Education

Education

Three York Co. school districts launch new websites

Three York County school districts are rolling out new or updated websites as the school year gears up to better inform families and the community. The Fort Mill school district launched a new website in July and Rock Hill schools plan a site launch on Monday. Clover plans to launch a website redesign around the time school opens in August.

Education

Rock Hill teachers job shadow to bring lessons back to classroom

Twenty Rock Hill school district teachers did job shadowing this week to learn how the lessons they teach are used in the workplace. The program was a collaborative effort through a Comporium STEM grant. The teachers job shadowed in architecture and engineering, financial services, geographic information systems, water treatment and surveying.

Education

York Co. schools teach through summer to help kids read better

In the second year of South Carolina’s Read to Succeed, more than 250 York County elementary children are attending summer camps to improve their reading. The camps are paid for by the state. Under the legislation, children who don’t mage “sufficient progress” in reading by the end of a 2017 summer camp would not be promoted to the next grade level.

Education

Businessman named S.C. State president

Former S.C. State University trustee James Clark has been named the school’s 12th president. The state’s only historically black public college named Clark president after a short trustees’ meeting Wednesday. Clark will take over for Franklin Evans, who became interim president last July after trustees fired former president Thomas Elzey.

Education

Rock Hill schools seeking more students for French immersion

The Rock Hill school district will extend the application period for kindergarten French immersion until June 30 in an effort to get enough students signed up for a class in the fall. Leaders re-evaluated the plan to suspend the kindergarten program after a plea from a Rock Hill parent at the May school board meeting.

Education

New school leaders approved in York, Chester counties

School boards in York and Chester counties have approved recommendations for new district- and school-level administrators for the 2016-17 school year. The following appointments and promotions have been made, effective in July, for the Rock Hill, Fort Mill, York, Clover and Chester County school districts.

Winthrop

Winthrop drops idea of an Eagles football team

After a yearlong study, Winthrop University's president recommends the school not add a football program. Winthrop President Dan Mahony said the projected costs to adding an FCS football program on the Rock Hill, South Carolina, campus outweigh the benefits, and would raise federal Title IX concerns about its impact on the Eagles' women's sports.

Videos

S.C. Education Superintendent Molly Spearman talks to Rock Hill teachers

Molly Spearman, state education superintendent, talked to Rock Hill educators Thursday at Castle Heights Middle School about changes in education and the challenges faced by educators.
S.C. Education Superintendent Molly Spearman talks to Rock Hill teachers 1:06

S.C. Education Superintendent Molly Spearman talks to Rock Hill teachers

Rock Hill teachers, students talk about Belle's Garden at India Hook Elementary 1:24

Rock Hill teachers, students talk about Belle's Garden at India Hook Elementary

Northwestern staff, students talk about college signing day 1:15

Northwestern staff, students talk about college signing day

Artist, Rock Hill principal talk about teacher superhero project 1:26

Artist, Rock Hill principal talk about teacher superhero project