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5:19 pm on Thursday November 13, 2008

Education department also requiring unpaid leave

In a move similar to Clemson's, the S.C. State Department of Education is requiring its 900 workers to take five days of unpaid leave to help the agency deal with massive budget cuts. Read more stories on this subject in our budget cuts topic page....
4:34 am on Saturday November 8, 2008

State's students do better on exit exam

More of South Carolina's students passed the state exit exam on their first try this year. Get lots more data at in the Department of Education's press release, or an independent opinion at The State. The state uses the HSAP (High School Assessment...
4:36 am on Tuesday October 7, 2008

More classes going online in Charleston

Image by Ken Hawkins/TheDigitelImage by 20081007school.jpg The Internet is playing an increasingly vital role as our schools overflow with students, teacher shortages grow, and students can't get the special classes they might need. While the state...
2:54 pm on Sunday September 28, 2008

Analysis fuels mystery at Sanders-Clyde

Image by Charleston County School DistrictImage by 20080928sanders.jpg After news broke that one downtown school's PACT scores dropped precipitously after showing stunning improvement in prior years, suspicion swirled of wrongdoing. Read more...
4:09 pm on Wednesday September 10, 2008

State axes plan for education ads on buses

A plan that aimed to allow education-related ads on school buses to help cover growing expenses has been killed after concerns of objectionable ads arose. NBC News 2 rounds up the responses: “This action prevents for-profit companies from forcing...
8:41 am on Wednesday September 10, 2008

School test results improve, but cast questions on one downtown school

Image by Flickr user billadayImage by 20080910pact.jpg Update September 11: The analysis is in. Original post: Statewide schools generally posted gains in 2008 PACT results, the state's grade 3-8 standardized test. The 2008 pact test results were...
5:07 pm on Friday September 5, 2008

Healthy snacks to be offered in many schools

South Carolina schools will soon receive grants providing fruits and vegetables as snack options for elementary students. Just offering these healthier options isn’t sufficient. The grants will be funded pending the schools’ effort to instill...
7:52 am on Wednesday September 3, 2008

PACT's replacement dubbed PASS

Any good product of government work needs an acronym, and the people have chosen to call the South Carolina’s new standardized testing system "PASS." The S.C. State Department of Education says: The winning name – Palmetto Assessment of State...
7:20 am on Wednesday August 20, 2008

Have a say in name of S.C.'s new standardized testing

If you hadn't heard, a new standardized testing is coming to South Carolina schools. Now the state has announced that you can have a say in which name they use. PAL – Palmetto Assessment of Learning PASS – Palmetto Assessment of State Standards SCYE...
2:34 am on Friday August 15, 2008

Hootie group to be honored for role in South Carolina education

Hootie & the Blowfish are scheduled to be named at the state's first Palmetto Ambassador for Education during their performance tonight (August 15) on Daniel Island. A press release had this to say about what and why: State Superintendent of...
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