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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

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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,

CCSD hires Clemson management team to draft improvement plan

The Charleston County School District (CCSD) has committed $135,000 to fund a Clemson University management team in a study of CCSD management practices.  The team is led by attorney Lee Gill, the Chief Diversity Officer at Clemson.  Gill vowed to

Universal dyslexia screening could lead to improved reading performance

Dyslexia first came to the attention of Representative Gary Clary of Pickens County when some of his constituents received exceptional needs scholarships to private schools when public schools were not meeting their needs. Shortly thereafter, his two grandsons were diagnosed

CCSD is expanding career training opportunities

The Charleston County School District (CCSD) is expanding career counseling services and career training opportunities in order to connect students with the needs of the workforce. Chad Vail, the district’s Work-based Learning Partnerships Coordinator, says that more local businesses are

Support Group in place for parents of dyslexic students

Parents often find navigating the school system to get help for a child having learning difficulties frustrating and intimidating. Brandi Graham was one of those parents. She has two sons in a Dorchester District 2 school. Both sons were having

CCSD School Choice Fair well attended

The Charleston County School District (CCSD) held a School Choice Fair on Saturday, January 20. The district held the fair at four locations this year for the first time. Parents could attend fairs closest to their home at either Burke

CCSD School Choice fairs set for Saturday

The Charleston County School District is holding School Choice fairs Saturday, January 20 from 10 am to 1 pm at Burke High School, C.E. Williams Middle School, North Charleston High School, and St. Johns High School. There are 37 options

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