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What does the Alliance do? Our work focuses on transforming public education by advancing the missions of SC’s public charter schools. •Advocacy •Professional Development •New School Development
As a school leader, in the middle of a pandemic, we are all working overtime to create the best educational options for students and families. Be sure you join us for this time with our state leader in education, The Honorable Molly Spearman, State Superintendent of Education.
Her priorities as Superintendent of Education are to ensure school safety and a system of instruction that will prepare every graduate for successful life after high school. The foundation for that instruction is effective classroom teachers and principals who facilitate personalized learning for every student, every day.
Her entire career has prepared her for the role of leading the state's public education system. For over 18 years Mrs. Spearman served as a classroom music teacher and an assistant principal. She was elected to four terms as a member of the South Carolina House of Representatives representing Saluda County and portions of Lexington County (House District 39). While there, she championed education and children's issues and was named Legislator of the Year by the American Legion and the Department of Health and Environmental Control.
Mrs. Spearman received a B.A. in Music Education from Lander College where she served as President of the Student Government. Her studies also included a Masters of Arts in Education Supervision from George Washington University and an Education Specialist Degree from the University of South Carolina. #MyCharterSC #LeadershipSummit
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In these uncertain times, funding is at the forefront for educational leaders to provide solid direction for their schools. Mr. Frank Rainwater is the Executive Director of the Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office. Tuesday morning he will help guide you through possible upcoming education funding models.
His career covers a diverse field of economic and legal experience. Prior to his appointment, Frank served as Chief Economist and Assistant General Counsel to the South Carolina Budget & Control Board where he provided economic and revenue forecasts, fiscal analysis of tax law changes, and legal advice to board programs.
His other experience includes serving as a vice president at Denmark Technical College and Assistant Director of the Office of State Budget. Frank began his career by working as a research analyst for the South Carolina General Assembly for the Senate Finance and House Ways & Means Committees, the SC Tax Commission, and the SC Board of Economic Advisors.
Frank is a native of Columbia, South Carolina and a graduate of Lower Richland High School. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Clemson University, Master of Arts in Economics from the University of South Carolina, and Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina School of Law. #MyCharterSC #LeadershipSummit South Carolina Public Charter School District Charter Institute at Erskine
Throughout the day we are sharing our lineup of keynote speakers for next week's Leadership Virtual Summit! First up, a presentation you don’t want to miss!
Kevin P. Chavous is the President of Academics, Policy, and Schools for K-12 Inc. In addition to overseeing all of the services to over 100,000 students nationwide, Mr. Chavous has worked to advance charter school and parental choice programs around the country.
Mr. Chavous is a prolific writer and sought after speaker, Mr. Chavous’ opinion editorials have appeared in many major newspapers and he has given education reform speeches in nearly every state. He continues to be involved with many education reform groups across America.
Mr. Chavous is a graduate of Howard University School of Law, where he was president of his graduating class. #MyCharterSC #ChartersWork #LeadershipSummit South Carolina Public Charter School District Charter Institute at Erskine
Governor McMaster announces he wants to see in-person school this fall and gives the option to push school start date back to September 7th.
greenvilleonline.com Gov. Henry McMaster said parents will have the option to send their children back to school in the fall.
Our Leadership Summit is just over a week away! We have moved this year’s summit online due to safety concerns. However, we are still offering some great elements like keynote speakers, breakout sessions, and networking opportunities. You’ll also hear from SC Superintendent of Education, Molly Spearman.
All registered attendees should have received an email with a link to a survey. Please complete these by Tuesday, July 14 at 5pm.
Also, if you have not registered and would like to attend, you can do so at the link below. We look forward to connecting with all of our great charter leaders across South Carolina.
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Exciting opportunities for families in Darlington County. A new year-round school is set to open this fall. We can’t wait to see the great things from Butler Academy! #MyCharterSC #ChartersWork
wmbfnews.com A year-round charter school will open its doors for the first time in Hartsville later this month, staff said.
Charter schools across our state offer students and families different learning options, models, and choices. #MyCharterSC #ChartersWork Sc Virtual Charter School
hickoryrecord.com With the hardships everyone is enduring at home right now, it’s important that schools don’t add an extra burden for students. Schools have a responsibility to provide a supportive environment.
We’re just over a week away from the National Charter School Virtual Conference! You don't want to miss this opportunity to connect, prepare, and reimagine school for the future!
Register today ➡️ http://ncsc.publiccharters.org
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Our July 28th Zoom Board Training session is full. If you would like to be placed on our waiting list, please email Patti Rubenzer at [email protected]. Include your name, email, phone number, and school name. If space becomes available, we will contact you. #MyCharterSC
From our team, we wish everyone a happy & safe Independence Day! We hope it's spent with family and friends.
Take a moment and reflect on the principles that make this country great and how we all can make it even better for generations to come. #MyCharterSC #Happy4th #IndependanceDay
The Virtual National Charter Schools Conference is around the corner, July 16, 23, and 30! The conference will be focused on remote learning, reopening in the fall, and reimagining schools, among many other pressing topics. Be sure to register today ➡️ https://ncsc.publiccharters.org/.
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Check out our job board for the latest open positions in charter schools across S.C. Opportunities are available for the 2020-2021 school year.
Job Seekers: Search jobs, upload or edit your resume.
Employers: Post an open job or check out resumes.
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Be a part of the National Charter School Conference next month! It’s so much more than an online webinar—it's a complete experience with national experts, timely content, and a chance to recreate community. Learn more: http://ncsc.publiccharters.org #NCSCvirtual #MyCharterSC National Alliance for Public Charter Schools
Breaking: Judge rules to push back the amendment regarding school-to-school transfers and athletic eligibility rules. #MyCharterSC
thestate.com A look at what’s next for the South Carolina high schools involved in the case.
Superintendent Of Education Molly Spearman and members of the AccelearateED Task Force released their final recommendations for the 2020-2021 school year. You can watch the news briefing below. #MyCharterSC
South Carolina Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman to hold a media briefing scheduled for June 22, 2020 at 2:30 PM EDT.
Here's the latest from the courtroom on Thursday as our team continues to fight for school choice student-athletes across the state. We are working to level the playing field when it comes to player eligibility. #MyCharterSC Charter Institute at Erskine South Carolina Public Charter School District
thestate.com New rules unfairly target South Carolina’s private and charter high schools, lawsuit alleges.
Join us and other school leaders from around the state and country at the National Charter School Virtual Conference next month. You don't want to miss this opportunity to connect, prepare, and reimagine school for the
future! Register and Learn more ➡️https://ncsc.publiccharters.org/ #NCSCvirtual #MyCharterSC #ChartersWork National Alliance for Public Charter Schools
We are excited to begin a new era with Superintendent Neeley and his team! We look forward to working together to strengthen our state’s charter landscape and to provide quality choice options to families across South Carolina. Congrats! #MyCharterSC #ChartersWork
The South Carolina Public Charter School District Names Chris G. Neeley as New Superintendent
The SCPCSD: Offering South Carolina’s students endless #PalmettoPossibilities.
Learn more here: http://www.sccharter.org/?p=353218&preview=true
Now is the time to share your thoughts with AccelerateED as they continue working on guidance for schools to return in the fall. We've included the committee's first draft of recommendations below ⬇️⬇️.
You can email your thoughts to [email protected] through the end of the week. #MyCharterSC #AccelerateED #Backtoschool #COVID19
scribd.com With South Carolina schools closed since March due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, state educational leaders are looking for ways for students to safely return to classrooms.
The lawsuit against the SCHSL is moving forward but will now move to Richland County. The judge rejected the league's argument for dismissal. We'll now move forward with the request for a temporary injunction to protect schools for at least the 2020-21 school year against the impact of the amendments set to go into effect on July 1. Read the latest ⬇️.
greenvilleonline.com The decision moves the lawsuit from Greenville County to Richland County.
Our Leadership Summit is set for Tuesday, July 21st and we are excited to announce S.C. Superintendent of Education, Molly Spearman as our keynote speaker! Join us at the intersection of policy and practice!
We have moved the Summit to the Columbia Conference Center to allow for better social distancing. Everyone in attendance will be provided with a mask. #MyCharterSC #ChartersWork #LeadershipSummit South Carolina Public Charter School District Charter Institute at Erskine
Opening arguments were heard in the lawsuit against the South Carolina High School League. So far no decisions have been made by the judge in the case. Stay tuned as the case moves further we’ll keep you updated. #MyCharterSC
greenvilleonline.com Lawyers will now have 48 hours to deliver written copies of their arguments to the judge.
Across the country including SC charter schools lead the way for innovative educational practices making “rapid leaps from the classroom to the cloud.” Read more ⬇️⬇️. #MyCharterSC #ChartersWork #COVID19
realcleareducation.com As Robin Lake and Bree Dusseault of the Center for Reinventing Public Education at the University of Washington Bothell noted recently, charter networks in particular were able to make rapid leaps...
Parents and Teachers of high schoolers, are you still working on a decision for the fall? College Fairs Online is hosting its nationwide virtual college fair June 15th-20th. Students can register for free! Students are entered to win scholarship $$ when they participate! #MyCharterSC
collegefairsonline.com We host virtual college fairs in every region of the USA twice a year, see the dates for your region here. Register online now for any fair and we will send you a reminder e-mail before your fair starts! Network with students across the USA or within your region and make the connections students
Turning the tassel and taking a lap around the track, that's exactly how PALM Charter High School celebrated the Class of 2020! A unique celebration for a unique school. Congrats graduates! #Classof2020 #MyCharterSC #ChartersWork #Seniors
wpde.com How fun would it be to turn your tassel and take a lap around a racetrack to celebrate your high school career? A group of 35 graduates at PALM Charter School did just that Friday. As social distancing requirements make things difficult for the class of 2020 to graduate, school officials decided to....
Today we honor and remember the men and women who gave their lives to protect the freedoms we enjoy every day. We wish everyone a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day. #MemorialDay2020 #MyCharterSC
South Carolina charter schools continue to break barriers. Congratulations on your success Kiarra! We can't wait to see what the future holds for you. Good luck in Tiger Town! #MyCharterSC #ChartersWork #ClemsonBound Clemson University
counton2.com CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD)- Kiarra Blake-Wade is a senior at James Island Charter High School. Through high expectations and hard work, she was awarded Valedictorian for the Class of 2020; an accompli…
Our school counselors are a vital part of the educational system and right now students need them more than ever. Talk with your students and children and offer advice, help them build self-esteem, navigate the pressures of adolescence, and cope with trauma. #MyCharterSC #COVID19 #SchoolShutdown
nytimes.com The shuttering of the American education system has cut off young people from school staff members who helped them navigate the pressures of adolescence and cope with trauma.
Executive Director of SC Whitmore, a virtual charter school, discusses online learning and its impact on students. #MyCharterSC #ChartersWork
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New rules by the SCHSL are purposefully and unlawfully restricting competition in state athletics and unfairly target private and charter high schools. The decision will immediately impact thousands of student-athletes across SC. #MyCharterSC
thestate.com The lawsuit alleges that SC High School League rules “intentionally and illegally discriminate” against the league’s private and public charter high school members.
Thousands of Students Sidelined by SC High School League: Decision Flies in Face of Attorney General’s Opinion
Greenville, SC – On Monday, a coalition of 12 public charter and private schools joined with the Public Charter School Alliance of South Carolina to file suit against the South Carolina High School League over the Leagues’ decision to sideline thousands of student-athletes starting next school year.
In March, the League voted to amend its Constitution and By-laws and bar most students who choose to attend a public charter or private school from participating in League athletics for a period of one year from enrollment. Since that time, the League has ignored an opinion from Attorney General Alan Wilson that said that the League’s new eligibility rules likely violate state law.
“Ironically, the entity responsible for managing and maintaining fair and open competition is using its authority to change the rules and purposefully restrict competition in this state’s athletics,” said Carol Aust, Executive Director of the Public Charter School Alliance.
“Yet again, the League has placed itself above the law,” added S.C. Senator Larry Grooms (R-Berkeley). “This is discrimination – on so many fronts – against these students and their parents who have the right to choose an educational opportunity they feel is best for their children. Every year of growth and development has an impact on a student’s ability to perform athletically, and there is no reason the SCHSL should cheat students of this opportunity.”
Of the League’s 206 member high schools, 21 are public charter schools and 4 are private schools.
“This decision impacts 1 in 8 schools that are part of the SCHSL,” said Public Charter School Alliance board member Mike Sinclair. Sinclair is principal of Brashier Middle College Charter High School in Greenville, which is part of the coalition that has filed suit. “If the League’s mission is to ‘promote, support and enrich the educational experience of students,’ this decision by the League certainly flies in the face of that.”
“In the midst of this COVID-19 crisis, our students are already dealing with uncertainty, anxiety and isolation. For the League to limit eligibility simply based on geographic boundaries shows they’re more concerned with championships than students,” said State Representative Garry Smith (R-Simpsonville). “They’ve also failed to take into account South Carolina parents’ rights to exercise choice in the education of their children. Public charter schools admit all students regardless of where they live, and for the SCHSL to force this type of restriction impacts student-athletes not only in high schools, but in middle schools as well.”
Ironically, the COVID-19 crisis has already suspended athletics for Spring 2020, and its full impact on Fall 2020 sports is still uncertain, which means students impacted by these rules could be barred for up to two years of athletic play.
To date, the League’s Executive Committee has opted not to discuss the Attorney General’s opinion or any potential change to its discriminatory amendments, forcing this legal action.
Plaintiffs in the case include:
Public Charter School Alliance of South Carolina
Brashier Middle College Charter High School
Fox Creek High School
Gray Collegiate Academy
Greenville Technical Charter High School
Greer Middle College Charter High School
Legion Collegiate Academy
Oceanside Collegiate Academy
Palmetto Scholars Academy
Bishop England High School
Christ Church Episcopal School
Southside Christian School
St. Joseph's Catholic School
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