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Patrick Hayes

Video: Urging State Board of Ed to Reject Zais Plan for Teacher & Principal Evaluation

on Sun, 11/11/2012 - 03:17

EdFirstSC Director Patrick Hayes, SCEA President Jackie Hicks, and other educators spoke recently at the October 10, 2012 SC State Board of Education Meeting.

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:

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.