Post Tagged with: "Mick Zais"

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NEWS: Trump picks Zais for post; Silent Witness ceremony honors victims

Former S.C. schools chief Mick Zais appears to be headed back into public service nearly three years after leaving the state post. On Wednesday, the White House announced President Donald Trump intended to nominate Zais to be deputy U.S. Secretary of Education.

The deputy position, vacant since Jan. 20,  is a presidential appointment that requires Senate confirmation.

Also in this news brief is a stark reminder of the state’s high level of domestic violence as a Statehouse ceremony was held for 39 who died in 2016 from domestic violence.

by · 10/04/2017 · News, News briefs

NEWS: Spearman gets a passing grade

By Bill Davis, senior editor | State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman is getting praise from all corners for the job she’s done to rebuild the state Department of Education.

Spearman began serving in January 2015 and, according to every source interviewed for this story, was faced with piecing back together a state agency that had been “stripped,” “demoralized,” “dismantled,” replete with major internal and external divisions.

Spearman succeeded Mick Zais, a former general and Newberry College president, who made headlines one year when he declined to apply for millions in federal funding and later cut the agency’s budget.

by · 09/16/2016 · News