SC Department of Education

Innovation Challenge Award Recipients Honored at South Carolina State Fair

October 23, 2017 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
South Carolina Department of Education logo

Columbia, SC - IT-oLogy and the South Carolina Department of Education are pleased to announce the recipients of the first annual Innovation Challenge . The Innovation Challenge is a new statewide competition for students in grades 3-12 whose purpose is to create projects...

Spanish Teacher Vanessa Torres of Columbia Clinches Milken Educator Award and $25,000

December 6, 2016 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
Photo of Supt. of Education Molly Spearman and Vanessa Torres

Walk through the halls of Nursery Road Elementary School in Columbia, South Carolina, and they may be abuzz with students conversing in Spanish. That’s a credit to the work of K-5 Spanish teacher Vanessa Torres, whose students’ buzzing voices turned into loud cheers when...