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February 25, 2011
Live panel discussion Sunday will spotlight successes, challenges of public charter schools http://ed.sc.gov/news/more.cfm?articleID=1730
State Superintendent of Education Mick Zais and a panel of educators and community leaders will meet for a live broadcast in South Carolina ETV’s studios Sunday evening to talk about public charter schools in the Palmetto State.
“Public Charter Schools: Successes and Challenges,” a special one-hour edition of “In Our Schools,” will air at 5 p.m. as part of a continuing series of telecasts produced by ITV, part of the South Carolina Department of Education, and SCETV.
Sunday night’s live broadcast will focus on the development, current status and future potential of public charter schools. Viewers can submit questions to panelists by e-mail, before or during the program, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“The number of students enrolled in South Carolina’s public charter schools has steadily increased, and the potential for further growth is strong,” Zais said. “What we hope to do Sunday night is explore some of the issues that public charter schools are dealing with today, and how the state might be able to help them thrive and grow.”
In addition to Zais, panelists will include:
- Wayne Brazell, superintendent of the South Carolina Public Charter School District.
- Fred Crawford, principal of Greenville Technical Charter High School.
- Beth Purcell, the mother of two middle-school students enrolled in a virtual charter school.
- Mary Carmichael, executive director of the Public Charter School Alliance of South Carolina.
- Victoria Dixon-Mokeba, lead teacher at the Carolina School for Inquiry.
- Laura Howard, lead high school teacher at the South Carolina Virtual Charter School.
SCETV’s Beryl Dakers will host the program, and David Stanton, a reporter for Media General television stations, will be the panel’s moderator. The live broadcast will be recorded and repeated on March 1 and March 4 from 10:30-11 a.m. on Channel 1 for taping by schools (unlimited rights).
From Governor Nikki Haley:
February 24th, 2011
As we crisscrossed South Carolina during the campaign, what I told each of you was that this wasn’t the last time you’d hear from me. In fact, I told you that you’d hear from me often because I want to make sure you know what goes on in your state government.
That’s why I hope you’ll join us on “The Movement” tour — a series of town hall events we’re going to hold in every region of the state. This is where we’ll discuss our agenda, your role in helping us realize it, and the new legislative report cards that will track whether your legislators support pro-business, good government reforms. We’ll also invite your legislators to attend.
We hope you will join us for a town hall. We want to hear from you.
My very best,
Governor Haley is a supporter of charter schools and some of the discussion will undoubtedly focus on educational issues. If you are interested in attending, the details for the Greenville meeting follow:
Monday March 7th, 6:30pm
Technical Resource Center Auditorium, Building 102
Barton Campus of Greenville Technical College – off of South Pleasantburg Dr
*Parking subject to campus limitations
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