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Charleston City Paper Article: EdFirstSC Takes on Zais' Plan For Evaluating Teachers

on Fri, 11/09/2012 - 03:19

This Oct. 17th article talks about EdFirstSC's campaign to stop Supt. Zais' plan to evaluate teachers and principals using value-added test scores (of kids they've never even met). Dept of Ed Spokesman JW Ragley's bizarre response contrasts the plan with a completely fictional status quo.

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.