Carolina Classrooms: Education Equity

Carolina Classrooms is South Carolina ETV’s educational series for teachers, parents and all citizens invested in the education of our children. This new program that airs February 25 at 7:30 p.m. focuses on issues affecting education equity in our state.

Internet access, representation, racial inequities, and socioeconomic factors affect what students learn and their sense of belonging in the community. On this episode of Carolina Classrooms: Education Equity, we’ll meet leaders from SC school districts and the University of South Carolina who are facing these challenges and ensuring an equitable education for all students. 

Hosted by Dr. Toby Jenkins-Henry, Associate Professor of Higher Education and Director of the Museum of Education at the University of South Carolina, the program guests include:

  • Dr. Shane Robbins, Superintendent of the Kershaw County School District 
  • Dr. Gloria Boutte, Carolina Distinguished Professor at USC and founder of the statewide Center of Excellence for the Education and Equity of African American Students (CEEEAAS) 
  • Sean Gruber, Coordinator of Communications for the Colleton County School District  
  • Dr. Rose Wilder, Superintendent of Williamsburg County  
  • Dr. Baron Davis, Superintendent of Richland School District Two  
  • Jarvais Jackson, Director of the Center for the Equity and Education of African American Students, College of Education, University of South Carolina  

Student success depends on many factors. If our children don’t have access to educational resources, school supplies and the internet, they will find it difficult to keep up with their peers. Cultural differences and adverse childhood experiences play a role as well. 

Be sure to join us for this important program when it airs February 25 at 7:30 p.m. on SCETV or access the program online after the initial broadcast.

VIEW ONLINE NOW – The informational segments in the October 2020 Carolina Classrooms: Reading to Learn - The Third Grade Pivot, May 2020 Carolina Classrooms: College & Career Planning Update, and February 2020 Carolina Classrooms: School Climate, and other Carolina Classroom editions may be accessed online. Also, find other short, educational stories online for easy access:

STAY CONNECTED – Access the new February 2021 program after it airs on SCETV and all past complete Carolina Classrooms programs to stay connected with education issues in our state! All broadcast programs posted online after initial broadcast:

GET INVOLVED – If you would like to be a part of future programs, we invite you to contact us: 

If you miss the broadcast, you can view it online here or on the Carolina Classrooms website.