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The Gamecocks crushed Chattanooga Saturday night in a game where it needed to find itself and restore some confidence. Story by :
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Mark Sanford, Charleston's longtime congressman, is shutting down his offices and preparing for his new life outside of public office.
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The Citadel’s Dante Smith ran for more yards against Alabama than 5 SEC teams. Story by :
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👏 Keep 👏 your 👏 promises 👏 South Carolina lawmakers have consistently shortchanged their own mandates on education, stripping away money they had pledged for classroom needs. Here’s what might help:
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7. Find a way to better prepare students for jobs Students are coming up short on math and reading skills, and tests show one in three leaves high school without being career-ready. We have some suggestions to fix that:
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6. Integrate schools. For real this time. In Charleston County, diversity consultants have recommended redrawing attendance lines to integrate schools, several of which are nearly all-black or all-white Some other things that have worked:
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5. Don’t accept failure. Many low-income schools continue to lose students and post dismal test scores despite turnaround efforts, trapping the remaining students in a cycle of low expectations. Here’s how the state could break that cycle:
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4. Equal access Students in rural schools often lack access to high-quality instructors who are leery of working in under-performing schools or lured away by wealthier districts that can pay more. That’s gotta change. Some ideas:
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3. Give up on the quick fixes and come up with a cohesive strategy for improvement. The short-term programs are clearly not working. So we need to try something else. One idea? Looking to other states to see what has proven effective for them.
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2. Retain teachers. South Carolina has a crippling teacher shortage. We came up with some ways to recruit and keep teachers in our schools:
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1. Set higher expectations. Sadly, the phrase is not a diss on SC’s school system. It's the actual standard that the state has set for education. So striving for something more than “minimal” would be a good start.
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We've spent this week examining the complex ways South Carolina has failed too many students for decades. So where do we go from here? We’ve come up with 8 places to start.
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The Charleston VA hospital was ranked as the second-fastest growing VA in the country last year. It's finally planning to expand in North Charleston and Myrtle Beach soon.
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How early is too early to start decorating for Christmas?
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Memories of his fallen twin brother in 9/11 still haunt former player Mike Bavis.
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.'s Dante Smith finished with 130 yards on nine carries against Alabama. That’s more yards than Louisville, Ole Miss, Missouri, Tennessee, LSU and Mississippi State managed to run for.
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SC lawmakers insist they're committed to fixing the state’s beleaguered public school system, yet they shortchange even the minimum funding requirements required by law. Our students pay the price.
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A historic McClellanville church will celebrate its colonial roots with a Harvest service. Read more:
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A win over Duke tonight would give 's senior class its 51st win. The only other program to achieve that figure? Alabama.
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Which scientific class do oysters belong to? Find out if you're a true oyster connoisseur with these 10 questions:
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