Current Events

16th Annual Public Charter School Conference - November 15 - 17, 2016 at the Marriott Hotel in Columbia.

SC Department of Education to Host Virtual Meeting on ESSA Implementation and Development of the consolidated State Plan - October 27th from 6:00 - 7:30pm. Th SCDE is hosting a statewide virtual meeting to discuss the implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), and the development of the SC Consolidated State Plan, which must be submitted in March 2017. Join the meeting as early as 5:45pm:

Public Invited to Review Proposed Instructional Materials and Textbooks - October 21st - November 21st. The instructional materials are on display at 20 locations throughout the state where you can submit comments. In addition to the display sites, digital access will be available for the recommended programs. The materials will be recommended to the State Board of Education for adoption on December 13, 2016, by the Instructional Materials Review Panels appointed by the board.

Request for Proposals for the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) Equipment Assistance Grant - deadline to apply is December 2, 2016. The SCDE will offer a technical assistance webinar for grant applications on October 28th from 10:00am - 12:00pm via Blackboard Collaborate.