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College Preparedness a Major Concern for 11th-Graders

October 26, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by L. Steele
Classroom

According to recent test results released by the S.C. Department of Education, less than half of 11th-graders in S.C. are prepared to succeed in college. These results are based on the ACT, which is an aptitude test that’s used to predict how well a student will do in...

PBS LearningMedia Integrates “Scary” Themes into Math, ELA and Science!

October 26, 2015 - Posted in Education

This week’s featured resources offer teachers an easy way to integrate Halloween themes into their math, language arts, and science lessons all week long! Meet Mary Shelley’s Famously Frightful Novel! “It’s aliiiiive!” That memorable line was in “Frankenstein” the movie,...

First Adult Night School Program in SC Celebrates 100th Year

October 23, 2015 - Posted in Education

The first adult night school in South Carolina was started by Dr. Wil Lou Gray in 1915! The schoolhouse is located in Youngs Township in Laurens County and a historical marker has been erected at the site. The inscription on the historical marker reads: “Here at Young's...

Behind the Scenes: Equity in Education Town Hall Meeting

October 22, 2015 - Posted in Education
SCETV CEO Linda OBryon

In October 2015, Carolina Classrooms: Equity in Education Town Hall Meeting provided a forum for educators, legislators and community leaders to discuss the challenges school districts face in educating children of poverty. Watch the full episode here . Go behind the scenes...

Columbia Native Provides Financial Education Through Know Money Inc.

October 22, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money

Since May 2014, Know Money Inc. Founder & Chief Financial Mentor Steven Hughes has worked with nearly 1,000 individuals, businesses, and nonprofit organizations across South Carolina to advance financial literacy. As an award-winning B2B salesman, Global Shaper for the...

Relationship Violence: A Survivor's Story of Crazy Love

October 21, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Katie Geer
Domestic Violence

Leslie Morgan Steiner is an author and public speaker about relationship abuse, as well as a survivor of her own horrific relationship. She sat down with Palmetto Scene’s Katie Geer and Brittany Braddock to talk about her memoir, Crazy Love and to answer the question that...

SBA Announces Resources Available to Aid the Region’s Recovery

October 21, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money

Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet, the head of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and member of President Obama's Cabinet, was in Columbia, South Carolina, today to meet with business owners, residents and local officials on recovery efforts in the aftermath of...

Health Effects of Mold Due to Flooding, and How to Dispose of Mold

October 21, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by L. Steele
mold on window sill

Many people in S.C. are experiencing problems with mold in their homes, related to the recent flooding. As mold imposes several health risks, it’s important to know how to identify and dispose of it. Mold can be detected by using your senses of sight and smell. It can...

Old World South Meets New Feather Bow Tie

October 21, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene

There’s a history to South Carolina that, to some, can be reflected in the “Old World” finishing touches of the bow tie, as part of a gentleman’s attire. It was that history and a basic love of nature that led Ben Ross, and friend Jeff Plotner, to create a business that...

Q&A | Understanding Small Business Loans

October 20, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money by Kaitlyn Park
Holt Chetwood, Wells Fargo Midlands Market President and Blake Montgomery, Wells Fargo Business Development Officer in Columbia

As South Carolina continues to develop into a business-friendly environment with a diversifying economy, many in the state are opening and maintaining small businesses. As of July 31, 2015, Wells Fargo is the leading SBA (Small Business Administration) 7(a) lender in South...

Children Prefer Facts, Adults Fiction

October 19, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Katie Geer
Reading

Take a look at any kid's book section in a library and you're bound to find many fiction based books—books that embrace make-believe and fantasy worlds. Pop on over to the adult section and you're much more likely to find a wider variety of factual books. But one group of...

Superintendent Spearman Talks Flood

October 19, 2015 - Posted in Education

The Riley Institute at Furman University held their annual What Works SC awards ceremony this week in Columbia. ETV President, Linda O'Bryon, sat down with Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman during the event and talked with her about how the S.C. flood has impacted...

PBS LearningMedia Presents Math Resources Related to Everyday Life

October 19, 2015 - Posted in Education

These featured PBS LearningMedia math resources offer teachers a range of creative hooks to get students engaged with core math concepts and highlight their relevance to everyday life. Algebra and Chemistry as They Relate to Coffee What can the coffee roasting process teach...

GET YOUR TECH ON! Resources, Plus Win PD, Chromebooks and More!

October 19, 2015 - Posted in Education

It’s that time of year again. . . time to GET YOUR TECH ON ! Access to digital technology is absolutely critical to fostering learning in today’s educational environment. From October 19 through December 11, PBS LearningMedia is emphasizing the importance of technology with...

SBA Opens Business Recovery Center in Richland County

October 19, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money
SBA Opens Business Recovery Center in Richland County

According to a press release , the U.S. Small Business Administration opened a Business Recovery Center to help several counties in S.C., including Richland and Lexington County. The Business Recovery Center will help business owners apply for low interest disaster loans,...

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