Education

Education

Chester County approves officers at 3 high schools

The Chester County Council approved an agreement between the sheriff and the school district to get deputies into three high schools, a year after the schools dropped deputies for private guards. But the officers are not on campus yet; the school district still has to sign off on the agreement.

Education

S.C. teacher shortage looms, but not in York County classrooms

As South Carolina looks toward a looming teacher shortage – brought on by a trend of more teachers leaving the classroom than entering it – the issue of hiring and retaining teachers is a problem that’s likely to get a lot more attention. York County school district leaders say they have yet to experience much trouble finding and hiring teachers, but they’re preparing for the day they do.

Winthrop

Winthrop president talks about ‘great work we are doing’

Winthrop University President Dan Mahony chose a “different approach” to kick off the school year on Monday with faculty and staff. Mahony, who became president in July 2015, said he will deliver a formal “state of the university” address next month, when he plans to discuss the university’s strategic goals for 2025.

Education

As students head back to class, an A isn’t what it used to be

When students go back to school this week, one of the most significant changes will be a new grading scale for most students. The S.C. Board of Education voted in April to adopt a 10-point grading scale for high school credit courses, with the goal of leveling the playing field for college admissions and scholarships against students from other states, where such a scale is already used.

Videos

Winthrop University Blue Line kicks off academic year

Winthrop University welcomed students with the traditional Blue Line procession on Monday. The event marks the start of the academic year.
Winthrop University Blue Line kicks off academic year 0:50

Winthrop University Blue Line kicks off academic year

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