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SC education leader pushes for personalized learning in address to Marion Co. teachers

The message included a talk from South Carolina's Superintendent of Education, Molly Spearman. (Source: WMBF) The message included a talk from South Carolina's Superintendent of Education, Molly Spearman. (Source: WMBF)
Marion County, SC -

Hundreds packed the CD Joyner Auditorium Tuesday morning for Marion County School's opening convocation. 

The message included a talk from South Carolina's Superintendent of Education, Molly Spearman. Along with local school leaders, Spearman wanted to get educators excited and ready for the new school year, and part of that process involves change.

The state board is working on an initiative they hope to have in all school districts across the state. It profiles the skills they hope to instill in the future South Carolina graduate. They are focusing on an increase in technology in the classroom and giving students more project-based assignments that center around problem solving. They want students to be prepared for what awaits them in the real world post-graduation, whether that be technical schools, college, or the military.

"We've got a ways to go," Spearman said. "It's going to take a few years, but it's a pathway we're already on, and we're just working harder every day to get there."

On a more local level, teachers and staff in Marion County schools are also focusing on change. They are working on better practices and initiatives that will create an environment where every student can learn and encourage students onto pathways that will get them to a successful job.

The first day back to school in Marion County is August 17.

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