Education

Fri
31
Oct

Dot Harris Talks About the Importance of Diversity, Arts, and Science to Society

Dot Harris

Dot Harris is the Director of the Office of Economic Impact and Diversity at the U.S. Department of Energy. Through publications and community outreach her team has reached over 43 million people on the topic of diversity and engagement in the STEM workforce.

Wed
22
Oct

[VIDEO] Reach Out and Read: Making Reading a Doctor-Recommended Activity

Reach Out and Read

Plenty of research has been done on the importance of early literacy. One program here in South Carolina is making reading a “doctor-recommended” activity and encourages parents to continuously administer healthy doses of reading aloud at home. The program is called Reach Out and Read.

Thu
16
Oct

[VIDEO] Communities In Schools of Greenville Bridging the Gap

Communities In Schools

Over 23,000 South Carolina students will fail to graduate from high school this year. Those are some staggering statistics, but one organization is hoping that surrounding students with a community of support will empower them to stay in school and achieve in life. It's called Communities In Schools.

Thu
09
Oct

Center of Excellence to Prepare Teachers of Children of Poverty Awarded WhatWorksSC Award for Excellence

center of excellence

The mission of the Center of Excellence to Prepare Teachers of Children of Poverty is to increase the success of under-resourced students through its support of pre- and in-service teachers, school leaders, and stakeholders.

Tue
07
Oct

South Carolina Test Scores Rising

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South Carolina seniors, statewide, scored higher scores on SAT tests and AP tests last spring, compared to spring 2013.

Thu
02
Oct

Arts Find a Place in the STEM Equation in South Carolina

Hodges

It is not uncommon to hear the importance of STEM, or science, technology, engineering, and math education in South Carolina schools. In fact, these fields of study are often purported to be crucial to success in the modern business landscape.

Thu
25
Sep

York County Comprehensive High School Student Responds to Professional Athletes as Role Models

York County

Just a few days ago, a student from York Comprehensive High School, Thomas Wilkerson commented on whether professional athletes should be role models. The video was used on the nationally televised “Newshour Weekend” in conjunction with stories about domestic abuse by professional athletes.

Thu
25
Sep

Spartanburg School District Seven Selected to Participate in the Nation’s League of Innovative Schools

Computer

Spartanburg School District Seven has been selected as the newest member of the Nation’s League of Innovative Schools, a national coalition of 57 school districts that serves more than 3 million students across 27 states. District Seven was the only district from South Carolina to join the League.

Tue
23
Sep

STEM Opportunities Open Doors for Women in the Upstate

Women in STEM

As the technology-based world rapidly increases, companies in the Upstate try to add diversity to technology and strengthen its products by recruiting women to the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) field.

Mon
22
Sep

Unique Language Learning System Helps S.C. Youth

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Four years ago, an Irish-American writer and educator developed a unique system of teaching languages, in particular Latin and Spanish. He has since written and self-published several text books that are now being used in private schools all over South Carolina.

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