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Charleston RISE – an advocacy group for high-poverty schools

The grassroots group Charleston RISE recently graduated its first group of 12 community leaders dedicated to advocating for high poverty schools in the Charleston County School District. The group recently

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Principals listening session marred by schedule conflict

Charleston County School District Superintendent Gerrita Postlewait scheduled the principals session of her listening tour on a date when many school leaders are scheduled to attend the South Carolina Association of School Administrators conference in Myrtle Beach.  The principals session

CCSD teachers lash out at Superintendent

More than 100 Charleston County School District (CCSD) teachers showed up for the first leg of Superintendent Gerrita Postlewait’s “listening tour” Thursday at the CCSD headquarters. During a free-wheeling “Oprah-style” discussion moderated by non-profit Tri-county Cradle To Career Collaborative CEO

CCSD teachers not notified of listening session

Charleston County School District (CCSD) Superintendent Gerrita Postlewait pledged a week ago to schedule a listening tour to hear from district stakeholders. The teachers’ listening session is set for Thursday, June 15 at 5 pm at the district headquarters, 75

Despite public outcry, School Board sticks with status quo on principal hiring

The Charleston County School Board Policy and Personnel Committee, which includes all nine board members, rejected two measures to change principal hiring policies. One measure called for a 3-5 year contract for principals. The other sought to restore the hiring

EdFirstSC skeptical about Superintendent’s listening tour

The Charleston County School Board meets today for a series of committee meetings. The Policy and Personnel Committee meets at 2 to discuss the Charleston County School District’s principal hiring and transfer policy. The school board ceded the authority to

WAHS to retain bell schedule

A consideration to push back West Ashley High School’s bell schedule was tabled by the Constituent District 10 school board. The schedule will remain from 7:15 am to 2:15 pm. There was discussion about research showing that teens perform better

CCSD Chief Financial Officer on un-explained leave

Charleston County School District (CCSD) Chief Financial Officer Glenn Stiegman was seen being escorted out of the CCSD office building on Bridge View Rd. in North Charleston several weeks ago. Since then there has been no word of what prompted

District 10 Board to discuss WAHS bell schedule on Thursday

The St. Andrews Constituent School District 10 Board of Trustees (D10) will meet Thursday, June 8 at 6:00 p.m. at the St. Andrews campus media center. The board has several important items to discuss that impact the West Ashley area.

Postlewait announces 6-week listening tour

Charleston County School District Superintendent Gerrita Postlewait released an end of school year YouTube video in which she promised to listen to school district stakeholders in June and July before submitting an updated strategic plan to the school board. Speaking

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