education

Gov. McMaster calls for $3,000 raise for all South Carolina teachers

Governor says this will put SC among top 25 states for average teacher salary

CAYCE, S.C. (WOLO) –Teachers in public schools across South Carolina are one step closer to getting a pay raise. Governor Henry McMaster (R-SC) announced more than 50,000 educators in all of the state’s public schools will receive a $3,000 pay raise in his proposed budget. For some teachers, steady pay raises are not just about earning more money to do…

Senators: An education reform bill will not be passed this session

The head of the Senate Education Subcommittee says he does not his bill to be rushed through the Senate

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — Seeing 10,000 teachers AND THEIR SUPPORTERS stand loud and proud on the State House lawn left Governor Henry McMaster (R-South Carolina) with a strong request for his state’s lawmakers. “We’re all frustrated with the lack of response in the Senate. The Senate needs to act on the education reform bill. If we don’t pass that this year,…

Crossover deadline for bills in State House passes

Columbia, SC (WOLO) — Wednesday April 10th, 2019  was the crossover deadline for bills working through the State House. Bills that made the cut, include a measure overhauling the State’s education system and a proposal to improve ride share safety. But not everything was able to make it through this go round. One of the bills that did not make…

Teacher Shortage Senate Panel at State House

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – Educators in South Carolina have told state lawmakers that constant student testing is one of the biggest roadblocks they face. A Senate panel met Wednesday to get ideas on how to deal with a teacher shortage in South Carolina. Camden Sen. Vincent Sheheen says his panel hopes to remove paperwork and bureaucratic requirements that prevent teachers…