wanted: S.C. Company Hires Cash-Strapped Educators for Warehouse Jobs
Nephron Pharmaceuticals, a drug manufacturing company in West Columbia, S.C., recently hired 650 current and retired teachers through a new program designed to provide educators with additional income.
Sarah Schwartz, May 3, 2019
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