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Week of 6/27/11

CCSD in the News - Week of June 27, 2011

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Reading scores give hope (Charleston Post Courier © 07/01/2011)         Share Article - Digg This Article Post to del.icio.us Post to Facebook Post to Mixx Post to Google Bookmark Post to Sphinn Post to Reddit For years, area employers have lamented the sorry reading and writing skills that all too many job candidates have exhibited. Things appear to be looking up. A new report shows that Charleston County public school students who have received special reading instruction have made significant improvements in literacy. It also suggests that the problem isn't just students who have difficulty lea...

After-school program may grow (Charleston Post Courier © 06/30/2011)         Share Article - Digg This Article Post to del.icio.us Post to Facebook Post to Mixx Post to Google Bookmark Post to Sphinn Post to Reddit A Charleston nonprofit has won two national awards that are providing momentum and resources as it looks toward a potential expansion outside of South Carolina during the 2012-13 school year. WINGS, which serves children in four after-school programs in Charleston County, earned top honors in the 2011 Social Impact Business Plan Competition hosted by Social Impact Exchange, and it also was the ...

Mayor Summey endorses new North Charleston High principal (Charleston Post Courier © 06/30/2011)         Share Article - Digg This Article Post to del.icio.us Post to Facebook Post to Mixx Post to Google Bookmark Post to Sphinn Post to Reddit North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey will host a news conference this afternoon at City Hall to endorse the new North Charleston High School Principal, Robert Grimm. ?Despite the positive ground work and progress made by Principal Juanita Middleton, North Charleston High School is still at a very critical stage with a looming threat of a state takeover,? Summey said in a news release this afterno...

Board hires middle school principal for North Charleston High (Charleston Post Courier © 06/28/2011)         Share Article - Digg This Article Post to del.icio.us Post to Facebook Post to Mixx Post to Google Bookmark Post to Sphinn Post to Reddit Some community members don't think the new North Charleston High School principal hired Monday by the school board has the skills necessary to do the job, but the superintendent and school board think otherwise. The board supported the superintendent's recommendation and hired Robert Grimm, principal of C.E. Williams Middle in West Ashley since 2008, to be the new leader of one of, if not the m...

Literacy efforts pay off (Charleston Post Courier © 06/28/2011)         Share Article - Digg This Article Post to del.icio.us Post to Facebook Post to Mixx Post to Google Bookmark Post to Sphinn Post to Reddit The percentage of Charleston County's incoming high school freshmen reading at a fourth-grade level or worse will be lower this fall than last year. The percentage dropped from 14 percent for the 2010-11 school year to 12.9 percent for the upcoming school year, according to information released Monday during the superintendent's first comprehensive report on the district's literacy improvement ...

Literacy improvement efforts continue to yield strong results (Charleston Post Courier © 06/28/2011)         Share Article - Digg This Article Post to del.icio.us Post to Facebook Post to Mixx Post to Google Bookmark Post to Sphinn Post to Reddit The percentage of Charleston County's incoming high school freshmen reading at a fourth-grade level or worse will be lower this fall than last year. The percentage dropped from 14 percent for the 2010-11 school year to 12.9 percent for the upcoming school year, according to information released on Monday during the superintendent's first comprehensive report on the district's literacy improveme...

Merit pay's rewarding lesson (Charleston Post Courier © 06/28/2011)         Share Article - Digg This Article Post to del.icio.us Post to Facebook Post to Mixx Post to Google Bookmark Post to Sphinn Post to Reddit Good teachers should speak up for an evaluation system that would reward them for doing their jobs so well that their students grow academically. Good principals should, too, because the teachers they lead would do well enough to be so rewarded. And students, good or not so good, should see that under such a system their teachers and principals would be happy to work harder than ever to help...

Handful of new school principals appointed in Charleston County | News (Live 5 News - North Charleston © 06/28/2011)         Share Article - Digg This Article Post to del.icio.us Post to Facebook Post to Mixx Post to Google Bookmark Post to Sphinn Post to Reddit Students and teachers still have time to enjoy their summer break, but a few schools will be under new leadership next fall. At Monday night's Charleston County School District meeting the following appointments were made: * Michael Ryan was appointed as principal of St. Andrew's Middle School * Dr. Timothy Schavel was appointed principal of Hursey Elementary ...

Literacy improving among Charleston County students | News (Live 5 News - North Charleston © 06/28/2011)         Share Article - Digg This Article Post to del.icio.us Post to Facebook Post to Mixx Post to Google Bookmark Post to Sphinn Post to Reddit Test scores revealed at the Charleston County School District meeting Monday night show literacy has improved among students. Board members attribute that to the implementation of an ongoing literacy plan in schools. According to a school board spokesperson, literacy academies in the county are bringing extra support and resources for teachers and students who need them most. Additionally, test sc...

Changes in teacher evaluation on horizon: Student progress could be measurement by 2012 (Charleston Post Courier © 06/27/2011)         Share Article - Digg This Article Post to del.icio.us Post to Facebook Post to Mixx Post to Google Bookmark Post to Sphinn Post to Reddit Teachers in the Lowcountry and across the state may be judged in part on their ability to improve students' learning as soon as 2012. The use of an evaluation system that incorporates students' growth would be a major change from the state's current system, which doesn't explicitly link students' performance with their teachers. School districts across the country are trying to restructure t...

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