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Deaf student escorted out of Wando by police

Elizabeth Adamson gave the 8th grade commencement speech at Cario Middle School this past June. She was featured in a Post and Courier article. She was looking forward to taking

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Runyon applies to keep job at West Ashley High

Principal Lee Runyon at West Ashley High School (WAHS) received a pending contract last spring. Despite parent and teacher pushback for Runyon to stay, he has since been hired as the Principal on Assignment for the West Ashley and North

Civil rights groups stand up for maligned school board member

South Carolina National Action Network coordinator Elder James Johnson and other Charleston-area civil rights leaders came to the defense of Charleston County School Board member Kevin Hollinshead Thursday over what they described as a coordinated media attack over bad check

West Ashley parents win the battle to get a new Stono Park Elementary

Stono Park Elementary School is being torn down, and a new school should be completed in the 2nd quarter of 2019 at a cost of $24, 830, 983.  The projected opening of the new school is August 2019.  The new

Jake Rambo offers prescription for CCSD improvement

Former James B Edwards (JBE) Principal Jake Rambo resigned after receiving a pending contract for the 2017 – 2018 school year. A pending contract indicated that he would not be returning to James B Edwards, even though JBE got superior

Teacher Alliance gives poor rating to board, superintendent

The Charleston Teacher Alliance (CTA), a teacher advocacy group, has released the results of their 2017 Leadership Survey. CTA surveyed 1000 teachers employed by Charleston County School District (CCSD). That is a little less than one third of the teachers

Superintendent won’t reveal top 100 salaries to board member

Charleston County School Board member Kevin Hollinghead sent an email to Superintendent Gerrita Postlewait on Tuesday, July 18 asking for a list of the 100 highest paid CCSD employees and their salaries. Postlewait stated in a return email that his

CCSD Board votes in favor of pay raise and Mt. Pleasant stadium

The Charleston County School District (CCSD) Board voted 5 -2 Monday to build a new football stadium on the Wando High School campus. Board members Cindy Coats, Eric Mack, Michael Miller, Chris Staubes, and Kate Darby voted yes. Board members

Charleston County School Board voting on controversial pay raise

Monday, July 17 the Charleston County School Board could vote to give consolidated board members a raise of $14,428 annually or about 40% of a first-year teacher’s salary. Constituent board members could receive $7,214 or about 20% of a new

Parents question evaluation system for CCSD teachers

On Tuesday, July 11 Charleston County School District (CCSD) Superintendent Gerrita Postlewait held a listening session for parents. A panel of about a dozen parents with children attending CCSD schools throughout the district participated. Parents discussed the need for the

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