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School board calls for more equity in magnet schools

The Charleston County School Board approved measures Monday to increase equity and inclusiveness in magnet school programs. Magnet and partial magnet schools have a special theme or purpose which differentiate

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School board sets short-term strategic goals

The Charleston County School Board passed a set of short-term strategic goals Monday. A press release sent out by the school district states, “The goals outlined and approved help to ensure that CCSD programs and instructional models prepare students for

Black Panther actor gives back to West Ashley community

`On a sun-drenched Saturday afternoon, Black Panther actor Cyrus Birch visited his childhood community, Orleans Garden Apartments in West Ashley. He told the 30 children who attended, “I am you and you guys are me. I’m obligated to all of

Applications underway for vacant school board seat

Applications are now being accepted for the Charleston County School Board seat that will be vacated by Michael Miller in January. Miller was recently elected Charleston County Register of Deeds and will take office in January. The seat is in

CCSD receives $435,000 school safety grant

The Charleston County School District (CCSD), in partnership with the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office, was recently awarded a $435,000 federal grant for school safety upgrades. The grant will include measures to harden access to the front doors of all schools

Garrett faculty told that the school is closing in 2020

Lowcountry Source has learned that a Charleston County School District (CCSD) official told Garrett Academy of Technology faculty members last week that the school would be closing at the end of the 2019-2020 school year. The teachers were advised to

School Board candidates make final arguments at Andolini’s

Four of the 11 candidates for the Charleston County School Board made their closing arguments at a West Ashley United Facebook Live event Monday at Andolini’s restaurant in West Ashley. There are four seats on the ballot Tuesday – two

Parent speaks out about Charleston RISE

Trena Walker is a parent of three students at Hursey Elementary in North Charleston. Until recently, she was also a member of Charleston RISE, which describes itself as a parent advocacy group. She feels compelled to come forward and tell

QEP pushes back against school board coalition

Members of the Quality Education Project (QEP), the Tri-county National Action Network and others gathered Friday to push back against the Coalition For Kids, a network of wealthy donors which endorsed the three Charleston County School Board incumbents on the

CCSD receives accreditation from AdvancedED

In the culmination of a three-year application process, Charleston County School District (CCSD) receive national accreditation from Alpharetta, Georgia-based AdvancedED at Monday’s school board meeting. AdvancedED Chief Executive Officer Dr. Mark Elgart specified five areas that CCSD will have to

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