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CCSD paid consulting firm Education Elements $1.2 Million

In 2012, Charleston County School District (CCSD) applied for a $19.4 million federal grant for personalized learning.  CCSD received funding and implemented the grant in 2014. The grant called for

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CCSD pays $188,000 for floating consultant

School board candidate Jake Rambo revealed earlier this week that the Charleston County School District (CCSD) spent $65,000 for an image consultant. Lowcountry Source recently learned that CCSD has payed

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Retired CCSD principal and administrator to run for school board

Paul Padron is running for one of the four seats on the ballot for Charleston County School Board in November. He is vying for the West Ashley seat currently held

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Local student wins oratorical world championship

Recent Charleston County School of the Arts (SOA) graduate Caleb Smith won the Optimist International Oratorical World Championship in St. Louis on June 29.  Sponsored by the West Ashley Optimist

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CCSD spends $65,000 on image consultant

Jake Rambo, a candidate for the Charleston County School Board, uncovered a $65,000 payment made by Charleston County School District (CCSD) to Chernoff Newman, LLC. Chernoff Newman is a large

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CCSD adds unadvertised administrative jobs

Lowcountry Source has learned the Charleston County School District (CCSD) Superintendent Gerrita Postlewait is adding administrative jobs without posting them on-line or gaining school board approval. The positions are given

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School board never discussed bulletproof doors

Charleston County School Board Chairwoman Kate Darby and Vice Chair Eric Mack called a press conference Thursday to discuss the installation of bulletproof classroom doors in three Charleston County schools.

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Mt. Pleasant High Schools exhibit excellence

Mount Pleasant’s public high schools, Wando and Oceanside Collegiate Academy closed the school year with many marks of excellence among their graduating seniors. A high proportion of the graduates earned

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WAHS Valedictorian Clemson bound

Although her parents both graduated from the University of South Carolina, West Ashley High School (WAHS) Valedictorian Mary “Emmy” Stokes will enroll at Clemson University as an engineering student. Stokes

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Ground broken for Stono Park Elementary

After a contentious battle over whether to build a new Stono Park Elementary school building or renovate the 66-year-old existing building on Garden Street in West Ashley, a ground-breaking ceremony

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