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TOP FIVE:  Teen pregnancy, teachers, insurance, youth camps, storm impact

TOP FIVE: Teen pregnancy, teachers, insurance, youth camps, storm impact

Here are five stories related to South Carolina you might have missed:

1. Teen birth rate plummets, but STDs remain a concern in South Carolina

2. Four-in-five South Carolina teachers are white

3. South Carolina is one of 15 states to file, but not pass legislation to allow out-of-state insurance purchase

4. Number of escapes from youth camps is unknown

5. Hurricanes impact jobs — but they aren’t completely to blame for weak report

Click the headline above to learn more.

by · 10/10/2017 · News, Top Five
NEWS BRIEFS: Looking for more teachers; Dems for governor?

NEWS BRIEFS: Looking for more teachers; Dems for governor?

Educators urge state action on teacher shortage

The numbers are stark: nearly 6,500 teachers do not return to their positions annually, while South Carolina education programs graduate 1,700 annually. On top of that, enrollment in S.C. teacher training programs is declining on average by 4 percent per year. …

Also inside:

Dems starting to queue up for governor?

It’s pretty much an open secret that state Rep. James Smith, D-Richland, will be a Democratic candidate for governor vying to challenge whoever wins the GOP nomination in a crowded field. …

by · 09/21/2017 · 2018, News, News briefs
TOP FIVE:   From vetoes to working together

TOP FIVE:   From vetoes to working together

Here are top five stories you might have missed and should consider reading:

1. Legislature sits on budget vetoes until January
2. State needs to deal with teacher exodus
3. Chinese companies like South Carolina
4. Study: Tax cuts don’t lead to economic growth
5. VIDEO: Senator says secular and religious communities can work together

by · 06/30/2017 · News, Top Five
TOP FIVE:   On teachers, books, literacy, pensions and division

TOP FIVE: On teachers, books, literacy, pensions and division

Five stories you might have missed in the first week of February in 2017:
* More teachers are leaving, a phenomenon that is causing unease in education circles.
* State Treasurer Curtis Loftis has new ammo in his fight to fix the state’s pension system.
* A new book of essays suggests some fixes for South Carolina — including more reading by kids.
* A Florida prison literacy program is changing lives.
* Why it’s important to bridge the urban-rural divide in the Carolinas.

by · 02/02/2017 · News, Top Five
BRACK: Time to make smart investments with robust economy

BRACK: Time to make smart investments with robust economy

By Andy Brack | The good thing about budgeting on the conservative side is that when things go well, there’s a little extra money left over.

On a national level, the stock market is relatively robust. Overall growth is pretty steady. The dollar is strong. And the federal deficit is the lowest since 2007. Things seem to be going so well that the Federal Reserve this week finally lifted its benchmark interest rate from zero to 0.25 percent, a long-expected minor rise intended to rein in the economy a little bit.

Why slow it slightly? Because economists, who thrive on steady growth, say too much growth could lead to more volatility, based on the principle of what goes up must come down. By tapping the brakes, there’s an increase in stability — and an increase in flexibility for the Fed in the event of a slowdown.

by · 12/18/2015 · Andy Brack, Commentary