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Geography: Educating SC Students for the World

Geography: Educating SC Students for the World

“The Profile of the SC Graduate demands that we provide world-class knowledge, world-class skills, and a global perspective to our students. We cannot, however, prepare our students for the world if they do not learn about that world.” Dr. Jerry Mitchell

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The jobs are in SC. Where is the workforce?

The jobs are in SC. Where is the workforce?

Why it matters: Companies like Volvo and Mercedes have located to SC, but finding a qualified workforce has been tough-going. In the three-county Charleston metro area, the labor force actually shrank by more than 3,000 people over the past year — to 378,544 — despite more than 10,000 people moving to the area.

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Quality Counts 2018: Grading the States

Quality Counts 2018: Grading the States

Why it matters: Education Week’s annual state-by-state assessment of public education paints a portrait of middling performance overall with patches of high achievement, along with perennial struggles to improve on the part of states mired at the bottom.

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Morgan dislikes EOC and testing

Morgan dislikes EOC and testing

Why it matters: This opinion editorial, published by The State, is part of a series of opinion pieces authored by Dr. Frank Morgan, retired Superintendent of the School District of Kershaw County.

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What can Miss tell SC about improvement?

What can Miss tell SC about improvement?

Why it is important: “After embracing innovative, student-centered policies, adopting comprehensive reforms and setting higher expectations for children, we have seen consistent improvement in NAEP scores for multiple years. The results of the Nation’s Report Card indicate these reforms are yielding positive results.” – Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant

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Bush says reforms in FL are working

Bush says reforms in FL are working

Why it is important: Jeb Bush responds to those who ask what Florida is doing to show growth. His answer: “There’s no great secret. The key ingredients are persistence and an unwavering commitment to putting the needs and interests of students ahead of anything or anyone else.”

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Mississippi 4th graders pass SC

Mississippi 4th graders pass SC

Why it matters: South Carolina residents have wisecracked “Thank God for Mississippi” for many years. That is no longer true. The investment in quality pre-K and early literacy has paid off for states like Mississippi and Florida, who are seeing improvements.

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Education Trust addresses performance gap in SC

Education Trust addresses performance gap in SC

Why it is important: For historically underachieving groups like African-American students and disabled students, results on the “Nation’s Report Card” are lower now than they were in 2009 for every tested subject and grade.

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