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July 30, 2014 via Education Week

Common Core May Persist, Even in Opposition States

Opponents of the Common Core State Standards got a boost in recent weeks, as Missouri and North Carolina moved to reassess their involvement, while the governors of Utah and Wisconsin distanced themselves from the standards. Full article

July 29, 2014 via TheTandD.com

Consolidation or not, retaining teachers difficult

THE ISSUE: Teacher retention OUR VIEW: Losing teachers is annual fact even without any consideration of eliminating positions Orangeburg County residents this summer are debating school district consolidation and its potential impact, asking is bigger better. They are wondering about school closings and how a merger of three districts into one would affect children in specific locales. Full article

July 29, 2014 via Hilton Head

The state of our schools

When the American Legislative Exchange Council released its annual Report Card on American Education: Ranking K-12 State Performance, Progress, and Reform earlier this year, the Palmetto State fared about as well as much of the country expected: Dead last. Full article

July 29, 2014 via Aiken Standard

Cycle of poverty hurting Aiken County children

A recent report ranked South Carolina among the country's worst states in the overall well-being of its children, and the latest data reveals Aiken County is no exception. Full article

July 29, 2014 via The State

Poll: SC voters mostly say state could do more for children

COLUMBIA A new poll says most S.C. voters support state investments in early childhood education and health programs and say the state is not doing enough for children. 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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