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Annual Literacy Leader Awards: Nomination Deadline May 2

From: Education

Bette Jamison

photo of literacy leader awards 2015

Annual Literacy Leaders (ALL) Awards Nominations Committee is seeking nominations for the 2016 awards program.

ALL awards are presented by the School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) at the University of South Carolina in the fall of each year to individuals and/or groups that have had a statewide impact on literacy in South Carolina.

Their contributions can include the following kinds of activities:

• developing and implementing innovative and creative...

Homeless Artists Perform at Columbia "Silent Voices"

From: Palmetto Scene

Marina Ziehe

Homeless artists performing on stage

Homeless Helping Homeless is a nonprofit organization formed in Columbia in May 2010. Their mission is to help remove the negative stereotypes associated with homelessness, and to present the homeless as employable, respectable, responsible and productive citizens. Last month, the organization presented “Silent Voices,” a yearly event dedicated to performance art by the homeless of Columbia. The event was presented at Tapp's Art Center on Main Street.

Drivin' n' Cryin's Rock Finds Roots in the South

From: Palmetto Scene

Kaitlyn Park

Poster for concert with Drivin n Cryin

The words southern rock can evoke a myriad of emotions, reflections and sounds, depending on whom you speak to. Swells of wailing guitars at a concert, dulcet tones and harmonies from the radio on an afternoon drive, or even just a feeling you get; access to a memory when you hear a particular verse. It can be argued southern rock veteran Drivin’ n’ Cryin’ has a bit of all of that in a career that...

The Many Hats of Edith Childs

From: Palmetto Scene

P.A. Bennett

Edith Childs in hat

Greenwood's Edith Childs is the lady who gave President Barack Obama his "Fired Up, Ready to Go" campaign chant. She's a big fan of the President and she has a great love for hats, too. In fact, she has a hat to match every outfit.

Engaging Families and Communities to Support Literacy

From: Education

Kathy Finger

adults and young children sitting in a circle in classroom

Read a good book (or blog) lately? Thank a teacher, right? Or more likely thank several teachers, plus your family and even your community! As the S.C. Read To Succeed Act (R2S) recognizes, multi-educator, family, and community support are all important for literacy development. Indeed, R2S prescribes districts take steps to further engage each group to boost student literacy achievement.

While schools are natural partners with families and communities, it can sometimes be challenging...

Charleston Toy Boat Travels Far from Home

From: Palmetto Scene

AB Madden

Students tracking boat

A toy boat created and launched by students at a Charleston elementary school was discovered off the coast of Britain.

The boat, “Carolina Dreamer” was launched last May by students of the St. Andrew’s School of Math and Science. They tracked her journey for nine months through a GPS signal.

WCSC reports that students were involved with the engineering of the vessel, the science of navigating the oceans and learned how to...

ETV StreamlineSC/Learn360: 1,294 New Titles Added

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Teacher working with students in a computer class

ETV’s StreamlineSC partner is the award-winning content provider Learn360 . With rich resources across all content areas correlated to standards, Learn 360 brings access to materials from BBC, National Geographic, Encyclopædia Britannica, History, Cambridge Educational, and many more. Plus, ETV-produced content has been added to the video-on-demand system!

BIG NEWS! 1,294 new titles have been added over the past month to this rich resource that SC educators may access 24/7.

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HERO Live! Women of the Revolution March 10 at 1 p.m. on SCC

From: Education

Bette Jamison

photo of woman on horse during Revolutionary Wat

HERO Live!, produced by Colonial Williamsburg, is an interactive electronic field trip designed to support American history education for 4-8 th grade students. The March program entitled Women of the Revolution airs March 10 at 1:00 p.m. on ETV’s SC Channel (SCC). ALL SC schools may view!

Using 21 st century technology and dramatizations with re-enactors to play the roles of historical figures, the HERO Live! programs are correlated to standards, providing a...

PBS Learning Media Focuses on Women Leaders in the 19th Century

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Photo of Crash Course host with women from history

PBS LearningMedia resources for Women’s History Month can support learning about the “Wonder Women” who were prominent leaders in the women’s movement in the 19 th century.

Women in the 19th Century | Crash Course US History

They were the original “Wonder Women” – in this episode of Crash Course , your class gets to know prominent leaders of the women’s movement from the 19 th century, including Susan B. Anthony, Carry...

Private Dam Owners Face Repair Struggles After Flood

From: Palmetto Scene

K. Blackwell

23 S.C. roads still closed after historic flooding.

Hundreds of roads were washed out last year in historic flooding that hit parts of South Carolina, and while many of those roads are now open, roads that pass over washed-out privately owned dams are not. According to an article in The State , 23 roads are still closed, due to the fact that they run over privately owned dams that have yet to be repaired. In many cases, the dam owners are homeowner associations....

Summer Technology Classes for Teachers: ETV’s Week-Long Training

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Teachers in class in ETV IdeaLab

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’s time to make plans NOW to earn renewal credits!

ETV is providing week-long classes this summer in districts across the state. These trainings focus on using and creating video, quick assessment tools, flipping and blending learning, student projects,...

Pat Conroy

From: SC Hall of Fame

Betsy Newman

Pat Conroy

The South Carolina Hall of Fame profiles author Pat Conroy.

Understanding Pat Conroy, Spotlight on Author Pat Conroy

From: Palmetto Scene

 Best-selling author Pat Conroy

Author Pat Conroy and his biographer Catherine Seltzer speak about her book, Understanding Pat Conroy , an in-depth study of the best-selling author and his works.

SC Senate Comes to Compromise on Roads Bill

From: Palmetto Scene

AB Madden

pot hole in the road

The South Carolina Senate has reached a compromise after nearly five days of filibusters over the S.C. road funding bill.

WIS reports that Senators reached an agreement over a proposed Republican amendment that sends more money to fund S.C. roads without increasing gas taxes. The amendment would also give Governor Nikki Haley the right to choose all of the eight SCDOT commissioners, with final approval from the Senate.

A big issue during...

Extended Interview on Politics and Social Media

From: Palmetto Scene

K. Blackwell

Social media plays a big part in politics.

Palmetto Scene sat down with Dr. Brent Nelsen and several students at Furman University to talk about the impact of social media on politics and how politicians are using it to their advantage.

Columbia Ranked Among Top 50 Best Places to Live

From: Carolina Money

Andrea Esselman

Columbia Skyline

The city of Columbia is a pretty great place to live, at least according to this year's U.S. News and World Report's Best Places to Live list.

According to the report, "U.S. News analyzed the 100 most populous metro areas to find the best places to live." Columbia was placed at number 46, with an overall score of 6.6 out of 10. The ratings looked at the value, desirability, job market, and quality of...

Branchville Railroad Shrine and Museum

From: ETV Shorts

Tabitha Safdi


The Branchville Railroad Shrine and Museum is the site of the world's first railroad junction. The museum features lots of antiques that were once used by the railway, such as a velocipede, old lanterns, maps and telegraph machinery.

Q&A | A Conversation with Kiosha Boyles About Social Media Use for Small Businesses

From: Carolina Money

Marina Ziehe

Kiosha Boyles headshot

Kiosha Boyles is the owner of Digitize Marketing , a web marketing firm specializing in inbound marketing and digital media. Boyles is a Columbia College and University of South Carolina graduate with a master’s degree in mass communications. She is an active member of the Columbia Chamber and a Leadership Columbia graduate. Kiosha was recognized as an Influential Woman in Business by the Columbia Regional Business Report, a Top 20 under 40 by The State...

Richland and Lexington Counties Get Federal Aid for Flood Recovery

From: Carolina Money

Krishna Thakker

Houses under water, result of the 2015 flood

South Carolina has received $157 million in federal aid to help fund flood repairs. Government agencies will receive 62 percent of the funds and the rest will be split between Lexington County, Richland County, and the city of Columbia.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary, Julian Castro, pointed out in a report that the state will receive about $97 million, Richland County will receive $23.5 million, Lexington will get $16...

Facial Hair Club Raises Money for a Good Cause

From: Palmetto Scene

Tabitha Safdi

Midlands Whisker Society

It’s not just a monthly fad of “no-shave November” anymore. According to Jerimi Miller, President of the Midlands Whisker Society, the acceptability of facial hair in society today is here, and it’s here to stay for a while.

The Midlands Whisker Society is a social club located in Columbia that celebrates the growth and development of facial hair. They recently hosted a facial hair competition for a good cause. Proceeds collected at the event...

President's Corner Monthly Newsletter, March 2016


The Chuck Wagon Gang

Dear Viewers and Listeners:

This spring, SCETV’s Festival offers exceptional, thought-provoking programming from March 5–20. New specials such as The Chuck Wagon Gang, Celtic Woman: Destiny, and The Patient’s Playbook with Dr. Leslie Michelson join favorites including Remembering the Carpenters, Burt Bacharach’s Best and Lawrence Welk’s God Bless America for two weeks of enlightening entertainment.

We are very excited to introduce our new SCETV App, available from the iTunes App Store or the...

Flood Recovery Efforts Continue in the Midlands

From: Carolina Money

Marina Ziehe

House destroyed by the 2015 flood

Since 1996, Home Works of America , a Columbia, S.C.-based nonprofit, has been providing free home repairs to elderly, disabled and disadvantaged home owners across South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia.

Their goal is to repair homes, while assisting youth in their development and empowering communities to meet the needs of their members. Volunteers include youth and adults, skilled and unskilled, from a variety of faith backgrounds and organizations.

After the Great Flood...

Jennifer Pinckney Remembers Night of Tragedy

From: Palmetto Scene

Aimee Crouch

Jennifer Pinckney

Recently, the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute at Duke University hosted a conversation with Jennifer Pinckney, the late Clementa Pinckney’s wife, and two of his dear friends, Rev. Kylon Middleton and Rev. Chris Vaugh. The conversation, Reflections on Charleston , moderated by Duke Divinity School's Office of Black Church Studies' Rev. Eboni Marshall Turman, ranged from the events of that fateful night to forgiveness and moving forward. Here, Jennifer Pinckney recalls that night last June...

ETV Education Services Survey 2015-16: Results and Winners!

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Teacher with students using tablet

Thank you! Over 1400 educators across the state participated in the recent Education Services Survey 2015-16 and we appreciate the valuable input! ETV asked K-12 teachers, staff and administrators to provide feedback on services to better meet the needs of our professionals who touch the lives of our students every day.

Here are some samples of what we learned from the ETV Education Survey 2015-16:

78.7% use the Internet in daily...

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...