Education

School board member blames Facebook hack for crass meme

An Horry County school board member blamed a hacker for an insensitive meme that appeared on her Facebook page last month.

  Robeson County students, teachers return to classroom after Florence

Class resumed Tuesday for the Public Schools of Robeson County students after being out for five weeks due to Hurricane Florence.

CCU alum, Washington Redskins player donates $50K to help school district with flood recovery

Josh Norman, the Coastal Carolina University alumnus and cornerback for the Washington Redskins, is giving back to the area following Hurricane Florence.

Robeson County students set to return Tuesday

storm as Robeson County took one of the hardest hits.

Horry, Georgetown counties, Pee Dee schools announce closings ahead of Michael

School closings have begun to come in ahead of Michael’s impacts to the Carolinas on Thursday.

Florence One school bus involved in crash Wednesday morning

A Florence 1 School District bus was involved a crash Wednesday morning, according to district spokesperson Pam Little-McDaniel

Student Spotlight: ‘What’s on your plate?’ Aynor sophomore’s winning project

The first Student Spotlight the 2018 school year comes from Aynor High School.

Lawsuit claims Socastee High special needs student victim of assault, negligence

A family says their special needs daughter was assaulted and neglected by educators at Socastee High School.

USC President Harris Pastides to step down in 2019

University of South Carolina President Harris Pastides announced on Wednesday that he will be stepping down from his role at the university.

School district faces challenges as students head back to class in Horry County

A step towards normalcy for many in Horry County as students returned to school after weeks of missed classes following Hurricane Florence.

HCS staff to return Monday; students Tuesday

Horry County Schools staff will return to the classrooms Monday in preparation of students returning on Tuesday, Oct. 2, according to a statement issued by the school system.

CCU to reopen to students on Friday

Coastal Carolina University is reopening campus to students on Friday, according to information on the university’s website.

FSD1 students to dismiss early Wednesday due to water pressure issues

Due to low water pressure and no water pressure in Florence One Schools and throughout the City of Florence, elementary students will be dismissed at 11:10 a.m. Friday, while high school students will be dismissed at noon

CCU cancels classes for next week ahead of expected flooding

Coastal Carolina University has cancelled all classes for next week ahead of anticipated river flooding.

‘It looks like they’re in jail’: TX students in detention wear orange shirts, clean windows

The superintendent stopped the practice, saying staff didn’t get it approved by the district, and students will return to serving detention in a classroom setting.

SC Department of Education releases standardized test scores for local students

The South Carolina Department of Education released its results Tuesday from standardized tests administered to students last year.

Some of Darlington County’s brightest students visit the raceway

Some of Darlington County's brightest young minds had the chance to visit the Darlington Raceway Friday for a field trip of a lifetime.

Horry County Schools clarifies “no homework” policy

The "No Homework" policy in some Horry County Schools this academic year is simply a misunderstanding, according to school district spokesperson Lisa Bourcier. In a Facebook post Whitney Miller, who's kids attend Loris Elementary, posted a photo of the letter sent home to parents explaining the school-wide homework policy. The letter reads in part, "All students will be expected to read nightly and be prepared for all tests that are given."

CCU offering new doctorate program for spring 2019, working to create new majors

Your high school seniors may have new options after school. Coastal Carolina University's Department of Visual Arts is working to create two new majors. It would be an expansion of the department's bachelor's degree programs in art and graphic design to provide more opportunities for creative students.

Special program created by Horry County Schools for students with disabilities is now state-wide

Horry County Schools created a special program for students with disabilities who may not be able to receive a standard diploma. Over the years, it has evolved and now other districts in South Carolina are using it to help their students.

HCS hoping to fix attendance issues with attendance incentive program

Aaron Wilkes, the coordinator of attendance for Horry County Schools, said the district had a problem last year with attendance.

  Horry County schools back in session; school leaders ask parents to pack patience

Horry County schools resumed classes on Wednesday. This year, the district welcomes 278 new teachers and five new principals at various schools. Also, Socastee Middle School opens its doors for the first time.

UPDATE: Parents fear new bus stop adds danger to neighborhood and children

Residents in a Murrells Inlet neighborhood are scrambling for answers after they discovered a change to their bus stops just days before school started.

Safety a priority as Pee Dee students kick off the new school year

Summer vacation is officially over and the new school year is finally here for most Florence School districts. "Students First" is new brand promise for Florence School District One. Florence District One school board Chairman, Barry Townsend, said this vision involves everyone within the district from board members, administrators, teachers and support staff to work together as one. This would ensure students are put first at all times.

Horry County Schools will not receive buses from Department of Education

The Horry County School District has requested 27 additional buses from the South Carolina Department of Education this year.

Robeson County School Board eliminates corporal punishment policy

The Public Schools of Robeson County will no longer allow teachers to spank students as a form of discipline.

HCS predicts 2 percent annual enrollment increase over next 5 years

The Horry County School District expects to see a 2 percent increase in student enrollment each year for the next five years and they're working to keep up with that growth as best they can.

CCU art exhibit uses 3D technology to depict ancient art form

Coastal Carolina University boasts about 25 3D printers spread over several departments throughout campus.

Disturbing schools law amended after decades of being 'unconstitutionally vague'

An amended disturbing schools law is aimed at protecting students from criminal charges. If a child acts out in class, they'll no longer be charged with a disturbing schools misdemeanor.

Buses now need permission to travel on private roads

Parents in the Horry County School District are concerned after receiving a letter that states they need permission to allow buses to travel on privately-owned streets.

St. James Middle School time capsule removed after 30 years

St. James Middle School is celebrating 30 years since it opened its doors by giving teachers a glimpse into the past. The school unveiled a time capsule Monday buried during the 1988-1989 school year.

  Horry school district close to fully staffing bus driver vacancies

From a pay increase to job recruitment fairs, Horry County Schools has gone to great lengths to keep and hire on more school bus drivers.

Darlington County School District uses scholarship program to recruit teachers

The Darlington County School District has awarded more than $12,000 in scholarships to 12 employees working to earn initial teaching certification.

SCHP gears up to get drivers ready for back to school season

As your kids get ready to fill their backpacks with notebooks and pencils, the South Carolina Highway Patrol is also gearing up for the back-to-school season.

Robeson County approves $1 billion plan for new schools

The Public Schools of Robeson County's school board has approved a $1 billion plan to build new K through eighth grade schools across the county.

Horry County Schools in disagreement with Myrtle Beach over proposed new school

Myrtle Beach City Manager John Pederson and Mike Shelton, the city's chief financial officer, presented the Horry County School Board with changes to The Market Common master plan.

Horry County School District sees drop in behavior counts despite rise in students

Behavior counts against students in the Horry County School District decreased on average for the 2017-2018 school year despite a rise in the number of students.

FMU Board of Trustees extend President Carter’s contract for three additional years

Francis Marion University's Board of Trustees extended President Dr. Fred Carter's contract for three additional years on Thursday.

HGTC expands HVAC service technician program to help meet industry demand

As heating and cooling companies in Horry and Georgetown counties face a technician shortage, Horry Georgetown Technical College is helping bridge that gap.

First-grade, kindergarten and child development registration announced

Horry County Schools will hold kindergarten, first-grade, and child development registration for Fall 2011 at all primary and elementary schools beginning on Monday, April 4, through Friday, April 8.

Georgia colleges may require SAT scores again

Presidents at 16 Georgia colleges will soon be able to choose whether to require students to take the SAT college entrance exam for admission.