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SCETV Remembers Gwen Ifill

November 15, 2016 - Posted in SCETV by Kaitlyn Park
Image of PBS anchor Gwen Ifill

South Carolina Educational Television (SCETV) was deeply saddened on Monday, November 14 to learn of the passing of Gwen Ifill, an American Peabody Award-winning journalist, author and acclaimed television anchor. “Gwen Ifill was a gifted journalist and a trailblazer. We...

Riverwalk Development Brings Economic Growth to Rock Hill

November 15, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Cannon
Photo of competitors at the UCI BMX World Cup Event held in Rock Hill, SC.

Based on the sight of the Celanese Acetate Filament Plant, Riverwalk is a community in Rock Hill, South Carolina. It features housing, dining, shopping and athletic opportunities. The plant is a major part of Rock Hill’s history and economy, employing as many as 2,300...

Joseph P. Riley, Jr.

November 15, 2016 - Posted in SC Hall of Fame
Black and white photo of Joe Riley swearing in ceremony.

Joseph P. Riley, Jr. was born in 1943 in Charleston, South Carolina. He attended The Citadel and the University of South Carolina School of Law. Riley served six years in the South Carolina House of Representatives and was elected Mayor of Charleston in 1975. He served ten...

Student Reporting Labs: A Trip to Congaree National Park

November 15, 2016 - Posted in SCETV Regionals by Kaitlyn Cannon
Photo taken on November 1st at Congaree National Park.

On the first day of November in Hopkins, South Carolina, eleven students walked the trails of Congaree National Park . Mosquitos crawled all over their hair and bodies; they swatted at them with every step they took. Despite these conditions, and the daunting certainty that...

High School Graduation Rates Reach High

November 14, 2016 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
Graphic showing graduate pictured with 83.2 percent rate indicated

President Obama announced in October that America's high school graduation rate has reached 83.2%, a record high rate for the country. The national high school graduation rate has been steadily increasing since 2008 (when it was 74.7%) when the U.S. Department of Education...

"My Life Was Given Back to Me," Says Telestroke Patient

November 14, 2016 - Posted in Telehealth by Taylor Crouch
"My family is my everything," says stroke survivor Tracy Plush.

Tracy Plush suffered a stroke two days before her fiftieth birthday, leaving her to celebrate in the hospital. On her lunch break, as a 9-1-1 dispatcher, her arm went numb and her speech became slurred. She knew she was having a stroke because she remembered reading about...

Ready To Learn Webinar: New Teacher Professional Development Resources in Early Science

November 11, 2016 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
Graphic for Ready To Learn webinar

The CPB-PBS Ready To Learn initiative is expanding its professional development resource offerings with two new modules in early science learning. Join this webinar to learn about the latest Teaching Tips modules being produced by Boston University School of Education to...

ETV Highlights for November/December 2016

November 11, 2016 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
Photo of Anne from Anne of Green Gables 2016 on PBS

Be sure to add these series and specials to your calendar for November and December!

Young Readers Invited to Write to Favorite Authors for 2016-2017 Letters About Literature Contest

November 11, 2016 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
Screen shot of State Library website

Young readers in grades 4-12 are invited to write a personal letter to an author for the Letters about Literature (LAL) contest, a national reading and writing promotion program. The letter can be to any author (living or dead) from any genre (fiction or nonfiction,...

Johns Island Conservancy with Dolphin Conservation

November 11, 2016 - Posted in ETV Shorts by Tabitha Safdi
Johns Island Conservancy

Johns Island Conservancy in Charleston County strives to make sure everyone knows the right way to treat dolphins in order to keep it a safe environment for both the dolphins and people.

South Carolina Artist Creates Exhibit Inspired by Historic Events

November 9, 2016 - Posted in SCETV Regionals by Kaitlyn Cannon
Artist Charles Williams in his exhibit at Winthrop University.

Charles Williams is an artist from Georgetown, South Carolina. He graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design and Advertising. Currently, he is attending the University of North Carolina in Greensboro, where he will...

Knowitall - November Collections: Career Explorations and Native American Heritage

November 9, 2016 - Posted in Education by Mimi Brown
Photos of Native American children and woman in manufacturing career

In November, Knowitall makes it easy for students to explore potential careers and learn about our Native American Heritage . These Collections are just a click away! Videos play on your tablet or mobile device … and yes, your computer, too! Find Out About Careers that...

Need Renewal Credit by June 30? Learn with ETV Teacher Recertification

November 9, 2016 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
Young woman working on laptop smiling

SC educators can earn credit by the June 30th renewal cycle deadline through participation in the ETV Teacher Recertification upcoming sessions. Over 55 courses approved by SDE for 20 renewal credits each offered in every session, plus Rudy’s Natural History course for 60...

Home Telehealth for Diabetes Transforms Man's Life

November 8, 2016 - Posted in Telehealth by Marina Ziehe
Randall Smalls listening to music on his headphones.

Randall Smalls found out he had diabetes later in his adulthood. "I always had the symptoms like blurry vision, dehydration, and tiredness. You get the symptoms and don’t pay attention to it," Smalls said. Approximately 1 in 6 African Americans in South Carolina has...

American Education Week Nov. 14-18, 2016

November 7, 2016 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
Students holding a sign saying "Thank you"

The first observance of American Education Week was held in December 1921 with the National Education Association (NEA) and American Legion as the cosponsors. A year later, the then U.S. Office of Education joined the effort as a co-sponsor, and the PTA followed in 1938.