Charleston County Schools

Mack Elected Chair of CCSD Board Described as “Dysfunctional” – Promises Change

By Barney Blakeney Charleston County School Board last month elected two-term member Rev. Eric Mack board chair. Mack ascends to the board’s chairmanship as tumultuous activity advocating change occurs. Mack said he sees that change coming and is committed to making it happen. In a Tuesday interview, Mack said, “I definitely see change coming. Starting…

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Incumbents Hold On To CCSD Board Seats

By Barney Blakeney Several races in the 2018 general election may have been more contentious, but few were as unpredictable as the races for seats on Charleston County Consolidated School Board. Voters elected four members to the board in races that featured three incumbent county school board members. Elected to the board were incumbents Cindy…

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Atlanta-based ArtsNow Awarded AAEDD Grant to Fund smART Literacy! Project in Georgia and South Carolina Schools

ArtsNow Learning (ArtsNow) has been selected to receive funding through the US Department of Education’s (USDOE) Assistance for Arts Education Development and Dissemination Grants Competition (AAEDD). ArtsNow has been awarded more than $2.27 million over four years to fund its smART Literacy! project in four elementary schools in both Georgia and South Carolina. ArtsNow’s smART…

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Charleston County School District receives Accreditation from AdvancED

  By Erica Taylor The Charleston County School District (CCSD) Board of Trustees learned Monday afternoon that the district will receive its first-ever system-wide accreditation from AdvancED, the world’s foremost education accrediting agency. AdvancED President and CEO Mark Elgart presented his agency’s findings to the Board with a set of priorities for the district’s initial…

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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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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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Charleston County School District Report Boldly Challenges Stakeholders

By Barney Blakeney At a recent workshop conducted by Charleston County School District officials, facilitators presented excerpts from the Equity and Inclusion Report: How Much Do We Care completed in June. The report offered a scathing indictment. Shared here is the prologue to the report and recommendations for action. Before the report was presented, facilitators…

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