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Districts weigh in on standardized tests

  • Madison Schiefelbein
  • November 2, 2020

Jonesboro, Oct 29, 2020 – The introduction of a new virtual educational culture, implemented out of necessity due to the pandemic, has Nettleton Superintendent Karen Curtner scratching her head on how standardized testing will be implemented this year. “This is a hard year,” she said. “With all the students who have been taught, whether at

New S.C. program connects academic coaches and students struggling with education

  • Madison Schiefelbein

Columbia, SC, Oct 29, 2020 – State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman announced a new program that will support students who need help navigating the challenges of COVD-19 learning environments. The new program called ENGAGE will connect students in kindergarten through 12th grade with a personal academic coach. The coach will answer questions about technology

New program to provide academic coach to S.C. students

  • Madison Schiefelbein

SC, Oct 29, 2020 – The S.C. Department of Education is launching a new program to support students who need help engaging with school during the COVID-19 pandemic. The ENGAGE South Carolina program will provide a personal academic coach to students in kindergarten through 12th grade. The coach will help develop a plan for academic

SC Dept. of Education providing students personal academic coaches

  • Madison Schiefelbein

Columbia, SC, Oct 28, 2020 – The South Carolina Department of Education (SCDOE) on Wednesday rolled out a new program designed to assist parents and students struggling to adapt to COVID-19 learning. The ENGAGE SC program provides K-12 students “who have fully or partially disengaged from their education due to the COVID-19 pandemic” personal academic

SC Dept. of Education offers personal academic coaches for students in newest program

  • Madison Schiefelbein

Charleston, SC, Oct 28, 2020 – The South Carolina Department of Education is starting a new program that would give students their own personal academic coach. The program is called ENGAGE, and it’s for students from kindergarten through 12th grade who are struggling to stay “engaged” in their education due to COVID-19…

SC Department of Education launches new program to help students amid COVID-19 pandemic

  • Madison Schiefelbein
  • October 30, 2020

Columbia, SC, Oct 28, 2020 The South Carolina Department of Education has launched a new program to help students and families dealing with academic challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. The ENGAGE South Carolina program has been created to help students from kindergarten through 12th grade who have been fully or partially disengaged from learning

SC Dept. of Education launches new statewide program

  • Madison Schiefelbein

Columbia, S.C., Oct 28, 2020 Today, State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman announced a new program that will support students who need help navigating the challenges of COVID-19 learning environments. The ENGAGE South Carolina program will provide students in kindergarten through twelfth grade who have fully or partially disengaged from their education due to the

Letter: Dropout Recovery Programs Key to Re-Engaging Students

  • Madison Schiefelbein
  • October 23, 2020

Oct 23, 2020 Now more than ever, it is imperative that we address the education and dropout crisis facing both our nation and Washington state resulting from COVID 19. The unfortunate consequence of educating our children during the pandemic is that the unavoidable chaos will cause more children to fall through the cracks. Many will

Schools, parents struggle to keep kids learning

  • Madison Schiefelbein
  • October 13, 2020

Oct 11, 2020 Thousands of Arkansas students never finished the spring semester online after the coronavirus pandemic forced schools to close, and many who have logged on this fall are struggling. Just how many kids remained engaged is a mystery because few Arkansas public school districts kept proper attendance records after schools were shut down