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Press Releases

The art contest winner poses with The SCEA President Sherry East, The SCEA mascot Ollie the Owl, her art teacher, and her family. Pictured left to right: Art teacher Kelly Lucarelli, The SCEA President Sherry East, Anna Dellinger's mother, student artist Anna Dellinger, Anna Dellinger's father. Lucarelli and Dillinger are both holding large checks, and Sherry East is holding a print of Dellinger's award winning art. 1

The SCEA surprises winning student artist with Best in Show prize

On Wednesday March 2nd, The SCEA suprised Anna Dellinger of Fort Mill High School with the Best in Show Prize for The SCEA's 7th Annual Art Contest.
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The SCEA urges elected officials to prioritize Public Education in 2022

As the 124th South Carolina General Assembly resumes session, The South Carolina Education Association (The SCEA) urges legislators to prioritize public education.
A scale with CERRA logo has the word "demand" on the left side outweighing the word  "supply" on the right side. 3

The SCEA urges legislators to address alarming teacher shortage crisis

"South Carolina must address the working conditions and take action to recruit and retain educators. Working conditions are learning conditions, and South Carolina students deserve better.”
The SCEA President Sherry East poses with winner Mrs. Holub-Ward and Ollie the Owl. 4

The SCEA and NEA surprise SC students with 500 free books!

"Each book donated represents a chance for Monaview’s students to feel the joy of falling in love with a book, to reinvigorate a love of learning, and, most importantly, to ensure every child has the opportunity to see themselves reflected in the texts in their classroom.”
Text: The first ever Read Across America Sweepstakes; image: Children sit atop piles of books reading, The SCEA logo, NEA logo 5

The SCEA and NEA to deliver nearly 500 books to Greenville Students

The SCEA, in coordination with NEA, will deliver nearly 500 books to the students at Monaview Elementary School in Greenville, as the recipients of the first-ever Read Across America sweepstakes.
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The SCEA releases priorities for the upcoming legislative session

– On the evening of Nov. 3, The South Carolina Education Association (The SCEA) released its priorities and agenda for the 2022 legislative session in a Facebook Live Legislative Agenda Townhall.
State Superintendent Molly Spearman 7

The SCEA responds to Superintendent Spearman’s decision not to seek re-election

“The SCEA is hopeful that a candidate with experience from the front lines, who has walked in the shoes of our educators, will run and be elected."
"The SCEA will vigorously advocate for any member who is victimized" by TikTok Challenges. 8

TikTok Challenges wreaking havoc in schools

"The SCEA will vigorously advocate for any member who is victimized" by TikTok Challenges.
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Keep Schools Face-to-Face; Empower Districts to Be Safe

Today The SCEA held a press conference with fellow education advocates, as well as pediatric and public health experts across the state to issue a joint statement.
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The SCEA Responds to Decision by South Carolina Supreme Court

Today the South Carolina Supreme Court issued a disappointing decision in the State of South Carolina v. City of Columbia, denying the right of municipalities to enact and enforce mask mandates in public schools.
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The SCEA Calls on Legislators to Keep Students and Educators Safe

Legislators must prioritize student health and safety over political rhetoric and follow the advice of medical experts.
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Response to the Governor's Executive Order on Masks

President Sherry East responds to Executive Order 2021-23 from Governor Henry McMaster
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The SCEA Supports Senate Effort

This week, Senator Shane Massey introduced a resolution that will require DHEC to allow educators to move into Phase 1A.
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The SCEA is an affiliate of the largest professional association of educators in the country. As the leading advocate for the schools South Carolina students deserve, The SCEA works to promote quality public education and to support public school employees.