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Week of 7/11/11

CCSD in the News - Week of July 11, 2011

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Teachers learn at Drayton Hall (Charleston Post Courier © 07/16/2011)         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 teachers became the students this week at Drayton Hall. On Friday, the fifth and final instruction day of a continuing- education course, 21 K-12 teachers, mostly social studies instructors, gathered around an archaeological dig adjacent to the plantation house. They would be searching for evidence of a covered walkway shown extending from the house in a 1765 watercolor depicting the pro...

Charleston schools hit scholarship record (Charleston Post Courier © 07/15/2011)         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 Charleston County School District students earned a record-setting amount of scholarships this past year with $47.9 million. The district's scholarship total grew $1.7 million from last year, and this year's total is a more than $10 million increase from the district total in 2007, the district said Wednesday. The state Department of Education compiles scholarship totals for every district...

Roddy White's gift to James Island High (Charleston Post Courier © 07/15/2011)         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 Before he was a Pro Bowl receiver with the Atlanta Falcons, Roddy White was a two-time state wrestling champion at James Island Charter High School. That's why USA Wrestling considered him the ideal spokesman for its new campaign to urge football players to wrestle, and vice versa. So when USA Wrestling invited White this week to its Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., the N...

Charleston county schools earn record amount of scholarships (WCIV ABC News 4 Charleston © 07/15/2011)         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 CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV)--  Charleston County School District students earned a record-setting amount of scholarships this past year. Students in the district earned $47.9 million in scholarships this year, which is a $1.7 million dollar increase from last year. We spoke with Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Nancy McGinley, about the record-setting numbers. She told ABC News 4: "Congratulati...

North Charleston senior wins scholarship to art institute | Arts & Culture (Live 5 News - North Charleston © 07/14/2011)         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 (WCSC) - High school senior, Ashley Raymond of North Charleston, South Carolina, took first place at the local level of The Art Institutes? and Americans for the Arts? ?life is better with art in it? Poster Design Competition. Ashley Raymond?s first place win earned her a $2,000 tuition scholarship to attend The Art Institute of Charleston, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlant...

Health clinics to be placed in 4 schools: Nonprofit also offering plan for teacher bonuses (Charleston Post Courier © 07/12/2011)         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 Pediatric health clinics and performance bonuses for teachers will be offered in four Charleston County schools this fall as part of an ambitious initiative to boost student performance and, in the long term, help end the cycle of poverty in the surrounding community. The Charleston Promise Neighborhood got its start last summer, and organizers spent much of the past year planning and researchi...

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