Charleston County Schools

CCSD Students Honored for Excellence in Global Studies

The World Affairs Council of Charleston and CresCom Bank presented nine Charleston County School District (CCSD) high school students with the John M. Settle Award during a ceremony at The Citadel’s Holliday Alumni Center April 11, 2018. This award is named after the late John M. Settle, Sr., a graduate of the former Charleston High…

Read More

CCSD Announces Diversity Initiative, Draws Fire From Audience

By Barney Blakeney Charleston County School District on Monday at a midday luncheon publicly announced a new initiative to conduct a diversity and inclusion climate survey for the school district. A team of education experts from Clemson University made a presentation on inclusive excellence to county school board members during a meeting later Monday. The…

Read More

CCSD Officials Hope For New Vision in 2018

By Barney Blakeney A lot happened with regard to Charleston County School District in 2017. Much of it had either negative or no significant impact on Black students, according to two school officials. Anjene Davis, a CCSD employee and advocate for public schools said constituents can expect much of the same from CCSD in 2018…

Read More

Glaring Disparities In Education Requires That Blacks Redirect Efforts

By Barney Blakeney When the author of the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture at the College of Charleston report titled “The State of Racial Disparities in Charleston County, South Carolina 2000-2015” outlined data compiled in several categories that include Educational Attainment, Health and Environmental Hazards and Crime and Policing, most egregious…

Read More

Collins Could Face Ethics Investigation For Asking Superintendent To Circumvent Admission Process

By Barney Blakeney The Rev. Chris Collins, Charleston County School Board’s longest serving member, often exemplifies the board’s dubious reputation as controversial. He took another stab at demonstrating that characteristic by asking Superintendent Dr. Gerrita Postlewait through various email requests to intervene in the selection process and expedite his daughter’s admission to the Charleston County…

Read More

Baptist Hill Announces Ticket Sales and Travel Plans for SCHSL A State Championship Football Game

Baptist Hill Middle High School’s (BHMHS) varsity football team is in the South Carolina High School League (SCHSL) state championship game for the first time in program history, and school leaders are inviting fans throughout Charleston County School District (CCSD) to support the Bobcats in person. Baptist Hill is the first CCSD football team in…

Read More

QEP To Host School Board Information Session November 16

The Quality Education Project (QEP) and its sponsors will host a school board information session on Thursday, November 16 from 6pm to 7:30pm at the ILA Local 1422 Hall (1142 Morrison Drive). This community clinic will provide an opportunity to learn more about the CCSD School Boards, advocating for public education and running for office…

Read More

Students’ Futures Caught In Adult Tug-of-War

By Barney Blakeney It’s hard to get a handle on what’s going on at Garrett Academy of Technology. Some school board officials say the county-wide careers academy is underperforming and should close to make room for the new Center for Advanced Studies that will accommodate high school students in North Charleston. Some constituents say Garrett…

Read More