Education

SCETV Partners with the SC Afterschool Alliance for “The Mini STEM Summit"

By Bette Jamison

SC Afterschool Aliance logo

South Carolina ETV’s Wi-Fi initiative and the SC Afterschool Alliance are pleased to announce “The Mini STEM Summit”. This partnership with the Afterschool Alliance is a component of the statewide initiative to provide professional development workshops that incorporate ETV’s PreK-12 content as well as provide Wi-Fi devices to eligible early learning and afterschool centers. 

SCETV Endowment, Southern Campaign Tour, Stop 2 - Ninety-Six Star Fort

By Andrew Davis

Dr. Walter Edgar poses for a picture with several ETV employees: Steve Folks, Arthur Joseph, and William Richardson

On day two of the ETV Endowment's Southern Campaign Tour, visitors got a chance to see Old Ninety-Six National Historic Site, in present-day Greenwood County, South Carolina. Around the time of the Revolution, Ninety-Six was not just a British stronghold; it was also an important trading post for colonists, and Native Americans, namely the Cherokee. During the tour, Dr.

SC Native Craig Melvin Talks About His Favorite Book Genre

By Tabitha Safdi

Craig Melvin

Craig Melvin, Journalist, News Anchor, and South Carolina native, talks about his favorite book genre. Tune in to SCETV's Palmetto Scene on May 17th at 7:30 to hear more South Carolina celebrities talk about their favorite books! And don't forget to catch PBS's Great American Read all summer long!

Born to Read

By Holly Bounds Jackson and Tabitha Safdi

Mother with baby

Besides their bundle of joy, new moms leave the hospital with stacks of information meant to help get the baby on the right track.  A Lowcountry group of volunteers is using that post-partum window to educate mothers about the advantages of early reading.

At the mother’s hospital bedside, volunteers with Born To Read explain the benefits and also gift the baby with a new book and a bag full of goodies. The goal is to surround children with books and words from day one.

The Ageless Pastime

By Holly Bounds Jackson and Tabitha Safdi

Checking out books on the mobile library

The aging population in Beaufort County has more time on their hands for leisure than ever before. However,  lack of mobility sometimes puts a sudden halt to many of those pleasures.  But thanks to the recent addition of a bookmobile, the Beaufort County Public Library is making sure nothing comes in the way of seniors reading the latest and greatest books. Not only does the mobile library drive up to their front door, it’s equipped with a lift so that everyone can easily get on board.

Man's Best Friend Lends an Ear to Literacy

By Holly Bounds Jackson and Tabitha Safdi

Dogs assisting young readers

Learning to read can be exciting and nerve-racking all at once.  For many children, stumbling on a word in front of their peers is a huge fear.  All it takes is a chuckle of a classmate to crush the confidence of a budding reader. But a program called Tail Waggin' Tutors is using man’s best friend to calm the nerves of early readers.  

SC Native Josh Turner Talks About the Importance of Reading

By Tabitha Safdi

Josh Turner

Josh Turner, country music star and South Carolina native, talks about the importance of reading.

Tune in to SCETV's Palmetto Scene on May 17th at 7:30 to hear more South Carolina celebrities talk about their favorite books!

And don't forget to catch PBS's Great American Read all summer long! 

Research Study Shows Positive Trends for Summer Reading Program

By Tabitha Safdi

Students receiving books

For the second consecutive year, Public Education Partners (PEP), Greenville County’s only nonprofit focused solely on improving K–12 public education, collaborated with Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education, and media company, to determine the impact of PEP’s award-winning Make Summer Count (MSC) initiative, which reaches more than 18,000 K–5 students across 29 elementary schools in Greenville County.

SCETV Endowment, Southern Campaign Tour, Stop 1 - Cowpens

By Andrew Davis

General Daniel Morgan On His Horse

Late last month, a three day series of tours occurred, for the Southern Campaign of the American Revolution. This tour was made possible with the cooperation between the SCETV Endowment, and the National Park Service. The guides who took guests throughout the tour were South Carolina historian Dr. Walter Edgar, and Ranger John Slaughter, of the National Park Service.  The first day of the tour was a rainy one, but everyone was in good spirits. After coffee, and an opening statement from Dr. Edgar, the group departed for the tour.

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