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CCSD SC Ready test scores moving in wrong direction

During the past three years, Charleston County School District (CCSD) students have seen a decline in scores on the annual South Carolina College-and Career-Ready Assessments (SC Ready) for math and

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Rats, facilities problems, and low-test scores plague high-poverty schools

  Charleston County School Board member Kevin Hollishead led a press conference Friday concerning the inequity of Charleston County School District (CCSD) facilities and maintenance. Standing in front of the

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Padron deems bureaucracy the “root of the problem” in CCSD

Charleston County School Board candidate Paul Padron stated at a candidates forum that the bureaucracy at the 75 Calhoun Street headquarters was the root of the student achievement problem in

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Physical barriers are needed to prevent rodent infestation

Lowcountry Source has learned that setting traps inside a building alone is not an effective measure to prevent rodent infestation. Setting up physical barriers to entry and exit is the

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Postlewait’s contract set to expire in December

Charleston County School District (CCSD) Superintendent Gerrita Postlewait only has three months remaining on her contract. If the consolidated school board fails to renew her contract before the end of

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Maryland rolls out a school safety tip system

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan recently announced the launch of a statewide school safety tip system. The system will be monitored around the clock by the Maryland Emergency Management Agency. The

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Absentee voting begins Monday

The general election is scheduled for Tuesday, November 6, but South Carolina registered voters will be able to cast absentee ballots starting Monday, October 8. South Carolina election law provides

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CCSD re-evaluating school choice programs

The (Charleston) Post and Courier reported that the Charleston County School District (CCSD) is re-evaluating its school choice programs based on feedback from a recent Clemson University diversity study on

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Arrington receives endorsements from area black leaders

First Congressional District candidate Katie Arrington received an endorsement from some Charleston-area black business leaders Wednesday at a press conference in West Ashley. Entrepreneur Jerome Heyward said, “Today is a

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Legislators convene this week to take up tax conformity

The South Carolina General Assembly will convene this week to ensure conformity between the state income tax code and the federal tax code, which was updated in December 2017. Tax

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