Thursday's Thoughts

PSTA Weekly News

Happy Public School Week!

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February 22-26, 2021

#PublicSchoolProud #PSW21

PSTA at the State House

PSTA members were well represented this week at the State House. Staff attended multiple committee meetings, including hearings dealing with educator vaccine access and civics instruction in high school. In addition, Executive Director Kathy Maness offered testimony on Wednesday in a committee hearing in support of legislation that would expand teacher loan forgiveness, and on Thursday, Director of Governmental Affairs Patrick Kelly testified against legislation that seeks to make the state Superintendent of Education a position appointed by the Governor rather than elected by the voters. Staff had in-person meetings with several legislators, including Senate Education Committee Chairman Greg Hembree.

Member Recruitment Program

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Click here for more information.

We still have open spots for our Virtual EdCamp!

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Click here to register!

By participating in this event, you will earn 3 recertification hours.

Webinar to learn more about ACE Educator Programs

When: Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at 7:00 PM

If you are unable to attend, you can register and will receive the recording the following day.

Click here to register for the webinar.

Click here to enter for a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card!

Member Spotlight

PSTA Member Page Wofford of Northwestern High School (Rock Hill, SC) was named overall SC High School Football Coach of the Year!

Congratulations Page Wofford!

For Member Spotlight submissions, please email

February 2021 on

KnowItAll Collections make it easy to find what you need! Check out our African American History and Martin Luther King Collections! Visit and explore! We also highlight resources for International Day of Women and Girls in Science and World Day of Social Justice.

Professional Development Opportunites

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ENROLL TODAY: Palmetto State Teachers Association's Discount Marketplace

We appreciate you for being a member of Palmetto State Teachers Association and we thank you! That's why we’re excited to offer a discount program through Working Advantage, your one-stop shop for savings with brands you know and love, discounts on local experiences, curated offers just for our organization, and new deals added weekly.

It’s cost-free and easy to enroll. Just visit and begin saving today on items like:

  • Health and wellness products and memberships

  • Food and beverage delivery

  • Electronics and apparel

  • Financial and educational services

  • Home goods and home office supplies

  • Flowers and gifts

  • Attractions, shows, concerts, and sporting events

  • Hotels and rental cars

  • & so much more!


Click on the image below to view the COVID-19 FAQs.