South Carolina Department of Education

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Seal of the Department of Education

The South Carolina Department of Education is the state education agency of South Carolina. It is headquartered in Columbia at the Rutledge Building. The agency is overseen by an elected Superintendent of Education, currently Molly Spearman. Previous Superintendents have included Mick Zais, Jim Rex, and Inez Tenenbaum.

Instructional Television[edit]

The Department of Education's Instructional Television (SCDE ITV) team, part of the South Carolina Office of eLearning,[1] works with South Carolina Educational Television (ETV) to provide resources and services to South Carolina public schools, including instructional television (ITV) for distance learning. ITV is responsible for the selection of video-based resources, the development of local programming to support the states K-12 curriculum, and the scheduling of approved resources. ETV provides production and technical delivery services to support instructional programming. K-12 and professional development programming are now delivered both by broadcast through the ETV satellite system and online via StreamlineSC.[2] ITV has produced with ETV award-winning[which?] series including Project Discovery and Eye Wonder. South Carolina focused resources including Detective Bonz, the SC History Mystery and Idella Bodie's SC Women Series are utilized to support the curriculum.


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