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Public review on state math, English language arts standards ends Tuesday

By The Staff

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The S.C. Education Oversight Committee is wrapping up the two and a half month public comment period on the state’s current English language arts and math standards, though there’s still time to participate.

The deadline for public submissions is Tuesday, Sept. 30. Submissions may be made through a survey at http://scstandards.org.


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State Education Superintendent visits Rotary

By Reece Murphy

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Student scientists honored at 2014 district fair

By Reece Murphy

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Early, adult education are top priorities for state legislators

Starting students off right

By Chris Sardelli

The importance of education during a child’s formative years, and the funding to get the job done, was a hot topic for a panel of state legislators last week. 


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Initiative increases funding for poor students, reading and technology

Haley reveals education reform plan

By Reece Murphy

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S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley announced her K-12 Education Reform Initiative on Wednesday, Jan. 8, which aims to increase funding for disadvantaged students as well as initiate a reading coach program and improve technology at the state’s schools.

Haley announced her intentions to develop the bipartisan initiative last January during her annual State of the State address.


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School district earns second straight 'Excellent' report card rating

Students show academic growth

By Reece Murphy

For the second year in a row, the Lancaster County School District and two of its schools earned outstanding results in both areas of the S.C. Department of Education’s district and school report cards.

The 2013 results were released Friday, Nov. 8.

Other 2013 report card highlights include an increase in the district’s graduation rate, and passing marks for nearly all of the district’s schools in both students performance and improvement toward state performance goals.


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Members say funding shift for future economic development would have negative impact on revenue stream

School board dislikes proposal

By Reece Murphy

 Lancaster County school board members, expressed nearly unanimous displeasure for a County Council proposal that would reduce potential school district revenue from “Project Vino” in favor of funding future economic development projects.

The reaction came during the board’s monthly meeting Tuesday evening, Oct. 15, where district officials touted increased student participation in AP courses and issued a report on the district’s move toward Common Core Standards.


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County educators back in school for Professional Growth Institute

Learning to be better teachers

By Reece Murphy

School may have ended for Lancaster County students May 31, but now it’s the teachers’ turn.
Teachers from across Lancaster County began attending classes June 3 as part of this year’s Professional Growth Institute, a professional development program offered by Lancaster County School District each summer.
The workshops, some of which run through August, help teachers learn new teaching skills and strategies for the upcoming school year.


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District teachers earn National Board Certification

By Reece Murphy

When Lancaster County School District Director of Secondary Education Jonathan Phipps called Indian Land Middle School counselor Curwood Dillingham’s name during Tuesday, June 15th’s school board meeting, Dillingham jumped from his seat and bounded down front, arms raised like a victorious Olympian.


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School zone signs, speed limits now in effect

By Greg Summers

Monday marks the first day of the 2012-13 school year for Lancaster County public school students and motorists should be prepared for a higher volume of traffic.


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