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Concerned parents hold press conference calling for Superintendent’s removal

A concerned group of Charleston County School District (CCSD) parents organized by Allison Mackey, Bren Monteriro, and Kellie Barton are holding a press conference on Wednesday, September 20 at 11:00

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Chaos reigns in CCSD teacher allocations

Charleston County School District (CCSD) looks at the enrollment of each school after the first 10 days to determine if teachers need to be added or reassigned. Lowcountry Source has received emails from parents and teachers in the district citing

Petition calls for the removal of CCSD Superintendent Postlewait

A petition was released this morning calling for the Charleston County School Board to immediately remove Superintendent Gerrita Postlewait. The petition addresses 39 grievances aimed at both the school board, which has 9 members who are elected county-wide, and the

Vacant school psychologist positions jeopardize special needs students in 17 CCSD schools

Charleston County School District (CCSD) has 9 openings for school psychologists. There are currently 17 schools with psychologist vacancies. Other psychologists in the district are covering the caseloads. Most of the schools lacking a psychologist are Title I schools with

South Carolina schools not preparing youth for the military, industry

The Citadel Zucker Family School of Education hosted a forum Thursday at the Francis Marion Hotel on the emerging teacher shortage in Charleston County and around the country. The forum focused on steps to improve teacher recruitment and retention. Charleston

Ashley River Elementary gets great results with arts infusion

Two Charleston County School District (CCSD) schools – Ashley River Creative Arts Elementary School (ARCAES) and Sanders-Clyde Creative Arts Elementary School (SCCAES) have each received a Distinguished Arts Program (DAP) grant from the South Carolina Department of Education. The schools

Fewer students want to enter teaching profession

Enrollment in the College of Charleston Teacher Education Program has dropped by 12% from 2014 to 2017. In same time period 14% fewer students graduated from a South Carolina teacher education program. Frances Welch, Dean of the School of Education,

Deaf student escorted out of Wando by police

Elizabeth Adamson gave the 8th grade commencement speech at Cario Middle School this past June. She was featured in a Post and Courier article. She was looking forward to taking honors classes at Wando High School. She already had her

Runyon applies to keep job at West Ashley High

Principal Lee Runyon at West Ashley High School (WAHS) received a pending contract last spring. Despite parent and teacher pushback for Runyon to stay, he has since been hired as the Principal on Assignment for the West Ashley and North

Civil rights groups stand up for maligned school board member

South Carolina National Action Network coordinator Elder James Johnson and other Charleston-area civil rights leaders came to the defense of Charleston County School Board member Kevin Hollinshead Thursday over what they described as a coordinated media attack over bad check

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