Education

SC school district considering a four-day school week

According to the plan proposed by Florence School District Three Superintendent Laura Hickson, classes would be Monday through Thursday, with school days extended 1.5 hours per day.

  CCSD teachers report low morale in latest teacher survey

  Charleston County school bus fight victim continues recovery two weeks later

  Berkeley County School District considering pay raise for teachers, employees

  Mom said she found bruises on nonverbal son with autism after school

  Rep. Cunningham honors Lowcountry school on US House floor

  Lawmakers postpone debate on massive education reform bill until January

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  Cane Bay High School implements creative changes to accommodate expanding student body

  Classroom Champions: Robotics team at Woodland High needs work benches

  Dorchester District 2 faces $7 million shortfall as budget talks head to county council

SC State Fair names Lowcountry 2019 scholarship recipients

Massive education reform bill not likely to pass this year, lawmakers say don’t give up yet

  Police: Military Magnet student to face discipline over toy gun

  Police documents released on investigation of former CCSD employee accused of molesting students

State police files show the Charleston County School district was questioning how a Supervisor handled the Marvin Gethers case well before a Live 5 News investigation exposed what happened.

  Estimated 10,000 teachers, supporters descend on Columbia for education rally

Teachers from the Lowcountry joined colleagues from across South Carolina for a march from the South Carolina Department of Education to the Statehouse grounds Monday where they took a stand for school reform.

  Classroom Champions: Volleyball teacher at North Charleston wants to help students get healthy

Volleyball coach Lindsay Sauls wants basic workout gear and clothing to help her students get some exercise for a healthier lifestyle. All students can take advantage of her program, but she especially wants girls to take part and develop healthy habits.

‘Where’s Molly? Where’s Molly?': 10,000 people estimated at #AllOutMay1 teacher’s rally at the South Carolina State House

An estimated 10,000 people participated in SC for Ed's #AllOutMay1 teacher's rally at the South Carolina State House on Wednesday.

Teachers hope signs send clear messages at education rally

  Teachers pushing for higher pay, smaller class sizes

  BCSD Superintendent apologizes after district statement brings backlash

  Group releases schedule of events for teacher rally at SC statehouse

Thousands of teachers preparing to rally at State House

  Report names high school in North Charleston as best in country

The Citadel to graduate first class of nurses this week

The Citadel will graduate its first class of nurses on Saturday

  CCSD to stay open despite over 500 teachers taking off to attend education rally in Columbia

As closures are coming in for schools across the state ahead of Wednesday’s education rally in Columbia, the Charleston County School District will remain open.

  LOOK HERE: 2 Lowcountry districts cancel school ahead of Wednesday teacher rally

Two Lowcountry school districts have announced plans to close schools Wednesday because of the number of teachers they anticipate will travel to Columbia for an education rally.

SC Superintendent of Education: 'I cannot support teachers walking out on their obligations’ to attend rally

Just days away from SC for Ed’s #AllOutMay1 rally at the State House, the South Carolina Superintendent of Education has released a statement regarding teachers’ participation in the event.

Denmark Tech supporters sue state; its future is uncertain

Supporters of Denmark Technical College are suing South Carolina even as the school’s fate is being debated in the state budget.

UofSC reopens president search after no women named finalists

The University of South Carolina reopened its search for a new president after critics asked whether any women were considered.

  Teachers say ‘enough is enough’ as many plan to rally for education reform next week

Dorchester School District Two is the first in the Lowcountry to cancel class Wednesday as teachers travel to Columbia to rally for education reform.

Teachers say more mental health counselors needed in SC schools

Next week, teachers will be rallying at the State House to push for changes in the classroom.

Dorchester District 2 cancels classes for Wed. ahead of teacher planned walk out rally

Officials with Dorchester District two have announced they are closing schools for students and staff on Wednesday, May 1.

  Citadel cadets win $10K to start their own business

Two Citadel Cadets are one step closer to making their business dream come true.

Governor: Planned teacher walkout in SC sends wrong message

A spokesman for South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster says a teacher rally to call for education reform on a school day sends the wrong message.

  Charleston Co. School District one cent sales tax to go on 2020 ballot

The Charleston County School District is planning on putting another one cent sales tax on the 2020 ballot.

  Classroom Champions: Thanks for helping two Lowcountry teachers get special materials for their classrooms

Live 5 viewers quickly responded to a call to action to help local teachers fund special materials to enhance learning for their students.

  Classroom Champions: Cane Bay High School students need tools to build robots in Mr. Sklar’s class

Mr. Sklar of Cane Bay High is using the Donors Choose website to obtain tools needed to help students build robots for competition.

  State treasurer honors James Island teacher for lessons on managing money

A James Island classroom welcomed a special guest Tuesday who came to honor a teacher who makes sure her students understand finance.

  CCSD board gives preliminary approval to nearly billion dollar budget

The Charleston County School board voted on Monday to give preliminary approval to the district’s 2020 budget.

UofSC board of trustees names four finalists in the search for next president

The University of South Carolina's board of trustees has announced the names of the four candidates under consideration to become the school's 29th president.

  Public meeting held about combining West Ashley middle schools

The Charleston County School District released a list of six “Mission Critical -Actions” for the West Ashley part of the district.

  ‘I fully expected to graduate from The Citadel’: 75-year-old SC man becomes college’s oldest graduate

But as we know, plans don’t always work out the way we want them to.

  SC 5th grader died of natural causes, no criminal charges to be filed, investigators say

No criminal charges will be filed in the March death of a 10-year-old Colleton County girl who died after a fight in her classroom, the solicitor says.

TIMELINE: Raniya Wright death investigation

The wait for answers in the death of a 10-year-old Colleton County student may be over Friday when investigators hold a news conference in Walterboro.

  Classroom Champions: Goodwin Elementary teacher wants STEM games and activities to help young students

Teachers often spend their own money for extra materials, books and technology to enhance learning for their students. But there is an easy way you can help them get wish list items for their students.

Beaufort County Board of Education announces new superintendent

The Beaufort County Board of Education has selected Dr. Frank Rodriguez to be their new superintendent of schools.

  CCSD mission critical meetings aim to fix failing schools

Plans are in the works to improve your child’s education. Tuesday night that plan took place on Johns Island for one of several mission critical meetings happening across the county.

  Charleston County School District announces plans to shut down Garrett Academy

The Charleston County School District scheduled a meeting Tuesday afternoon at Garrett Academy of Technology where it is informing parents of plans to close the school.

SC education board permanently revokes former Colleton Co. teacher license after sexual conduct charges

A former Colleton County high school teacher educator’s license is permanently revoked after a vote by the South Carolina Board of Education.

  CofC basketball coach helps kick off school’s book fair

The College of Charleston’s Men’s basketball coach took a break from the court to hit the books Monday.

DD2 extends safety task force committee another year, establishes five year plan

Dorchester District 2 school officials have voted to keep its Safety Task Force Committee meeting around for another year.

  Police investigating possible assault by substitute teacher at school

A substitute teacher will not be allowed back into the school following an incident in which the substitute allegedly assaulted a student, according to an incident report.

  Parents, residents discuss wanted changes to N. Charleston public schools

Parents and residents in North Charleston are addressing the changes they want to make within their public schools.

Slain UofSC student to be honored with posthumous degree at spring graduation

Josephson was scheduled to attend Drexel University Law School in the fall after receiving her degree in political science during spring commencement ceremonies in early May.

  CCSD board approves new rules to keep the peace after protest shut down last month’s meeting

The Charleston County School Board voted on Monday to make changes to its board meeting protocol after last meeting in March was brought to a halt by protestors.

School holds remembrance day for 5th grader who died after school fight

A Colleton County school held a special day to remember a 10-year-old girl who died after a fight in her classroom.

New teacher retention program keeps first-year teachers in the classroom

Briel White always knew she was going to be a teacher.

  The Citadel inaugurates new president

The Citadel will officially install its 20th president at a ceremony on campus Friday afternoon.

  Possible changes coming to CCSD after protest shut down last month’s board meeting

The Charleston County School District is looking at making changes to its school board policies after a protest shut down last month’s board meeting.

Students, staff, and leaders rally to ‘save’ Denmark Technical College

“I needed something that was like a bridge and if that’s taken away students in the community won’t have that," Tucker said.

  Dorchester District 2 fields thousands of bus complaints

A Live 5 News investigation uncovered thousands of bus issues across the Tri-County area.

  Thousands of hours of class time missed because of late CCSD buses

So far this school year students have missed almost 7,000 hours of class time because of late buses.

  Bus issues continue to plague Charleston County School District

According to documents from CCSD, there have been nearly 3,000 bus related complaints formally submitted to the Charleston County School District so far this school year.

April Fools: CofC jokes about moving spring graduation out of Cistern Yard

The press release even had fake quotes which sound pretty real.

Principal sends letter acknowledging student’s death, promising support for students, families

Summerville High School’s principal emailed parents late Thursday afternoon expressing grief at the loss of a student.

  School Board releases brief statement on 5th grader’s death, community members angrily demand answers

The Colleton County School Board made its first public comments Thursday afternoon after a special meeting called to discuss a classroom fight authorities say led to the death of a 10-year-old girl at Forest Hills Elementary School.

Elementary school where fight led to death of 5th grader earned ‘unsatisfactory’ school report card rating

The Walterboro elementary school in which a reported fight between two students led to the death of a 10-year-old girl earned a failing grade, according to a school report.

Lawmakers hope to prevent more SC families from becoming 1 of 45 million in U.S. with student debt

Lawmakers are hoping to tackle the student loan debt crisis in South Carolina.

  Lawsuit: Woman sues Colleton Co. School District after teacher told students about untrue story on daughter’s abortion

The Colleton County School District is being sued by one of its former teachers. The suit also names a current employee of the school district.

  Elementary school student airlifted to hospital after fight in classroom

A fifth-grade Walterboro student was being treated in Charleston for injuries she received during a fight at her school.

  Group raises concerns over possible new CCSD school location

The Coastal Conservation League is voicing their concern about a potential new school’s impact on the environment if the board were to choose the land off Hwy. 17.

Deputies watching area where gunfire reported near elementary school

Charleston County deputies say they are monitoring an area near a school where a bus driver reported hearing gunshots Friday morning.

  Lowcountry teachers share concerns at education hearing

Lowcountry teachers got the chance to share their thoughts on what needs to be changed in the South Carolina education system.

  Less teacher experience, higher turnover rate higher found at unsatisfactory CCSD schools

The Charleston County School District is working on plans to fix its failing schools, but a look at new numbers show test scores aren’t the only thing that’s low.

  ‘No regrets:’ NAN leader says he’s not sorry for shutting down CCSD board meeting

The South Carolina coordinator for the National Action Network said on Tuesday that he has no regrets and will not be silenced after shutting down Monday’s Charleston County School District board meeting.

  Lowcountry girls learn about aviation careers at Joint Base Charleston

About 120 middle and high school girls from about a dozen local schools got an up-close look at several aviation careers Tuesday morning.

Educators, senators work together to change education bill

Lawmakers have been amending the massive-education reform bill since it was introduced.

  New schools and classroom additions in proposed plan to address explosive growth in Berkeley County

The way growth is impacting Berkeley County schools is a complicated issue, and it’s all laid out in the district’s 2018-2019 Facility Assessment Master Plan.

  Protesters interrupt Charleston Co. School Board meeting, claim they are ‘new school board’

Charleston County School District officials halted a school board meeting Monday when a protest outside the headquarters moved inside to the meeting room.

SC education superintendent surprises Lowcountry teacher as finalist for teacher of the year

SC Superintendent of Education named teacher of the year finalist in a surprise visit to a Lowcountry elementary school.

  Coaches and parents in college admissions scheme find jobs in danger

At a brief court appearance Wednesday, a judge allowed Lori Loughlin to be released on $1 million bond and travel to the area around Vancouver, Canada, to work but otherwise imposed strict travel restrictions.