Education

Additional Funds to Retain SC Teachers

By Aimee Crouch

SC State House

The S.C. House unanimously passed an amendment to the state budget that would allocate over $9 million to teachers in high-poverty areas. The school districts included in the plan have at least 80 percent of students living in poverty. The one-year funding is to help retain good teachers in poorer districts that can’t pay the same salaries as some of the richer districts in the state. Some of the areas include Allendale, Clarendon, Hampton, Lee, and Bamberg.

SC Graduate Schools Rank High Among Country's Best by US News and World Report

By Marina Ziehe

Picture of a podium in the sky

Graduate schools at three S.C. universities - USC, Clemson, and MUSC - were ranked among the country’s best by U.S. News and World Report.

The Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina tied for the No. 71 spot on the overall Best Business Schools list. USC’s International MBA program ranked No. 1 in that subcategory, while its part-time MBA program tied for 24th in that specialty.

Carolina Classrooms: Summer Camps for Students March 30 on ETV

By Bette Jamison

Teenagers at camp

Carolina Classrooms is ETV’s monthly educational series for teachers, parents and all citizens invested in the education of our children. Watch ETV March 30 at 7:00 p.m. for a special edition that will focus on summer camps that engage students and help them remain education-focused while school is out.  

Women’s History Month Collection - Now on Knowitall Media!

By Mimi Brown

Silhouette of woman's head

This month, Knowitall Media features women who have made a difference throughout our history! Visit our Women’s History Month Collection to learn about abolitionists Sarah and Angelina Grimké; heroes from the American Revolution Dicey Langston, Dorcas Richardson, Emily Geiger, and Grace and Rachel Martin; Civil War diarist Mary Boykin Chesnut; the first woman elected to the S.C. Legislature, Mary Gordon Ellis; the first female obstetrician/gynecologist in S.C., Dr.

HERO Live! Civil War Ironclads April 14 at 1 p.m. on SCC

By Bette Jamison

Photo of boy in HERO Live: Civil War Ironclads

Colonial Williamsburg’s HERO Live! is designed to support American history education for 4-8th grade students and this month’s program Civil War Ironclads airs April 14 at 1:00 p.m. All SC schools may view on ETV’s SC Channel (SCC).

Annual Literacy Leader Awards: Nomination Deadline May 2

By 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 approaches to literacy education;

Charleston Toy Boat Travels Far from Home

By 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 use technology to communicate their findings.

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