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    SC could buy some alternative-fuel school buses

    A state budget proposal would provide new buses that run on alternative fuel to South Carolina school districts willing to pay part of the bill. More>>

    Committee suggests new schools In Mt. Pleasant Video included

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    Reorganized Blue Ribbon Committee of Council on Education has ideas on how to fix overcrowded schools East of the Cooper. It wants the Charleston County School Board to prioritize their needs. More>>

    A CSU legacy remembered Video included

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    Antwan Ivey was a star running back for Charleston Southern University in 2008 and 2009 before transferring. More>>

    SC Education agency pulls out of testing program

    South Carolina Education Superintendent Mick Zais has withdrawn the state from testing for new standards next year. More>>

    SC Education agency pulls out of testing program

    South Carolina Education Superintendent Mick Zais has withdrawn the state from testing for new standards next year. More>>

    Berkeley County school board looking for solution to dangerous crosswalk

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    The Berkeley County school board voted last week to ask several government agencies to help with traffic near Sangaree Elementary and Intermediate schools.
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    YesCarolina a movement of entrepreneurship in area schools Video included

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    Ten years ago, Jimmy Bailey started YesCarolina, a nonprofit that teaches educators the strategy of entrepreneurship. So far, 600 South Carolina teachers have been trained through the program.
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    CofC, former professor named in sex assault lawsuit by student

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    A College of Charleston student filed suit against the school and a former professor who resigned last year in the face of sexual misconduct allegations with students. More>>

    Pinewood’s Patel retains geography bee title for 4th year

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    If there's one thing Pinewood Prep eighth grader Krish Patel knows, it's geography. That knowledge has landed him a fourth state title in the National Geographic Bee. More>>

    How SC students will be tested next year unknown

    A years-long effort by state officials to help create South Carolina's next high-stakes tests for public schools may become moot, leaving uncertain how students will be tested next spring. More>>

    Cadets make march to Marion Square for Recognition Day

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    Freshman cadets at The Citadel made their symbolic march to Marion Square on Saturday as part of Recognition Day. More>>

    Spearman leads SC superintendent money race

    Molly Spearman is leading the money race among eight Republicans trying to become South Carolina's next superintendent, while Montrio Belton leads the four Democrats seeking the job. More>>

    2 Colleton educators suspended for changing student records

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    Two Colleton County educators had their teaching licenses suspended this week for one year. More>>

    CofC Foundation offers $112K for McConnell negotiations

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    The College of Charleston Foundation has offered the school's Board of Trustees an additional $112,000 in salary money for negotiations with president-elect Lt. Gov. Glenn McConnell. More>>

    High school evacuated for gas smell

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    R.B. Stall High School was evacuated early Friday morning. More>>

    Prom boutique ready for exceptional young adults Video included

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    Making decisions about prom night requires lots of patience and even more decision making. It's a night where everyone is dressed from head to toe in their best dresses, ties, accessories and smiles.
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    1,500 SC students, librarians parade for literacy

    Some 1,500 children and librarians from across South Carolina are scheduled to gather at the Statehouse to celebrate literacy and reading. More>>

    SC Senate passes 'Read to Succeed' bill

    The Senate has passed a bill aimed at boosting students' chances of success through an expansion of 4-year-old kindergarten and early intervention in reading. More>>

    College students honored for EMS services Video included

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    Volunteers, including students at the College of Charleston, were honored Tuesday for their work as unpaid emergency workers at CofC's Fire and Emergency Services Department. More>>

    Report: SC schools aren't improving fast enough

    An annual report by the Education Oversight Committee shows that South Carolina schools are still not improving fast enough to prepare students to be successful for the global economy. More>>

    University merger compromise passes SC committee

    The House budget-writing committee has advanced a bill to create a research university within the College of Charleston. More>>

    Dimension U competition takes students on math-based mission Video included

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    Students from Berkeley and Dorchester counties spent the day on a virtual battlefield.
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    Officials: Student took unloaded gun to school

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    A Fort Dorchester High School student was arrested Friday morning after officials say he took a gun to school. More>>

    Bill says teacher layoffs can't be seniority-based

    Teachers' seniority must be downplayed in layoff decisions during budget cuts under a bill advancing in the South Carolina Senate. More>>

    College of Charleston faculty votes against board

    The faculty senate of the College of Charleston says it has no confidence in the board of trustee's hiring of Lt. Gov. Glenn McConnell as president. More>>

    CofC protesters have first meeting with controversial president-elect Video included

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    With the help of former state Sen. Robert Ford, students made progress Monday. Ford helped members of the "Fight For CofC" group meet with Glenn McConnell in the president's office in Randolph Hall.
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    Camp fair opens doors for parents, kids at Citadel Mall

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    With summer right around the corner, Citadel Mall in West Ashley made it easy for parents to find the perfect camp for their kids. More>>

    High-tech maps show ocean floor off SC

    Researchers and students at the College of Charleston are providing insight into why fish seem to congregate in what are some of the most popular fishing spots off the South Carolina coast. More>>

    SC race to support statewide literacy project

    A 5K race scheduled for the South Carolina coast is intended to support a statewide literacy project. More>>

    Hundreds rally at Cistern against McConnell presidency Video included

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    Hundreds of College of Charleston students walked out of class Friday afternoon and marched to the Cistern in the middle of campus to protest the naming of a new president.
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    Lt. Gov. McConnell: I will not hold 2 jobs

    Lt. Gov. Glenn McConnell says he will vacate the office whenever the College of Charleston's board of trustees needs him full-time. More>>

    Board approves $188,000 salary for McConnell

    A state board has approved paying $188,000 toward the salary of the College of Charleston's incoming president, Lt. Gov. Glenn McConnell. More>>

    Drivers say fleet is broken; Durham says it only owns 1/3 of Charleston buses

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    One year has passed since Durham bus drivers held a town hall meeting to discuss the safety conditions of the fleet. Since then, drivers say very little has changed.
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    Charter school supporters rally at SC Statehouse

    People who support charter schools are gathering for a rally in Columbia. More>>

    Replacing Lt. Gov. not as simple as next in line

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    Senate President Pro Tem John Courson will not relinquish his Senate seat to temporarily become lieutenant governor, he told The Associated Press on Monday. More>>

    CofC student resolution calls for occupation, Trustees' resignation Video included

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    Two days after the Board of Trustees announced they had unanimously selected Lt. Gov. Glenn McConnell to serve as the College of Charleston next president, students and faculty mobilized to protest the decision. More>>

    McConnell: 'Let MUSC and CofC collaborate together' Video included

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    Lt. Gov. Glenn McConnell has been selected the College of Charleston's 22nd president. On Sunday, he talked about the controversy and what's ahead for him and his alma mater. More>>

    DD2 sets dates, times for public budget meetings

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    The district is inviting employees, parents and community members to attend the public meetings and school board workshops and provide input on the 2014-2015 budget. The meetings start Monday and run through May. More>>

    College of Charleston board selects McConnell as next pres Video included

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    After a brief executive session Saturday afternoon, board members at the College of Charleston unanimously selected Lt. Gov. Glenn McConnell as the next president of the college. More>>

    Stall High plays host to Latin festival, Quinceanera Video included

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    At Stall High School on Saturday, there was a celebration of Hispanic culture. But more than a festival, it was a symbol of growth in the area for the Latino community. More>>

    Fort D student artwork picked as SC missing children’s day poster

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    A Fort Dorchester Elementary School student's art skills will be on display across the country. More>>

    Military Magnet hosts riding warriors

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    This weekend dozens of wounded combat veterans are being treated like heroes as they bike across the Lowcountry. More>>

    Colleton school board names acting superintendent

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    The Colleton County School District has a new temporary superintendent. More>>

    Federal agency settles with SC charter schools

    An arm of the U.S. Department of Education has reached an agreement with the South Carolina Charter School District regarding access to the Internet for people with disabilities. More>>

    Colleton school board fires Superintendent Leila Williams

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    The lead administrator for the Colleton County School District was fired Tuesday night after the board went into executive session. More>>

    SC student apparently left on bus 6 hours

    Lexington County officials are investigating after it appears an elementary school student was left on a school bus for six hours. More>>

    Mayor Riley backs CofC/MUSC merger in Columbia Video included

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    The College of Charleston could be called Charleston University one day if Mayor Joe Riley gets his way.
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    Vigil remembers CofC junior who died on spring break Video included

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    The CofC vigil commemorates the life of Grant Eney, a junior who died after a snorkeling accident in early March. More>>

    Bill to require SC students learn cursive advances

    A bill requiring South Carolina's school districts to teach students how to write in cursive by fifth grade is advancing in the House. More>>

    Security upgrades coming soon to Berkeley schools Video included

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    The Berkeley County School District is upgrading its security systems in all of their buildings. Some changes will be noticed immediately, but others will require some time to be installed.
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    Openly gay student says school won't publish his yearbook bio Video included

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    An Arkansas high school student is getting national attention after the district chose not to publish his profile in the yearbook. The yearbooks' assistant editor says it's because he is gay.
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    CCSD hosts budget meetings for your input

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    Charleston County School District officials are working on the budget for the next fiscal year, and they want your input on where the money should be spent. More>>

    State rep walks back harsh CofC email after it's made public Video included

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    A state representative from the Lowcountry apologized for sending an angry email to a College of Charleston student after the student complained about money being stripped from the College's reading enrichment program.
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    DD2: 2nd-grader carried knife to school

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    A second grade student at Spann Elementary School carried a pocket knife to school and showed it to another student. More>>

    Burke's record-setting shot putter commits to Southern Illinois

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    A Burke High School student set an indoor shot put record of 56-feet, 7.5-inches at the New Balance Indoor Nationals over the weekend. More>>

    12 kids taken to hospital after school bus fender bender

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    Some students on their way to school had to make a detour to the hospital Monday morning. More>>

    Federal prosecutor in SC sponsoring logo contest

    South Carolina's top federal prosecutor is sponsoring a contest for school children to design a logo for future publications promoting gun violence prevention. More>>

    Final CofC candidate questions objectives of MUSC merger Video included

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    The phrase "Know Thyself" is scrawled in Greek above the entrance to the oldest municipal college in America -- the College of Charleston. And this week, the college is getting closer to knowing who its next president will be with presidential finalists visiting the campus.
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    DD2 to host Teacher Recruitment Day

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    If you are interested in teaching in Dorchester County, the Dorchester School District Two is hosting a Teacher Recruitment Day this week. More>>

    Gov. Haley thanks House for education budget

    Gov. Nikki Haley says the House budget takes a historic step in providing a good education to all South Carolina students. More>>

    Democrats say SC not meeting education obligation

    South Carolina Democrats say the budget plan being debated on the House floor is $537 million short of meeting a state funding formula for education. More>>

    McConnell colleague: 'It's character assassination' Video included

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    The Charleston chapter of the NAACP on Monday held a press conference announcing their concern that Lt. Gov. Glenn McConnell was being considered for the position of president of the College of Charleston.
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    Citadel students join movement to stop the using 'r-word' Video included

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    All around the country Tuesday, thousands of people pledged to stop using the word ‘retarded.'
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    SC House refuses to restore college cuts for book

    The South Carolina House is not backing down from plans to punish two colleges in the budget for assigning freshmen to read books dealing with homosexuality. More>>

    CofC student killed in diving accident in Florida

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    A College of Charleston student was killed Friday in a diving accident in Florida, said officials at the college. More>>

    NAACP, CofC students fight against McConnell candidacy Video included

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    State and local leaders of the NAACP on Monday afternoon stood alongside students, future students, alum and supporters to announce their disapproval of college officials considering Lt.Gov. Glenn McConnell as a candidate for presidency of the college. More>>

    CofC presidential candidates visit campus this week

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    The three College of Charleston presidential candidates will be on campus this week to meet with faculty, staff and students. More>>

    Police arrest man for assault near Ashley Hall School

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    Charleston Police were called to Ashley Hall School Thursday for reports of a strange man harassing students a couple of blocks from the school. More>>

    Zais calls for flexibility in high school courses

    Superintendent Mick Zais says South Carolina high school students who don't plan to go to college should be able to choose more practical courses than algebra II, English literature and other classes not perceived as... More>>

    SC engineering students try concrete canoes

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    Civil engineering students from around the Southeast are heading to Charleston with hopes of making their concrete canoes float. More>>

    Changes to SAT will align with Common Core standards

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    Changes in the annual test that millions of students take will also do away with some vocabulary words such as "prevaricator" and "sagacious" in favor of words more commonly used in school and on the job.
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    CofC president candidates to visit campus next week

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    The three remaining candidates for the College of Charleston's presidential search will visit the campus next week, officials announced Thursday afternoon. More>>

    Internal Revenue, FBI probe Jasper schools

    The Internal Revenue Service and the FBI are investigating the operation of the Jasper County School District. More>>

    SC Legislature approves bill forgiving snow days

    Legislation allowing South Carolina school boards to forgive up to five days of classes missed during recent snow and ice storms is heading to Gov. Nikki Haley's desk. More>>

    Children participate in soggy Walk to School Day Video included

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    Students pounded the pavement Wednesday, part of a statewide campaign to skip the bus or car pool and walk to school. More>>

    1 CofC presidential finalist drops out

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    The day after the finalists for the College of Charleston's new president were announced, one of the finalists dropped out of the search. More>>

    Statewide tornado drill slated for South Carolina

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    South Carolina is holding a statewide tornado drill as part of Severe Weather Awareness Week. More>>

    Board announces four CofC presidential search finalists

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    The College of Charleston Board of Trustees announced the four finalists for the 22nd president of the college. More>>

    Report: Gun in Beech Hill incident was loaded Video included

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    An elementary school student told Dorchester County deputies that he brought a gun to school to stop a student with a knife from harming another student.
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    Fort D coach accused of inappropriate relationship with student

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    A Fort Dorchester High School coach is in trouble after allegedly having a relationship with a student. More>>

    Goose Creek High partners with companies for STEM students

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    STEM Premier has partnered with Goose Creek High School to launch their new platform within the school's STEM Academy. More>>

    'Slates for Sarah' tribute takes over Hollywood Video included

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    In just over a week since College of Charleston graduate Sarah Jones was killed, there's been a tidal wave of support amongst her peers, Hollywood, and around the world. More>>

    Citadel professor travels to Antarctica to study penguins Video included

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    Climate change can be a controversial topic but one Citadel professor recently made quite a trek to find out if it's impacting penguins.

     
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    Compromise that keeps Common Core in SC advances

    South Carolina schools would continue to implement Common Core education standards in math and reading, at least for a few years, under a compromise advancing in the Senate. More>>

    Sarah Jones online petition goes viral

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    An online petition focused on former College of Charleston student Sarah Jones is going viral. More>>

    James Island Charter teacher accused of helping students cheat Video included

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    A James Island Charter High School teacher has been accused of helping her students cheat by copying test books and giving students access to tests before the testing period. More>>

    New elementary school coming to North Charleston Video included

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    A private school partnering with a school district would be the first of its kind in the state. That's exactly what happened at the Charleston County School Board meeting on Monday.
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    Spearman joins SC superintendent's race

    The director of the state Association of School Administrators is entering the race to be South Carolina's next superintendent. More>>

    Girl Scouts learn about engineering

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    More than 80 girls from the Girl Scouts of Eastern SC spent their weekend learning what it is like to be a woman in the engineering field. More>>

    Four CCSD school nurses win Palmetto Gold Award

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    Four Charleston County School District nurses were named Palmetto Gold Award winners by the South Carolina Nurses Foundation. More>>

    Boeing engineers teach students about the field

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    Students at Jerry Zucker Middle School learned about the field of engineering from some local people who know it best. More>>

    Two state colleges could lose funding over controversial topic Video included

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    South Carolina lawmakers tentatively agreed to cut thousands of dollars in funding to two state schools because of a book the schools recommended freshmen read.
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    Police, Citadel cadets team up to teach about sex assaults

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    Local law enforcement teamed up with the nonprofit People Against Rape and local college and hospital officials to help college-aged men learn about sexual assaults and alcohol. More>>

    CSO plays concert for local students Video included

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    Wednesday was a musical day for some local students. More than 2,000 kids from the Charleston area attended the Young People's Concerts at Charleston Southern University. More>>

    Pay-for-performance bill stalls in SC House

    A bill creating a statewide evaluation system for teachers that ties their pay to students' performance has stalled in the House, with opponents arguing it creates unnecessary confusion. More>>

    Grooms files CofC-MUSC merger bill in SC Senate

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    State Sen. Larry Grooms has filed a companion bill in the Senate calling for the merger of College of Charleston and the Medical University of South Carolina. More>>

    CCSD issues summer feeding program reminder

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    If the warmer weather has you thinking of summer already, you're not alone. The Charleston County School District is using this week as a deadline reminder for its seamless summer feeding program. More>>

    Motorcyclist killed in wreck with SC school bus

    A motorcyclist has died after a wreck with a special education school bus in Laurens County. More>>

    Mother of student who found gun in book bag arrested

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    Summerville police have arrested a woman whose second-grade child found a gun in her crayon bag last week. More>>

    MUSC Trustees oppose merger with CofC

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    The Board of Trustees at the Medical University of South Carolina opposed a merger with the College of Charleston in a unanimous vote. More>>

    Bill may allow schools to forgive more school days

    This week's snow and ice storm that again brought South Carolina to a standstill is delaying action on a snow-days bill stemming from the last bout of wintry weather. More>>

    Berkeley district spokeswoman indicted in Yes 4 Schools investigation

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    Berkeley County School District's spokeswoman has been indicted on ethics charges in part of a State Law Enforcement Division investigation into the allocation of funds in the Yes 4 Schools campaign. More>>

    CCSD informs parents about Common Core Standards Video included

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    The Common Core Standards were adopted by South Carolina four years ago. More>>

    SC board delays update on evolution standards

    South Carolina's Education Oversight Committee has delayed adopting an update to high school biology standards due to a Republican senator's concerns about the teaching of evolution. More>>

    SC senator outlines incentive pay for teachers

    A Democratic state senator is proposing an incentive program aimed at putting South Carolina's best teachers in front of students who need them the most. More>>

    STEM Festival shows how science and math can be fun

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    To some, science, technology and math may not seem fun. But a local event showed kids just how entertaining those careers can be. More>>

    CCSD holds meetings on Common Core standards

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    The standards were adopted by the state to define knowledge and skills students should have in English, language arts and math. More>>

    SC school finds fighting coach shows shortcomings

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    A South Carolina school district is taking a new look at how it screens volunteers after an assistant basketball coach sought out a fight with a student-athlete. More>>

    Second grader finds gun inside book bag at school

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    A gun belonging to a second grader's parents was found inside of the child's book bag at school Thursday. More>>

    SC House could pay for review of college spending

    The chairman of the House budget-writing committee is looking to hire a national consultant to evaluate spending by South Carolina's public colleges and find savings that can reduce tuition. More>>

    Ashley Hall director recognized by county council for gun incident

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    The woman who stepped in front of an armed woman last February and prevented her from walking onto the campus of Ashley Hall School was recognized by Charleston County Council. More>>

    Rules preventing more Lowcountry language classes

    The Beaufort County School District would like to expand its Chinese language immersion programs, but state rules are standing in the way. More>>

    Superintendent's race getting increasingly crowded

    The race to be South Carolina's next schools superintendent is already this year's most contested election for statewide office, and the filing period is still more than six weeks away. More>>

    SC company apologizes for ad with Newtown photo

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    A South Carolina company is apologizing for an email advertisement that used a police photo of the shot-out entrance to a Connecticut elementary school where 20 first-graders and six educators were killed. More>>

    Lunches taken from debtor students in Utah

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    Parents in Utah say they're outraged after up to 40 elementary school students at a Salt Lake City school had their school lunches thrown out because of outstanding balances on their account. More>>

    Special Report: Stopping the mean girl mentality Video included

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    Adolescent behavior can be described in many different ways. Sometimes it's erratic, immature, or even mean. Mean behavior is showing up as early as elementary school, and more often in girls than boys. More>>

    Winter Storm lesson No. 1: Don't mess with Jim Cantore

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    The Weather Channel's severe weather aficionado Jim Cantore is in Charleston covering the winter storm this week as it moves across the Lowcountry dumping ice and snow on the area. More>>

    SC's charter school law drops 3 spots in ranking

    South Carolina's charter school law has slipped a few spots in a national advocacy group's annual ranking. More>>

    Parents relieved, students excited as schools close for winter blast Video included

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    Parents said they were glad the early dismissals game them the opportunity to get children home safely. More>>

    DD2: Parents can get child's grades sent straight to their phones

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    The next time there's a snow day or any other kind of emergency that could affect your school life, you could get an alert sent straight to your smartphone. More>>

    Hanahan city council denied new school location

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    The Berkeley County School District superintendent last week sent a note to Hanahan City Council appealing the decision to deny a planned elementary school in Foster Creek. More>>

    $34M won't replace all buses quarter-century old

    South Carolina's school bus fleet is so old, Superintendent Mick Zais' $34 million request for new buses won't even replace all buses that have been on the road for a quarter-century. More>>

    High School Hero: Academic Magnet's Tyre Moore Video included

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    This week's High School Hero might go over most people's heads. That's the level Academic Magnet senior Tyre Moore is on – both on and off the court. More>>

    Student who appeared in porn can return to school

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    A central Florida high school student who says he was expelled from school after performing in an adult film is being allowed to return to school. More>>

    Restructuring bill heading to governor's desk

    A bill called the largest restructuring of state government in two decades is finally heading to the desk of South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley. More>>

    Bill raises teachers' salaries to national average

    A bill raising teachers' salaries to the national average has been introduced in the South Carolina Senate. More>>

    3rd Republican enters SC superintendent race

    An Anderson County school board member is seeking the Republican nomination for South Carolina schools superintendent. More>>

    DHEC tests for tuberculosis at Goose Creek school

    Students and staff at a Charleston area high school should get results back this week on tuberculosis tests they were given after a former student was diagnosed with the disease. More>>

    Sanford books busy week in Lowcountry

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    Rep. Mark Sanford will make nine stops in four days in the Lowcountry, including a public hearing on Interstate 26 and a town hall focused on the new Bass Pro Shops. More>>

    TB tests at Stratford should be back next week

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    Nearly all of the people marked for Tuberculosis testing at Stratford High School got the test Friday, officials said. Now they have to wait until next week the results of those tests. More>>

    Parents upset after driver hits child, drives away

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    A 6-year-old boy hit by a car is still in serious condition at Medical University Hospital. Parents in the neighborhood said Thursday they are livid the driver did not stop.
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    Runners react to death of CofC student killed on Crosstown Video included

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    A College of Charleston student was hit and killed earlier this week while jogging. Police say the accident was Lindsey Ranz's fault; she stepped out in front of a pickup truck.
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    CofC Observatory opens Friday for public to see planets, moon

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    The College of Charleston Observatory will be open Friday night for the public to try to spot Uranus, Jupiter and the moon in the night sky. More>>

    Zais seeks $34M for buses, close of bonus program

    Superintendent Mick Zais is again requesting $34 million for new school buses and asking lawmakers to close a teacher bonus program to new entries. More>>

    Local school gets high tech gift for computer labs

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    Cainhoy Elementary and Middle School in Berkeley County got a high tech gift from a local steel producer. More>>

    Boy, 6, hit by car while walking to bus stop

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    A 6-year-old Windsor Hill Elementary student was hit by a car Wednesday morning while walking to his bus stop with friends. More>>

    Children's museum welcomes one millionth visitor Video included

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    The Children's Museum of the Lowcountry erupted into celebration Wednesday with a big parade and party complete with confetti. More>>

    Rep. Patrick running for state superintendent

    State Rep. Andy Patrick is running for South Carolina superintendent of education. More>>

    Teens team up with police to be prepared for any crisis

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    The Charleston Police have a program to help teens with all types of emergencies. More>>

    Stratford High expansion planned for Spring Video included

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    After waiting nearly two years, a small group of parents, students and staff were able to see the renovation plans for Stratford High School at a public meeting Monday night. More>>

    Gov. Haley releases her budget proposal

    South Carolina Gov. Haley released a budget proposal that puts much of the projected additional tax collections this year in public education.
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    Educators, legislators applaud Haley's shift

    Gov. Nikki Haley's proposal to improve public schools by focusing on poor, rural students - and to start a multi-year effort with a $160 million investment - stunned educators and legislators of both parties. More>>

    Citadel asks court to dismiss abuse complaint

    The Citadel wants a federal judge to dismiss a complaint alleging it knew one of its counselors was abusing summer campers in the mid-1990s but did not fire him or stop the abuse. More>>

    SC's private-school choice program on hold

    South Carolina's first private school choice program is on hold until a state agency can evaluate the nonprofit organizations that want to hand out scholarships to special-needs students. More>>

    Group appeals SC judge's refusal to block prayer

    A group is appealing the refusal of a federal judge to stop Greenville County schools from holding events in churches. More>>

    Haley to visit Lowcountry on Friday

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    Gov. Nikki Haley will stop in the Lowcountry on Friday. According to a release from her office, she will visit Forest Hills Elementary School in Walterboro. That appearance is set to happen at 9:30 a.m.  More>>

    Lenoir-Rhyne's Houston named Citadel coach Video included

    Former Lenoir-Rhyne coach Mike Houston has been named to lead the Citadel's football program. More>>

    Haley's reform plan would spend more on poor kids

    Gov. Nikki Haley wants to improve education in South Carolina by spending more money on poor children, focusing on reading and improving technology. More>>

    Gov. Haley to release her education reform plan

    Gov. Nikki Haley is set to release her plan for improving South Carolina's public schools, one week before the start of the 2014 legislative session. More>>

    Students learn the science of snow

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    Students at Pinewood Prep in Summerville got a snowy surprise Wednesday morning. More>>

    As bitter cold continues, schools adjust and carry on Video included

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    Where many Lowcountry school districts delayed school by two or three hours on Tuesday, most districts have plans to return to a normal schedule on Wednesday. More>>

    Lowcountry school districts delay class ahead of arctic blast Video included

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    School districts across the Lowcountry are rolling out delays for schools Tuesday morning ahead of the cold arctic blast that will hit the area overnight. Temperatures are expected to drop into the teens. More>>

    McConnell puts off re-election bid for CofC president candidacy

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    Lt. Gov. Glenn McConnell announced Monday he would not be seeking re-election to his office, and would instead be devoting himself to obtaining the College of Charleston presidency. More>>

    MUSC board meeting to discuss CofC merger canceled

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    A board meeting for the Medical University of South Carolina that was meant to focus on a possible collaboration between the medical university and the College of Charleston has been canceled. More>>

    2 teachers save bus from crashing into ditch Video included

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    Two teachers from Pinckney Elementary School in Mount Pleasant are being called heroes. The Charleston County School District says their quick thinking kept a bus full of children from flipping over into a ditch. More>>

    The new normal: schools welcome police security team Video included

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    Schools and officers are becoming accustomed to the constant police presence in Charleston city schools, due to the new School Security Response Team. More>>

    Solar array at Lowcountry school dedicated

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    A dedication ceremony was held for a solar power array at a Lowcountry school. More>>

    Car collides with school bus in North Charleston Tuesday morning

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    According to police officials at the scene, the accident happened at Azalea Drive and Cambridge Avenue in North Charleston. There were students on the bus at the time of the accident, but no one was injured, officials said. More>>

    CCSD leaders discuss performance-based teachers’pay

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    Some teachers are split on a controversial program that would base teacher pay around how well they perform inside the classroom.  On Monday evening, Superintendent Nancy McGinley met with teachers to address their concerns. More>>

    Frankie teaches anti-bullying to North Charleston elementary school Video included

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    Program directors at Chicora Elementary hope Frankie, who has Down syndrome, can show kids to respect everyone despite their differences. More>>

    Students shop for their parents at school's Holiday Shoppe

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    Kids at the Charles Town Montessori School did a little bit of studying and holiday shopping Monday. More>>

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    School district officials in Charleston County say Burns Elementary was briefly placed on lockdown Monday afternoon. More>>

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    Charleston County School District leaders are coming under fire for their laid out teacher evaluation and compensation plan known as BRIDGE. More>>

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    An official with the Obama Administration who once taught at the Charleston School of Law is delivering the commencement address at the school's fall commencement. More>>

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    A former camper says he was abused at a summer camp run by The Citadel. More>>

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    "Every night when we put them to bed, one of them will ask, ‘What are we going to do when we wake up?'" said Rachael James, an unschooling mother of three. "We kind of give the list of things that need to be done, and then it goes, ‘What else do you want to do?'" More>>

    2 SC educators win national teaching award

    A middle school teacher and a high school principal in South Carolina have each won a national teaching award and its $25,000 prize. More>>

    Zais not seeking 2nd term as superintendent

    South Carolina public schools chief Mick Zais says he will not seek a second term in 2014. More>>

    Stall principal, West Ashley assistant named best in state

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    Stall High School's principal has been named the 2014 South Carolina High School Principal of the Year by the South Carolina Association of School Administrators. More>>

    Citadel senior ranked 6th in national Army ROTC Merit List

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    The cadets included in the list are all seniors scheduled to graduate and become commissioned officers in the Spring. More>>

    SC legislator considering run for superintendent

    A South Carolina House Republican says he's exploring a run for state superintendent next year. More>>

    SC lawmaker proposes teacher evaluation plan Video included

    A South Carolina Republican lawmakers is introducing his own plan for performance-based pay as dozens of schools test Superintendent Mick Zais' proposal for evaluating educators. More>>

    Orange Grove Elementary Charter School approved to expand Video included

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    Many parents of kids who attend Orange Grove Elementary Charter School were concerned that after the fifth grade, there would not be an equally high-performing middle school to send their children in District 10. More>>

    More Pre-K classes coming to CCSD Video included

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    CCSD is adding eight child development classrooms to seven schools across the Lowcounty. More>>

    Citadel's Golf Company delivers toys to MUSC Children's Hospital

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    Cadets from The Citadel's Golf Company will deliver thousands of dollars in toys to the MUSC Children's Hospital on Monday afternoon in the hopes of spreading a little Christmas cheer. More>>

    James Island Charter School’s principal files suit against board

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    The principal of James Island Charter High School has filed suit against the charter school board that suspended and then fired him. More>>

    Frustration builds as new Hanahan school site debated Video included

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    The new school will be built for the Tanner Plantation/Foster Creek Road area. However, the big mystery remains where exactly it will be built. More>>

    'Unschooling' lets kids determine classroom, curriculum Video included

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    A new teaching method called unschooling has some parents and educators scratching their heads. The method lets children choose their own classrooms, what they want to learn, and when. There is no curriculum and no tests. More>>

    Dozen candidates vying for open school board seat

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    In Charleston County, a dozen candidates are vying for a chance to serve on the school board for West Ashley, a seat formerly held by John Barter. More>>

    Scuba Claus takes dip at SC Aquarium

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    From the streets of New York on Thanksgiving to the tanks of the South Carolina Aquarium, Santa Claus is everywhere. More>>

    Report: Many SC charter schools lack facilities

    A new report says many public charter schools in South Carolina lack adequate facilities. More>>

    Meth making materials found on roof of CofC dorm Video included

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    Investigators from Columbia have been called in to try and determine what kind of substance was found in jugs on the roof of a College of Charleston dorm early Wednesday. More>>

    Common Core program causes controversy Video included

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    A national program to standardize education has made its way to South Carolina this year. More>>

    True Believer: Darius Rucker hits the right note with fan Video included

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    It was a moment caught on cellphones and video recorders, a moment that won't soon be forgotten, not only for the 16-year-old Wando High School student who has Down syndrome, but also for the rock star who was upstaged at the school talent show. More>>

    Treasurer giving away iPads bought by firm

    Treasurer Curtis Loftis is distributing iPads to South Carolina schools under a contract with the investment firm running his office's college savings program. More>>

    School waited 10 minutes before reporting girl missing Video included

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    Calls to 911 from a Goose Creek elementary school reveal more details into the early moments of the search. More>>

    Fully virtual school offering classroom option

    One of South Carolina's fully virtual public schools is incorporating a traditional classroom setting. More>>

    Hamrick Hall opens after new building destroyed by fire

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    A private school building was dedicated Sunday morning after a fire destroyed the original structure last year. More>>

    Signing Day 2014 breakdown: Who's going where? Video included

    High school senior athletes all over the country are signing their letters of intent and accepting scholarships to the colleges of their choice. Here's a breakdown of some major local signings. More>>

    Two BCSD schools nominated for Blue Ribbon

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    State Superintendent Dr. Mick Zais announced his nominations for the 2014 Blue Ribbon Award and two Berkeley County schools made the cut. More>>

    Retired colonel "horrified" at cheating allegations Video included

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    Dr. Earl Walker believes lapses of judgment at Naval Weapons Station are a reflection of pressure at all military levels from the War on Terror and other conflicts. More>>

    Lawmakers spark controversy with proposed bill to merge CofC, MUSC Video included

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    Two members of the South Carolina House filed legislation to create a single university out of the College of Charleston and the Medical University of South Carolina. More>>

    Trident Academy families among first in state to get ECENC grants

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    Two Trident Academy students are among the first to receive $10,000 for tuition as part of the Educational Credit for Exceptional Needs Children, which went to effect at the beginning of the year. More>>

    DHEC: Tests so far show no active TB cases at Stratford High

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    There are no active cases of Tuberculosis among the people tested at Stratford High School after a reported case there, the state's health department said Tuesday. More>>

    DHEC alerts Stratford parents to TB case at school Video included

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    The state Department of Health and Environmental Control on Wednesday sent letters to parents of Stratford High School students alerting them to a case of Tuberculosis at the school. More>>

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