South Carolina

South Carolina

April 30, 2015

SC Local Education Association Hosts ESSA Town Hall Meeting

January 23, 2017

The Orangeburg Consolidated School District 5 Education Association hosted an ESSA town hall meeting that focused on three main areas: 1, reducing class size; 2, reducing state standardized tests; and 3, and providing “wraparound” services for students to meet their social, personal, and mental needs....

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SC Stakeholders Present ESSA Recommendations to State

January 16, 2017

 In an interview with The T&D, Dr. Tom Newman, superintendent of Orangeburg Consolidated School District Four, said that ESSA “allows states to eliminate ’unnecessary and duplicative assessments’.” Newman and other stakeholders have presented their recommendations to the state, but still have “some serious concerns” about...

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U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Releases State ESSA Primers

May 16, 2016

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s primers include individual state by state accountability system fact sheets, which detail each state’s current accountability system, what could change under ESSA, and what to be asking state leaders. See details about your state here.

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SC Issues Memo to District Superintendents on Plan to Request Waiver

April 6, 2016

Molly Spearman, SC state superintendent of education issued a memo to district superintendents informing them that SC plans to request a waiver under ESSA that SC’s “assessment system measure the full range of the State’s academic content standards. South Carolina requests this waiver only with...

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