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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  • FY 2022-23 Innovation Grants Report 

    State Department of Education (South Carolina State Library, 2023-06-26)
    Proviso 1A.63 (SDE-EIA: Grants Committee) - Of the funds appropriated to the Department of Education for Innovation Grants, the grants committee shall accept applications per the established process for new grantees not ...
  • Annual report on missed school days for academic year 2022–23 

    South Carolina State Department of Education (2023-07-01)
    The South Carolina Department of Education annually, before July 1, must provide the General Assembly with a detailed report of information from each district listing the number of days missed and the reason, regardless ...
  • 2016-17 school crime report 

    South Carolina State Department of Education (South Carolina State Library, 2018-01-31)
    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; ...
  • 2017-18 annual reading coach report 

    South Carolina State Department of Education (South Carolina State Library, 2018-01-15)
    Reading coaches support teachers by providing ongoing professional development on best instructional practices in order to improve student achievement in literacy, and also work in classrooms alongside teachers to support ...
  • 2016-17 annual reading coach report 

    South Carolina State Department of Education (South Carolina State Library, 2017-01-17)
    Reading coaches support teachers by providing ongoing professional development on best instructional practices in order to improve student achievement in literacy, and also work in classrooms alongside teachers to support ...
  • South Carolina State Reading Plan and annual proficiency update 

    South Carolina State Department of Education (South Carolina State Library, 2017-06-15)
    In accordance with the Read to Succeed Act, the SCDE developed the initial State Reading Plan in 2015. The State Reading Plan lists eight core actions the state will undertake to improve literacy performance statewide. ...
  • South Carolina State Reading Plan and annual proficiency update 

    South Carolina State Department of Education (South Carolina State Library, 2018-08-17)
    In accordance with the Read to Succeed Act, the SCDE developed the initial State Reading Plan in 2015. The State Reading Plan lists eight core actions the state will undertake to improve literacy performance statewide. ...
  • Recommendations for guidelines pursuant to Proviso 1.104(B) of 2021 

    South Carolina State Department of Education (South Carolina State Library, 2021-12-31)
    Included in the Appropriations Act of 2021-22, Proviso 1.104(B) directs the South Carolina Department of Education to submit recommendations to the Senate Finance Committee and the House Ways and Means Committee establishing ...
  • School safety - facility and infrastructure safety upgrades 

    South Carolina State Department of Education (South Carolina State Library, 2019-10-03)
    The South Carolina General Assembly appropriated $15 million of lottery funds to support school facility safety projects. The proviso specified that all school districts were eligible to apply for facility funds for projects, ...
  • Students Health and Fitness Act compliance report 

    South Carolina State Department of Education (South Carolina State Library, 2023-02-21)
    The Students Health and Fitness Act of 2005, S.C. Code § 59-10-10(C), requires each South Carolina district to report on the amount of time allotted to students for physical education instruction and physical activity. The ...
  • Teacher Recruitment and Retention Task Force recommendations 

    South Carolina State Department of Education (South Carolina State Library, 2023-05-31)
    This report provides 23 recommendations that can serve as a roadmap for a multi-tiered policy approach and presents a unique opportunity for South Carolina to improve educational opportunity for all students. South Carolina ...
  • Child Early Reading and Development Education Program (CERDEP) unexpended funds report 

    South Carolina State Department of Education (South Carolina State Library, 2023-04-01)
    The South Carolina Child Early Reading Development and Education Program (CERDEP) offers many of the state's at-risk 4-year-olds the opportunity to attend a full-day education program. Over the past decade, the South ...
  • Child Early Reading and Development Education Program (CERDEP) unexpended funds report 

    South Carolina State Department of Education (South Carolina State Library, 2019-04-01)
    The South Carolina Child Early Reading Development and Education Program (CERDEP) offers many of the state's at-risk 4-year-olds the opportunity to attend a full-day education program. Over the past decade, the South ...
  • Competency-based education application report 

    South Carolina State Department of Education (South Carolina State Library, 2023-06-15)
    This report outlines the competency-based application timeline, waivers requested and approved, waivers by flexibility and hindrances to implementation.
  • Annual report on the American Board for the Certification of Teacher Excellence 

    South Carolina State Department of Education (South Carolina State Library, 2019-03-12)
    Pursuant to S.C. Code Ann. § 59-25-350, the South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE) submits annually by March 31 to the State Board of Education (SBE) and General Assembly the total number of individuals employed in ...
  • 2018-19 annual reading coach report 

    South Carolina State Department of Education (South Carolina State Library, 2019-01-05)
    Reading coaches support teachers by providing ongoing professional development on best instructional practices in order to improve student achievement in literacy, and also work in classrooms alongside teachers to support ...
  • Update : South Carolina’s school bus fleet 

    South Carolina State Department of Education (South Carolina State Library, 2016-11-29)
    Currently, the state utilizes 5,582 school buses for regular routes and as spares. This Update on South Carolina’s School Bus Fleet is provided to inform the public and policymakers of the significant issues confronting ...
  • ITV New School Year Packet and September ITV Update 2010-2011 

    State Department of Education. Instructional Television. Office of eLearning (2010-09)
    This monthly newsletter from the State Department of Education contains valuable curriculum insights, K-12 and professional development resources, and relevant programming information airing on SCETV.
  • ITV Update May 2011 

    State Department of Education. Instructional Television and Staff Development Resources. Office of eLearning (2011-05)
    This monthly newsletter from the State Department of Education contains valuable curriculum insights, K-12 and professional development resources, and relevant programming information airing on SCETV.
  • ITV Update April 2011 

    State Department of Education. Instructional Television and Staff Development Resources. Office of eLearning (2011-04)
    This monthly newsletter from the State Department of Education contains valuable curriculum insights, K-12 and professional development resources, and relevant programming information airing on SCETV.

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