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April 10, 2014 via Post and Courier

SC Senate passes ‘Read to Succeed’ bill

COLUMBIA,- The Senate passed a bill Wednesday aimed at boosting students' chances of success through an expansion of 4-year-old kindergarten and early intervention in reading. Full article

April 10, 2014 via Post and Courier

New South Carolina teacher evaluation system gets closer to approval

The state is one step closer to changing the way teachers are evaluated. The State Board of Education on Wednesday gave initial approval to a plan that ties teachers' performance more closely to student achievement. Full article

April 8, 2014 via The State

New film puts low SC literacy rates on display

COLUMBIA, SC — A new documentary about South Carolina’s low literacy rates premiered Tuesday as education leaders were warning that S.C. students are not graduating prepared to compete in the global economy. Full article

April 5, 2014 via The State

S.C. teachers, administrators defend Common Core standards

ROCK HILL, SC — No education-related topic generates as much controversy these days as the Common Core standards adopted by nearly all states and the District of Columbia. The standards have been debated in York County, in the state legislature, and across the country. Full article

April 3, 2014 via The State

Plan to make firing teachers in SC easier likely dead for year Read more here: http://www.thestate.

COLUMBIA, SC — A proposal to make it easier for school districts to fire bad teachers likely is dead for the year. Full article

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