The annual observance of National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day reminds us of the constant dangers facing our police, deputies and other public safety officers.
The South Carolina Department of Education’s “Teacher Salary Schedule Structure Recommendations” is a 42-page report, compiled by the Committee on Educator Recruitment and Retention. It includes a list of 29 items, plus a survey of each district’s rating on teacher/principal satisfaction or dissatisfaction.
Tolerance for opposing views has been in decline in recent years, and markedly so in the 14 months since the 2016 presidential election.
If you tuned in to the Golden Globe awards on Sunday night, you probably noticed something strange.
No, not Oprah’s speech or the all-black attire.
The strangest part was Hollywood’s seemingly endless self-righteousness regarding a problem it had a major role in creating—rampant sexual harassment and abuse.
A recent study makes the case that raising South Carolina’s high school graduation rate would improve the economy and the lives of graduates. Increasing the rate would be a welcome sign of improvement, but the more important goal is to graduate students with the skills needed for college or the workforce.
For many of us, the arrival of Jan. 1 means more than a new calendar year. It’s an opportunity for a new chapter; a chance to get things right, to commit to bettering ourselves in some way. We resolve to eat healthier and exercise, save more, spend more time with loved ones, learn new skills or achieve a personal goal.
This special editorial comes from Luke 2 of the New International Version Bible. In the spirit of the holiday season, we hope you enjoy this read and that you have a very Merry Christmas.
Earlier this year, Gov. Henry McMaster used his veto power to reject the General Assembly’s action to take away funding for the South Carolina Conservation Bank and sunset the entity created in 2002 as an ongoing source to acquire real estate in the interest of preservation.
Newspapers do more than just deliver information in a timely and accurate manner. They also, in many arenas, serve as the eyes and ears of the public.
Nearly a quarter of a century worth of legal wrangling over the fate of South Carolina’s poorest and lowest-performing school districts ended unceremoniously this week, with the state Supreme Court finally abandoning the case. It’s an end to the court’s involvement but not an end to the problem.