Youth & Education

CCSD’s Office of Expanded Learning receives funding for after-school programming

The South Carolina Department of Education recently announced more than $4 million was awarded to school districts and programs through the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) grants. Charleston County School District’s  Office of Expanded Learning received $320,000 this year, bringing the total they earn through the 21st Century grants to $1.5 million annually. The…

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Meet Miss and Mister SC State University

The fall semester is setting the stage for a new king and queen to take the lead on uplifting the university and community. With compelling platforms and a zeal for change, both Miss and Mister SC State 2019-20 received the highest number of votes from fellow students during the spring semester. Although they both admire…

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Trident Tech earns national cybersecurity designation

Trident Technical College has been designated a national Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CD) through academic year 2024. The college is the first two-year college in South Carolina to receive the designation.  The  CAE-CD program is sponsored by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security. The program’s goal is to reduce…

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The Pearlstine Foundation to Sponsor a New Interactive Stage at The Children’s Museum of The Lowcountry

The Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry recently announced a pledge from the Pearlstine Foundation to provide funding for a Center Stage in the Speak Loud! studio, one of the new exhibits coming to the museum. These funds will support the museum’s Make & Believe campaign that will provide cutting-edge experiences in the arts and sciences designed especially with…

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Schools Receive $5M Grant for Mental Health Services

Charleston County School District (CCSD) will receive almost $1 million a year for five years to expand mental health support for children through a Project Prevent grant from U.S. Department of Education. “The need for additional social-emotional and mental health support has been recognized and supported by the CCSD Board of Trustees and the Superintendent,”…

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Honda Battle of the Bands Announces Atlanta Homecoming

Honda Battle of the Bands (HBOB) will return to Atlanta on Saturday, January 25, 2020 for dynamic performances by the nation’s top Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) marching bands and dance teams. Voting is now open for the public to choose their favorite marching bands to perform at the highly-anticipated return of the premier…

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Summer Reading Program participation increases as joint effort focus on literacy and feeding

More than 20 percent more Charleston County School District (CCSD) students enriched their brains this summer over last year through participation in the Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) Summer Reading Program. CCPL and CCSD formed their partnership in 2018 to join forces in helping students and children read more than ever during the summer months through the…

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