Youth & Education

Charleston County School Board Candidate Forum Co-Sponsored by CofC’s School of Education

By Amanda Kerr The School of Education, Health, and Human Performance at the College of Charleston, in conjunction with the Charleston Teacher Alliance, is co-sponsoring a Charleston County School Board Candidate Forum on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. Questions for the forum will be submitted from current Charleston County teachers and aspiring teachers from the College of Charleston. The purpose of the event is…

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Dominion Energy awards $10,000 grant to Junior Achievement; hosts high school students for job shadow day

Junior Achievement of Greater South Carolina has received a $10,000 grant from Dominion Energy. The gift to the educational nonprofit will help prepare the next generation of entrepreneurs to achieve great things in the global economy. In addition to the grant, Dominion Energy hosted high school students from Lexington County School District One for a…

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Save The Children Gives South Carolina Girl Star Treatment in Hollywood in Honor of International Day of the Girl

Breyanna Williams, a fifth grader from Blackville, S.C., traveled to Los Angeles with global humanitarian organization Save the Children for a day of star-studded events on Tuesday, October 11 celebrating International Day of the Girl. Marked globally by the United Nations, International Day of the Girl is a designated day for communities and policymakers to…

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“Claflin Comes To Town” Scholarship Fundraiser Scheduled for October 25 in Charleston at Wesley United Methodist Church

   Claflin University is taking its “Claflin Comes To Town,” fundraiser reception to a place of historic significance: Charleston, S.C. on Thursday, October 25 at 6:30 p.m. at Wesley United Methodist Church at 446 Meeting Street. The reception is held for the benefit of The FOCUS100 Scholarship Fund, which provides financial assistance for deserving students. “A…

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SC State Business Students Win First Place at National Black MBA Competition

SC State University students in the School of Business won a $15,000 first place prize, claiming victory over several other distinguished colleges and universities in the 2018 National Black MBA Association’s Undergraduate Case Competition, which convened Sept. 26-28 in Detroit, Michigan. The SC State team won third place at the competition in 2016 and second…

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Uproar Over Expulsion of Famed Anti-Colonialist Professor

China’s influence in Africa has some leaders trying hard to please their new, rich and seemingly generous foreign partners. This week, Zambian authorities roiled the nation’s waters by deporting an influential pan-Africanist professor before he could disembark at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport and before he could address a class of graduating university seniors on the…

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Panda Cares Foundation Expands Its Mission of Support for Education by Partnering with UNCF to Award Renewable Scholarships

Committed to serving the communities in which it operates, Panda Cares, the philanthropic arm of Panda Restaurant Group, Inc., partners with UNCF (United Negro College Fund) to expand its mission of support for education through the “Panda Cares – UNCF Scholars Program.” The scholarship program aims to secure better futures, by awarding “last dollar” scholarships…

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Patricia Williams Lessane Appointed College of Charleston Libraries’ Associate Dean

By Vincent Fraley The College of Charleston Libraries are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Patricia Williams Lessane as Associate Dean for Strategic Planning and Community Engagement, effective Oct. 16, 2018. An accomplished scholar and executive in higher education, Williams Lessane will chair the strategic planning working group and spearhead outreach and fundraising efforts…

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CCSD Commits to New Teacher Recruitment and Retention Strategies

By Bill Briggman, Chief Human Resource Officer, Charleston County School District For years there have been conversations about teacher compensation and questions as to whether the salary structure for teachers is competitive. While these conversations and the debate over the funding of school districts have been taking place, our teacher force has been significantly decreasing.…

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