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Governor Haley Education Plan Includes More Tech in Classrooms

By Jennifer Cobb

With the new year having just begun, state leaders across the country are gearing up for their respective state of the state addresses, laying out their plans for improving economies, infrastructure, education, and employment.

In South Carolina, Governor Nikki Haley has made reforming the state’s public school system an important piece in her re-election campaign, and in an online article published by The State over the weekend, readers are given an exclusive look at Governor Haley’s plan.

Governor Haley’s plan includes:

  • More focus on poorer districts
  • Increased access to classroom technology, which could include devices or network access
  • More support for teachers, such as professional development
  • A focus on reading skills and how best to improve the state’s stagnant literacy rates

Connect South Carolina has worked with the Governor’s office to help in fulfilling our mission to increase broadband access, adoption, and use to diversify the economy and ensure South Carolina's competitiveness in the connected global economy. Digital literacy and access to broadband are key components of modern education, and we are glad to see that technology in the classroom is a component of Governor Haley’s education reform proposal.

Connect South Carolina believes access to connectivity and digital literacy skills will help make a significant impact on healthcare, job creation, and commerce for all South Carolinians and we look forward to the opportunity to participate in the discussion.

To read the article in its entirety, click here.

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