Education

Columbia teacher starts ‘positivi-tees’ movement at elementary school

The Rice Creek Elementary teacher said she's noticed a change in her classroom and in the school in general.

Statewide program helping address special education teacher shortage

Horry County School Board member resigns following DUI arrest

  Horry County Schools announces make-up days following Hurricane Dorian

Horry, Georgetown County schools to reopen to students, staff on Monday

  Better Business Bureau says scams targeting college students are on the rise

  Proposed S.C. bill will make threatening schools, churches and public spaces illegal

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  Three students charged after threats made against two FSD1 schools

Parents worry about buses without air conditioning, SC Department of Education working to find solutions

  More colleges are moving to ‘test-optional’ admission policies

  Cyberbullying on the rise: How to keep your students safe as they head back to school

  Principal in Georgetown County promotes dressing for success at elementary school with ties and pearls

Georgetown Co. School District receives upgrades at schools with $165M bond referendum

  Authorities urge parents to know apps that could pose a danger to their kids

Back to school time means kids are making new friends and it also leads to increased social media activity.

  Horry County Schools staff to undergo indoor air quality training to avoid mold issues

As the new school year begins, Horry County Schools is making sure students are healthy inside the classrooms.

S.C. school district responds to teacher’s lawsuit for out-of-pocket classroom costs, unpaid work

The lawsuit claims the district broke state and federal laws by requiring her to pay for school supplies out of her own pocket and work for free at school-related events.

  Former FSD4 superintendent issued reprimand for not reporting absences, not returning to district following students’ deaths

The former superintendent for Florence School District Four was issued a public reprimand by the South Carolina Board of Education for unprofessional conduct during her tenure.

  HCS officials say to expect transportation delays, ask for patience

  New initiatives, upgrades for Florence schools as students head back to class

  Here’s what you need to know as Horry County Schools opens its doors to a new school year

  GALLERY: Students in Horry, Florence counties head back to school

Report: HCS energy-positive schools used more energy, produced less than estimated for first six months of 2019

  First Alert: Back to school, back to the summer heat

This Gastonia principal will gift a donated book to each student on their birthday this year

Local businesses have stepped up to the plate, conducting their own collections and handing them over to the principal.

  Bullying, other student violations on a decline in Florence School District One

Florence School District One recently revealed a decline in student violations.

  Are your kids back on their school sleep schedule? Experts say it’s not too late

Summer break is coming to a close for many students across Horry and Florence counties.

  HGTC completes its electrical lineman training yard

On Thursday, Horry Georgetown Technical College announced the completion of its electrical lineman training yard located on the Conway campus.

  Back-to-school life hacks for parents and students

In just four days, it will be time for students in Horry and Florence counties to crack open those textbooks again for a new school year. We know getting back into the routine can be tough on everyone in the house and you might feel the stress, especially on Monday mornings.

  First Alert: First day of school forecast

Looking ahead to the first day of school? Here's your first alert to what you can expect on Monday.

  Horry County Schools reveals number of unvaccinated students ahead of school year

As students prepare to head back to class, WMBF wanted to find out how many students have been properly immunized before the start of the school year.

  Tips to help cut back on your child’s screen time ahead of the new school year

We’re only days away from the first day of school, and that means students will be coming home with assignments and homework.

  Back-to-school: What you need to know about the food services program at Horry County Schools

Homework, friends and new teachers may be what your student is focusing on as the summer wraps up, but are they thinking about school lunch?

  Florence School District One hires student-teachers to fill teacher vacancies

To help combat the current state-wide teacher shortage and retention crisis, Florence School District One is hiring student-teachers as the main teachers in some of its classrooms.

  Horry County Schools providing more mental health counselors this school year

Amid a growing concern for students’ mental health, Horry County Schools is providing more mental health resources.

  Horry County Schools continue to perfect bus routes ahead of new year

Whether or not you have a student heading to the classroom this school year, chances are your morning commute will be impacted by buses hitting the roads next week.

  Some teachers head back to work at Florence’s newest school

The first day back to work for some teachers meant the first day in a new school.

  Doctors urging parents to vaccinate children before heading back to school

Students in the Pee Dee and Horry County are officially one week away from the start of the new school year and that means parents and guardians are going through those back-to-school checklists to make sure students are prepared.

Tips to prevent bullying this school year

Students across the Grand Strand and Pee Dee will soon be back in the classroom to kick off a new school year.

How parents of special needs children can help the new school year start off right

Students across the Grand Strand and the Pee Dee will soon be starting a new school year, which means a new grade, new teachers and possibly even a new school.

Checklist for helping your child with their homework

Students are more successful in the classroom when parents create a good homework space and helps them with their homework assignments.

5 tips to help you and your child kick off the school year right

The new school year is quickly approaching across the Grand Strand and Pee Dee, and families are busy getting ready.

  Darlington County school district addresses controversy over historic amphitheater

The Darlington County School District has addressed some controversy over the historic St. John’s Elementary amphitheater.

S.C. Highway Patrol advises caution in school zones as students prepare to head back to class

Classes across the Grand Strand and the Pee Dee resume on Aug. 19, which means it’s a perfect time for drivers to start paying attention to the rules when traveling in school zones.

  Horry County Schools releases top 10 things to know before school starts

The countdown clock is ticking away to the first day of school.

  Richland Two school kicks off the school year with parody of hit ‘Old Town Road’

Each year, schools in Richland Two come up with creative ways to kick off the start of a new school year.

Three students taken to hospital after experiencing ‘heat-related issues’ during band practice at Darlington High

Three students were taken to the hospital Wednesday morning after suffering from heat-related issues while at band practice at Darlington High School, according to district officials.

  Horry County Schools toughening punishment for students caught vaping

The rise in vaping among teens is pushing Horry County Schools to toughen its stance.

  New education, workforce development center officially opens in Lake City

The center houses both Francis Marion University and Florence Darlington Tech classes, providing students with more education and workforce development opportunities.

  HCS board gets update on teacher vacancies, school roof work ahead of first day of classes

The first day of classes for students in Horry County Schools is less than two weeks away.

  Bulletproof backpacks being sold in Grand Strand stores

You may come across the word “bulletproof” while shopping in the back-to-school section this year. Stores are selling a product designed to protect students from gunfire, right next to the school supplies.

  Shoppers continue to take advantage of tax-free weekend

South Carolina's tax-free weekend allowed shoppers to not pay 6-percent tax on school supplies, clothes, laptops and many other back-to-school essentials.

  Horry County Schools expected to receive around 20 new buses for the school year

We’re less than a month away from the first day of school and bus transportation is top-of-mind.

  HCS teachers, staff receive awards for their efforts in raising environmental awareness

Horry County teachers and staff were recognized on Thursday for the steps they’re taking to make the world a better and cleaner place.

  Class begins for thriving year-round elementary school in Florence

School is back in session for students at Timrod Elementary School in Florence.

  FSD1, All 4 Autism develop class to help mainstreamed autistic students

Florence School District One is partnering with the organization, All 4 Autism, to offer a class that will teach mainstreamed students with autism real world skills.

Back-to-school clothes, toys available at pop-up boutique at Myrtle Beach Primary School

The non-profit White Pony Express is bringing clothing and toys to kids in Myrtle Beach for free.

NC Gov. Cooper pushes to bring $41.5 million to Robeson County schools

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper visited the Public Schools of Robeson County on Thursday to look at the challenges rural school districts face.

  New food vendor teaches employees healthier food options for school lunch

Florence School District One food service workers prepared a variety of new school lunch food for administrators and staff on Wednesday at Delmae Heights Elementary.

Robeson County school district hosting meetings to address high school closure concerns

The Public Schools of Robeson County wants to hear from parents who are concerned about the closure of South Robeson High School.

Changes could be coming to Board of Trustees at SC universities

Following the controversial election of Bob Caslen as the next president of the University of South Carolina, some lawmakers want to see some changes made.

Emergency medical residents sharpen rescue skills with MBFD Ocean Rescue

Emergency medical residents with the Grand Strand Health spent Saturday morning with Myrtle Beach Fire Rescue training for a variety of situations with their water rescue team.

  School board votes to close South Robeson High School again

The Public Schools of Robeson County school board voted to rescind keeping South Robeson High School open.

New technology helps Charleston area school track students’ online activities

Schools across the Carolinas are turning to a new way to monitor students’ actions online. It’s called Bark for Schools.

  One month to go until school starts for Horry County students

The start of the new school year is upon us.

  Darlington County School District increases safety and security with $5 million plan

The Darlington County School District is putting $5 million into a district-wide security upgrade.

Target to provide discounts for educators with Teacher Prep event

This week, teachers can save an extra 15% on select items at Target.

Rare sea turtles smash nesting records in Georgia, Carolinas

Rare sea turtles are smashing nesting records this summer on beaches in the Southeast.

  South Robeson High School to stay open, petition created to save another school

South Robeson High School will now remain open after a six to five vote from Robeson County school board members Tuesday night.

  Deal Diva: Deals and discounts for teachers just in time for back-to-school

Hundreds of retailers offer discounts and deals exclusively for educators and teachers in time for back-to-school, and year round.

  Parents, students in Robeson County make emotional plea to save their schools

The Public Schools of Robeson County held a public hearing Monday night about its proposed plan to close several schools.

Second former West Florence High coach sues district, interim principal over handling of their resignation

The former athletic director and head football coach for West Florence High School has filed a lawsuit against both the school district and the interim principal.

  It’s Your Money: HCS is ‘hopeful’ new schools reach full energy-positive potential

The CEO for the company that built the schools says the district has faced initial setbacks but all schools should be energy positive by the December 2019.

  School district proposing to close five schools, parents and students speak out against the plan

Parents and students in Robeson County are upset after learning several schools may shutdown.

State superintendent visits Grand Strand site that provides free meals to children

South Carolina State Superintendent Molly Spearman made a stop in Horry County Tuesday to visit the summer fare meal site at Carolina Forest Elementary School.

HCS chairman to Rep. Rice: ‘We need him to step up for Horry County Schools’

The Horry County Board of Education Chairman Ken Richardson said U.S. Rep. Tom Rice needs to do more to help local schools impacted by recent hurricanes.

Two Pee Dee students awarded ‘Sgt. Terrence Carraway Memorial Scholarship’

The legacy of slain Florence police Sgt. Terrence Carraway is helping two Pee Dee students further their education.

  Report: Student alleges she was sexually assaulted on Horry County school bus

Horry County police and school officials are investigating after a 13-year-old student alleged she was sexually assaulted on a school bus.

  School teachers in Pee Dee receive surprises to help improve classrooms

Some school teachers in Darlington County received grants to help improve their classrooms.

Pee Dee high school drum major honored for perfect attendance

A graduating senior at Darlington High School is being recognized for her perfect attendance.

Myrtle Beach High senior has 12 years of perfect attendance

A Myrtle Beach High School senior received one distinct honor prior to graduating.

HCS leaders pass $683 million budget, includes 2% raise

Horry County school board members passed the superintendent’s $683.5 million budget for the 2019-2020 school year on Monday night.