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Carolina Classrooms: Celebrating Teachers - View Online Now!

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Teacher sith students on a computer

Carolina Classrooms, ETV’s monthly educational series for all educators and citizens invested in the education of our children, celebrates teachers, aired on April 27 at 7:00 p.m. on ETV, is now available online here !

The hour-long program features the finalists and the winner of the new South Carolina Teacher of the Year , sharing their passion for teaching and talking about the changes and challenges in education. We’ll even get a glimpse...

“A Chef’s Life” Host Vivian Howard Wins James Beard Award

From: SCETV

Glenn Rawls

Vivian Howard, host of "A Chef's Life"

SCETV’s Vivian Howard of “A Chef’s Life” has won Outstanding Personality/Host in the 2016 James Beard Foundation awards. The TV series follows Howard as she searches for Southern family recipes and heirloom foods to use in new ways for the two restaurants she runs with husband Ben in Kinston, N.C. Directed by Cynthia Hill, the Peabody and Emmy-winning program is presented nationally by SCETV and is in production for its fourth season on PBS....

Teacher Appreciation Day is May 3 … Thank a Teacher!

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Molly Spearman with image of a teacher in class

State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman reminds us that May 3 is National Teacher Appreciation Day. View her thank-you message .

May 2-6 is Teacher Appreciation Week , devoted to acknowledging the importance of teachers. In the United States, Teacher Appreciation Week is celebrated during the first full week of May and Teacher Appreciation Day is the Tuesday that falls during Teacher Appreciation Week so this year it is celebrated on May 3!...

ETV Announces South Carolina Teacher as a Member of the 2016 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators Program

From: SCETV

Glenn Rawls

Carla Jefferson

South Carolina ETV announced Carla Jefferson from Darlington County School District as one of this year’s PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators . The program, which is in its fourth year, recognizes tech-savvy K-12 educators who are serving as leaders in the education technology space and incorporating digital media in classrooms. Jefferson is one of 52 Lead Digital Innovators in the U.S. and its territories.

“ETV is proud to recognize Jefferson who was chosen as...

Americans Are Sitting Down on Activities

From: Palmetto Scene

K. Blackwell

Woman at desk

You are probably reading this at your desk, on your couch, in your bed, or in a form of transportation, and what you are doing right now is the issue. You are sitting still. The average American adult does not meet the minimum national exercise guidelines, according to the C.D.C. In fact, only 20% of adults meet this movement mark. The minimum guideline for an adult, age 18 and over, includes “2½ hours a week...

Collaborative Demo Day Is a Success

From: Carolina Money

Andrea Esselman

Entrepreneurship Club President Tony Klur and Computer Science Grad Student Steve Rubin

After a full semester of hard work and collaboration between the USC Entrepreneurship Club and the USC Computer Science program, it was time to celebrate all that had been achieved.

On Thursday night, friends, fellow students, and news media crowded around twelve tables, showing off the apps that had been created during the semester.

Hosted by One Million Cups owner Greg Hilton, the demo day featured twelve apps that had come to life...

Easley, SC Teen to Promote “Be Your Best Self” Message During Nationwide Outreach Event

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Easley, SC Teen to Promote “Be Your Best Self” Message During Nationwide Outreach Event

Participants of Distinguished Young Women programs across the country join together to inspire the lives of young people

Mobile, Ala. (Monday, April 25, 2016) – Tara Moore, Distinguished Young Woman of SC, will join with young women across the nation April 25-29 in celebrating National Be Your Best Self Week, a national outreach event sponsored by Evonik and presented by Distinguished Young Women. Moore will visit Upstate Carolina Dance Center on Tuesday,...

Columbia Canal Six Months After the Flood

From: Carolina Money

Marina Ziehe

End of Columbia Canal emptied

According to the South Carolina Department of Archives and History , the Columbia Canal at Riverfront Park dates back to 1824. The canal was an efficient and inexpensive navigation route where the Broad River and the Saluda River form the Congaree River. After the implementation of the railroad in Columbia, its importance as a means of transportation decreased. In 1891, the canal was redesigned and became a major power source for the city of Columbia....

Enhancing Tech in the Classroom: PBS Announces iBooks for K-8 Teachers

From: Education

Bette Jamison

PBS All About the Holidays logo

New series of subject-targeted iBooks includes curriculum-based videos, lesson plans, and more

Arlington, VA, April 26, 2016 – In an effort to provide educators with additional content that engages students with classroom curriculum, PBS announced today a new series of interactive iBooks for teachers. The iBooks, geared toward K-8 educators, cover topics in math, English language arts, social studies, and Spanish language and culture. PBS LearningMedia, the media on-demand service from PBS...

Knowitall Media – Weekly Topics Presented All Through April – in Collections

From: Education

Mimi Brown

Knowitall Media Collections page

In April, Knowitall Media will highlight four very timely Collections , with a different topic featured each week.

We think it's the perfect time to focus on a healthy lifestyle, so first up is Knowitall Healthy!

For National Poetry Month, we’ll introduce you to our new Libraries, Literature & Learning Collection , which features writers and poets you won’t want to miss—and please note that this collection will continue to grow!

For...

SC Grabs Top Ten Spot for High Number of Fast Food Restaurants

From: Palmetto Scene

K. Blackwell

Fast Food Restaurant

Every now and then, fast foods just grab you. You duck in for a quick burger and fries and are on your way. Fast food has been around for decades, starting in the 1920s when White Castle was founded in Wichita, Kansas . Taverns and coffee houses had been around since the 17 th century, but the founding of places like White Castle and McDonalds brought a food to the public that typically had been...

Malfunction Junction Improvements Added to Senate Roads Bill

From: Palmetto Scene

Kaitlyn Park

heavy traffic

Under the road-spending plan that the Senate’s budget panel approved on Wednesday, April 20, Malfunction Junction, considered the state Transportation Department’s No. 1 priority since 2008, would be fixed, reports The State .

The plan would provide around $4 billion for road projects over the next 10 years.

Malfunction Junction, which refers to the area around the intersection of Interstates 20 and 26, is infamous in Richland and Lexington counties for its poor...

US Quidditch Cup 9 Brings Cash to Columbia

From: Carolina Money

Kaitlyn Park

young students playing the game Quidditch

U.S. Quidditch Cup 9 brought the world of Harry Potter to Columbia for the first time last weekend, Apr. 16 and 17, and brought with it an economic boost to the Columbia area.

The game is a mix of rugby, dodgeball and tag, according to the U.S. Quidditch website. The tournament, drawn from the popular game in the Harry Potter series and part of a partnership with the Columbia Regional Sports Council, saw 60...

New Study Finds First-Graders’ Math Knowledge Increases with PBS KIDS’ ODD SQUAD

From: Education

Bette Jamison

ODD SQUAD web page

Research shows that content from popular PBS KIDS series helps children from low-income families boost knowledge of numbers and operations, algebraic thinking

San Francisco, CA – April 6, 2016 – First-graders’ knowledge of algebraic thinking, as well as of numbers and operations, increased significantly during a recent WestEd study in which the children, their families, and their teachers used digital and hands-on resources based on the PBS KIDS series ODD SQUAD. Materials...

VIDEO | 2016 Indie Grits' Artists Interpret the Flood’s Impact

From: Carolina Money

Marina Ziehe

Sign on the Nickelodeon Theater about Indie Grits

This year, the capital city’s very own film festival, Indie Grits, celebrated its 10th anniversary, and the theme had important meaning. After the October flood, organizers decided to focus the work on the impact the water had on the area and as a way to help the community to heal.

Photographs retrieved from Indie Grits website and SCETV album .

Catawba Art Photo Exhibit

From: Palmetto Scene

Aimee Crouch

camera lens

In the late 1990s, the Catawba Nation received federal recognition. Photojournalist and Filmmaker Catherine Bauknight set out to document the revival of the tribe. Her photo essay exhibit, at the Native American Center in Lancaster, gives us a glimpse of life as a Catawba Indian.

Second Inland Port Being Discussed

From: Palmetto Scene

Aimee Crouch

port of charleston

Due to the success of the inland port in Greer, the S.C. Ports Authority is looking into opening a second facility.

The SCPA is seeing an increased demand for a second inland port, due to the fact that since 2011, intermodal volume has increased 166 percent. Approximately 23 percent of the containers that came through the Port of Charleston were moved by rail last year.

SCPA president and CEO Jim Newsome said, "Inland...

Education: Is South Carolina Failing Its Students?

From: Palmetto Scene

Tabitha Safdi

Empty Classroom

According to a recent analysis done by South Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center , “South Carolina’s regular public school districts received less financial support per student on an inflation- adjusted basis in 2013-2014 than they did five years earlier.” It was also found that support declined most severely in districts with the highest poverty rate.

Official state estimates show South Carolina is continuing to fail the 35,000 students in the 15 poorest districts, based...

Q&A | A Follow-Up Conversation with Trey Gordner, CEO of the Startup KOIOS

From: Carolina Money

Krishna Thakker

Trey Gordner receiving award

As Carolina Money celebrates its one-year anniversary this month, we decided to follow up with the first startup companies that we talked to one year ago, to learn about their progress. Last week, we spoke with Mike Meyers, CEO of Tradeversity , and this week, we caught up with Trey Gordner, CEO of Koios , to hear about what they have been up to.

Koios, a startup located in Columbia, S.C., is striving to...

National Create Cooking Challenge Selects Local Winner

From: SCETV

Glenn Rawls

ETV’s Create viewer, Julie Booher of Mt. Pleasant.

Columbia – American Public Television (APT), the original home to television’s culinary experts, and sponsor of the Create Cooking Challenge, announced today that two new “stars” have joined its ranks. Selected from hundreds of entries by judges who are some of public television’s best known chefs, Jaime Isobe of Brooklyn, NY, is the Grand Prize Winner, receiving $1,000 to finance the completion of a 10-episode web series for CreateTV.com. Second Prize Winner, Erin French...

Old Fashioned Note-Taking Helps You to Learn

From: Palmetto Scene

K. Blackwell

Hand written notes are better then typed ones, a study suggests.

A study published in Psychological Science , by Pam A. Mueller and Daniel M. Oppenheimer, suggests that taking notes by hand, and forgoing the tablet or laptop makes for better learning in the long run. The study suggests that since those who take notes via computer can take more down, electronic note-takers tend to write down too much information. On the other hand, when participants were taking notes by hand, they couldn't write as fast,...

Tax Day is Fast Approaching: The Opportunities and Changes You Need to Know

From: Carolina Money

Kaitlyn Park

tax forms

With Tax Day, Monday, Apr. 18, the filing deadline for IRS tax returns, growing closer with every moment--even with three extra days to get your taxes in, many may still have some questions regarding filing 2015 taxes.

Carolina Money spoke with Rosemary Wright; a Senior Wealth Planning Strategist with Wells Fargo that covers the Columbia, S.C. area, about some changes and opportunities the average citizen may not be aware of this tax season....

Spirit Communications Park Welcomes Fans to Its Inaugural Game

From: Carolina Money

Andrea Esselman

Entrance to Spirit Communications Park

Anticipation filled the air, as people milled around outside the stadium. The gates opened, and the pressure of all the months leading up to this moment was released. Spirit Communications Park was officially open for its first baseball game.

Fans from all over came to Thursday’s inaugural game at the brand new Spirit Communications Park, located off of Bull Street. They were greeted with a wide variety of festivities, including a live band, balloon...

Sons of South Carolina: The Mobros’ Homecoming

From: Palmetto Scene

Kaitlyn Park

Image of Patrick and Kelly Morris on stage

With a catalog that wakes the spirits of the likes of Otis Redding and Sam Cooke, vibrant harmonies, a lush wall of sound and often haunting lyrics, it is not surprising that the past few years have been good to the genre bending Mobros. Since 2013, the group was hand-selected by B.B. King to be the opener for his Southeastern Summer tour dates, released an album, “Walking With a Different Stride” in 2014, lived in...

Fahamu Pecou Featured at Columbia Museum of Art

From: Palmetto Scene

Aimee Crouch

Fahamu Pecou

Columbia Museum of Art’s latest exhibit, Remix, is a wide variety of works that look at what many African American artists practice – a retelling of ideas from their own perspective. One of the featured artists, Fahamu Pecou, looks at pop art through African American masculinity. Here, he talks about the art form of remixing in all forms. For more on Pecou, watch Palmetto Scene Thursday at 7:30.

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