Education

Colonial Williamsburg Education Resource Library: Learn More About the Office of the President

By B. Jamison

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From Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Gazette:

Today, Donald J. Trump becomes the nation's 45th president. But did you know presidents weren't always inaugurated in January? January 20 was designated as inauguration day by the 20th amendment in 1933 (although the date moves slightly based on when the weekend falls). Prior to 1933, presidents were generally inaugurated on March 4, although our first president, George Washington, was inaugurated on April 30. At a time when traveling during the winter was much harder and nationwide votes took longer to compile and tally, a later inauguration made sense. Today, the January date reduces the amount of time between the election and the swearing in of the new president.

Attention SC Educators: ETV Education Seeks Your Input!

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A great big THANK YOU to our SC Pre-K-12 educators who have already completed the online ETV Education Services Survey! We continue to seek feedback from other SC educators so … we want to hear from YOU! 

It is extremely important for ETV to continue learning how we can best serve you. The short survey takes only minutes to complete.

ETV StreamlineSC Service Update

By D. Byrd

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Since 2004, ETV has provided a wealth of free digital media content to SC schools through our StreamlineSC service, including state-specific content developed by ETV as well as national content provided by partners.

Due to funding decreases and new ETV services on the horizon, StreamlineSC will offer only our ‘local’ state-developed content AFTER the end of the 2016-17 school year.

The excellent national content provided by current partner Learn360 will continue to be available until August 2017. Learn360 is working with the state to become a state vendor; districts and schools that would like to continue with Learn360 after the state contract expires can work with them for pricing.

Education Oversight Committee Budget Recommendations

By B. Jamison

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On December 12, 2016, the Education Oversight Committee (EOC) adopted budget recommendations for the 2017-18 fiscal year. The programmatic and funding recommendations made are designed to continue last year’s support of educators and students while accelerating innovation in education. Based on statutory authority, the committee members annually make recommendations for the spending of Education Improvement Act (EIA) funds, which are generated by the penny sales tax. In November, the Board of Economic Advisors projected that the EIA will generate $791 million in total revenues in fiscal year 2017-18, an increase of $39 million over the current year’s EIA appropriation base.

January on Knowitall

By M. Brown

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This month on Knowitall, we’re excited to share our first 3D Virtual Tour! Try out this new technology in your classroom with an up-close tour of Homestead House at Historic Brattonsville. There’s also a new Martin Luther King Day Collection to explore, and we have resources for remembrance on Holocaust Memorial Day. 

ETV Highlights for January 2017

By B. Jamison

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ETV presents programs of interest to teachers and students! In January, ETV coverage of the SC Legislative season begins again, ETV’s new public affairs program This Week in South Carolina starts, new and exciting PBS series premiere, and new episodes in ETV Kids programs, including a new movie Splash and Bubbles: One Big Ocean, are on tap for the New Year!

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