Charleston County Schools

Charleston County School of the Arts Receives Rare Invitation to Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic

The Charleston County School of the Arts (SOA) Symphony String Orchestra is the first South Carolina orchestra in 36 years to receive an invitation to attend the 73rd Annual Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic. This prestigious event will take place December 18-21, 2019, at McCormick Place West in Chicago, IL. Groups from all over…

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Erica Taylor Named a #WhatWomenBring Nominee

Erica Taylor, Charleston County School District’s Chief of Staff, was named the 2019 Educator Nominee by the YWCA of Greater Charleston. Lavanda Brown Executive Director of the YWCA announced the 2019 #WhatWomenBring honorees March 20, 2019. In the spring of 2018, YWCA of Greater Charleston brought a new, powerful event for professional women to the…

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NAN’s Frustration At CCSD Business As Usual

By Barney Blakeney In the three weeks since members of the National Action Network disrupted the March 18 Charleston County Consolidated School Board monthly meeting, little has changed regarding the dynamics that sparked the protest. In a move that may or may not have been a surprise, South Carolina National Action Network President Elder James…

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Early Learning Creates Community at W.B. Goodwin Elementary

There is a lot to learn about entering Kindergarten. That’s why staff members at W.B. Goodwin Elementary School (WBGES) are helping families get an early jump on the 2019-2020 school year through their series of “CD Head Start Parent Meetings.” Jatonya Frasier, Goodwin’s Head Start Family Advocate, helped organize a meeting just before Spring Break…

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