Youth & Education

Military Magnet Academy Named High Flying School at National Youth-At-Risk Conference

Military Magnet Academy (MMA) was named a High Flying School at the National Youth-At-Risk Conference. MMA was one of only four schools in the nation to receive this recognition. Each school selected as a 2020 High-Flying School will receive an award of $1,000. MMA representatives were recognized at the National Youth-At-Risk Conference held in Savannah,…

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Detroit math teacher’s bedtime stories soothe students during the school shutdown

By Eleanore Catolico, Chalkbeat.org (republished with permission from Chalkbeat.org) Every night, Voncile Campbell transforms into a new fantasy character. A little boy hunting for treasure with pirates. An owl playing with a fox. A teddy bear king who can’t fall asleep.  Campbell is a math teacher at Bow Elementary-Middle School in Detroit, and since the…

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MUSC and CCSD Teaming Up to #FlattenTheCurveSC

Charleston County School District (CCSD) in partnership with the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) is launching #FlattenTheCurveSC — a campaign focused on slowing the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and protecting the max capacity of the healthcare system so everyone who needs care, can get it. The “curve” refers to the projected number of people…

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CCSD nurses collect medical supplies for the community

Nurses in Charleston County School District (CCSD) cleaned out their clinics this week in an effort to provide much-needed supplies. The coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis has taken a toll on health care workers on the front line and their ability to obtain things as basic as gloves and N-95 surgical masks. Ellen Nitz, CCSD’s Director of…

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CCSD increasing WiFi access in community with additional bus stops

Charleston County School District’s (CCSD) Office of Student Transportation and Information Technology Department are announcing the addition of mobile WiFi bus stops at 10 more locations throughout the county. These stops provide online coverage for CCSD students who are completing schoolwork or communicating with their teachers. The buses will be stationed at the following locations…

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South Carolina ETV reimagines mission-driven partnership with S.C. Department of Education in response to COVID-19

South Carolina ETV (SCETV) have announced a plan in partnership with the S.C. Department of Education (SCDE) to broadcast streamlined, curriculum-based programming for the state’s pre-K through 12th grade students in response to mandatory school closures due to the coronavirus. “This collaboration between SCETV and SCDE showcases the power and effectiveness of Team South Carolina‘s…

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Humanities Research Grants Available for Faculty and Staff at Historically Black Colleges and Universities

The NEH Awards for Faculty program seeks to strengthen the humanities at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) by encouraging and expanding humanities research opportunities for individual faculty and staff members. Awards support individuals pursuing scholarly research that is of value to humanities scholars, students, and/or general audiences. The next application deadline is April 8,…

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Howard University Cancels 2020 Commencement After Reporting First Direct Coronavirus Case

By Josyana Joshua Special from the Howard University News Service (Howard University News Service/TriceEdneyNewsWire) – As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread throughout the world and the United States, Howard University announced their first direct positive case of the virus and announced that the school’s commencement would be canceled. In an emailed statement, Howard University President…

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