This week, Hillary Flynn, editor of The Post and Courier’s Education Lab explains how the spread of the delta variant created a chaotic first seven weeks of the school year in South Carolina. Read more
The show is produced by Emily Williams and Gavin McIntyre.
The Post and Courier spoke with dozens of education administration officials, teachers, parents and students in South Carolina schools as the school year kicked off amid a rising COVID-19 surge. We talked to people desperate for mask mandates and vaccine incentives, as well as those who are adamantly opposed to them. These are their stories.
The Post and Courier is partnering with funders and other organizations in our state to launch our own Education Lab. Over the next three years, and hopefully longer, we are going to bring our focused efforts to bear on this important issue.
South Carolina's Department of Health and Environment has revised its school COVID safety guidelines as the number of cases drop.
The Charleston County School Board voted 8-1 to extend the district's face mask requirement through Nov. 12.
Education reporter Libby Stanford breaks down what the Charleston-area school districts are doing to protect students and staff as they return to school amid a surge in COVID-19 cases in South Carolina.
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 Post and Courier's new executive editor, Autumn Phillips, shares some of the big things happening at the paper, like fundraising to support more investigative journalism and the addition of other newsrooms across the state. Read more
Dr. Thaddeus Bell shares what he is going to help people, particularly Black South Carolinians, overcome hesitancy about the COVID-19 vaccine — and some of the reasons why that hesitancy exists. Read more
Reporter Tony Bartelme and photographer Lauren Petracca give us a behind-the-scenes look at their latest project, which took them to Greenland, where melting ice has a profound effect on Charleston's coastline. Read more
Dr. Brannon Traxler, public health director for DHEC, gives us an update on the state of the pandemic in S.C., and reporter Avery Wilks shares what he learned about how stress and burnout is affecting people working behind the scenes during this pandemic. Read more
Natalie and Ron Daise share the journey of how their storytelling led to the creation of the TV show "Gullah Gullah Island" and how they're still telling stories today in this first in an occasional Understand SC series, SC Voices. Read more
Just a couple days after the court heard the cases, a decision was issued Thursday afternoon, striking down Columbia's ordinance requiring masks. Read more