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Help Your Child Find Success!
Saturday, June 13, 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM

The Center for Education Partnerships at USC and the SC School Improvement Council, in partnership with Marlboro County School District, cordially invite you to attend the CEP Family Academy

Marlboro County High School
951 Fayetteville Avenue Extension
Bennettsville, SC 29512

Lunch will be provided
Door prizes will be offered

Parents and other family members:  Come to this FREE event to hear about ways that you can help your children learn what they need to know in order to make their dreams for a successful future come true. Representatives from the SC Department of Education, PRO-Parents of South Carolina, the SC Education Oversight Committee, SC Writing Improvement Network, and the SC School Improvement Council will be on hand to give short talks and answer your questions about:

  • The state’s new “Read to Succeed Act” and Summer Reading Camps – what they mean for parents/students and those needing extra help
  • Tips on reading with your child all year long
  • Understanding what South Carolina expects your children to know 
  • Advice on how to talk with your child’s teacher and principal
  • The important influence that every parent can have on how well their children do in school

Attendance is only open to the first 100 to register by Monday, June 8.

Download registration form

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Information for families about assessment in grades 3-8

With assistance from ACT, the SC Education Oversight Committee has developed a resource for school districts and schools to use to inform students and parents of students in grades 3-8 about upcoming changes in assessment. Although ACT has developed a letter and materials to educate families about ACT Aspire, this additional resource also includes a schedule for testing in South Carolina and reminds families that students will also be taking SCPASS in Science and Social Studies.
For additional family-friendly information about overall changes in testing, visit the EOC website.
Additional Resources
SC Department of Education Assessment Information
ACT Aspire Resources 
For additional information, contact Dana Yow at

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2014-15 Accountability Manual Available
2014-15 Accountability Manual graphic
The  2014-15 Accountability Manual for schools and school districts is now available electronically. The manual, which is published by the SC Education Oversight Committee,
outlines what data will be published in the school and district report cards for the current school year.
New summative assessments in ELA and mathematics required by Act 200 of 2014 for school year 2014-15 and college and career ready assessments in high school mandated by Act 155 of 2014 necessitate changes in the reporting of student academic performance. State law requires that for school years 2014-15 and 2015-16, the EOC will not rate schools or districts but will instead report on student performance.
Copies of the Accountability Manual will be shipped to school districts in May 2015. For additional information or questions, contact Dana Yow at or 803-734-6148.

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Council News masthead Vol 37 Issue 1 

Available now - Council News, Volume 37, Issue 1

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Meet In the Loop, SC-SIC's newest way to keep SIC members and friends informed of events, dates, news, and other happenings. In the Loop is sent to all SIC members and supporters who share their email addresses with us. Click the logo above to explore In the Loop and feel free to print out and share it with fellow SIC members who may not have received it. Want to receive In the Loop in your Inbox? Just contact SC-SIC Digital and Web Director Claudia Parnell at to be added to the list.

Available now - Volume 1, Issue 8 - Thursday, 02-19-2015

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SIC Spotlight: Mauldin Elementary School SIC, Mauldin, SC

As part of their focus on encouraging student and family engagement in science learning, Mauldin Elementary School's SIC members collaborated with their school's administrators and teachers as well as community organizations to organize a fun family science night.  They combined their fabulous student science fair exhibits with programs and exhibits featuring community resources such as Roper Mountain Science Center, Greenville Zoo, Bricks for Kidz, Sylvan STEM Learning Center, and the Nutty Scientist.

Mauldin ES SIC ScienceNight

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Competitions and workshops offered by SC Economics

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Download the new SIC brochure!
SC-SIC designed this brochure for you to be easily printed or copied in black and white. It is a Microsoft Word file and can be easily modified using Microsoft Office software.


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"Building Better Schools by Engaging Support Staff" -Sam Bartlett and Vie Herlocker

While supplies last, we are offering one free copy per SIC upon request.