The order temporarily bars the state from enforcing its law prohibiting the use of state funds to enforce school mask mandates after parents of students with disabilities sued state officials and several school districts.
Belle Hall Elementary is one of five South Carolina schools to be named a 2021 National Blue Ribbon School.
After facing charges and an indictment by a grand jury, DD2 board member Barbara Crosby has been suspended from office.
Charleston County School District's mask requirement forces teachers to open virtual classrooms as students who refuse to wear face coverings are sent home.
At a DD2 board meeting on Sept. 20, officials heard from parents and discussed among themselves the possibility of approving face-covering requirements in schools.
This fall, nearly 100 high-achieving students from Charleston County began their college journeys thanks to support from The Meeting Street Scholarship Fund.
Fox Ridge Farm is a student-run, 10-acre farm housed at Ashley Ridge High School. It was started in 2017 as a small horticulture program for students.
The debate over what students are — or aren't — learning about U.S. history and America's founding ideals will ramp up next year in the South Carolina Statehouse, as lawmakers seek to expunge what they consider lessons of division.
During the meeting, DD2 staff members walked board members through some of the changes they can expect when students return, among them deep cleanings, an altered bell schedule to help with bus delays, more kiosks in lunchrooms to help with social distancing, assigned classroom seats in rows and the removal of nonessential classroom items.
Charleston County School District officials are revising COVID-19 policies to promote masks and prevent closures and quarantines. The new policies are in addition to a $2 million initiative to provide mental health supports.
South Carolina reported 14,763 confirmed or probable new COVID-19 cases over the weekend and 158 confirmed or probable deaths, the state Department of Health and Environmental Control said Sept. 13.
Nearly 4,000 confirmed and probable cases were reported by DHEC on Sept. 10.
South Carolina students start learning about 9/11 in fifth grade, but the attacks play a major role in curriculum throughout middle and high school.
More than 3,000 confirmed and probable cases were reported by DHEC on Sept. 9.
Nearly 3,000 confirmed and probable cases were reported by DHEC on Sept. 8.
The two-week virtual model decision comes as the district reports more than 700 student cases of COVID-19.
New data also shows more than 350 South Carolinians died from COVID-19 during a recent seven-day span.
With many students temporarily returning to virtual learning, we're here to help parents in any way that we can. And since this week includes two literary holidays — National Read a Book Day (Sept. 6) and National Literacy Day (Sept. 8), we wanted to share some tips for how parents can help …
The 2020-21 South Carolina School Report Card gave educators their first glimpse of how the pandemic impacted student learning and the results are concerning.
Less than one month into the new academic year, at least 56,000 students in South Carolina have already been called out of school due to exposure to the coronavirus. And because many districts don't announce their quarantines, the true scope of the disruption is almost certainly far higher.
About a dozen South Carolina National Guardsmen will bolster the staffs of emergency rooms, temporary respiratory clinics and antibody clinics of Tidelands Health hospitals as they deal with a surging COVID-19 case load, officials announced on Sept. 3.
The state reported 60 newly confirmed and probable deaths on Sept. 2.
Dorchester District 2 school board voted 6-1 to approve seven days of virtual learning in response to rising COVID cases.
The news comes as many state health officials continue to urge residents to get vaccinated and South Carolina’s complete vaccination rate continues to sit below 50 percent.
The S.C. Department of Education released its annual S.C. School Report Card, which provides an overview of results from standardized tests, graduation rates and school environment.
The Charleston County School Board approved six priorities for $163.2 million that the district is receiving as part of the American Rescue Plan Act. Most of the money will be used to address learning loss in schools.
Code Ninjas, a new coding learning center in Mount Pleasant, teaches computer coding and problem solving skills through video game development.
Charleston County School Board called on legislators and Gov. Henry McMaster to reconsider the law, which prohibits districts from using public funds to enforce mask mandates.
Four employees with Dorchester District 2 schools have died in the past week — at least three reportedly from COVID-19.
South Carolina's public health agency recommended Aug. 20 that all schools require masks indoors and urged the Legislature to return for a special session to allow that to happen.
S.C. Superintendent Molly Spearman said in an Aug. 17 news conference that she has asked state lawmakers to repeal a budget measure that prohibited school districts from imposing mask mandates using state funds.
Masks will be required for students, staff and visitors at the schools until Oct. 15. The decision comes as a bipartisan group of state lawmakers began pushing for a special session of the Legislature to reconsider the proviso.
As Charleston-area public schools open without mask mandates, some private and independent schools are taking a different approach.
Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester students are preparing to return to the classroom as COVID-19 cases are on the rise. Here's what families need to know.
The First Day Festival on Aug. 8 brought children from across the county to a back-to-school celebration, giving families resources to prepare for the new school year.
Getting back to school in 2021 will look a little more like what life was like pre-pandemic. The first day for public schools will take place during the week of August 16, versus the after Labor Day start date in 2020, and masks will not be required in schools or on buses. However, they will…
The goal of the multipronged effort is get more children from birth to age 5 ready for kindergarten — a task heightened by COVID-19 and the additional stresses the pandemic has put on already-struggling families.
Back-to-school events across the Charleston area offer free supplies and discounted books to prepare for the 2020-21 school year.
When you need a book to read, Little Free Libraries offer a convenient spot due to their easy access and great selection. The book-sharing boxes are open seven days a week, 24 hours a day and are freely accessible to all, removing barriers to book access.
South Carolina will help parents with back-to-school shopping in August with its annual sales tax holiday weekend. For 72 hours, the state will hold its Sales Tax Free Weekend from 12:01 a.m. on Aug. 6 through the night of Aug. 8.
South Carolina could provide parents up to $1,000 per child for tutoring outside school hours as a way of helping struggling students get back on track academically
Six students at Palmetto Scholars Academy placed first in a national competition to send an experiment to the International Space Station.
South Carolina is about a year out from the primary for its next governor’s race, but the contest has already generated a lot of conversation.
The Charleston County School District hosted two town hall meetings on July 20 and 21 to gather feedback on how it should spend $163.1 million in federal funding.
The city of Charleston is accepting school supply donations at locations downtown, in James Island, West Ashley, Daniel Island and North Charleston.
CRAFT Flight Training and Simulation hosted its first summer camp for high school students July 11-23, bringing students from around South Carolina and the country to the Summerville Regional Airport.
The Berkeley County School District board approved a $325 million budget for 2021-22. Now the district is asking for feedback on how it will spend $72.5 million in federal COVID-19 relief.
Six Charleston County School District middle and high school earned Distinguished School awards from Project Lead The Way, a nonprofit dedicated to providing STEM curriculum to schools across the country.
Libraries are more than just storage spaces for books, but rather serve as cornerstones of their communities. Gathering places that despite the rapid growth of all things digital, simply cannot be replaced. Through its network of 18 branches, Charleston County Public Library offers free educ…
Public school students will have a shorter summer than average due to the late start in 2020, but two months is still enough time to experience the academic “summer slide.” And as for the students who have been out for weeks now, it’s time to start a good ‘ole routine of reading, writing and…