Education

  Berkeley Co. School District, sheriff’s office practice active shooter training

Requests for active shooter training sessions are at an all-time high, officials with the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department said on Thursday after an active shooter drill.

CCSD awarded $435K grant for school violence prevention program

SC Superintendent of Education postpones release of school report cards

Campus visit begins Tuesday for CofC presidential candidates

Punched by students, dragged by their hair: Report details a year’s worth of incidents at CCSD alternative school

Reading Partners in desperate need for volunteers to help students

Charleston County School District releases public records requested by Live 5 News

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CofC announces 3 finalists in presidential search

Voters send 3 incumbents, 1 newcomer to CCSD school board

The Citadel announces tuition increase for 2019-2020 school year

Report: Charleston Co. teacher on administrative leave lived with high school student, inappropriately touched him

Charleston Co. teacher’s license suspended amid sex allegations from W. Va. student

Classrooms of chaos: Nearly 2,000 disciplinary referrals go unprocessed in CCSD school

  Berkeley County School District responds to parents’ safety concerns

The Berkeley County School District responded Friday to complaints and worries from parents about the recent threats of violence in the schools.

CCSD: Gethers-related emails would cost $11K to pull

In September, we asked for a copy of any CCSD emails related to the discovery and/or investigation of inappropriate material on Marvin Gethers’ computer.

New CofC clear bag policy at athletic events starts Thursday

Diapers and non-medically necessary items for babies and young children must also be in a clear bag.

Charleston Co. School District under fire for failing to respond to FOIA requests

A judge ruled earlier this month that the Charleston County School District was “grossly negligent” in failing to preserve video that allegedly showed attacks on a student despite Freedom of Information Act requests to produce them.

CMS Parents talk to their kids after a fatal shooting at Butler HS

Stolen gun used in deadly Butler HS shooting

‘All clear’ given after bomb threat at Hemingway High School

SC students outperform nation in SAT, AP exams, new report shows

County lawmakers form committee to investigate allegations against Charleston Co. School District

CCSD sued over child who allegedly had duct tape placed on mouth at school

  Police : Threat targeting Berkeley High School came from video game live stream

The Berkeley County School District says there will be an increased presence of law enforcement at Berkeley High School Monday.

DD4 students to make up missed school day Friday

Students in Dorchester County School District 4 are in the classroom Friday on what was originally intended to be a day off.

Teacher accused of assaulting student no longer employed by district

The Berkeley County School District confirmed Wednesday a teacher who reportedly assaulted a student is no longer employed by the district.

Search for suspect placed 3 Goose Creek schools on brief lockdown

A search for a suspect briefly placed three Goose Creek schools on lockdown Thursday morning.

Report: Orangeburg County high school student chokes student with belt on bus

The Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after they say a high school student choked another student with a belt while on the bus.

The Citadel kicks off Leadership Day with day of volunteering

Cadets at The Citadel will follow a different routine Wednesday, trading their books for a day of volunteering.

  SC students to take pledge against gun violence

More than 31,000 students across South Carolina will sign a voluntary pledge to help prevent gun violence.

Police: Student ran away from Stratford HS after loaded handgun found in bookbag

Stratford High was placed on lockdown Tuesday.

Baseball field for children with special needs one step closer to reality

The price tag for the project is $1.3 million

Health inspection finds evidence of rodents at Garrett Academy food service area

Inspectors from the state’s Department of Health and Environmental Control found signs of rodents at Garrett Academy.

DHEC to inspect N. Charleston school amid rodent concerns

The state’s health department will inspect Garrett Academy’s food service area Tuesday after photos depicting a rodent problem went viral on social media.

SLED suspends investigation into 2017 sexual assault at CofC dorm

The investigation into a sexual assault at a CofC dorm has been suspended

5 charged in fight at R.B. Stall high school in N. Charleston

Five people have been charged in a fight at a high school in North Charleston.

USC President Harris Pastides to step down in 2019

University of South Carolina President Harris Pastides announced on Wednesday that he will be stepping down from his role at the university.

Georgetown Co. students could return to school Monday, district says

Schools in Georgetown County could reopen for students as early as Monday, according to the school district.

Every SC school district will get less money for P.E. teachers because of state law mistake

Every school district in South Carolina will get less money for Physical Education teachers this year because of a mistake in a state law proviso last year.

Students duct-tape principal to school wall for good cause

Students at West View Primary in Goose Creek are taking part in a unique fundraiser.

CCSD board names law firm, addresses Gethers investigation

The Charleston County School District confirmed it hired Wilbur Johnson at Young Clement Rivers Law firm to investigate how the district handled former employee Marvin Gethers.

‘It looks like they’re in jail’: TX students in detention wear orange shirts, clean windows

The superintendent stopped the practice, saying staff didn’t get it approved by the district, and students will return to serving detention in a classroom setting.

Construction begins for first public pool in Town of Hollywood

Charleston County is scheduled to break ground for a new aquatic center in Hollywood on Wednesday

CCSD superintendent promises same-day call for bus problems

A shortage of bus drivers in the area has caused some problems during the first week of school in Charleston County.

Multiple Berkeley County schools will see changes this year

Students in Berkeley County have officially conquered the first day of the 2018-2019 school year.

  Summerville High School cranking out another group of future chefs

Summerville high school is expanding its culinary arts. This year, students will be able to dive even further into the culinary scene. More than 500 students are already registered for the culinary program. For year two of the program, they will learn the ins and outs of food in a state of the art kitchen. This is the first year Summerville high is launching the baking and pastry program. More than 30 students are enrolled in the advanced class and it is expected to be just as popul...

How to wear a backpack to avoid shoulder pain

As many of you go through your back-to-school checklist, make sure you aren't adding too much stuff to your child's backpack.

New building at Summerville school will eventually hold 850 students

Students at Rollings Middle School of the Arts in a Summerville are coming back to school in a brand new building Monday.

New Moncks Corner elementary school mascot honors state dog

Some students in Moncks Corner are starting the first day in a brand new school.

Back to school reminders you should know before Monday

The school year starts next Monday for many districts around the Lowcountry including Berkeley County, Charleston County, Dorchester County District 2, Dorchester District 4 and Colleton County.

Johnson-Hagood Stadium renovations on track for 2019

Temporary seating is in place on the east side of the Johnson Hagood Stadium for the upcoming football season.

Police app section aims to help Mt. Pleasant students feel safer at school

A part of the Mount Pleasant police department's smartphone app will allow students to self-report issues at school.

Hootie and the Blowfish to reunite for weekend concerts

The 16th Annual Homegrown weekend officially kicks off Friday night.

Student volunteers sort and pack school supplies

Kids and teenagers with the Youth Volunteer Corps of Charleston spent Thursday morning sorting and packing donated school supplies in North Charleston.

Live 5 Investigates: School lunch crunch

With a new school year about to begin, school leaders know lunchrooms can rack up large lunch debts when student lunch accounts become delinquent, taking a bite out of school expenses.

Time running out to donate to Charleston's annual school supplies giveaway

There is less than a week left to donate supplies to the First Day Festival School Supply Drive.

Charleston to hand out free school supplies at First Day Festival on Aug. 12

Backpacks and school supplies will be distributed to thousands of children Sunday at Charleston's 14th annual First Day Festival.

New survey details how 750 teachers feel about CCSD performance

A new survey released Tuesday by the Charleston Teacher Alliance shows how teachers in the Charleston County School District feel about multiple topics including principals, Superintendent Gerrita Postlewait and the school board.  Teachers were rated on the same scale that district officials use to evaluate the teachers themselves."

CofC interim president calls for additional push for diversity in admissions

The interim president of the College of Charleston says he called for an additional review of applications as part of a push for diversity.

Dorchester School District Two making changes to improve school safety

Dorchester School District Two is making changes this upcoming school year to help keep students safe.

Longtime Lowcountry anchorwoman Dee Crosby passes away

A longtime anchorwoman in the Lowcountry has passed away.  Dee Crosby, 60, died Sunday at her home in McClellanville Sunday, according to the Charleston County coroner.  The coroner's office says foul play is not suspected. Dee Crosby worked as a popular anchorwoman for years on several TV stations including Live 5. "Dee was one of the most talented, natural anchors I've ever worked with," Live 5 News anchor Bill Sharpe said. "Our condolences to her family....

  Deputies arrest 19-year-old accused of making threats against Colleton Co. school

Colleton County deputies say a 19-year-old high school student is facing charges in connection with a threat of violence they say he made against the school.

Dr. Jill Biden visiting Charleston to promote early childhood education

The former Second Lady of the United States will make a visit to the Lowcountry Wednesday morning.

Cops: Bluffton teen brings knives, gun to school

Police say no one has been hurt after a 17-year-old Bluffton High School student came to school with knives, a loaded gun, gasoline and a lighter.

Charleston County Schools Parent Information Fair

Saturday, October 30, 2010 10 a.m.– 2 p.m. at Burke High School This exciting event features opportunities to learn first-hand about: Supplemental Educational Services (SES) & Transfers (free tutoring

Free tutoring through Charleston County schools

Does your child qualify for free tutoring? Call 937-6439 to find out.

State, district report cards released; CCSD ratings hold at 'average'

The South Carolina Department of Education released its annual school and district report cards. Statewide, schools did not make Adequate Yearly Progress, meeting 34 out of 37 objectives.

Teachers learn "street talk" to correct language used in classroom

Teachers at Forest Hills Elementary are learning "street talk," or how kids communicate, so that they can correct it. The concept is similar to "Black English," a lesson currently being taught at UNCW.

Local counties push back school start times

Schools in Dorchester District 4 will start two hours late on Friday, Jan. 8 pending inclement weather. Colleton County schools have also pushed back class times. School will start at 10 am. Charleston County students, however, will have school at their normal time.

First Day Festival information

The 7 th Annual First Day Festival will be held on Sunday, August 16, 2009 from 1-4pm at Liberty Square at the SC Aquarium & Charleston Maritime Center.

Tri-County high school graduation dates

A list of high school graduations in the Tri-County area.

Clemson asks staff to take five unpaid days off to deal with cuts

Clemson University is asking all employees to take five days off without pay to help deal with $25 million in state budget cuts.

High school exit exam scores up

Students' scores on state high school exit exams reached a record high this year.

Berkeley County Schools Candidate Forum

DISTRICT 1 Berkeley Alternative, Goose Creek High, Goose Creek Primary, Hanahan Elementary, Hanahan High, Hanahan Middle, Sedgefield Middle CANDIDATES: Kent Murray Since Mr. Murray is running unopposed,

MEET THE CANDIDATES FORUM FOR BERKELEY COUNTY SCHOOLS

DISTRICT 1 Berkeley Alternative, Goose Creek High, Goose Creek Primary, Hanahan Elementary, Hanahan High, Hanahan Middle, Sedgefield Middle CANDIDATES: Kent Murray Since Mr. Murray is running unopposed,

High school scores released by education department

COLUMBIA, SC (WCSC) - The state Department of Education released high schools test scores today for all high schools. Students took the test as part of the federal No Child Left Behind Act. Under the