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West Ashley valedictorian Marcus Jackson wants to be a teacher

West Ashley High School (WAHS) valedictorian Marcus Jackson has a rare career goal among valedictorians – he plans to return to the community as a history teacher. Jackson, who never

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New C.E. Williams building dedicated

A dedication ceremony for the C.E. Williams Middle School was held Thursday at its new home next to West Ashley High School and the upcoming Bees Ferry West Ashley Library. The 137,000 square foot facility is scheduled to open in

West Ashley rejects proposal to consolidate middle schools

After three public meetings to provide feedback on six “mission critical action items” proposed for West Ashley schools by Charleston County School District (CCSD), participants rejected the proposal to combine C.E. Williams and West Ashley Advanced Studies Magnet (WAASM) middle

West Ashley schools committee to reveal priorities Wednesday

The West Ashley schools Mission Critical Action (MCA) team will announce the priorities it will recommend to the Charleston County School Board at a community meeting Wednesday from 6:30 to 8 pm at West Ashley High School. More than 70

Emphasis on testing makes parents uneasy

Stacey Hayes is a parent of three students who attend the Montessori Community School of Charleston. Montessori Community School is a partial magnet school in the Charleston County School District (CCSD). There are 274 students from 3-years-old to 8th grade.

West Ashley High School places in culinary arts competition

West Ashley High School (WAHS) placed third in the statewide ProStart culinary arts competition in Greenville this spring. The team, consisting of Brazil Murray, Reggie Miller, Karlos Cruz-Reyes and Belle Lueagnamta (an exchange student from Thailand), was tasked with preparing

West Ashley High School places in culinary arts competition

West Ashley High School (WAHS) placed third in the statewide ProStart culinary arts competition in Greenville this spring. The team, consisting of Brazil Murray, Reggie Miller, Karlos Cruz-Reyes and Belle Lueagnamta (an exchange student from Thailand), was tasked with preparing

Hollinshead looks to Atlanta for school reform ideas

Charleston County School Board member Kevin Hollinshead decided to look to school reform ideas in Atlanta public schools to help improve the chronically failing schools in his North Charleston district. The South Carolina Department of Education recently rated eight North

West Ashley parents ask about adding a middle school

About 70 school reform advocates assembled at West Ashley High School Monday evening to discuss future plans for West Ashley schools. While the Charleston County School District (CCSD) asked participants to consider the feasibility of combining the two West Ashley

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 Burch, from the Tri-County National Action Network, opened the program

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