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March 12, 2015

South Carolina Lawmakers Push for Rural Teacher Incentive Program

A budget amendment will provide funds to develop a teacher incentive program in rural areas.

March 11, 2015

South Carolina Adopts Standards Intended to Replace Common Core

The South Carolina Board of Education adopted standards intended to replace the Common Core State Standards on March 11, after the state required new standards for the 2015-16 school year

January 27, 2015

Minnesota Tops List of State Charter Laws in Annual Ranking

This is the sixth year that the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools has produced the rankings, which are determined by how well state laws stack up against a model law developed by NAPCS.

January 09, 2015

Proposed S.C. Bill Would Mandate Schools Teach Gun Rights With NRA Curriculum

A bill introduced in the South Carolina House would require that all public elementary, middle, and high schools provide instruction on the Second Amendment for at least three consecutive weeks each school year.

December 31, 2014

Governor, Lawmakers in S.C. Ask Top Court to Reconsider K-12 Finance Ruling

In her petition to the state's top court, Gov. Nikki Haley says the November ruling doesn't take into account recent changes to state education spending.

December 31, 2014

S.C. Lawmakers Ask Court to Rehear Rural School Lawsuit

Lawmakers contend a recent court order is "vague" and ignores recent education reforms.

December 23, 2014

Study Panel: Teacher Incentives May Boost Teacher Retention

South Carolina's public universities only produce enough teachers each year to fill half of the state's vacant teacher positions.

December 22, 2014

Common-Core News Developments Dominate Top 10 Blog Posts of 2014

This year was characterized by intense discusssions in many states about the progress and worthiness of the Common Core State Standards and their online assessments.

November 21, 2014

S.C. Ruling on Funding May Open Way for More Early Education, Advocates Say

Early childhood education advocates in South Carolina see an opportunity to expand services now that a 21-year-old legal battle has been decided in favor of better funding for poor and rural regions of the state.

November 13, 2014

S.C. Supreme Court Rules For Poor, Rural Districts in Lawsuit

The ruling found that the state has failed to provide an adequate education for students in poor and rural districts.

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