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September 23, 2014 via Aiken Standard

Editorial: Perfecting teacher evaluations requires deliberative approach

As South Carolina lawmakers tackle ways to dismiss teachers more easily, it’s imperative they ensure the process is efficient, but also fair. Full article

September 22, 2014 via ColaDaily.com

2014 SC Biology Teacher of the Year Chanda Jefferson engages students with real-world science

C.A. Johnson High School biology teacher Chanda Jefferson likes to keep her students engaged, even if that means standing on top of a desk to get them to quiet down and prepare for the day’s lesson. Full article

August 25, 2014 via Forbes

‘For The Life Of The World’: When Young College Graduates Do Great Things

As summer winds down, most veteran educators look forward to the return of their students—but it’s always good when we get an extra jolt of inspiration. Full article

August 25, 2014 via Savannahnow.com

General election race for S.C. education chief starts

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — The general election campaign for South Carolina superintendent of education is underway with the three candidates agreeing Sunday improvements are needed but exchanging gibes and disagreeing over who can get the job done. Full article

August 25, 2014 via GreenvilleOnline

Online school programs growing, despite challenges

As thousands of Upstate children hopped in big yellow school buses and headed off to big brick schoolhouses last week, the state's virtual schools hit the "on" button and booted up another year of cyber education. Full article

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July 21, 2014 posted by Regina Hitchcock

The real costs of losing teachers

By now it should be no secret how valuable great teachers are. But what does it actually cost to lose our teachers when they leave the profession? Read more

May 8, 2014 posted by Kayla M.

The Extra Mile

When the bell rang signaling the last class period for the school day, most kids’ thoughts shifted toward after school activities, sports, or any of the other plans they may have had for after school dismissal. Read more

May 6, 2014 posted by Jon Alston

An Athlete’s Gratitude

I jumped at the opportunity to author a blog in recognition of Teacher Appreciation Week. I value education and truly believe teachers have the hardest job in the world. I have so much admiration for the work they do day in and day out. Read more

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