A campaign started by school teacher Rebecca Ivanov and the "CMS advocacy group for the in-person option" got over 2,000 parents and teachers to push for a traditional class option. Yard signs and billboards have gone up with the message that “Schools are safe and essential #InPersonOption #OpenCMS”
Virginia Marie Spencer, also known as Jenny Spencer, turned herself into authorities before her court appearance in Durham, N.C. on Monday, according to the FBI. She was interviewed by the FBI on Jan. 19 after the arrest warrant for her husband, Christopher Raphael Spencer, was issued on Jan. 18.
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"Not everyone is a born leader," says Doherty. "But EVERYONE can become a better leader. Whether coaching a sport, running a company, or leading your family there are skills that can be developed to put you and your organization in a position for success.”
South Carolina lawmakers are considering a bill that would give some people the ability to openly carry guns in the state. The Palmetto State is one of only five states in the country without legislation that allows open carry in some form.
“To call our system of government racist, that is an untruth as far as I’m concerned I truly believe that is an untruth as far as history is concerned and it does a disservice to our students. It puts the idea in the mind of our children that they live in a nation that has promoted racism,” Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson said prior to the vote.
The bills introduced in both chambers on Monday look to erase the ability of minors being able to wed in the state. Something that would be a first in history. As it stands currently, anyone over the age of 14 can enter into a marriage commitment in the Tar Heel State.
"To call our system of government racist, that is an untruth as far as I'm concerned. I truly believe that is an untruth as far as history is concerned and it does a disservice to our students. It puts the idea in the mind of our children that they live in a nation that has promoted racism," Robinson said at the time.
One person who strongly disagrees with Cooper's assessment of the state's current education model is Steve Oreskovic. The 25-year veteran middle school teacher, co-chair of the CMS Superintendent's Teacher Advisory Council and member of the CMS Metrics Committee joined WBT's Bo Thompson Morning Show to give his perspective on state officials pushing to reopen schools for in-person instruction.
"We're pushing for choice," Rebecca Ivanov told WBT's Bo Thompson on Tuesday. "And a lot of people have signed up for Plan B, we were patient in August and saying "Okay, they're going to wait until the data comes out." Now here we are over 100 days into school. You've got surrounding counties that have been operating."