Youth & Education

New Presbyterian College Special Education Degree to Help Meet Statewide Need for Special Education Teachers

On June 11, the South Carolina Department of Education granted approval for Presbyterian College to offer a special education degree, which will start in Fall 2019. The Bachelor of Science degree will allow students to receive teaching certification in up to three areas. Students can become certified in multi-categorical, severe disabilities and elementary education. PC…

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LaToya Smith appointed interim assistant principal of Ashley River Creative Arts Elementary

Charleston County School District recently announced and welcomed LaToya Smith as interim assistant principal of Ashley River Creative Arts Elementary. Smith has served as an elementary instructional specialist in Curriculum and Instruction with the district for the past two years. Smith joined the Learning Services team in 2017 from Chicora Elementary School where she served…

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Voorhees College launches paid internship scholars program

Six Voorhees College students were selected to participate in the inaugural cohort of the 2019 Voorhees College Paid Internship Program (VC-PISP). The internship placements are challenging work opportunities related to the student’s major or intended career that force students to reflect and integrate college learning in the professional world. According to the internship facilitators, VC–PISP…

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Claflin University’s Nursing Program Earns National Accreditation

Claflin University announces that its RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing program has received accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) Board of Commissioners retroactive from October 1, 2018 until June 30, 2024. CCNE Accreditation ensures that the nursing program consistently demonstrates quality in mission and governance, institutional commitment and resources, and…

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6th Annual Ellington Elite Youth Football Camp Set For June 28

NFL players and Moncks Corner natives Andre Ellington and Bruce Ellington are holding the sixth annual Ellington Elite Youth Football Camp at Berkeley High School on Friday, June 28. Youth will experience professional football instruction, sports performance coaching and motivational speakers. This free camp for participants ages 6-16 will take place at the Berkeley High…

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LaShawna Rivers selected as Director of Instructional Programs

Lashawna Rivers was recently welcomed by the Charleston County School District as the new director of Instructional Programs. Rivers joined the Learning Services team beginning in the 2018-2019 school year as the leader of the district’s Virtual Schools program. Rivers has been serving as the interim director of Instructional Programs for past several months. Rivers…

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Charleston native Kenton Kelley named 2019 HBCU Competitiveness Scholar

The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities recently announced Morris College’s Kenton Kelley had been named one of the 2019 HBCU Competitiveness Scholars. Kelley, along with 43 others from 34 other historically black institutions received the Initiative’s highest student recognition. Competitiveness Scholars are nominated or endorsed by their institution’s president and are recognized for their academic…

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William McCoy named interim director of Clemson University Pan African Studies

By Paul Hyde, College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities William C. McCoy has been appointed interim director of the Pan African Studies program in the Clemson University College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities. In addition to this new role, McCoy will continue his duties as director of the Rutland Institute for Ethics at Clemson. “I welcome William C. McCoy to…

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