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March 8, 2013

Civil Rights Agreement Reached with South Carolina Technical College System on Accessibility of Websites to People with Disabilities

The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) today announced that it has entered into an agreement with the South Carolina Technical College System (SCTCS), the state's largest higher education system, that will ensure that the websites of SCTCS and its 16-member colleges are accessible to persons with disabilities.

April 15, 2010

South Carolina to Receive $50.8 Million to Turn Around Its Persistently Lowest Achieving Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that South Carolina will receive $50.8 million to turn around its persistently lowest achieving schools through the School Improvement Grants (SIG) program. These funds are part of the $3.5 billion that will be made available to states this spring from money set aside in the 2009 budget and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

April 7, 2010

South Carolina to Receive More Than $56 Million in Additional Recovery Funds

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that an additional $56,774,130 is now available for South Carolina under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. To date, South Carolina has received $1,169,667,448 through the Recovery Act. The state recently reported that recovery dollars have been used to provide funding for more than 4,900 education jobs from Oct.

July 1, 2009

More Than $625 Million in Recovery Funds Now Available for South Carolina to Save Jobs and Drive Education Reform

U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that more than $625 million is now available for South Carolina under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. This funding will lay the foundation for a generation of education reform and help save hundreds of thousands of teaching jobs at risk of state and local budget cuts.

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