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General Assembly law eases testing burden on schools

Charleston County School District (CCSD) Superintendent Gerrita Postlewait held listening sessions during the summer of 2017 for teachers, parents, students, administrators, and community members. One consistent complaint was there is

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EdFirstSC backs Moffley’s claim against Superintendent

Education advocacy group EdFirstSC has filed a report with the South Carolina State Board of Education (SCBOE) alleging gross misconduct by Charleston County School District (CCSD) Superintendent Gerrita Postlewait. The report was submitted as evidence in support of former Charleston

Charter schools conference emphasizes innovation and improving lives

Innovation and improving the lives of students were among the items discussed at the Public Charter Alliance of South Carolina’s 17th annual conference Wednesday at the North Charleston Convention Center.  More than 350 participants from all parts of the state

Moffly files charges against Postlewait to the SC State Board of Education

On November 8, former Charleston County School Board member Elizabeth Moffly filed a formal complaint with the South Carolina State Board of Education against Charleston County School District Superintendent Gerrita Postlewait. Moffly cited several laws that she believes Postlewait violated.

CCSD fails to respond to FOIA requests

Patrick Hayes, a 5th grade Charleston County School District (CCSD) teacher and director of the education advocacy group EdFirstSC, has filed numerous Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests to obtain information from CCSD. None of the FOIA requests have been

Postlewait provides form for her own evaluation

The Charleston County School Board members were given an evaluation form entitled: Evidence-Based Leadership Responsibilities and Practices to evaluate the performance of Superintendent Gerrita Postlewait. The form was provided by the Superintendent, rather than being generated by the board itself.

CCSD students and teachers suffer due to teaching vacancies and lack of substitutes

Charleston County School District (CCSD) has about 55 teaching vacancies currently listed on its website. Lowcountry Source has been told by several beginning teachers that they will not apply to teach in CCSD because of its reputation in the local

Prisoners teach WAHS students about making good choices

  About 800 West Ashley High School (WAHS) students attended a program sponsored by the South Carolina Department of Corrections called Operation Get Smart. Five convicted felons told the students that one bad decision led to them being imprisoned for

Webb Center in West Ashley – serving special needs children since 1993

The Charles Webb Center has been serving special needs students at its Evergreen Street location in the Ardmore neighborhood since 1993.  It was founded in 1928 on the peninsula by philanthropist and special needs advocate Dr. Charles Webb.  The Webb

Former CCSD Chief Financial Officer still on payroll as consultant

On June 8 Charleston County School District (CCSD) announced the retirement of Chief Financial Officer Glenn Stiegman for health reasons. He had been on medical leave since May 30 and retired June 30. CCSD has advertised the position since June

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