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Rats, facilities problems, and low-test scores plague high-poverty schools

  Charleston County School Board member Kevin Hollishead led a press conference Friday concerning the inequity of Charleston County School District (CCSD) facilities and maintenance. Standing in front of the

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Padron deems bureaucracy the “root of the problem” in CCSD

Charleston County School Board candidate Paul Padron stated at a candidates forum that the bureaucracy at the 75 Calhoun Street headquarters was the root of the student achievement problem in Charleston County School District (CCSD). The forum, sponsored by the

Physical barriers are needed to prevent rodent infestation

Lowcountry Source has learned that setting traps inside a building alone is not an effective measure to prevent rodent infestation. Setting up physical barriers to entry and exit is the only reliable method to solve the problem. Justin Ludy from

Postlewait’s contract set to expire in December

Charleston County School District (CCSD) Superintendent Gerrita Postlewait only has three months remaining on her contract. If the consolidated school board fails to renew her contract before the end of the year, she will automatically receive a one-year extension on

Maryland rolls out a school safety tip system

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan recently announced the launch of a statewide school safety tip system. The system will be monitored around the clock by the Maryland Emergency Management Agency. The system consists of a website with an e-mail tip link,

CCSD re-evaluating school choice programs

The (Charleston) Post and Courier reported that the Charleston County School District (CCSD) is re-evaluating its school choice programs based on feedback from a recent Clemson University diversity study on CCSD schools. The current school choice programs include a variety

Activists push back against CCSD on pedophile scandal

A number of community activists participated in the public comment period at the Charleston County School Board meeting Monday to speak out against the handling of a 2014 incident involving an employee found with child pornography on his school computer.

Benefit for at-risk youth set for Sept. 26

Andolini’s Pizza at 1940 Sam Rittenberg Boulevard is hosting a benefit for at-risk West Ashley youth Wednesday, September 26 from 6 to 8 pm. Charleston Youth Club, The I Am Foundation and the Deming Park Jets youth football team are

Academic Magnet cheerleaders to perform at Citrus Bowl

The cheerleaders from Academic Magnet High School have been invited to perform in the pregame ceremony at the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl January 1, 2019 in Orlando. The squad was selected by the Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA), based on

Advocates network wants accountability in CCSD pedophile case

A group of concerned of concerned citizens calling itself the Charleston Advocates Network stood in front of the Charleston County School District (CCSD) office Tuesday, asking for a full investigation of a 2014 case involving child pornography found on an

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