Education Oversight Committee

Education Oversight Committee Budget Recommendations

January 6, 2017 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
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On December 12, 2016, the Education Oversight Committee (EOC) adopted budget recommendations for the 2017-18 fiscal year. The programmatic and funding recommendations made are designed to continue last year’s support of educators and students while accelerating innovation...

EOC Reports: Deadline Extended for Read Your Way to the Big Game 2016!

October 20, 2016 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
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Due to the hardships on students and schools associated with Hurricane Matthew, the Education Oversight Committee (EOC) has extended the deadline for “Read Your Way to the Big Game” entries to Monday, November 7, 2016.

EOC Reports: It’s Not Just Football Season, It’s Reading Season!

September 22, 2016 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
Education Oversight Committee Read Your Way to the Big Game 2016 Reading Content

The “Read Your Way to the Big Game” Contest is underway for the second year in a row! Contest kits have been mailed to all primary, elementary, and middle schools in South Carolina. Public school students in PK-8 are again eligible to participate in this year’s contest,...

Applications for SC Community Block Grants for Education Pilot Program

August 30, 2016 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
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The Education Oversight Committee (EOC) reports that for the third year the SC General Assembly has authorized and funded the SC Community Block Grants for Education Pilot Program for Fiscal Year 2016-17. The purpose of the program is to improve children's readiness for...

EOC: Family-Friendly Guides to SC Academic Standards Updated!

August 4, 2016 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
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The Family-Friendly Guides to the SC Academic Standards are updated and ready for teachers and parents! The website www.scfriendlystandards.org provides information for parents and families about what their children should be learning in school based on the standards. These...

EOC “Student Reading Success Activity Guide” Still Available

June 1, 2016 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
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Printed copies of the popular “Student Reading Success Activity Guide” are still available! Originally published in 2014, this resource is designed to provide families, tutors, caregivers, and teachers with simple activities to promote literacy among K-3 grade students. The...

Family-Friendly Guides to SC Academic Standards Ready!

April 29, 2016 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
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The Family-Friendly Guides to the SC Academic Standards are updated and ready for teachers and parents! The website, www.scfriendlystandards.org , provides information for parents and families about what their children should be learning in school based on the standards...

EOC Reports - Resources for Schools and Districts on Testing

March 30, 2016 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
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Are you looking for resources for students and parents on testing? The Education Oversight Committee (EOC) has developed a print resource to help students and families understand the purposes of assessment and what the different types of assessment are. Tips for student...

Even with Help, Poor Students Lag Behind Wealthier Districts

February 15, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by K. Blackwell
Education in S.C. needs a closer look.

A report on South Carolina’s $65 million dollar a year program that offers free 4K to underprivileged school districts, shows that even with the extra program, children who attend still lag behind other students from wealthier school districts. The study, which was...

EOC Report Evaluates Child Development Education Program

January 29, 2016 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
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On January 15, 2016, the Education Oversight Committee (EOC) released a report evaluating the Child Development Education Program (CDEP), a full-day educational pre-kindergarten program for at-risk four-year-olds. CDEP was established in 2006 as a pilot program for children...

EOC Issues Report on Time Students Spent Testing

January 8, 2016 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
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Concern over the amount of time students spend testing is not new or unique to South Carolina. In a new report issued in December 2015, the Education Oversight Committee (EOC) staff worked to quantify how much time students spend testing in public schools. Of the 82 school...

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