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Black Panther actor inspires Lowcountry students

While growing up in West Ashley public housing, Cyrus Birch never dreamed he would become an actor. Birch landed a role in the blockbuster movie Black Panther and is now

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N. Charleston arts school hosts statewide conference

North Charleston Creative Arts Elementary School (NCCAE), an arts infusion magnet school, hosted a statewide conference for schools using the Arts Basic Curriculum (ABC) on Tuesday. NCCAE is among 79 certified ABC schools in South Carolina. The schools utilize elements

West Ashley Middle excels at robotics

West Ashley Middle School (WAMS) started a robotics team as an after-school club in 2016. The robotics team, led by 6th grade teacher Ashley Stoudenmire, travels at least two days a week to West Ashley High School, where the students

Mandarin infusion school starting in the Lowcountry

East Light Academy of Charleston will open this fall. It is a Mandarin Chinese Immersion K – 2nd grade charter school that is located at 2325 Charleston Regional Parkway, off of Clements Ferry Road on the Cainhoy Peninsula. The school

West Ashley Middle attracts record number of magnet students

West Ashley – Advanced Studies Magnet, a middle school located in the former Middleton High School building on William Kennerty Drive, has a record enrollment in its magnet program for academically gifted students.  In its fourth year, the magnet program

Charleston County makes it difficult to run for school board

The Charleston-area League of Women Voters recently conducted a workshop for prospective school board members in North Charleston for residents of Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester Counties.  In a review of qualifications to get on the ballot for school board, it

WAHS event promotes careers in technology

About 400 students at West Ashley High School (WAHS) participated in an event Tuesday to promote careers in technology and the military.  The Student Outreach and Recruitment program presented by the West Columbia-based non-profit Celebrate Freedom Foundation (CFF).  CFF was

Trident Tech Transition Fair identifies post-high school opportunities for special needs students

The third annual Transition Fair for students with disabilities was held at Trident Technical College Saturday. The fair was organized by Charleston Collaborative Action Network (CAN) to help students with disabilities learn about opportunities after high school. This is a

5 WAHS student-athletes sign with colleges

Five West Ashley High School student-athletes signed letters of intent to continue their athletic careers in college in front a school-wide assembly Wednesday as part of National Signing Day. Principal Lee Runyon told the assembled students, “This is the culmination

CCSD to use recovered MLK tapes as curriculum materials

Education consultant Mark Epstein, who retired as a guidance counselor at St. John’s high school after a long career as a counselor and basketball coach, turned over two hour-long audio tapes recovered recently from a speech Rev. Martin Luther King,

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