October 23, 2012: This Month on Speaking of Schools
As Election Day 2012 approaches, Speaking of Schools will feature two programs that will bring greater meaning to everyone regarding the significance of the U.S. Constitution. One program features an address given by a Dutch Fork High School Senior to fellow students in attendance at the Constitution Day celebration at the State House on September 17th and the second will be a role-play with Furman President Rod Smolla who is also a distinguished barrister who has argued cases before Courts throughout our Judicial system. Later in November we’ll learn about two contests whose popularity increases with each passing year: Letters About Literature features three divisions of competition and invites students to write a letter to an author, living or dead, telling that person how the book changed their lives and influenced their future. The other contest, Poetry Out Loud, is a national recitation contest emphasizing the appreciation of poetry as well as enhancing the student’s oratorical skills and self-confidence. And it’s time for rising juniors and seniors with outstanding artistic ability and those who have a passion for the sciences and mathematics to explore opportunities at the Governors Schools for the Arts in Greenville as well as the Science and Mathematics school in Hartsville. Those interesting, informative programs are coming soon to Speaking of Schools!
August 29, 2012: Summer Is Rapidly Drawing to a Close…
The School bells announcing the beginning of the 2012-2013 school year are mostly echoes but Speaking of Schools begins another school year with informative programs about Education in the Palmetto State. We'll continue to feature stories from public and private k -12 schools along with occasional segments about adult education as well as featuring news from the SC State Library and the numerous institutions of higher learning in the state. One of the first programs for the new school year is a "don't miss:" Teach for America in SC has a great story to tell as it enters its second year with over 100 TFA members now in the state. Personalized Learning in a midlands school will be featured and later in the fall we'll have information from our two Governor's Schools about their year-round programs and the opportunities that rising juniors and seniors will have at these two excellent schools for 2013-2014. And remember the daily updates Speaking of Schools provides on ETVRadio. We'll be working hard to bring you current information on the radio and podcast!
April 24, 2012: May 2012
As the 2011-2012 school year enters its final weeks, Speaking of Schools continues to update teachers on summer recertification and other learning opportunities, plus we'll be celebrating with schools, students and other stakeholders the many awards and accomplishments of the past academic year. We'll be taking looks at the upcoming school year as well, with previews of services available from Department of Education personnel, higher education faculty and staff and others. Hints for parents on keeping students engaged in learning will also be a part of our spring and summer lineup. And remember, you can subscribe to the podcast and not miss a single edition of Speaking of Schools!