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Discipline problems skyrocket with CCSD’s Progressive Discipline Plan

In August 2016, the Charleston County School District (CCSD) introduced the Progressive Disciple Plan for middle and high schools.  This plan contains 3 levels of disciplinary violations with varying consequences. 

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Dorchester School District 2 candidates square off

Voters in Dorchester School District 2 had an opportunity to see all six candidates for school board on the same stage at a recent forum hosted by the district’s Parent

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Lowcountry Source announces Student Reporter Program

Educators Robin and John Steinberger are recruiting students from each lowcountry high school for the Lowcountry Source Student Reporter Program. They want to encourage high school students interested in pursuing

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Palmetto Scholars Academy set to monitor eclipse

Total solar eclipses are only observable in North America about once in a generation. The last solar eclipse passed over the continent in 1979. A solar eclipse occurs when the

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Are lowcountry students ready for jobs in demand?

More good-paying, high-tech manufacturing related jobs than the tri-county area has ever seen before are projected to open up in the near future. Will local high school graduates be ready

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Chaos in West Ashley School Board 🔊

The District 10 constituent school board, which oversees the West Ashley public schools, has been thrown into turmoil. Chairwoman Tamara Avery missed the board’s September 1 meeting and later lashed

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Special needs charter school remains open

Pattison’s Academy for Comprehensive Education, a special needs charter school which temporarily lost its charter this summer, re-opened today on its campus at Grace on the Ashley Church on Bees

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Fields set for school board races

The local election boards have certified the candidates who will appear on the ballot November 8 for the non-partisan school board races. There are five seats up for Charleston County

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How to avoid back-to-school pitfalls

After a long and often unstructured summer break, thousands of Lowcountry students return to school this week. It requires significant adjustments for parents and students, alike. Here are some tips

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Teachers need your donated school supplies

I taught in Charleston County Middle and High Schools for 30 years and spent thousands of dollars of my own money for supplies for my classroom.  Almost all teachers I

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