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    12 students taken to hospital after bus accident on James Island

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    Twelve students from James Island Charter High School were taken to area hospitals after a car collided with a bus they were traveling in. More>>

    Child waiting on bus killed in Moncks Corner crash Video included

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    A child was hit by a car early Friday morning in Berkeley County. Highway Patrol officials said the boy later died.  More>>

    4 Hilton Head middle school kids hospitalized, 5 suspended

    Authorities say drug incidents at Hilton Head Island Middle School resulted in four female students being hospitalized and five being suspended. More>>

    Citadel mascots report donation box stolen from campus

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    A donation box set up to gather funding for The Citadel's mascot program was stolen over the weekend. More>>

    Wojcik, College of Charleston reach settlement

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    It appears the College of Charleston and former head basketball coach Doug Wojcik won't have their day in court. More>>

    'Wisest Warriors' program pairing high schoolers with kids for reading Video included

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    Two area high school students have overcome their own struggles and are now giving back as part of a program at Stall High School that's changing lives one book at a time. More>>

    MUSC doctors starting to see cases of Enterovirus Video included

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    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is testing samples for a rare virus that may be the cause of respiratory illnesses in hundreds of children across 10 states. More>>

    Dozens in Beaufort County ask for diplomas

    Now that South Carolina's high school exit exam has been eliminated, more than 100 former students in Beaufort County have asked to receive their high school diplomas. More>>

    No. 1 Florida State, Winston set for home-opener

    The Florida State Seminoles may have thought they were past the off-field issues involving Jameis Winston and the sexual assault case involving the Heisman-winning quarterback. More>>

    4 students treated for heat when school evacuated

    Four Beaufort County school students are fine after they were taken to the hospital suffering from the heat illnesses when their school was evacuated. More>>

    Judge denies bond for man accused in Cane Bay assault, burglary Video included

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    Berkeley County deputies are looking for a man posing as a vacuum salesman they say was involved in an assault of a woman. He may be carrying a Taser and a gun, deputies said. More>>

    20 people named in 'kill' list found in school hallway, deputies say Video included

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    Dorchester County deputies questioned a middle school student last week after a guidance counselor found a list of "people to kill" in a hallway. More>>

    Athlete of the Week: New CofC coach Earl Grant Video included

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    The ABC News 4 Athlete of the Week is truly a homegrown guy. Stall High graduate Earl Grant was named the head coach at College of Charleston Tuesday night after spending time as an assistant at Clemson, Wichita State, Winthrop, and The Citadel. More>>

    Lowcountry students, lawmakers consider guns on campus after USC petition Video included

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    College students are not allowed to carry concealed weapons on campuses, according to state law. But a group in Columbia wants to change that -- for their own protection.

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    Ebola in mind, US colleges screen some students

    College students from West Africa can expect extra health screenings when they arrive to study in the United States. They're part of plans administrators have made as they try to insulate campuses from the worst Ebola... More>>

    Hilton Head district pilots late bell program for high school Video included

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    Dorchester District 2 officials are considering a late bell schedule that would allow high school students to begin class at 9:15 a.m. But a Beaufort County school started a similar pilot program this year and is already testing its effectiveness.

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    Court documents shed light on coach prospect walking away from CofC deal Video included

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    New details came to light Thursday as to why one of the College of Charleston's basketball coach finalists walked away from the job and it centers around a 2011 domestic violence report in Georgia. More>>

    Parents, staff weigh in on proposed DD2 bell schedule change Video included

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    High school kids were off and running before 7 a.m. Wednesday in Dorchester District 2. Come next school year that could change.
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    Lincoln’s principal excited to be part of CCSD’s core building plan Video included

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    The school survived Hurricane Hugo, but there's some question whether Lincoln Middle-High School will survive Charleston County's to-do list. More>>

    Autistic student stranded at Summerville bus stop Video included

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    It isn't the problem parents expected to deal with during their son's first week of school, but one mother says her special needs child was never picked up from his bus stop until Friday. More>>

    CofC gets initial OK to pursue doctoral programs

    The College of Charleston has received initial approval toward efforts to offer doctoral degrees that align with area businesses' needs. More>>

    CCSD board sets priority in construction projects Video included

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    The Charleston County School Board discussed a list of more than 30 projects it would like to see happen by the year 2022 at Monday night's meeting. More>>

    Election race for SC education chief underway

    Now that the field of candidates is whittled down, the race for South Carolina superintendent turns to a discussion of the issues. More>>

    After-school drum line takes kids off the street and into the beat Video included

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    Getting kids off the street and into the beat is the goal of a new after-school drum line program in North Charleston. More>>

    Attorney releases statement on student's arrest, suspension for dinosaur story

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    A Summerville High School student was arrested and suspended on the second day of school. More>>

    Desk on top, elliptical on the bottom: Motion learning takes off in CCSD Video included

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    A unique classroom set up to inspire movement-based learning has kids pedaling during class in Mount Pleasant. The science and math classroom at Pinckney Elementary School has about 30 desks with bikes, ellipticals, pogo sticks and other bases below the surface. More>>

    SC's ACT test scores stable as more take exam

    Graduating seniors' scores on the ACT remained the same as more South Carolina students than ever took the college entrance exam. More>>

    SC senators consider how to attract, keep teachers

    A Senate panel will consider increasing teachers' salaries and strengthening student loan programs as a way to elevate the profession in South Carolina. More>>

    New procedures greet Berkeley students as new school year starts Video included

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    When the bell rings first thing Tuesday morning, it won't just be about new teachers and new classrooms, but also about new processes. The Berkeley County School District added bus routes and changed the way visitors enter schools. More>>

    Thousands fill park for 12th Annual First Day Festival in Charleston

    Students are going back to school and that means it's time for the annual First Day Festival in Charleston. More>>

    CCSD unveils advanced studies center at Wando Video included

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    A new 130,000-square-foot science and arts facility will open this year at the state's biggest high school. It's designed to help prepare students for jobs that are in demand. More>>

    Female Citadel knobs donate hair to Locks of Love

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    Four incoming female Citadel cadets on Thursday got their military haircuts and donated their locks to a good cause. More>>

    CCSD officials mark start of new school year Video included

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    The school bell soon will be ringing for thousands of students in the Lowcountry with Charleston County's first day on Monday. More>>

    State education board to consider conduct grades

    A South Carolina Board of Education member says students' report cards should include conduct grades. More>>

    Tensions build at Berkeley school board meeting during new school debate Video included

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    Tensions ran high at Tuesday night's Berkeley County School Board meeting all because a new school in Hanahan is no closer to being built. More>>

    Lawsuit filed Tuesday challenges constitutionality of Colleton schools map

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    A lawsuit was filed in federal court Tuesday challenging the constitutionality of the redistricting plan in Colleton County. More>>

    Beaufort County adds GPS to school buses

    High tech is coming to the old yellow school bus, at least in Beaufort County. More>>

    Beaufort County athletes may pay to play

    It appears Beaufort County School District athletes may have to pay to play in the school year that begins in August 2015. More>>

    Zais says he's disappointed by exit exam scores

    Superintendent Mick Zais says he's disappointed by the declining scores on South Carolina's last exit exam. More>>

    Homegrown concerts help local school kids

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    It's an annual event that has the band back together again. Hootie and the Blowfish will take the stage at the Family Circle Stadium on Daniel Island Friday and Saturday nights for their 12th Annual Homegrown concert. More>>

    ‘Small number’ of Wando students diagnosed with staph infection

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    A day after a Wando football player showed signs of a possible staph infection on his leg, school district officials said a few students have been diagnosed. More>>

    CofC search committee reaches out to former player Johnson Video included

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    Former Cougar great Anthony Johnson is on the list being compiled by the search committee tasked with finding a new head basketball coach at the College of Charleston. More>>

    School bus cameras can be used to write tickets

    A new law means drivers who illegally pass a stopped school bus in South Carolina are more likely to get hit in the wallet. More>>

    Fewer SC students pass exit exam on initial try

    South Carolina's sophomores have ushered out the final year of the exit exam with their worst passing rate since 2009. More>>

    Citadel: New AD to begin in time for football season

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    Jim Senter, who last served as a senior associate athletic director at the University of Colorado, will join The Military College of South Carolina in time for the Bulldog’s first football game on Aug. 30. More>>

    Tragedy turns into triumph for new Berkeley County teacher Video included

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    In a few days, more than a hundred first-time teachers will begin their careers in Berkeley County. Among them is a man who carries a heavy heart into his classroom. More>>

    Citadel's Houston looks to turn Bulldogs around

    Mike Houston knows what it's like to enter a job when expectations are strong, yet recent performances have not met those goals. That's what he faces as Citadel's first-year coach with a loyal fan base longing... More>>

    Test scores fall in all grades, in most subjects

    South Carolina's elementary and middle school students posted worse overall scores on state-standardized tests last spring across all grades compared to 2013. More>>

    Author Conroy named to Citadel Athletic Hall of Fame

    Author Pat Conroy is among the five people who comprise the newest class of the Citadel Athletic Hall of Fame. More>>

    120 first-time teachers to start in Berkeley County Video included

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    The first day of school is right around the corner, and Monday was a day of teacher orientation in the Berkeley County School District. More>>

    New North Charleston elementary school first of its kind in SC Video included

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    A partnership between a Lowcountry private school and a school district would be the first of its kind in the state. More>>

    New observatory lets students scan stars in class

    Students and teachers across South Carolina are getting a chance to peer into space using an interactive observatory at the newly renovated State Museum in Columbia. More>>

    Teacher's supply closet in need of donations during tax-free holiday Video included

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    A local nonprofit is hoping the tax-free weekend will mean more donations of school supplies as teachers and kids get ready to head back to school. More>>

    Operation Move Out picks up nearly 40 tons of trash Video included

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    Operation Move Out is a joint effort between the City of Charleston and College of Charleston to get rid of thousands of college students’ trash off the streets as they move out of their off-campus apartments. More>>

    Tentative agreement reached on SC Common Core

    Education Department officials in South Carolina say writing panels will consider Common Core math and reading standards but also can craft new ones as part of a six-month process that takes teachers out of their... More>>

    Common Core dispute pits Zais against ed boards

    A dispute over how to rewrite South Carolina's math and reading standards pits leaders of South Carolina's two education boards against Education Superintendent Mick Zais, three months before voters replace him. More>>

    CofC basketball coach, attorney challenge physical abuse charges Video included

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    There was no physical abuse against a former College of Charleston basketball player. That’s the word from the embattled head coach on Tuesday. More>>

    SC panel approves compromise on teaching evolution

    A proposed change in South Carolina's biology standards for teaching evolution is designed to encourage discussion in the classroom. More>>

    CCSD OKs one-cent sales tax extension request Video included

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    The Charleston County School Board approved a measure to ask voters to extend the one-cent sales tax to help renovate schools. More>>

    Doctors seeing 'ghost virus' spreading through students, parents Video included

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    It peaks around the start of school, but already Lowcountry doctors are seeing a highly contagious, but common virus. Doctors are battling hand, foot, and mouth disease.  More>>

    Berkeley resource officers react to school shooting scenario

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    When a school shooting occurs, resource officers are often the first line of defense. On Friday, Berkeley County's resource officers were trained on responding to a school shooting. More>>

    AG’s opinion: Redrawn Colleton school lines won’t change 2014 elections

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    In the opinion of the Attorney General’s office, three Colleton County school board members who recently found themselves drawn out of their districts can continue representing the people who elected them. More>>

    CofC president ends merger talks in letter to campus

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    A revamped mission statement will put an end to the merger talks with the medical university, according to Pres. Glenn McConnell in a letter to the campus Wednesday. More>>

    Board of Trustees mum on Wojcik ordeal Video included

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    Still no communication out of the College of Charleston nearly four full weeks after it was revealed that the head basketball coach was under investigation for verbal abuse against players and staffers. More>>

    Students march to raise awareness about possible rail yard facility Video included

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    A new rail yard facility could be coming to the Chicora-Cherokee community in North Charleston. A march was organized to raise awareness about the possible negative impacts. More>>

    School supplies needed for First Day Festival

    With Tax Free Weekend just around the corner, organizers hope you add extra supplies to your shopping list for children in need.
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    School board unanimous in decision to ban volunteer parent-coaches Video included

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    In an unanimous vote, the Berkeley County school board approved banning parents from volunteer coaching their own children at the varsity and junior varsity levels. More>>

    More space, rare books at Charleston library

    Not everyone is taking the summer off at the College of Charleston. More>>

    Beaufort works to expand help for grieving kids

    It's been a difficult year in the Beaufort County School District with the deaths of four students. More>>

    CCSD to roll out pay raises for some employees this week Video included

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    Charleston County School District officials on Friday will roll out the district's first round of raises for employees for the first time in 10 years. More>>

    New app allows SC students to report bullying

    The Beaufort County School District is going high tech with its campaign to end bullying in school. More>>

    Wojcik still coach 'to my knowledge,' says new CofC president Video included

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    At a Charleston County GOP meeting Monday evening, sports reporters focused more on the the issues on the College of Charleston's basketball team than they did on the platform issues of the party. More>>

    Governors group skirts 'radioactive' Common Core

    Facing opposition from staunch conservatives, the Common Core education standards designed to improve schools and student competitiveness are being modified by some Republican governors. They cite concern about the federal... More>>

    Spearman leads money race for superintendent

    Republican Molly Spearman has raised more than 10 times the amount of Democrat Tom Thompson in their race to be South Carolina's next schools superintendent. More>>

    Childs approved for post at McCormick school

    Former state education superintendent Meka Childs has been approved for a new position at the state's residential school for troubled youth. More>>

    Oakland University selects Hynd as president

    The Oakland University Board of Trustees has selected George W. Hynd as the suburban Detroit school's next president. More>>

    CofC: Wojcik stays home, assistants will travel for recruiting Video included

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    In a brief statement about the ongoing basketball coaching saga at the College of Charleston, officials said head coach Doug Wojcik would not be traveling for recruiting this week. More>>

    Zais names ex-deputy to John de la Howe School

    State Education Superintendent Mick Zais has appointed his former deputy who lost in last month's primary to a new position overseeing South Carolina's public residential school for troubled teens. More>>

    Bells Elementary at the heart of $10-million bond issue in Colleton County Video included

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    Bells Elementary in Walterboro is a modern school stuck in a 60-year-old facility. This November voters will be asked to approve a $10 million bond issue that includes a new Bells. More>>

    Stricter screening for Beaufort school volunteers

    The Beaufort County School District has started more comprehensive screening of school volunteers. More>>

    CofC tobacco-free policy starts Tuesday

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    The air is clearing at the College of Charleston as an anti-tobacco policy starts Tuesday.
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    Colleton County joins lawsuit to stop school board redistricting Video included

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    Five Colleton County groups have joined a lawsuit to fight the redistricting of the school board voting lines. Colleton County Council is the latest group to join after a vote Thursday afternoon. More>>

    State senator's redrawn school lines taking heat in new lawsuit Video included

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    The City of Walterboro is now part of a lawsuit challenging a controversial state law that redraws school district voting lines in Colleton County.  More>>

    Confusion leads clarity at Berkeley coaching meeting Video included

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    The sporting life in Berkeley County schools could soon be overhauled. At issue are parent-coach volunteers, a widely used resource throughout the district. More>>

    Parents rally to keep volunteer coaches after board comments

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    The superintendent of Berkeley County Schools addressed concerns at the last board meeting about parent-coach volunteers giving their children special treatment. More>>

    Voters to pick GOP nominee for superintendent

    Molly Spearman and Sally Atwater finished the eight-way GOP race to be South Carolina's next education superintendent within 1,500 votes of each other. Voters return to the polls Tuesday to decide who will be the... More>>

    CSI: CSU wraps up with case to solve Friday

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    The week wrapped up on Charleston Southern University's campus with a team of investigators studying a crime scene. It was all part of the weeklong crime fighting camp.

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    Democratic school superintendent candidates debate

    The two Democratic candidates in a runoff for their party's nomination to lead South Carolina's schools debated without ever talking about marijuana. More>>

    Democratic school superintendent candidates debate

    The two Democratic candidates in a runoff for their party's nomination to lead South Carolina's schools are meeting in a debate. More>>

    Colleton County school project to fly in space Video included

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    While many kids spend the summer visiting grandparents and attending camp, a team of five girls at Colleton County Middle School are practicing to present a science project at the Smithsonian. More>>

    Discrimination suit filed against CCSD by former Baptist Hill teacher Video included

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    A former Charleston County School District teacher had filed suit against the district and administrators at Baptist Hill High School claiming she was racially and sexually harassed by students. More>>

    College of Charleston, Clemson bill dies

    A bill to expand the College of Charleston into a research university and allow Clemson University to speed construction projects has died in the General Assembly. More>>

    Beaufort County forms anti-bullying task force

    Lawmakers in Beaufort County are forming an anti-bullying task force after the suicide of a sixth-grade student earlier this year. More>>

    Zais endorses Atwater in GOP primary runoff

    South Carolina Education Superintendent Mick Zais is endorsing Sally Atwater to be the Republican nominee in the race to replace him. More>>

    Coll. of Charleston, Clemson bill stalls

    A bill to expand the College of Charleston into a research university and allow Clemson University to speed construction projects has stalled in the General Assembly. More>>

    Lawmakers back in Columbia for vetoes, other items

    South Carolina lawmakers return to the Statehouse this week to consider whether to override vetoes by Gov. Nikki Haley and possibly a number of other items. More>>

    CofC Trustees OK tuition hike of 3.2 percent for students

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    The College of Charleston Board of Trustees voted this week to increase tuition by 3.2 percent for both in-state and out-of-state students. More>>

    Citadel board OKs tuition hike for Cadets

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    The Citadel Board of Visitors approved an increase in tuition for the Corps of Cadets. It's the lowest increase since 2001. More>>

    Common Core standards could change little

    Opponents of Common Core tout a law signed by Gov. Nikki Haley as throwing out the controversial education standards in exchange for state-made guidelines in one year. In reality, little may change. More>>

    Board approves new educator evaluation system

    The South Carolina Board of Education has approved an evaluation system that judges teachers partly by their students' performance. More>>

    SC Gov. Haley signs reading improvement law

    Gov. Nikki Haley has a signed into law a bill seeking to boost reading levels of South Carolina's students. More>>

    Atwater, Spearman in SC schools chief runoff

    Sally Atwater and Molly Spearman have advanced to the runoff in the eight-way Republican primary for South Carolina's superintendent of education. More>>

    Discussion on DD2 bell schedule changes extended until December

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    Dorchester School District 2 staffers recommended Monday night to the Board of Trustees to extend the time to consider proposed bell changes. More>>

    AG's office offers opinion in favor of leaving Citadel's Confederate Flag in place

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    The state Attorney General's office says the Confederate flag hanging in Summerall Chapel is a memorial and should remain in place. More>>

    Haley: Education funding must be priority yearly

    Gov. Nikki Haley is reminding lawmakers that passage of her education funding plan is just the first step of a multi-year effort. More>>

    CofC smokers have less than a month to light up on campus

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    An ordinance that passed last year is finally taking effect next month. More>>

    McConnell: I won't leave the state in a crisis

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    Lt. Gov. Glenn McConnell says he'll hold off on resigning to ensure that bills can reach Gov. Nikki Haley's desk. More>>

    Columnist Norris Burkes speaking at Charleston Southern

    Syndicated columnist Norris Burkes is scheduled to speak at Charleston Southern University. More>>

    Bachmann backs Few for SC schools superintendent

    Former Republican presidential candidate and Minnesota Rep. Michelle Bachmann has endorsed Sheri Few for South Carolina schools superintendent. More>>

    Councilman to Citadel: Remove that Confederate flag Video included

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    A Confederate Naval Jack hanging in The Citadel's Summerall Chapel is coming under fire from a Charleston County Councilman. The school's attorneys say the old flag falls under the state's Heritage Act, but they say a county councilman wants to see it fall from the rafters. More>>

    McConnell to resign Thursday as SC lt governor

    Lt. Gov. Glenn McConnell says Thursday will be his final day as South Carolina's No. 2 politician. More>>

    500 may get late diplomas in Beaufort County

    South Carolina's high school exit exam is no more and as many as 500 students who attended Beaufort County high schools in the past quarter century now qualify for diplomas. More>>

    Kids become deputies at summer camp

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    Kids ages 8 to 12 have a chance to earn a sheriff's deputy badge this summer in Berkeley County as part of the annual deputy camp. More>>

    Summerville High remembers Rachel Reynolds at graduation Video included

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    High school graduation parties took place across the Lowcountry this weekend, but for one school district, the celebrations are bittersweet after cancer claimed the life of a student. More>>

    College of Charleston stuns Florida 3-2 Video included

    The College of Charleston scored all of its runs in the first inning and held on to stun regional top seed Florida 3-2 in a game that ended early Saturday morning after being delayed for 3 hours and 15 minutes because of a... More>>

    Military father gives son surprise of a lifetime at Goose Creek graduation Video included

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    An unexpected guest at Goose Creek High School's graduation ceremony Friday made the moment that much bigger for one senior. More>>

    5 middle school girls taken to MUSC after possible drug overdose Video included

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    Five Fort Johnson Middle School students were taken to Medical University Hospital Thursday morning after  overdosing on unknown drugs. More>>

    Gov. Haley says she needs a lieutenant governor

    Gov. Nikki Haley says South Carolina shouldn't be left without a lieutenant governor for five months. More>>

    Charleston university bill revived in House

    The South Carolina House has resurrected an attempt to create a comprehensive research university in Charleston. More>>

    Haley signs make-up day bill, classes in Berkeley, DD2 end May 30

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    Gov. Nikki Haley on Wednesday signed a bill that would let school districts waive make-up days from this year's winter storms. More>>

    Crunch time for CPR bill Video included

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    It's crunch time for a bill that could have high school seniors learning hands-only CPR before they graduate. The bill would add lessons for students on giving chest compressions before getting their diploma. The lesson would be wrapped into the current health education requirements. More>>

    SC sex education bill blocked in Senate committee

    A bill which would require South Carolina schools to teach medically-accurate information in sex education has been blocked in the state Senate. More>>

    DD2 asks for feedback on bell schedule in online survey

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    In the two weeks since Dorchester District 2 officials asked for the community's feedback on a new proposed bell schedule, they also launched an online survey to tally results. More>>

    GOP candidates for schools chief to debate on ETV

    The eight Republican candidates for South Carolina's state schools superintendent are meeting for a televised debate. More>>

    Spearman in lead for cash in schools chief race

    Molly Spearman leads the money race among eight Republicans running to be South Carolina's next superintendent of education. More>>

    GOP candidates for schools chief to debate on ETV

    The eight Republican candidates for South Carolina's state schools superintendent are meeting for a televised debate. More>>

    Moody's upgrades CCSD's credit rating to AA2

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    Moody's Corporation upgraded the Charleston County School District's credit rating to AA2 following the district's improved reserve levels and financial management. More>>

    Charleston university bill heads to Senate floor

    The South Carolina Senate is skipping a step to hasten passage of a bill to create the University of Charleston before the General Assembly adjourns. More>>

    Former Knighstville educator awarded $1M in lawsuit against DD2

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    A former Dorchester District 2 school administrator has won a lawsuit against the school district for abuse of process. More>>

    Democrats vying for SC superintendent to debate

    The four Democratic candidates for South Carolina's state schools superintendent are meeting for a televised debate. More>>

    Virginia 8th-grader wins geography bee; local boy 5th

    An eighth-grader from northern Virginia has outlasted nine other young scholars to win the National Geographic Bee. More>>

    2 of 4 Dem superintendent candidates debate at ILA Hall Video included

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    With the June primaries just a couple weeks away, two of the four Democrats vying for the state superintendent's seat faced off in their first and only Lowcountry debate. More>>

    Citadel starts search for new Athletic Director

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    Citadel Athletic Director Larry Leckonby resigned his position Monday to take the AD job at Catawba College in North Carolina. Now The Citadel is searching for his replacement. More>>

    Sullivan's Island school debate ends with judge's order

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    Controversy over the new classrooms being built along the Sullivan's Island oceanfront seems to coming to an end. More>>

    Charter schools defining the 'business of education' Video included

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    When a school's charter is revoked, it's usually because of bad finances say schools officials. Recently hundreds of thousands of dollars of debt forced the Charleston County School Board to close the Apple Charter School on James Island.  More>>

    Summerville geography whiz advances to finals

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    A Summerville teen with a passion for geography has advanced to the 2014 National Geographic Bee championship round. More>>

    McConnell accepts contract offer from CofC Trustees

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    Glenn McConnell has accepted the offering by College of Charleston's Board of Trustees to become the next president of the school. More>>

    Earthquake experts convene at College of Charleston

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    A team of scientists from New Zealand arrived in the Lowcountry Sunday to talk with local lawmakers, scientists, and emergency officials about the 2011 earthquake in that country. More>>

    Citadel grads to perform with Toby Keith, Lady Antebellum

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    Two Citadel alums and active duty Marines will have the opportunity of a lifetime this week. They will perform on stage with Toby Keith and Lady Antebellum. More>>

    Judge rules Sullivan's town council acted illegally in ignoring 2011 petition

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    The fight over a new 72,000-square-foot school on Sullivan's Island reached a conclusion Friday with a ruling that the town council acted illegally when it ignored a petition spearheaded by citizens against the school's size. More>>

    Appeals court revives bid to stop SC school prayer

    A federal appeals court has revived a South Carolina family's attempt to stop a public school from holding graduation ceremonies at a religious venue and including prayer in the program. More>>

    Google gives local kids free training through after-school club Video included

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    One software giant is making sure current middle school students will be equipped with the skills needed to fill future tech jobs.  More>>

    SC senators balk at $28M cost for cursive writing

    A Senate panel narrowly advanced a bill requiring South Carolina's school districts to teach students how to write in cursive by fifth grade after questioning its $27.6 million price tag. More>>

    Bill would provide diploma alternative to GED test

    A Senate panel has advanced a bill giving South Carolina residents another option for earning a high school equivalency diploma. More>>

    Panel advances bill updating SC's sex ed law

    A Senate panel has advanced a bill that updates South Carolina's 26-year-old sex-education law by requiring the teaching of medically accurate information. More>>

    SC panel approves proposed Charleston university

    A bill to create a research university within the College of Charleston has advanced in the South Carolina Senate. More>>

    Land survey crew triggers school lockdown in Berkeley County

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    A Berkeley County elementary school was briefly placed on lockdown Wednesday morning after a teacher thought she saw three men with guns near the school's campus. More>>

    9 Orangeburg students certified to help crime victims

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    Nine students from The Technology Center in the Orangeburg School District became certified Victim's Advocates on May 12. More>>

    DD2 proposes change to bell schedules Video included

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    Dorchester District 2 leaders proposed a change to the bell schedule at its schools to cut down on the amount of time some students spend waiting for the school day to begin. More>>

    Senate to disapprove of college books in budget

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    South Carolina senators have voted to punish two public colleges for assigning gay-themed books by forcing them to spend money on teaching the nation's founding documents. More>>

    Budget plan extends private school choice program

    A one-year extension of South Carolina's first private school tuition program appears to be coasting through the budget process. More>>

    SC Federal Credit Union awards $7500 in scholarships

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    Three students earned a total of $7,500 in scholarships from the South Carolina Federal Credit Union. More>>

    Katie Stagliano named among America's top 10 youth volunteers

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    Summerville native and world-changer Katie Stagliano has been recognized as of the America's top 10 youth volunteers of 2014. More>>

    Nuances separate GOP SC superintendent candidates

    In the crowded Republican race for state superintendent, what the eight candidates do to separate themselves from the pack will go a long way in determining who wins the party's nomination for South Carolina's top... More>>

    Sen. Tim Scott urges CofC graduates to never quit

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    Underneath the canopy of oak trees that dot the lawn of the Cistern, Sen. Tim Scott on Saturday told the 2014 class of graduates at the College of Charleston three important life lessons that he'd learned. More>>

    Sources: Apple Charter on James Island to close this year Video included

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    Multiple sources have confirmed that Apple Charter School on James Island will close its doors at the end of the school year. More>>

    Disabled vets learn to sail Video included

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    There are a few more sailboats in the Charleston Harbor the past few days. It’s part of a series of sailing lessons for disabled veterans put on by College of Charleston Sailing and Hope for the Warriors. More>>

    Blue ribbon committee recommends new school at old Wando site

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    A new high school has been proposed for Mount Pleasant, but already questions of it being big enough have surfaced. More>>

    Senators debating punishing colleges for books

    Senators are debating whether to punish two South Carolina universities for assigning gay-themed books to freshmen. More>>

    SC Senate rejects putting 4K on surplus list

    The South Carolina Senate has rejected an effort to make aid to local government a higher budget priority than expanding 4-year-old kindergarten. More>>

    Charter school faces revocation hearing after going $160K in debt Video included

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    A James Island charter school will argue its case to keep its doors open this week after the school district sent the school’s board a revocation letter. More>>

    SC Senate considers plan with education increases

    The South Carolina Senate is taking up a budget plan which expands 4-year-old kindergarten and reading initiatives in elementary schools but cuts money to local governments. More>>

    BCSD: Student brought gun to school

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    Officials with the Berkeley County School District  announced Tuesday that a student brought a gun to Sedgefield Middle school. More>>

    New library opens in Hanahan

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    A new library opened its doors in Hanahan on Sunday. More>>

    CofC library getting summer makeover

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    The second and third floors of the College of Charleston's library closed Saturday and won't reopen until the middle of August as part of a renovation. More>>

    SC bishops: Schools failing children, need boost

    Five South Carolina bishops from four Christian faiths are urging reform of the state's public education system to help improve the future of children stuck in poverty and hopelessness. More>>

    Students from Summerville, Orangeburg win Project Sentry contest

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    Artwork from an Orangeburg middle schooler and a Summerville high schooler will be featured as winners in the U.S. Attorney's Office 11th annual Project Sentry logo contest. More>>

    Citadel grad getting Bronze Star 6 years on

    A Citadel graduate is receiving the Bronze Star for meritorious service in combat more than six years after he was wounded in Iraq. More>>

    Lowcountry teen pregnancy groups battle misinformation in schools, society Video included

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    Legislators said educators told them misinformation is being taught in rural South Carolina high schools, including that Mountain Dew can prevent pregnancy. More>>

    The cautionary tale of Corey Washington Video included

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    The NFL Draft is creeping up quickly, there's a lot of talk about the big names like Jadeveon Clowney and Sammy Watkins. But Corey Washington could easily have been a cautionary tale for everyone. More>>

    SC Senate approves replacing Common Core in 1 year

    The Senate has unanimously approved a bill to replace Common Core education standards with those homegrown in South Carolina by the 2015-16 school year. More>>

    SC lawmakers vote on revising decades-old sex ed bill Video included

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    A new bill that just passed the South Carolina House would mandate sexual education material taught in schools be "medically accurate." It's a raised standard for a statewide system that Rep. Jenny Horne said was disparate and inept.
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    Citadel selects new commandant

    The Citadel in Charleston has a new commandant of cadets. More>>

    CCSD: Extra day added on to end of school year

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    Charleston County kids will have to wait one more day for the start of summer. More>>

    How you can help a local student win the Google Doodle contest

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    A Rollings Middle School student was chosen as one of 50 state finalists in the national contest and now your vote could help him become the grand prize winner. More>>

    Parents: Study Sangaree's busy intersection again Video included

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    Parents and neighbors in one Sangaree neighborhood met Monday evening to try to get the attention of the state Department of Transportation. They want a more detailed safety study of an intersection where a crossing guard was hit two years ago. More>>

    Charleston County School Board commits to improving buses Video included

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    Parents, bus drivers, teachers, students and community leaders all aired their feelings of frustration and urgency at Monday's school board meeting.  More>>

    Girls urged to reach for the sky in aviation day

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    Nearly 100 middle and high school girls from area schools will visit Joint Base Charleston Tuesday to learn about job opportunities in aviation. More>>

    Proposed cuts over books face opposition in Senate

    A House budget proposal to cut $70,000 from two South Carolina universities for assigning gay-themed books to freshmen might not get much of a reception in the Senate. More>>

    Socastee High teacher is SC's Teacher of the Year

    A special education teacher from Horry County has been named South Carolina's Teacher of the Year. More>>

    Colleton leaders: no money to improve outdated elementary school Video included

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    A flag has flown over Bell’s Elementary in Ruffin since the bell started ringing in 1954. But, outdated equipment and a breezeway taking students between classes have become big problems for the school. More>>

    Berkeley school officials break ground on new elementary school

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    Berkeley County Schools officials kicked off construction of a brand new school Monday morning.  More>>

    CofC opens doors for ‘Fun Home’ Monday night Video included

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    The off-Broadway musical version of the book that saw the College Reads! program defunded by the state government will open at the College of Charleston Monday night. 
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    New SC law deletes high school exit exam mandate

    South Carolina is replacing its high school exit exam with tests considered more useful to students' lives beyond 12th grade. More>>

    Citadel announces speakers for commencements

    Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James will deliver the commencement address when cadets graduate from The Citadel next month. More>>

    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>>

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