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Educational Aspects Research Studies


The South Carolina Commission for Minority Affairs publishes documents on minority concerns in the state, including a statistical profile by counties, community resource directory, and results from education surveys.  Here you will find reports that relate to the educational aspects of the state’s minority population.

Executive summary, Student Achievement and Vision Education (SAVE) proviso 55.5

Washington, Benjamin Jr. (South Carolina State Library, 2010-03)
This Executive Summary provides key findings and recommendations regarding the delivery of early childhood education for children ages 0 to 5. Proviso 55.5 – Student Achievement and Vision Education or the (SAVE) Proviso is the piece of legislation that authorized the State Commission for Minority Affairs to examine the impact of investments by the state in early education and care for populations ages 0 to 5. This Final Report provides summary recommendations, as well as individual chapter recommendations related to Proviso 55.5.

Student Achievement and Vision Education (SAVE) proviso 55.5 Chapter 1

South Carolina Commission for Minority Affairs (Washington, Benjamin Jr.)

Student Achievement and Vision Education (SAVE) proviso 55.5 Chapter 2

South Carolina Commission for Minority Affairs (Washington, Benjamin Jr.)

Student Achievement and Vision Education (SAVE) proviso 55.5 Chapter 3

South Carolina Commission for Minority Affairs (Washington, Benjamin Jr.)

Student Achievement and Vision Education (SAVE) proviso 55.5 Chapter 4

South Carolina Commission for Minority Affairs (Washington, Benjamin Jr.)

The Economic Benefits of Pre-School in South Carolina

Belfield, Clive R. (South Carolina State Library, 2008-01)
This analysis begins with a description of the current opportunities for South Carolina’s children to enroll in early education programs, including information on total state funding. Next, is outlined options for significantly expanding pre-school options but also maintaining high quality. These new policies are then evaluated to determine the likely economic consequences.