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July 09, 2015

Five States Receive NCLB Waiver Renewals From the Education Department

Delaware, Massachusetts, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, and South Carolina all had their waivers from provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act approved, but some got longer waivers than others.

June 08, 2015

Funding for High-Poverty Districts Falls Short, New Reports Contend

Studies released by the Education Law Center and the Leadership Conference Education Fund argue that deficits in school funding and resources have shortchanged students in many of the nation's urban and rural districts.

June 04, 2015

Hello McFly, One More Time: South Carolina's 1998 Standards Push

Back in 1998, South Carolina decided to give its new standards some bite by holding students and schools more accountable through standardized tests.

June 01, 2015

S.C. Sen. Lindsey Graham, With Long Edu-Resume, Enters White House Race

Graham was a key player among a group of GOP members of Congress that helped delay a proposed national testing plan being pushed by the Clinton administration.

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.

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