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News from the SC Statehouse

The General Assembly has adopted the 2014 Budget.

Base Student Cost is $2120

$29.4 million for reading coaches (schools with low state test reading scores will have the position fully funded and all others will get 50 percent state funding)

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Election Updates

PSTA member and Honor Roll Teacher Patrick Kelly created two videos highlighting the responses from all runoff candidates from the ETV Superintendent of Education debate that was held in late May. Be sure to vote in the general election on November 4, 2014. You can vote even if you DID NOT vote in the Primary. Make your teacher voice heard!   

Click here to watch the Democratic video
Click here to watch the Republican video
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Teacher Features

The South Carolina Department of Education has launched an advisory team of educators to assist the Department in implementing South Carolina’s Improved Educator Support and Evaluation System, which was recently approved by the State Board of Education. PSTA is proud to have three members serving on this committee: Sallie Ortmann, Tammy Jordan and Rachel Toole.

 

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