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8:18 am on Thursday September 26, 2013

SAT scores for Beaufort County seniors up 48 points; Beaufort High falls

Average SAT scores for the 2013 graduating class of seniors in the Beaufort County School District increased  by 48 points, from 1,383 in 2012 to 1,431 in 2013, however Beaufort High School fell by 16 points. Average scores at the school disctict's...
1:48 pm on Thursday August 1, 2013

Horry County ranks best among SC county-wide school systems

If you're not originally from the Grand Strand and area schools influenced your decision to come to Horry county, then your research paid off. Horry County Schools were recently ranked top in the state among county-wide school systems. The overall...
9:19 am on Wednesday February 29, 2012

School bus transportation in the hands of Horry County could mean higher taxes

photo by flickr user tncountryfan There's a bill in the South Carolina Legislature that would remove the responsibility of school bus maintenance and operation from the state and put it in the hands of the counties.  Some in Horry County fear this...
7:30 am on Wednesday April 13, 2011

New bill would suspend licenses for teenagers who drop out of school

Flickr user cityyear A report from the Associated Press today notes that a bill up for debate on the statehouse floor will, if passed, revoke driving privileges to S.C. teens who drop out of high school. The bill, which is widely supported by the...
9:42 am on Monday September 13, 2010

Beaufort sees increase in SAT scores (updated)

Flickr user dieselbug2007 Updated September 14: Here's the Island Packet's report on SAT scores. Reported September 13: The Beaufort County School District's average composite score on the SAT increased by 29 points from 2009 to 2010, while S.C. as...
8:11 am on Sunday November 2, 2008

Glimpsing inside the state's 'cheater watch team'

A largely unknown group of state officials has been filtering through student's standardized tests in search of attempts to cheat. It was this group that spotted suspicious patterns at Sanders-Clyde Elementary. Read about the group at The Post and...
1:57 pm on Wednesday October 15, 2008

State legislators might cut school week to save cash

House Ways and Means Committee chairman, Dan Cooper, is looking for ways to trim the state's budget by $500 million. And he thinks a shorter school week for public school students could do much to help. South Carolina lawmakers are creating five...
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