Two Charleston County high schools could face state takeover

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Update: The schools will remain under local control, with stipulations.

Of seven schools ranked the worst in South Carolina, two were in Charleston County: Burke High and North Charleston High.

Both schools have received labels from the state as "persistently failing" and the schools will now submit plans to the state Board of Education on Wednesday where a decision will likely be made to take the schools under state management, replace school leadership, or simply provide more state assistance.

The Post and Courier has a robust article (paywall; read it here) and Live 5 News offers a brief (read that here).

Wednesday's meeting will be streamed live starting at 3 p.m.

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