Bette Jamison

EOC: Is full-day 4K making a difference in readiness?

By Bette Jamison

SC Education Oversight Committee

The General Assembly funds full-day, four-year-old kindergarten (4K). Children who are in poverty and who reside in school districts with the highest poverty rates in our state are eligible to attend a 4K program in a public school or participating private child care center at no cost. 

NEW renewal courses with Naturalist Rudy Mancke

By Bette Jamison

Rudy Mancke

Two NEW ETV Teacher Recertification online courses with renowned Naturalist Rudy Mancke, former host of ETV/PBS NatureScene for 25 years, will be offered for the first time in January 2020.

Register by Oct. 21 for Fall renewal courses

By Bette Jamison

Images from Teacher Recertification Courses october 2019

Still time to register for ETV Teacher Recertification Fall session! Offered are 20 renewal credit courses, approved for SC teachers by the SC Department of Education, facilitated online, self-paced, $75 each. Register by Oct. 21. Must complete work by Dec. 3.

News from EdTech

By Bette Jamison

EdTech graphic - Nov. 6-8, 2019

Each year two amazing state-wide award programs are recognized at the EdTech conference, and we need your help!

2019 Constitution Day James Otis Lecture: Sept. 13 at 11 a.m.

By Bette Jamison

Portrait of James Otis

The South Carolina Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (SC ABOTA) presents the Tenth Annual James Otis Lecture Series in observance of National Constitution Day.

The topic for the 2019 James Otis Lecture is “The Role of Citizens in the Administration of Justice.” Two students from every high school in our state have received invitations to attend and will be recognized as James Otis Scholars.

Broadcast from the State House, the program’s featured speakers are:

TransformSC: Bus Tour - Reserve your seat!

By Bette Jamison

TransformSC Bus Tour logo

Personalized learning is the overarching philosophy that drives the vision for BL Primary School.  Classroom environments are designed to allow students to take ownership of their learning through goal-setting, self-direction, and competency-based instruction.  

ETV Education’s Educator Guest Blogger Series

By Bette Jamison

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ETV Education’s Educator Guest Blogger Series continues to provide interesting and relevant ideas for SC teachers! This blogger series serves as an additional platform to our Carolina Classrooms television and web series to elevate and share South Carolina educators’ voices and the accomplished work they are doing. Learn more and even share your voice! 

EOC Reports: Resources available for start of school

By Bette Jamison

SC Education Oversight Committee

Looking for resources for families as school starts back? The SC Family-Friendly Standards ( are updated and available for Grades K-12 for English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. The guides provide information about what students should be learning at each grade level, along with books and resources to enhance the learning at school. The guides are also available in Spanish.