South Carolina’s John de la Howe School has found a new mission, as the nation’s first residential high school for agriculture. Two years ago, the school in McCormick lost its accreditation and legislators threatened to close it.
SC electric cooperatives are making changes to prevent problems like we saw at Tri-County, where members are demanding the resignation of board members. It’s essential for members to participate in co-op self-governance.
No American president, or any city council member, for that matter, has ever unreservedly delighted in the way he or she was presented in the press. “I so appreciate the accuracy of their reporting on my perceived flaws!” said no official ever. “And good for them for holding me accountable.”
South Carolina is struggling to fill all its classrooms with qualified teachers because the state doesn’t pay them enough, doesn’t given them the autonomy to do their job and doesn’t prepare them well enough.
South Carolina’s laws against littering should become more effective and enforceable with approval of amendments in 2018. Revising the laws was needed to give officers and the courts greater flexibility in the prosecution of litter cases.
USC opens its ‘Richard W. Riley: Statesman of Education’ exhibit Monday in the Hollings Special Collections Library. It shows how former SC Gov Dick Riley passed the Education Improvement Act (EIA) to transform education.
The SC PSC plans to decide at the same time how much to cut SCE&G rates and whether Dominion can purchase SCANA. It should make these decisions separately or else our power bills could be improperly affected.
South Carolina is unhealthy because our communities don’t work to promote healthy lifestyles. Columbia tried recently with a plan to install bike lanes, but the first one is being removed because it slows down drivers.
The race between Henry McMaster and James Smith for governor guarantees that South Carolina will elect the first chief executive from Richland County since Wade Hampton won from his adopted home county in 1878.
The SC Department of Social Services was more problem than solution when Susan Alford became director in 2015. But she worked to solve problems and make lives better for the children that DSS is responsible for protecting.
A solar energy cap that makes it more expensive for SC residents to use rooftop solar panels survived the 2018 legislative session, despite efforts to lift or repeal it. Duke Energy could reach its cap within days.
SC 20-somethings don’t want to be teachers because the pay is lousy and anti-school ideologues have spent two decades blaming them for everything as they tried to defund public schools and send tax money to unaccountable private schools.
The University of South Carolina increased its African-American freshman enrollment by 25 percent last year, and the graduation rate is more than twice the national average, thanks to ongoing efforts to improve diversity and support.
Next month SCANA shareholders will vote on a proposed merger with Dominion Energy, one year to the day after SCANA and its partner Santee Cooper pulled the plug on the V.C. Summer nuclear expansion project in Fairfield County. These utilities spent $9.4 billion and staked our state’s energy future on this now-abandoned project. If shareholders approve the merger, the state’s Public Service Commission will decide whether to accept or reject it.
The TERI teacher incentive program isn’t a good solution to South Carolina’s teacher shortage, but legislators need to make it easier for retired teachers to return to the classroom until we can recruit more new teachers.