SC Appleseed advocates that all children must have full access to educational opportunities. This includes keeping all kids in school, out of jail and on track to become contributing members of society. To that end, SC Appleseed provides advocacy and works with parents to see that public school districts fulfill their legal obligations to all students, including those with special needs. We believe that it is critical that schools work to fix students’ problems instead of exacerbating the problem for others later on. We do this by working with the community and educating parents and policymakers to ensure that every child reaches his or her full potential.
SC Appleseed added its voice in the efforts to change school funding by filing a “friend of the court” brief in support of South Carolina’s poorest schools fighting to get sufficient funding. We have also worked with the Southern Poverty Law Center in their “School to Prison Pipeline” project, which seeks to end the practice of driving students with special needs out of school and into the prison system.
As in every other area that SC Appleseed operates, we work to insure that children’s voices will be heard on the issues that most affect them.
- Enrollment and Attendance Fact Sheet
- Enrollment and Attendance Fact Sheet (Spanish)
- FAFSA, Residency, and Scholarship Issues for US Born Youth of Undocumented Parents in SC
- Fighting Childhood Hunger
- Guide to Expulsion and Suspension for Parents
- Guide to Expulsion and Suspension for Parents (Spanish)
- Higher Education Issues for Immigrant Youth and US Citizen Youth of Immigrant Parents Living in South Carolina
- Immigrants and Education
- Individualized Education Program (IEP) Meeting Fact Sheet
- Individualized Education Program (IEP) Meeting Fact Sheet (Spanish)
- Inmigrantes y Educacion (Spanish)
- Reducing Student and Teacher Dropout Rates
- School Attendance
- School Fees Fact Sheet
- School Fees Fact Sheet (Spanish)
- Student Expulsion What SC Law Says
- Student Expulsion What SC Law Says (Spanish)
- Students Without Permanent Places to Live
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