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Clinton Wins Big in SC

From: Palmetto Scene

AB Madden

Hillary Clinton

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton defeated Bernie Sanders by a huge margin on Saturday in the S.C. Democratic Primary.

The 73.5 percent win for Clinton does not come as a surprise, due to her expected support from minority voters in the state. MSNBC reports that African Americans made up 61 percent of the voter turnout on Saturday, proving that Clinton’s campaign has a strong advantage over Sanders’ among minority groups. Clinton was endorsed...

ETV Summer Hands-On, Week-Long Technology Classes

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Photo of adults in a computer class

Want hands-on technology training that will provide 60 renewal credits and allow your teachers to walk away with abundant and valuable knowledge to help them have a fresh start for the new school year? It is never too early to make plans to earn your renewal credits. Help us spread the word!

ETV is providing week-long classes this summer in districts across the state! These trainings focus on using and creating video, quick...

EOC Reports - Grants Awarded to Districts Focused on 4K Quality

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Teacher with kindergarten students reading a book

Last week, grants for the South Carolina Community Block Grant for Education Pilot Program were awarded to eight school districts throughout the state. Awardees include the school districts of Cherokee, Chesterfield, Clarendon 2, Florence 1, Florence 2, Jasper, Lexington 3, and Spartanburg 7.

Proviso 1.78 of the 2015-16 General Appropriations Act created the program with a focus on "improving children's readiness for kindergarten by enhancing the quality of state-funded full day 4K programs and...

Free Summer Camp for Young Filmmakers - Information Session March 19

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Graphic for Free Summer Camp for Filmmakers Charleston

Come learn about the FREE Summer Camp for Young Filmmakers in the INFORMATION SESSION for interested students in grades 4-8, and their families and teachers.

The required INFORMATION SESSION will be held March 19, 9:00-11:00 a.m. at the Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401.

The Free Summer Camp for Filmmakers will be held August 1-5 at the Gaillard Center in downtown Charleston. It is an exciting opportunity for students in...

Georgia O’Keeffe: A Woman on Paper

From: ETV

Glenn Rawls

American artist Georgia O’Keeffe

American artist Georgia O’Keeffe (1887-1986) has been called the “Mother of American Modernism,” well-known for her flowing, colorful works of flowers and plants as well as Southwestern landscapes. In November 2014, her painting Jimson Weed, White Flower No. 1 was auctioned for $44.4 million dollars, making it the highest-selling work of art by a female artist. Her journey turns out have distinctly South Carolina roots, explored in CAROLINA STORIES : Georgia O'Keeffe, A Woman on...

Bee City, USA

From: ETV Shorts

Bee City

Located between Summerville and Walterboro, Bee City is a honeybee farm and petting zoo. Bee City's focus is to educate the public on the imprtance of honeybees. The petting zoo is a main attraction with animals from monkeys and lemurs to wallabies and llamas.

PBS LearningMedia Resources Explore Frontiers of Engineering!

From: Education

Mimi Brown

children in science museum learning about air

Explore the frontiers of engineering with PBS! Featured PBS LearningMedia resources highlight careers in engineering and offer students a look at what it takes to design rockets, jets, and 3D printers.

How to Build a Rocket and Think Like an Engineer

Do young children have a natural ability, fueled by their own curiosity, to pose problems and invent solutions? If children are to develop the ability to investigate, ask and test questions,...

Jennifer Pinckney Honors Late Husband Through Foundation

From: Palmetto Scene

Aimee Crouch

Sen. Clementa Pinckney

Jennifer Pinckney, wife of the late Senator Clementa Pinckney, recently spoke at Duke University, along with Reverend Kylon Middleton and Reverend Chris Vaughn, friends of the family. Their message was of hope and forgiveness after the tragedy at Mother Emanuel in Charleston last June. Jennifer explains that through the Senator Clementa Pinckney Foundation, she is able to carry on her husband's work of being the “voice for the voiceless.”

For more information on the...

The Growing Trend of Facial Recognition Technology: It’s Not Just for Law Enforcement

From: Palmetto Scene

Tabitha Safdi

Customer Service

Many of us have watched those TV dramas where the investigators use facial recognition to catch the bad guys. It’s something that actually happens and it’s not just used in law enforcement. Many private businesses are using this technology to garner more business and to create a more personalized shopping experience.

In a recent article in Consumer Reports , many businesses across Europe are currently using facial recognition technology as a means for improving...

Q&A | Economics and Education: A Conversation with Courtney Epting

From: Carolina Money

Andrea Esselman

Courtney Epting

Courtney Epting works with SC Economics , a support system for South Carolina teachers that is partnered with the South Carolina Department of Education. SC Economics provides free professional development opportunities to teachers that help them to build confidence in what they teach, and a deeper understanding of how economics can be used in the classroom. SC Economics also focuses on students in grades K-12, providing games and competitions, which promote interest in economics...

New USC Student Housing Complex Coming to Columbia

From: Carolina Money

Krishna Thakker

Construction Site

According to , a new student housing complex is being built near Williams Brice Stadium for students of the University of South Carolina. Dovetail Development, which is based in Athens, Georgia, will begin construction of Wildwood Columbia by July 2016.

Wildwood Columbia will consist of 17 buildings with 327,000 square feet of residences and a 7,500 square foot clubhouse. spoke with Dovetail Consultant Mike Swope, who said the dorms will...

SC Center for Teaching about Asia – Free for Teachers!

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Screen shot of SC Center for Teaching About Asia website

The South Carolina Center for Teaching about Asia (SCCTA), headquartered at Furman University, is associated with the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA) funded by the Freeman Foundation.

The purpose of SCCTA is to work with South Carolina school districts to enhance instruction on Asia throughout the curriculum, especially in world history, social studies, geography, and language arts courses. The faculty teams working with SCCTA seminars are drawn from among Asian specialists on...

SC Grandmother Fights HIV/AIDS in PBS Film

From: ETV

Glenn Rawls

Wilhemina Dixon, worries about her granddaughter Dayshal, born HIV positive

Meet Wilhemina Dixon from Williston, South Carolina, a one-woman army fighting for her family’s survival, in a new film from Independent Lens . Wilhemina’s War shows the devastating toll of the scourge of HIV/AIDS, one of the leading causes of death for black women in the rural south. Shot over the course of five years, the film bears witness to the resilience and determination of the human spirit in the face of tremendous adversity. Wilhemina’s...

It's a New Adventure! Sesame Street for Military Families - Transitions

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Sesame Street Transitions for Military Families characters

The Adventure Campaign

Big changes can make for a real adventure story! Whether your family has transitioned or is currently transitioning out of the military, resources from Sesame Street can help along the way.

That's why we've created The Adventure Campaign , an e-newsletter just for transitioning military and veteran families filled with fun activities and useful tips to help you and your kids navigate changes as a team. Get your adventure...

ETV Highlights for March 2016

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Photo of 7 men in space suits

PBS Space Week: The first week of March, PBS explores space!

March 1 at 9:00 p.m. on ETV: American Experience: Space Men

This new program is about the first high-altitude explorers (Repeats March 2 at 10:00 p.m. on ETVW)

March 2 at 8:00 p.m. and March 3 at 10:30 p.m. on ETV: A Year In Space

This program is kid-friendly, pairs nicely with Ready Jet Go ! It follows NASA astronaut Scott...

Donald Trump Wins SC Primary

From: Palmetto Scene

AB Madden

vote button

The South Carolina primary contest for the Republican Party gave Donald Trump his second victory over the other candidates. NBC News reports that by winning the First in the South Primary, Trump added “legitimacy to a campaign that many wrote off, since even before he officially announced in June.”

Trump’s victory gives him an added boost, heading into Nevada caucuses this week and Super Tuesday next week.

When addressing his supporters in Spartanburg...

First Food Truck Court to Open in Columbia

From: Carolina Money

Marina Ziehe

Owners of The Belgian Waffle Truck standing in front of their food truck.

The food truck trend, a phenomenon in big cities all across the United States, starts to catch on in Columbia, South Carolina. Meeting Street in West Columbia is about to receive a new food truck court, the Hemi Food Truck Court , on March 14.

Several local food trucks, including The Belgian Waffle Truck , Brain Freeze Italian Ice and CupSide Down Cafe & Deli , have commited to joining Hemi Food Truck Court....

South Carolina Entities Taking Bold Steps to Affect Climate Change

From: ETV

Kaitlyn Park

South Carolina pier at the ocean with swelling tides

In 2015, the United Nations Climate Conference passed the historic Paris Agreement, signed by representatives of 196 nations. This agreement, combined with the scientific findings on climate change, is a testament to the international consensus that climate change and its effects are to be addressed with urgency, in order to assure a habitable planet for future generations.

Six months previous to the U.N. Conference, the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), the U.S. Department...

Two SC Museums Receive Awards

From: Palmetto Scene

K. Blackwell

The S.C. Museum wins prestigious award.

Two S.C. museums have earned prestigious awards this year. The winners are the South Carolina State Museum in Columbia and Colleton Museum and Farmers Market in Walterboro.

The South Carolina State Museum was awarded the Governor’s Cup, which is the highest tourism award. It received this award for the planetarium and observatory, along with other expansions, according to an article in the Post and Courier . As a result of the expansion in 2015,...

Carolina Classrooms Focuses on Assessment February 24 at 7 p.m.

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Teacher with students

The topic of assessment in schools can often be confusing. Join ETV on February 24 at 7:00 p.m. to learn about changes in assessment for SC public school students as well as the results of a survey that looks at exactly how much testing is happening in schools today.

Carolina Classrooms is ETV’s monthly educational series for teachers, parents and all citizens invested in the education of our children. This special program will...

ETV Offers Variety of PD Tech Workshops – Book Yours Today!

From: Education

Bette Jamison

teacher with students at whiteboard

Contact ETV Education now to schedule free professional development technology workshops for teachers in your school or district! And, look for ETV at upcoming conferences and school visits

ETV trainers will come to your school or district to provide professional development workshops to meet your needs. We offer technology training for teachers on using mobile devices, webtools, StreamlineSC, and more. Contact ETV Education now because training slots fill up fast!

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PBS LearningMedia Resources Reinforce Science Concepts

From: Education

Bette Jamison

PBS LearningMedia - NOVA

Grab your helmets and follow us into space! This week’s PBS LearningMedia resources support the on-air premiere of PBS KIDS’ newest program, “Ready, Jet, Go!” and reinforce key concepts in science.

Life Beyond the Solar System

Astrobiology presents young thinkers with intriguing questions about the universe, like, is there life beyond Earth? To date, there is no definitive proof that life does—or has ever—existed beyond Earth, but astrobiologists continue to investigate. Recent...

Legislative Update- February 19th, 2016

From: Palmetto Scene

K. Blackwell

Senate debate how to fix S.C. roads.

This week in the State House, lawmakers dealt with issues of road repair and the budget. The House met in committee meetings all week to talk about budget details, preparing to take it to the House floor for debate in the next few weeks. The Senate took up the bill dealing with road repairs that would raise the gas tax by 12 cents a gallon. Sen. Tom Davis, a Republican Senator from Beaufort, continued his...

“Pork and Politics”: Hudson’s Smokehouse and the Campaign Trail

From: Palmetto Scene

Kaitlyn Park


As the Republican and Democratic primaries, Feb. 20 and Feb. 27 respectively, draw near; the visibility of Presidential candidates has increased more and more, from posters to canvassing, and even candidate visits to local forums and restaurants.

One restaurant, in particular, is that of Hudson’s Smokehouse, primarily among GOP candidates. The Lexington barbecue beacon has hosted Chris Christie on June 2 with Attorney General Alan Wilson. Mike Huckabee visited July 7, Scott Walker July...

Bending Sticks

From: ETV

Glenn Rawls

Artist Patrick Dougherty's Rock Hill, SC installation.

The film Bending Sticks celebrates the twenty-five year career of internationally renowned environmental artist Patrick Dougherty, who has created hundreds of monumental, site-specific sculptures out of nothing more than saplings. The film follows the artist and his collaborators during a year of stick work in the Carolinas and reveals Dougherty’s process, personal story and inspirations. The film airs Thursday, February 25 at 9:00 p.m. on South Carolina ETV.

The heart of the film is...