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Parents furious over school board evaluation policy

The Charleston County School Board meeting had an overflow crowd Monday night. The crowd consisted of mainly parents and teachers concerned about the school district’s evaluation policy. Some of the

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Hundreds expected at Monday School Board meeting

Hundreds of people are expected to attend the Charleston County School Board meeting Monday at 5:15 pm at the 75 Calhoun St. headquarters downtown. Parents, teachers and students are concerned about the likely transfer of 15 principals based on their

Parents stir up hornet’s nest over principal reassignment

The East Cooper District 2 Constituent School Board met with a packed house this afternoon wanting an explanation for the reassignment and subsequent resignation of James B. Edwards Principal Jake Rambo. The entire Charleston County Consolidated School Board and Superintendent

Deceit causes young principal to resign

Principal Jake Rambo of James B. Edwards Elementary in Mt. Pleasant sent a letter to the nine members of the Charleston County School District (CCSD) Board of Trustees and the District 2 Constituent Board (responsible for Mt. Pleasant schools) Tuesday,

Protest at CCSD headquarters attracts hundreds

Over 200 teachers, parents, and students gathered in front of the Charleston County School District Headquarters at 75 Calhoun Street to protest the reassignments of Principal Lee Runyon at West Ashley High School, Principal Jake Rambo at James B. Edwards

James B. Edwards Elementary parents fired up about principal reassignment

Principal Jake Rambo at James B. Edwards Elementary in Mt. Pleasant is being reassigned to another (undisclosed) job within Charleston County School District at the end of the 2016-2017 school year. Rambo was hired less than two years ago and

13 CCSD principals reassigned due to new evaluation process

The Charleston County School District implemented a new teacher evaluation system called Value Added Measurements (VAM) in the middle of the school year. VAM evaluates teachers based on various standardized test scores. It is designed to measure individual student progress

Petition drive initiated to retain West Ashley Principal, Lee Runyon

Principal Lee Runyon at West Ashley High School is being reassigned to another job within Charleston County School District at the end of the 2016-2017 school year. He is completing his third year as principal of the school. A school

500 West Ashley students learn about vehicle safety

Nearly 500 West Ashley High School (WAHS) students learned about the risk of impaired driving and distracted driving at the school’s annual Vehicle Safety Day. The event was sponsored by the High School Injury Prevention Coalition (HSIPC). The tri-county organization

WAHS students get hands-on business experience

Students in the West Ashley High School Merchandising class have the opportunity to operate a retail business, the Cat Shack, a store which sells snacks, beverages, apparel and school supplies. Students shop at the store during the five-minute transition period

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