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Discipline problems skyrocket with new CCSD discipline policy

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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CCSD superintendent under fire for teacher evaluation policy

On February13, 2017 the Policy and Personnel Committee of the Charleston County School Board (CCSD) met to discuss the use of the Education Value-Added Assessment System (EVAAS) software to determine

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CCSD management policy leaves district open to law suits

Charleston County School District (CCSD) has been using the Goals Based Evaluation Program (GBE) for continuing teachers for more than a decade. CCSD began the 2016-2017 school year with GBE

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Senn negotiates more road funds for Charleston County

The South Carolina General Assembly voted to increase the taxes on gasoline and diesel fuel for the first time in 30 years and over-rode Governor Henry McMaster’s veto. The tax

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BCD Council presents regional bicycle/pedestrian plan

Consultants for the Berkeley-Charleston- Dorchester Council on Governments presented a regional plan Wednesday at the Park Circle Community Center in North Charleston. The BCD Regional Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan was

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Parents furious over school board evaluation policy

The Charleston County School Board meeting had an overflow crowd Monday night. The crowd consisted of mainly parents and teachers concerned about the school district’s evaluation policy. Some of the

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Hundreds expected at Monday School Board meeting

Hundreds of people are expected to attend the Charleston County School Board meeting Monday at 5:15 pm at the 75 Calhoun St. headquarters downtown. Parents, teachers and students are concerned

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West Ashley resident charged in horse carriage incident

West Ashley resident Nicole Wells turned herself in to the Charleston Police Department Friday morning in the aftermath of an accident in which a horse carriage tipped over Thursday afternoon

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Community in uproar over butchering live oaks

One of the most common “big ideas” in the West Ashley Master plan workshops was burying electrical power lines. The Riverland Terrace neighborhood in James Island recently arranged a meeting

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Parents stir up hornet’s nest over principal reassignment

The East Cooper District 2 Constituent School Board met with a packed house this afternoon wanting an explanation for the reassignment and subsequent resignation of James B. Edwards Principal Jake

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