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The Road Ahead

on Fri, 08/09/2013 - 14:08

Our opponents have not given up...

No Teacher Left Behind: Catching Up on Lost Step-Increases

on Mon, 01/28/2013 - 07:03

Key legislators are indicating their interest in bringing every teacher’s salary up to what it should have been, had salaries never been frozen. If we act now, and stay focused, it will happen. If we don’t, it will wither on the vine.

Major Victory: State Board Rejects Evaluation Plan. Zais Blames EdFirstSC Email Campaign

on Fri, 12/14/2012 - 18:34

Mick Zais is giving us credit for stopping his evaluation plan. Don't be so modest, Dr. Zais. Much of the damage was self-inflicted.

Zais Teacher & Principal Evaluation Plan: Greatest Hits

on Wed, 11/28/2012 - 01:58

Here's everything you need to know about one of the worst ideas you'll ever hear.

EdFirstSC Endorses Sen. John Courson

on Wed, 10/31/2012 - 00:42

Some people have asked if EdFirstSC is seriously non-partisan.

We seriously want Republican John Courson to win this race.

Charleston County School Board Endorsements

on Thu, 10/11/2012 - 19:00

EdFirstSC is endorsing four outstanding candidates for Charleston County School Board: Todd Garrett (write-in), Jim Ramich, Mattese Lecque, and John Barter.

All of them have made distinguished contributions in a variety of endeavors. Each of them has an extensive record of community service:

EdFirstSC Supports Berkeley County School Improvement Referendum

on Fri, 08/03/2012 - 23:33

Like many South Carolina districts, Berkeley County has experienced explosive growth over the last decade. Current facilities are aging, and were never meant to accomodate the number of students they now serve.

It's time to replace trailers with classrooms

EdFirst Veto Override Rally

on Tue, 07/17/2012 - 13:59

EdFirst led a rally to oppose Gov. Haley's veto of $10 million in teacher salary funding. Her spokesman's dismissive response demonstrates why our work is so critical.

Statewide teacher salary increases awaiting Haley's approval - Charleston City Paper

on Mon, 07/16/2012 - 11:15

EdFirst's petition campaign, Restore Teacher Salaries, played a pivotal role in passing legislation that requires districts to resume step increases (additional pay for years of experience).

These increases had been frozen as part of the largest education cuts in the US during the recession.

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