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Breaking: Santee Cooper econometric analysis coming next week

On Tuesday, March 20, Palmetto Promise Institute will present its analysis of the current state and future prospects […]

The Truth about Competency-Based Education

What is “competency-based education” and how would it impact South Carolina students? Issue at a Glance South Carolina […]

The myth of low average taxes

By Dr. Rebecca Gunnlaugsson With every new year comes a new round of rankings on every topic imaginable. Apparently […]

What actually makes poverty escapable

Yesterday, I had a chance to speak to the Senate Human Services Subcommittee about three short – but […]

Fast Facts

Short on time? Our “Fast Facts” boil it all down to give you a quick overview on need-to-know issues.

Online Course Access  harnesses technology to offer students access to high-quality, customized education. It renders location irrelevant while offering numerous courses.

An education reform that promises quality of learning, preparation for the future, flexibility to meet the individual needs of a child, and immediacy of impact.

A system that boldly rewards excellence with transparency and accounts for value added is the best accountability system for SC schools.

Sky-high medical bills? Unexpected health care costs? Patients deserve the “Right to Shop” and polls show they want it too.

By re-asserting the doctor-patient relationship and jettisoning third-party payers, Direct Primary Care is “innovating backwards.”

How much does Medicaid in South Carolina really cost the taxpayer? Expanding Medicaid used to be a nebulous policy fight…not anymore!

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Stories from South Carolinians just like you.