Youth & Education

‘Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools’

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Black girls who have been subject to punitive school policies and practices are at an increased risk of coming into contact with the juvenile and criminal courts and leaving school altogether, ultimately impeding their ability to achieve future success and lead successful and healthy lives, according to…

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Thirty Dancing, The Time of My Life Gala to Benefit Camp Happy Days

Friday, November 22, Camp Happy Days will host Thirty Dancing, The Time of My Life gala, celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Cabooty Party. The event is presented by APECS Aerospace in association with Heritage Pools. The gala will be held at the Memminger Auditorium downtown Charleston from 7-11pm and will feature live entertainment, heavy hors d’oeuvres, an open bar, and live and silent auctions. Founded in…

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Howard University Joins with Amazon Studios to Launch Howard Entertainment

In October, Howard University and Amazon Studios (NASDAQ: AMZN) announced the launch of Howard Entertainment, a program designed to diversify the entertainment industry by creating a pipeline for African-American students and other marginalized populations to train and study alongside entertainment executives. The experience will offer students a unique interdisciplinary curriculum, coupled with hands-on work experiences and networking with Amazon’s…

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District hosts dedication ceremony for new Stono Park Elementary School

The brand new Stono Park Elementary School building was dedicated October 30, 2019 during a celebration attended by Charleston County School District (CCSD) board member, constituent board members, school officials, local dignitaries, and special guest Live 5 News’ anchor, Bill Sharpe whose father (William H. Sharpe) was the first principal of Stono Park, from 1952-1961.…

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School Report Cards Reveal Stark Differences Among Predominantly Black, Predominantly White High Schools

By Barney Blakeney Last month, the S.C. Department of Education released its 2018-2019 School Report Cards. Charleston County School District Secondary Learning Community (high schools) mission statement: “The Secondary Learning Community (SLC) in Charleston County School District believes in the connection between a positive and supportive CULTURE/CLIMATE, COLLABORATION across schools and districts, and rigorous, data-analyzed CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTION to ensure…

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Academic Magnet High and Military Magnet Academy named champions of TCCC’s College Cash Campaign

Academic Magnet High School and Military Magnet Academy have been named champions of Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative’s College Cash Campaign for increasing their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) completion rates by at least 5 percentage points. Academic Magnet received “MVP” honors after leading the entire school district with 83 percent completion. Military Magnet’s 71…

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Research institute forges partnerships with HBCUs

Sometimes, the way to take research in a new direction is to bring in a new perspective. That’s the motivation behind the Diversity and Inclusion Seed Investments Program from the Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science.  The program, now accepting applications, provides small grants to Virginia Tech faculty members launching collaborations with colleagues at historically black colleges…

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