south carolina
Public Education
Study: South Carolina learning loss could lead to reduced earnings

(The Center Square) – South Carolina students lost months of learning over the past few years, which could result in billions of dollars of reduced wages. While the results vary… Read More

May 17, 2023
Governor signs school choice bill into law in South Carolina

South Carolina just joined the growing ranks of states making public money portable to help parents and students have more choices in K-12 education. On Thursday, Republican Gov. Read More

May 4, 2023
South Carolina House signs off on open-enrollment school bill

(The Center Square) – The South Carolina House has signed off on legislation that proponents say would give parents more control over their children’s education, including a measure to create… Read More

March 30, 2023
Christian Schools, Legislation
Why chipping away at the Blaine Amendments is important for school choice

With 29 states currently considering school choice legislation, the education freedom movement seems unstoppable. But the legacy of a 19th century congressman hasn’t made it… Read More

March 10, 2023
South Carolina voters could decide on state funds for religious schools

(The Center Square) – The South Carolina House passed a measure allowing voters to decide whether to lift a provision that bars state tax dollars from benefiting religious or private… Read More

March 7, 2023
South Carolina House approves resolution to repeal Blaine Amendment, which would smooth the road for school choice

South Carolina’s House of Representatives voted in favor of a measure to repeal the state’s Blaine Amendment, which prohibits state funds from benefitting religious or private educational institutions. Read More

March 3, 2023
Legislation, Opinion
South Carolina must sweat details on school choice to get across the finish line

(reimaginED) – All education committee hearings in South Carolina should open with staff placing flags on a map marking the states that adopted new choices in K-12 education since the… Read More

February 9, 2023
Courts, Culture
The Smithsonian is being sued for kicking out pro-life Catholic students

A lawsuit has been filed against the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum after Catholic students were kicked out for wearing pro-life beanies. On January… Read More

February 8, 2023
South Carolina Senate passes expanded school choice ESA program

The South Carolina Senate approved a bill this week granting 15,000 students access to education savings accounts (ESAs). “There will be children whose lives will be changed for… Read More

February 2, 2023
Idaho legislator is working to overturn ‘relic’ anti-school choice amendment

An Idaho lawmaker has introduced a resolution to remove an Idaho constitutional amendment which has historically restricted school choice programs. “Article Nine, Section Five, known as the Blaine… Read More

February 2, 2023
U.S. Senators unite for school choice

Several U.S. Senators advanced school choice this week with a resolution and at least two bills, demonstrating it doesn’t have to be a partisan issue. Sen. Tim Scott,… Read More

January 25, 2023
South Carolina Senate could consider education scholarships

(The Center Square) — The South Carolina Senate could vote this week on legislation that includes scholarships for low-income students. The bill, S.39, sponsored by state Sen. Larry Grooms, R-Bonneau,… Read More

January 24, 2023
Culture, Legislation
S.C. should trust parents to make the best education choices for their kids

(reimaginED) – Should schools do more to train students for the workforce, or focus on the three R’s? South Carolina K-12 officials have been debating that very question lately. A… Read More

January 19, 2023
South Carolina amendment would lift funding restrictions for private schools

South Carolina’s House of Representatives put forward a joint resolution proposing a constitutional amendment which would help open funding to private schools. Led by House Speaker Rep. Murrell… Read More

January 16, 2023
Christian Schools
This week in Christian education (Jan. 9-13)

Christian school continues to educate despite fire – Although a fire ravaged its building on New Year’s Eve, New Life Christian School in North Carolina continues to fulfill its mission. Read More

January 13, 2023
Christian Schools
This week in Christian education (Dec. 26-30)

New Christian school opening in Kentucky – Co-directors Charlotte Burton and Carrie Oliver announced the opening of Highlands Latin School Owensboro. The non-denominational, faith-based school will open in 2023 and… Read More

December 30, 2022
Christian Schools, Courts
South Carolina withholds $1.5 million from Christian nonprofit as judge considers payment’s legality

State officials will withhold $1.5 million earmarked for a Christian nonprofit, pending a judge’s ruling on its constitutionality. South Carolina residents brought a lawsuit against the state’s governor,… Read More

December 8, 2022
Public Education
Newly elected conservative school board members in South Carolina ‘clean house’ – banning Critical Race Theory, firing superintendent

Six newly elected members of a South Carolina school board chose to immediately “clean house,” passing a resolution banning Critical Race Theory in classrooms and firing the liberal superintendent. Read More

November 21, 2022
Public Education
School district pulls nearly 100 books from library shelves following parent complaints

(Daily Caller) – A South Carolina school district has removed 97 books from its libraries following complaints of “adult content,” according to WSAV News. A parent of the Beaufort County… Read More

October 28, 2022
Poll: South Carolina voters support educational savings accounts, school choice

(The Center Square) – South Carolina residents are supportive of school choice, according to a new survey of eligible voters from the South Carolina Policy Council. When asked about education… Read More

September 7, 2022