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School Board takes first vote in favor of pay raise

The Charleston County School Board met Monday, June 26. The board had a first reading on Rev. Chis Collins’ motion to raise the pay for the consolidated board members to

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Principal merry- go-round hurts school communities

There has been great upheaval in the Charleston County School District (CCSD), with 23 new principals in place for the 2017 – 2018 school year.  The  Charleston County consolidated school

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We don’t have to build housing for 50 new residents a day

The big Chamber of Commerce slogan is that Charleston attracts 50 new residents a day and that we need to build new housing to accommodate them. That line of thinking

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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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Baseball franchise mocks Tebow’s faith

Former NFL quarterback and current Columbia Fireflies minor league outfielder Tim Tebow played a three-game weekend series against the Charleston Riverdogs, attracting more than 21,000 fans. The Riverdogs management took

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Ashleyville residents concerned about gentrification

Charleston developer Crescent Homes has purchased land along the Ashley River and plans to build 41 single-family homes in the $400,000 price range there. Many residents in the low-income and

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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”

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West Ashley commission seeks traffic solutions

A standing room only crowd of about 250 met at the monthly West Ashley Revitalization Commission meeting Wednesday at the Old Schoolhouse, a newly renovated office complex on Magnolia Rd.

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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,

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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

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