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SC senators consider how to attract, keep teachers

Updated: 08/20/2014 - According to the Center for Educator Recruitment, Retention and Advancement, South Carolina's colleges are not producing enough teachers to fill classroom vacancies. Agency director Jane Turner says there are 4,000 openings yearly, but only 2,000 graduates to fill them.

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State education board to consider conduct grades

Posted: 08/13/2014 - Chairwoman-elect Traci Young Cooper is adamantly opposed. The former state teacher of the year says report cards include a place for teachers to provide parents information on students' conduct. She says students' classroom grades already reflect their personal character skills.

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SC test scores fall in all grades, in most subjects

Updated: 08/06/2014 - The percentage of students passing fell in 22 of the 30 total tests taken. The worst drops occurred in sixth- and seventh-grade reading. Both declined by 5 percentage points.

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Back-to-school costs add up for teachers

Posted: 07/29/2014 - Buying everything on that school supply list can get pricey. Many teachers say they're also bearing the burden of the back to school costs.

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Aiken Co. offering free option for adult education

Posted: 08/22/2013 - Now that everyone is back to school in our area, there may be some adults who are looking into continuing their education. Aiken County's Adult Education program is offering classes for adult learners free of charge.

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Paine College lacking dorm space; students put in hotel

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Posted: 08/22/2013 - Paine College didn't have enough dorm rooms to accommodate all the incoming freshmen, so they had to put them up somewhere else. They've been shuffling around, working to get every student back on campus.

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Start college on the right foot

Updated: 08/21/2013 - Some college students in the area are already in class, but some are still prepping and many freshman are working to transition from high school to college. We're on your side with ways to make that transition easier.

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Community input wanted for new leadership in Aiken Co. schools

Updated: 08/20/2013 - Every student is officially back in the classroom now that Aiken County has had its first day back. There's a lot of new leadership across the county, but one high school still doesn't know who will be in charge this year.

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Aiken Co. students in for intense curriculum

Updated: 08/19/2013 - It's officially the end of summer now for Aiken County students and thousands head back to school today for the first day of class. And, officials say students are in for a lot of work now that the county has adopted the Common CORE standards.

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School safety changes in Richmond Co.

Updated: 08/14/2013 - The first day back has come and gone for Richmond County, but officials are looking ahead at how to continue keeping your children safe.

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8 back to school health checks parents should consider

Updated: 08/08/2013 - A lot of parents are working to make sure their children have everything they need at the start of the school year. One local pediatrician says there are eight health checks that can help students get off to the best start.

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Columbia Co. back-to-school, what parents can expect

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Posted: 08/07/2013 - Several counties back to school already, including Columbia County now after a lot of changes this year. After the board struggled to balance this year's budget, educators in Columbia County are still feeling optimistic about the school year.

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Ways to help your kids mentally prepare for back to school

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Posted: 08/06/2013 - Summer's officially over for many counties in our area and a lot of parents are wondering how to get their children's minds ready for school after the break. One expert says there's a key to helping your kids get mentally ready for the school year.

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