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Rock Hill schools propose spending more for transportation, new hires

Leaders in the Rock Hill school district propose spending $200,000 for bus transportation to choice schools and additional money for a variety of new positions. School board members learned about the proposals during a budget workshop Monday. Two community presentations are being planned in Rock Hill this week where citizens can learn about the proposals.

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African teacher gets $1,000 donation after article on Winthrop visit

An African teacher who recently visited Winthrop University has purchased $1,000 in classroom equipment for students, thanks to a Rock Hill donor who read about him in The Herald. Gerald Kwake, who teaches science and math in the central African country of Cameroon, bought whiteboards, a laptop and a microscope with the donation from Judy Coffey McIntosh of Rock Hill.

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York Co. educators, parents applaud SC move to 10-point grading scale

The move to a 10-point grading scale for South Carolina high schools will eliminate confusion and put Palmetto state grads on equal footing with those from elsewhere, educators and others say. The S.C. Board of Education recently changed the state’s uniform grading scale for high school courses from a seven-point scale to a 10-point scale effective Aug. 1.

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Rock Hill technology center team takes on ‘rat rod’ car challenge

Students and instructors at the Rock Hill Applied Technology Center accepted a Charlotte businessman’s challenge to use his $5,000 donation to build a “rat rod” - an inexpensive “hot rod” made from an assortment of car parts. The completed car will be shown on April 16 at Discovery Place with cars from 10 other schools that accepted the challenge.

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Trump protester Rose Hamid speaks at Winthrop

Almost three months after she was thrown out of the Winthrop Coliseum for protesting an appearance by Donald Trump, Charlotte-based activist and writer Rose Hamid returned to Rock Hill for a talk at the Southeastern Women’s Studies Conference on Muslim women’s rights.

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Winthrop's new FitDesks let students mix study and exercise

Winthrop University has purchased two $300 FitDesks that enable students to exercise and study at the same time. It has joined colleges and universities around the country that are encouraging students to remain active as they do their classwork.
Credit: Jennifer Becknell/Herald Online
Winthrop's new FitDesks let students mix study and exercise 00:44

Winthrop's new FitDesks let students mix study and exercise

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Rock Hill student surprised by Sodexo chef competition honor

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Rock Hill Applied Technology Center takes on 'rat rod' challenge

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Former 'Voice' contestant visits Rock Hill elementary school to talk, sing