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S.C. panel urges more spending to recruit teachers

By Laura Devaney
December 12th, 2012

South Carolina’s education oversight panel recommended that legislators spend more on programs designed to draw high school students into teaching and fill slots in the state’s neediest schools, the Associated Press reports. The Education Oversight Committee’s budget recommendations include spending an additional $1 million on Teach for America, $2 million on student loans to future teachers, and $400,000 on the rigorous Teaching Fellows scholarship program. “It’s a teacher-focused budget,” said EOC executive director Melanie Barton…

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Laura Devaney is the eSchool News Managing Editor. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism. Laura interned at eSchool Media while attending UMD, and upon graduating, Laura was lucky enough to join the eSchool Media team. She enjoys covering mobile and handheld technologies, BYOD trends, equity in broadband access, and special education. When she isn't wrangling her two children, Laura enjoys running, photography, home improvement, boating, and rooting for the Terps. Find Laura on Twitter: @eSN_Laura http://twitter.com/eSN_Laura