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The Charleston County School District shelled out serious money to recruit teachers this year — and it worked.The district's chief human resources officer elicited gasps and a round of applause at a school board meeting Aug. 13 when he reported the results of an aggressive and expensive recruiting campaign: The district of about 50,000 students had just two teaching positions left to fill before the start of classes on Aug. 20, and none of them were in math classrooms.The HR officer, Bill Briggman, acknowledged there's more to recruiting and retaining teachers than throwing money at them. But it can't hurt that the district now offers a base salary of $37,407, the highest in the state, with a goal of bumping the scale up to $40,000 over the next two years.For math teaching positions at some high-poverty schools, the district now offers a starting salary of $45,000.The new pay hikes affect the entire salary scale, which sets a teacher's salary based on education level and years of … [Read more...] about Amid teacher shortage, South Carolina school recruiters get aggressive
By Kevin Palmer The biblical parable of the sower could be used to explain the difference in academic performance of Black students who attend Richmond County and Columbia County schools in Georgia. The seed in the parable represent Black students. The two school systems represent the soil. The seed which fell on bad soil produced low quality plants. But, the seed which fell on good soil produced high quality plants. According to the 2017 Georgia Milestones, End of Grade Report, the performance of Black students was noticeably higher in Columbia County than Richmond County. For Columbia County, English Language Arts produced 27.5 percent Black proficient learners, Mathematics, 26.6 percent, Science, 25.1 percent, and Social Studies, 22.5 percent Conversely, in Richmond County, English Language Arts produced only 15.7 percent Black proficient learners, Mathematics, 12.8 percent, Science, 8.8 percent, and Social Studies, 9.6 percent. In the core subject areas, Black students who … [Read more...] about Parable teaches Black students achieve in good schools
Friday, August 3, 2018 (WRDW/WAGT) -- A lot of students across the CSRA head back to class next week, but there's still time for back to school shopping! Each school tends to have their own supply list for students, but we've compiled a few resources to make finding your list a little easier! Check out the following places: Walmart has a one-stop shop for parents. You can just enter in your city of zip code and find the list you need. If you can't find your school, they have a basic list for each grade. SchoolSupplyList.com has a list of every school in Georgia to sift through for what you need. There's also a section of the site for South Carolina schools. If you have any questions about your child's list suggestions, you can ask their teacher before their first day or at the open house. Happy shopping! … [Read more...] about Back to school supply list resources
By Jill Vejnoska If you’re a parent, the start of another school year brings only one prospect more frightening than having to rouse your kids out of bed before noon:Getting everything on their school supply lists. Some schools’ lists are jawdroppingly long and precise. You might have to hit several different places just to find the right composition book -- the one with 100 pages, not 80, and it may or may not have to be wide-ruled.The other option -- buying online, including prepacked boxes of supplies from specialized web sites -- can be a more surefire way of finding everything on your list. But you could wind up paying more, or having to wait awhile for delivery.So what’s a dedicated glue stick gumshoe to do? With a couple of metro Atlanta school systems starting as early as July 30 (sorry, Henry and Rockdale county kids) and the remainder rolling out through Aug. 8, we set out to compare and contrast the different buying options. Recommended … [Read more...] about Back-to-school shopping 2018: Online, in-store or pre-packed boxes? What’s the best, cheapest way to get everything on your list?