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Education reform advocates make another attempt at education savings accounts | Journal-news

CHARLESTON — Despite being left on the cutting room floor during efforts two years ago to pass a sweeping education overhaul, some lawmakers and education reform advocates want to take another look at education savings accounts.

A coalition of Republican lawmakers, conservative public policy groups and advocates for choice in educational options held a virtual press conference Tuesday calling for passage of legislation creating the Hope Scholarship.

“Right now, our activists across the state are working to strongly encourage lawmakers to support the creation of education savings accounts in the state,” said Jason Huffman, state director for the West Virginia

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State lawmakers set to tackle education reform next year

Representative Rita Allison said she expects the House to discuss teacher salaries and unfreezing step increases.

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The Palmetto State Teachers’ Association (PTSA) has released their annual legislative agenda for the General Assembly’s upcoming session. 

“We think that 2021 is going to be an absolutely critical year for public education in South Carolina,” said Patrick Kelly with PSTA.

The General Assembly returns in January for its 124th session and education reform is expected to be at the top of the to-do list.

“The General Assembly has to address pay,” Kelly said. “South Carolina teacher pay is down 6.6%

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Higher education groups ask Biden to reverse Trump orders on Title IX reform, critical race theory

Groups representing colleges and universities have urged President-elect Joe Biden to “move quickly” and undo many of President Trump’s orders that affect higher education policy, including Title IX reform and critical race theory.

In a letter from the American Council on Education, which was signed by 46 higher education groups, President Ted Mitchell wrote that the incoming Biden administration should remove the new Title IX mandate for a live hearing with cross-examination in cases of sexual assault on campus.

BIDEN EDUCATION SECRETARY FRONTRUNNERS HAVE BEEN CRITICAL OF CHARTER SCHOOLS, BACK TEACHERS UNIONS

Mitchell said the requirement “could have a chilling

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