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The State Department of Education is the South Carolina agency dedicated to leading educational reform and improvement in the state’s 85 school districts and 1,100 public schools.

Under the supervision of the State Superintendent of Education, the Department provides expertise in research-based teaching and learning and also serves as the state’s leading advocate for policies promoting school improvement.

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  • Changes to Federal Requirements Related to “Highly Qualified Teachers” 

    South Carolina State Department of Education (South Carolina State Library, 2017-02-01)
    The South Carolina Department of Education must report to the General Assembly regarding highly-qualified educators and the new federal requirements under the Every Student Succeeds Act. The State Department of Education ...
  • Guidelines for the Unsafe School Choice Option 

    South Carolina State Department of Education (South Carolina State Library, 2017)
    The Unsafe School Choice Option requires that each state receiving funds under the ESEA establish and implement a statewide policy requiring that a student who attends a "persistently dangerous" public school, as well as ...
  • Persistently Dangerous Schools Report 2014-2016 School Years 

    South Carolina State Department of Education (South Carolina State Library, 2017-01-11)
    The South Carolina Department of Education submits school related crime information for each school in each district. The following categories of crimes are reported for this purpose: homicide; forcible sex offenses; ...
  • Report on Recommendations Related to the Uniform Grading Policy Ten-Point Scale 

    South Carolina State Department of Education (South Carolina State Library, 2017-01-06)
    The Department of Education provides this report regarding the costs and opportunities of the change to the State's Uniform Grading Policy from a 7-point scale to a 10-point scale. The report shall include, but not necessarily ...
  • 2015-16 School Crime Report 

    South Carolina State Department of Education (South Carolina State Library, 2017-01-31)
    The South Carolina Department of Education submits school related crime information for each school in each district. The following categories of crimes are reported for this purpose: homicide; forcible sex offenses; ...
  • Fiscal Year 2015-16 Accountability Report 

    South Carolina State Department of Education (South Carolina State Library, 2016)
    The South Carolina State Department of Education submits an annual accountability report to the Governor and General Assembly that contains the agency's or department's mission, objectives to accomplish the mission, and ...
  • An evaluation design for the educational programs for pupils who are orthopedically handicapped 

    South Carolina Department of Education, Office of Programs for the Handicapped; Williams, Charlie G.; Black, Robert S.; Fusco, Carol B. (South Carolina State Library, 1977)
    The South Carolina Department of Education, Office of Programs for the Handicapped published this guide to evaluating the level of pupil performance relating to individually prescripted programs of instruction for each ...
  • Home economics : special needs activity guide 

    South Carolina Department of Education, Office of Vocational Education, Home Economics Education (South Carolina State Library, 1981-06)
    The South Carolina Department of Education, Home Economics Education published this guide for home economics educators with strategies and activities for special needs learning.
  • Fiscal Year 2014-15 Accountability Report 

    South Carolina State Department of Education (South Carolina State Library, 2015)
    The South Carolina State Department of Education submits an annual accountability report to the Governor and General Assembly that contains the agency's or department's mission, objectives to accomplish the mission, and ...
  • Standards for accredited high schools of South Carolina 

    South Carolina. State Department of Education. Division of Instruction (South Carolina State Library, 1952)
    The purposes of this bulletin are: ( 1) to serve as a ready reference on the laws, rules and regulations governing the organization and administration of high schools accredited by the State Board of Education; and ( 2) ...

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