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Democrats in runoff for SC schools superintendent debate

...everything, from raising teacher's pay to getting more money to rural school districts to maintaining the state superintendent of education as an elected position.One topic that did split the candidates was a proposal from Gallagher that parent-teacher...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-06-19/democrats-runoff-sc-schools-superin
Former state attorney general McMaster wins Republican nomination for SC lieutenant governor

COLUMBIA - Voters chose former Attorney General Henry McMaster to be the Republican choice for lieutenant governor and picked both parties' nominees for education superintendent.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-06-24/former-state-attorney-general-mcmas
Rants & Raves

...Paul Broun for Senate, John Stone for Congress in the 12th Congressional District, Mary Kay Bacallao for State Superintendent of Education. BIG RANT TO US Airways for pulling flights out Augusta and now having oversold flights and no way to accommodate...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-05-11/rants-raves
Editorial: A better class of students

...of whether they have the ability or desire to go.That's why it's encouraging to see South Carolina State Superintendent of Education Mick Zais attempting to break the mold.Zais, a past president of South Carolina's Newberry College...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-03-18/editorial-better-clas
Former SC official retires from post as Consumer Product Safety chairwoman

...in many different venues. I started as an elementary school teacher in Augusta and was the South Carolina state superintendent of education. When I practiced law, I focused on public interest law that benefited children and this was just one extension...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-11-29/former-sc-official-retires-po
Some South Carolina schools see drop in annual assessment

Several South Carolina area schools received a lower Federal Accountability System letter grade for the 2012-13 school year, according to an analysis of data released Thursday by the South Carolina Department of Education.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2013-08-01/some-south-carolina-schoo
South Carolina ACT scores remain steady; Georgia shows slight increase

...school effectiveness, the data confirms a trend: reading skills remain an area of great concern," said state Superintendent of Education Mick Zais in a news release. "Nationwide assessments continue to show a reading gap between South Carolina...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/aiken/2012-08-22/south-carolina-act-scores-rem
Georgia charter amendment would expand state control over independent schools

...says the proposal is about offering Georgia children more educational options. Deal's fellow Republican, state Superintendent of Education John Barge, is the most high-profile opponent. He counters that the amendment duplicates existing authority...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2012-10-14/georgia-charter-amendment
Charleston academy for low-income kids stresses parental involvement

...involved. They are not teaching to a test, but teaching to what makes them smart as they go through life."State Superintendent of Education Mick Zais said low-income pupils deserve the same chance as other kids for a good education."High-income...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2012-07-24/charleston-academy-low-income
SC school candidates split on teachers' personal lives

...Doretha Bull, Libertarian Tim Moultrie, and Independence candidate Tony Fayyazi.The four-year position of state superintendent of education comes with a $92,000 salary.Reach Sarita Chourey at sarita.chourey@morris.com or (803) 727-4257

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/south-carolina-elections/
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