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Civil rights groups demand action on failing schools

Two civil rights groups assembled Saturday to demand action on the nine Charleston County School District (CCSD) schools classified by the South Carolina Department of Education as chronically failing. Beverly

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The fate of West Ashley middle schools is uncertain

Charleston County School District (CCSD) is contemplating combining the two West Ashley middle schools under its control, C.E. Williams and West Ashley Advanced Studies Magnet (WA-ASM). A third West Ashley public middle school, Orange Grove Charter Middle, is governed by

CCSD contemplates combining West Ashley middle schools

The Charleston County School District (CCSD) has empaneled an ad hoc committee to make recommendations to re-align West Ashley schools. One of the options the committee is tasked with considering is combining C.E. Williams Middle School and West Ashley Advanced

Orange Grove Charter School sets applications record

Orange Grove Charter School received a record number of applications during the school choice application process, which ended March 11. The K-8 school received a total of 1518 applications, including 449 for 100 Kindergarten spaces. The school has 95% retention

Teen film-maker Ke’Von Singleton already mentoring

Charleston-area teen and documentary film-maker Ke’Von Singleton credits his parents Michael and Santonia Singleton and his mentor Elder Cal Morrison for inspiring him to research the civil rights movement. The First Baptist Church School senior regularly returns to his former

8 apply for vacant West Ashley School Board seat

Eight candidates submitted applications for the West Ashley School Board seat vacated by Charleston County Register of Deeds Michael Miller. The Charleston County Legislative Delegation is likely to meet Monday in North Charleston to endorse a candidate and submit the

Students excel in underwater robotics competition

Eighty students from 10 schools participated in the SeaPerch Charleston Regional Challenge Wednesday at the Danny Jones pool in North Charleston. The students built remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) from kits and maneuvered them in obstacle course and rescue and recovery

West Ashley High School showcases programs

West Ashley High School (WAHS) showcased its programs Thursday evening at the Taste of West Ashley night. Invitations went out to all West Ashley elementary and middle school students and their parents to participate. Academic programs, Career and Technology Education

West Ashley students perform with Benedict jazz band

The Benedict College Jazz Ensemble participated in West Ashley High School’s Black History Month program by doing a performance and inviting West Ashley jazz musicians on-stage. The jazz ensemble performed such classic songs as Goin’ to Kansas City and Georgia

CCSD to embark on school improvement planning

The Charleston County School Board voted Monday to embark on school improvement planning in different parts of the Charleston County School District (CCSD). The planning will involve stakeholder groups in North Charleston, peninsular Charleston, West Ashley and rural areas. The

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