Education

Education

S.C. is ‘breaking the law’ by ignoring poor schools

In 1993, three dozen predominantly black, poor rural schools sued the state of South Carolina, seeking more money. In 2014, the S.C. Supreme Court ruled that the way the state’s public schools are funded was unfair and unconstitutional. Two years later, little has changed, rural schools say.

Education

Could USC build new medical school at Bull Street development?

The University of South Carolina's trustees Friday will consider building a new medical school campus on donated land in downtown Columbia’s Bull Street development. USC trustee Eddie Floyd said building the $200 million campus on about 16 acres in the Bull Street development gives the state’s flagship university room to grow.

Education

Former ITT Tech students launch debt strike

The students say they’re burdened with worthless credentials and debts they’ll never be able to repay. They say the Education Department failed to protect them and millions of others enrolled in schools that ultimately didn’t deliver what they promised.

Education

Poor schools want court to keep pushing SC education reforms

Poor, rural school districts, which sued the state for more support, want the state’s highest court to continue pushing S.C. leaders to fix the state’s K-12 public schools. The districts asked the S.C. Supreme Court to stay involved Tuesday in the 1993 case, two weeks after S.C. lawmakers asked the court to end its oversight.

Education

Chester County approves officers at 3 high schools

The Chester County Council approved an agreement between the sheriff and the school district to get deputies into three high schools, a year after the schools dropped deputies for private guards. But the officers are not on campus yet; the school district still has to sign off on the agreement.

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Rock Hill students practice football drills Panthers-style

Students at Rock Hill's Ebenezer Avenue Elementary School learned running, jumping, throwing, dodging and other football drills Friday morning during the Carolina Panthers' Play 60 Camp. The camp, staffed by volunteers, simulates an NFL training camp to encourage daily exercise.
Jennifer Becknell The Herald
Rock Hill students practice football drills Panthers-style 0:35

Rock Hill students practice football drills Panthers-style

Rock Hill school opens Ben Carson Reading Room 0:48

Rock Hill school opens Ben Carson Reading Room

Winthrop University Blue Line kicks off academic year 0:50

Winthrop University Blue Line kicks off academic year

S.C. Education Superintendent Molly Spearman talks to Rock Hill teachers 1:06

S.C. Education Superintendent Molly Spearman talks to Rock Hill teachers