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RiverDogs-CCSD partnership with “Reading Around the Bases” moves into fourth year

 

Charleston County School District (CCSD) and the Charleston RiverDogs are ready to open up the fourth year of “Reading Around the Bases.” The partnership began during the 2016-2017 school year as a way to encourage literacy. The Lowcountry’s professional baseball team (and South Atlantic League affiliate of the 27-time World Series Champion New York Yankees)…

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4th Annual MUSC Center on Aging Senior Expo

 

Top MUSC physicians and researchers will be on-site to offer complimentary health screenings, including fall risk assessments, hearing bone density, blood pressure, glucose, and other screenings. There will be live, interactive presentations throughout the day, including a yogic breathing workshop area. Over 120 exhibitors will be present to help seniors and their families navigate everything…

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TEDx returns to UofSC in October; speaker nominations sought

 

The University of South Carolina will host its second TEDx event on Oct. 15. TEDxUofSC will feature eight speakers who each have an idea worth sharing to better the community. The inaugural TEDxUofSC was held in 2018 and was a half-day experience that included 12 short, powerful talks, an address from the university president and…

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Lexington High Principal Melissa Rawl plans to retire

 

In a staff meeting Monday (January 13) afternoon, Melissa C. Rawl, principal of Lexington High School, announced her plans to retire. Of her retirement, Lexington County School District One Superintendent Greg Little said, “Melissa Rawl truly represents the best of Lexington District One. A quiet, calm leader, her employees know that she cares about them,…

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Foundation for Educational Leadership honorees announced

 

The South Carolina Foundation for Educational Leadership, South Carolina Association of School Administrators’ (SCASA) non-profit arm, is hosting its fourth annual gala on Friday, March 27, 2020, to celebrate this year’s South Carolina Educator Hall of Fame inductees and the Distinguished South Carolina Public School Graduates who have excelled nationally and internationally in their respective…

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U.S. News once again names CSU top-ranked in S.C. for online bachelor’s degrees, #11 nationwide

 

U.S. News and World Report’s 2020 ranking for online programs lists Charleston Southern University at #11 nationally for Best Online Bachelor’s Programs. This ranking represents a jump of 14 positions in a single year and again makes CSU the top-ranked school in the state of South Carolina for online bachelor’s degrees. CSU also ranks #8 in…

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UofSC climbs in nursing, education rankings

 

College of Nursing No. 1 among public institutions for online master’s programs The University of South Carolina ranks No. 1 in the nation among public universities (No. 2 overall) for its online graduate nursing program, according to U.S. News and World Report’s annual online rankings.  The increased ranking demonstrates the university’s momentum and leadership in…

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Grimmage to receive MLK Humanitarian Award

 

The Black History Intercollegiate Consortium (BHIC) – comprised of the College of Charleston, the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), The Citadel, Trident Technical College and Charleston Southern University – will honor Kenyatta Grimmage, associate director for access initiatives and pre-college programs in the College of Charleston Office of Admissions, at its 30th annual Martin Luther King,…

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Citadel to create a South Carolina CyberCorps with $2.8 million grant

 

The Citadel, dedicated to training America’s cyber warriors, will harness a new $2.8 million National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to create the state’s first CyberCorps Scholarship for Service (SFS) program. It is the largest grant The Citadel has earned to date. The CyberCorps SFS program at The Citadel is linked with the national CyberCorps: Scholarship for…

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IT-oLogy and Dominion Energy collaborate in creating a new veteran IT training program

 

IT-oLogy and Dominion Energy Collaborate in Creating a New Veteran IT Training Program IT-oLogy is now accepting applications for the Veteran Workforce Re-Entry Program. Funded by a grant from the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation, this new veteran-focused training program offers qualifying U.S. military veterans the opportunity to participate in CompTIA certification courses that will help…

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Avery Research Center to reopen after two-year renovation

 

After being closed for two years, the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture at the College of Charleston will reopen this month following extensive structural renovations. An open house and grand opening event will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. “People have missed the Avery,” says Daron-Lee Calhoun II,…

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The Game’s Afoot as The South Carolina State Museum hosts The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes

 

Interactive exhibition presents a riveting journey into the mind of Sherlock Holmes and unlocks his revolutionary investigative secrets Footprints, splatter patterns and the powers of observation mark the journey through The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes, opening Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, at the South Carolina State Museum. The interactive experience combines science with history and culture to bring…

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Academic Magnet’s SIC makes state honor roll

 

The South Carolina School Improvement Council (SCSIC) announced its annual Honor Roll today, and for the first time since 2017, a SIC from Charleston County School District made the list: Academic Magnet High School. Ten SICs from public schools around the state received this honor for their significant efforts to foster civic engagement in public…

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Presbyterian College to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King

 

Presbyterian College will celebrate the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday with a day of service and a program to commemorate the legacy of the civil rights leader. The MLK Day Convocation will take place at 5 p.m. Jan. 20 in Edmunds Hall on the PC campus. The community is welcome. The Rev. Dr. Diane…

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R2i2 again named state winner in national STEM competition

 

The Richland Two Institute of Innovation (R2i2) is again a South Carolina State finalist in the annual Samsung Solve for Tomorrow (SFT) contest. SFT is a $3 million nationwide competition that encourages sixth- through 12th-grade students to creatively use science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills to solve a community challenge. R2i2 was selected from…

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Three School Improvement Councils in Richland Two make the SC-SIC Honor Roll for 2020

 

On Thursday, January 9, 2020, the S.C. School Improvement Council released the SIC Honor Roll for 2020. The School Improvement Councils at Bookman Road Elementary, Pontiac Elementary and Round Top Elementary earned a spot on the list that includes 10 SICs from across the state. These Honor Roll SICs will continue in the running for…

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Yunyi Jia wins top honor for young engineering educator

 

A Clemson University automotive engineer who teaches students many of the skills they need for careers in robotics and self-driving cars is winning an award that recognizes him as one of the nation’s top young engineering educators. Yunyi Jia, an assistant professor, is receiving the Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award from SAE International. At least…

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Greenville Technical College celebrates MLK Day with service

 

Greenville Technical College will celebrate its seventh annual MLK Day of Service on Monday, January 20. Participants will gather for a day that represents Dr. King’s vision for unity and selfless service. This year, volunteers will make “Kindness Kits” for the local homeless population and donate them to organizations and programs that are in direct…

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College of Charleston prepares to celebrate 250th anniversary in 2020

 

The College of Charleston will celebrate its 250th anniversary in 2020 with a yearlong schedule of events and projects aimed at highlighting the university’s storied and complex history while also looking ahead to its bright future under the leadership of a new president. The College, whose founding in 1770 predates the United States of America, is planning…

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Michael Bennet to speak at College of Charleston’s Bully Pulpit Series – January 10

 

The Bully Pulpit Series at the College of Charleston will host a conversation with Democratic presidential candidate Senator Michael Bennet (Colorado). Bennet will meet with faculty, staff, students and the community as part of the College of Charleston’s “Bully Pulpit Series” on Jan. 10, 2020. The event will take place in Alumni Center located at 14 St. Philip Street from 12:30‐1:45…

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Tri-County Technical College receives $57,310 grant for industry-based training

 

Grant Will Provide MSSC Training to Assist with Companies’ Workforce Needs Tri-County Technical College received a $57,310 grant to award 20 scholarships for industry-based training that can give individuals the skills training and certifications that can qualify them to work in local manufacturing within two weeks. The grant was awarded to Tri-County by the SC…

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New initiative addressing achievement gaps launches at Greenville Technical College with support from local charitable organizations

 

Greenville Technical College has launched an innovative initiative designed to increase academic success rates. The African American Male Scholars Initiative (AAMSI) provides intensive case management and personalized support services that help participants overcome barriers, develop academic and career pathways, and graduate on time. Greenville Technical College’s mission is to transform lives through education. Too often,…

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Caslen releases strategic priorities for spring semester

 

University of South Carolina President Bob Caslen this week released a list of priorities for the Spring semester. These priorities focus on moving the university and state forward by building strong relationships across the community, strengthening university processes and governance, and establishing new partnerships and boosting existing ones. “We have tremendous opportunities ahead of us…

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Forty-seven complete doctor of chiropractic program at Sherman College

 

Forty-seven students from around the world received the doctor of chiropractic degree from Sherman College of Chiropractic in Spartanburg, SC, on Saturday, December 14, 2019. The college’s 136th commencement was a shared ceremony for December 2019 and March 2020 graduates. Michael David Fox of New Jersey (December 2019 class) and Anthony T. Choi of South…

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Karolyn Belcher named Chief Academic Officer for CCSD

 

Charleston County School District announced Karolyn Belcher as the new Chief Academic Officer, beginning January 6, 2020. Belcher will lead the District’s Learning Services division. Belcher is an experienced educator with nearly 30 years of experience as a teacher, principal, teacher trainer, and organizational leader. Most recently, Belcher was Interim Chief Talent Officer for the…

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AFL supports STEM summer camp scholarships at Greenville Technical College

 

A $2,500 grant from AFL to the Greenville Tech Foundation will provide scholarships for middle school students interested in STEM-related summer camp sessions. Adventure TECH summer camps are offered in STEM topics including animation, video game design, 3D printing and design, CNC machining, and virtual and robotic welding. Adventure TECH also offers animal care, agriculture,…

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State Treasurer Curtis Loftis announces new statewide Financial Literacy initiative

 

Goal is to energize and increase number of South Carolina teachers offering personal finance education in their classrooms South Carolina Treasurer Curtis Loftis today announced the launch of the South Carolina Financial Literacy Master Teacher Program, a new statewide financial literacy initiative, that aims to energize more teachers about the importance of incorporating personal finance…

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Clemson University names David Clayton Executive Director of the International Center for Automotive Research

 

David Clayton has been appointed as the Executive Director for the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR), after serving in an interim capacity for the last six months. Clayton, who joined the University in November of 2018, also serves as assistant vice president in the Office of Corporate Partnerships and Strategic Initiatives. In his expanded role, he…

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Dominion Energy invests $12,000 in United Way of the Midlands to support the Midlands Reading Consortium

 

Dominion Energy presented United Way of the Midlands with a sponsorship of $12,000 to provide support for the Midlands Reading Consortium (MRC) at Cayce Elementary School in Lexington School District Two. Through its support of MRC, a volunteer tutoring initiative targeting pre-kindergarten through second-grade students, 28 Dominion Energy employees provide one-on-one tutoring each week to…

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Sylvan Learning Center announces December’s Teacher of the Month

 

Known for greeting every student with a smile, Sylvan Learning Center has named Debbie Mullen as the Teacher of the Month. Mullen, who teaches third grade at Blaney Elementary School, started with Sylvan of Columbia in June of 2015. With a Master’s in Elementary Education from Clemson University, Mullen works primarily with students in elementary…

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Sylvan Learning Center announces December’s Teacher of the Month

 

Known for greeting every student with a smile, Sylvan Learning Center has named Debbie Mullen as the Teacher of the Month. Mullen, who teaches third grade at Blaney Elementary School, started with Sylvan of Columbia in June of 2015. With a Master’s in Elementary Education from Clemson University, Mullen works primarily with students in elementary…

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Awards presented at Greenville Tech commencement

 

More than 330 graduates participated in Greenville Technical College (GTC) Commencement Exercises held Friday, December 20 at the Greenville Convention Center. Three graduates – Kaitlin Abercrombie, Clifford “Brock” Anders, and Orlando Montero –were recognized with the highest honors, the President’s Award. Kaitlin Abercrombie has a clear goal and the determination to reach it. A strong…

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McNair Entrepreneurship Showcase to feature Steve Forbes as keynote speaker

 

The McNair Institute for Entrepreneurism and Free Enterprise at the University of South Carolina announces the Third Annual McNair Entrepreneurship Showcase, to be held Jan. 31 at The Senate in Columbia, featuring Steve Forbes as keynote speaker. “The showcase is designed to inspire, invigorate and inform students, business leaders and alumni about entrepreneurship and innovation…

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Charleston Southern University graduates first Physician Assistant class

 

The inaugural Charleston Southern University Physician Assistant class graduated Saturday, Dec. 14. All 25 students in the first cohort, which began in January 2018, received a Master of Medical Science in physician assistant studies degree. The PA students finished their clinical rotations in December. Graduates are now eligible to sit for the national certification examination…

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New Dean named at Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy

 

Dr. Kurt Wargo has been named the new dean of the Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy, President Bob Staton ’68 announced. Wargo will assume the role on Feb. 1, 2020. “It is certainly an exciting time to join the PC School of Pharmacy with so many positive things happening,” Wargo said. “I look forward to…

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Hammond students donate hand sewn gifts to Children’s Hospital

 

Hammond School’s fourth grade students delivered hand-sewn teddy bears to Prisma Health Children’s Hospital on December 16, 2019. The students designed, cut and stitched their bears in Hammond’s Wonder Lab over the last few weeks as holiday gifts for the hospital’s patients. In the Wonder Lab, young students have access to all kinds of supplies,…

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Survey: When It Comes to Recruiting Gen Z, Meet Them on Their Terms

 

MOUNT PLEASANT, SC – Recruiters and HR professionals are going to need to mix up their strategies if they’re going to attract members of Generation Z, people born after 1996, according to Pew Research Center. That’s the core finding from a new survey by Tallo, the nation’s premier online platform for connecting talented students with…

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District High School partners with Rotary Club of Forest Acres to fight hunger

 

Richland School District Two announces that the Richland Northeast High School Interact Club is teaming up with its Rotary International sponsor club, the Rotary Club of Forest Acres, for a large scale community service project event in partnership with Rise Against Hunger. The students alongside the Rotary Club members will assemble over 13,000 meal packages…

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SC Works Trident to hold career readiness testing

 

Goal is to Empower, Connect Job Seekers to New Careers  SC Works Trident is set to host a new series of career readiness assessment testing sessions at their main office on Hanahan Road in North Charleston to begin the new year. The WorkKeys and WIN assessments, measure foundational skills required for success in the workplace.  Verification of career readiness is…

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Jamie Devine elected as SCSBA Secretary/Treasurer

 

Jamie L. Devine, chairman of the Richland One Board of School Commissioners, was elected secretary/treasurer of the South Carolina School Boards Association (SCSBA) during the association’s annual Delegate Assembly held December 7 in Charleston. The association’s annual business meeting, which was held during the association’s Legislative Advocacy Conference, included voting delegates from most of the…

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Chuck Saylors installed as SCSBA president

 

Chuck Saylors, member of the Greenville County Schools Board, was installed as president of the South Carolina School Boards Association (SCSBA) during the association’s annual Delegate Assembly held Saturday, December 7, in Charleston. The association’s annual business meeting, which was held during the association’s Legislative Advocacy Conference, included voting delegates from most of the state’s…

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College of Charleston prepares to celebrate 250th anniversary in 2020

 

The College of Charleston will celebrate its 250th anniversary in 2020 with a yearlong schedule of events and projects aimed at highlighting the university’s storied and complex history while also looking ahead to its bright future under the leadership of a new president. The College, whose founding in 1770 predates the United States of America, is planning…

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CERRA releases 2019-20 SC Annual Educator Supply and Demand Report

 

The Center for Educator Recruitment, Retention, and Advancement (CERRA) has released its 2019-20 South Carolina (SC) Annual Educator Supply and Demand Report. The main purpose of this survey is to collect data on SC public school teachers entering the profession, those leaving their classrooms, and the number of vacant positions at the beginning of each school…

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Statewide SC Codes initiative expanding

 

The S.C. Department of Commerce’s Office of Innovation, in collaboration with Build Carolina, announced the expansion of SC Codes, a statewide program designed to provide free access to coding education for all residents. Announced in 2018 and officially launched earlier this year, SC Codes is a first-of-its-kind, state-funded resource, aiming to connect South Carolinians to…

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Blackbaud demonstrates continued growth and momentum of solutions for higher education

 

Blackbaud continues to transform the higher education technology landscape and demonstrate growth just a year after introducing its comprehensive Cloud Solution for Higher Education. Blackbaud, which powers 24 of the top 25 private U.S. colleges as ranked by Forbes with its solutions, has been the trusted technology partner for higher education institutions for decades. Today,…

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DHEC names two schools as ‘Champions of the Environment’

 

The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced that James B. Edwards Elementary School (JBE) and Mount Pleasant Academy (MPA) are the recipients of a grant that will support efforts to educate the next generation of environmental stewards. Students from both schools will restore a salt marsh habitat and contribute relevant data to…

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Local top student named a Coca-Cola scholar finalist

 

Greenville Technical Charter High School student chosen for the next level in prestigious Scholarship Program ·      Alaya Davis, a student at Greenville Technical Charter High School, has been named a Semifinalist for the 2020 class of the Coca-Cola Scholars Program. ·      1,928 high school seniors were selected as Semifinalists from a pool of 93,075 submitted applications from…

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Bosch Community Fund supports dual enrollment at Greenville Technical College

 

A $25,000 grant from the Bosch Community Fund is providing scholarship assistance for high school students enrolled in Greenville Technical College STEM courses. The students are taking the classes for both high school and college credit under the dual enrollment program. More than 1,725 high school students took advantage of the dual enrollment option during…

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Gov. Henry McMaster, House Speaker Jay Lucas, state leaders propose $3,000 raise for all S.C. teachers

 

Boosts state into top 25 national ranking for teacher pay and above southeastern average In a continued effort to improve education outcomes in South Carolina, Governor Henry McMaster was joined today by S.C. House Speaker Jay Lucas, S.C. Superintendent Molly Spearman, and other members of the General Assembly to propose a $3,000 pay raise for each…

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Before you shop, drop your kid off at Sylvan Learning

 

Instead of dragging their feet around the department stores while complaining about being bored, drop your child off at Sylvan Learning of the Upstate for a day of STEM enrichment and educational fun. This holiday season, give a gift to yourself and your child by dropping them off at Sylvan’s enriching STEM workshop while you…

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