2017 Constitution Day James Otis Lecture Now Online

By Bette Jamison

Judges Aphrodite Konduros and Richard Gergel from James otis Lecture 2017

The James Otis Lecture for Constitution Day 2017 was taped at the State House on Sept. 15, 2017 and is now available online

Featuring U.S. District Court Judge Richard M. Gergel and S.C. Court of Appeals Judge Aphrodite Konduros, the program topic is “Separation of Powers and the Judges’ Role in our Constitutional System.” 

SAT And AP Scores Edge Up in South Carolina

By Gavin Jackson

South Carolina Students Outpace Nation on SAT and AP Scores

South Carolina students outperformed the national average on both the SAT and Advanced Placement exams, according to the State Department of Education.

The overall mean SAT score was four points higher than the national mean at 1,058—out of a potential 1,600 on the recently redesigned test.

Forty-six percent of the class of 2017—or 19,605 students—took the redesigned SAT. Students scored eight points higher than their national peers on the reading and writing section, at 539, but the average math score was five points below the national rate at 518.

Making College Affordable

By Karen Hermann

Carolina Classrooms: Making College Affordable Challenge

How much do you know about applying for financial aid? Test your skills with our Carolina Classrooms: Making College Affordable Challenge

Link to game is here.

Be sure to watch Carolina Classrooms: Making College Affordable, Wednesday, September 27 from 7-8 p.m. on SCETV.  After the show has aired, program segments, extra interviews, and answers to frequently asked questions will be posted to