Education

No announcement planned today on public school future

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper was expected to make an announcement today, but his press office announced last night the coronavirus briefing Wednesday will not include a discussion of K-12 public school operations for this coming year.

Florence School District One moves start date to September

HCS wants parents’ feedback on students’ education for next school year

  ‘Such a hard decision’: CCU approves mandatory furlough plan set to begin July 1

  In-person class or E-learning? No definite plan yet for 2020-2021 school year, HCS chairman says

AccelerateED task force present final recommendations for reopening S.C. schools

Parents weigh in as AccelerateED set to adopt report for schools to safely reopen

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Coastal Carolina University developing furlough plans

AccelerateED task force meeting to adopt final plan to reopen schools in S.C.

Florence 1 Schools asks parents, staff for reopening feedback

Carolina Forest HS alum starts petition asking HCS to denounce racism

  CCU unveils ‘Coastal Comeback’ reopening plan for students, faculty, staff

Charleston Co. School District employee fired over ‘highly offensive’ social media comments

AccelerateED releases draft of recommendations for reopening schools in SC

South Carolina’s task force on education recently released a 202-page draft regarding guidance and recommendations to reopen schools in South Carolina for the 2020-21 academic year.

Clemson trustees approve Honors College name change

The Clemson University board of trustees approved changing the name of the University’s Honors College to the Clemson University Honors College.

  AccelerateED lays out some S.C. back-to-school protocols

During the next two months, school systems across the state will prepare to re-open safely. AccelerateED, which is made up of education leaders from throughout the state, met virtually today to discuss how.

  Darlington County schools to offer free meals for children during the summer

The Darlington County School District will again offer a free summer nutrition program for children.

  Francis Marion University to hold diversity forum between community members and leaders

Horry County Schools student meal pick-up, delivery ends Thursday

  McMaster delivers commencement address at West Florence High graduation

Coastal Carolina University fall reopening plans include wearing face masks

  'You live in a tough world’: Graham praises South Florence HS grads for adapting, overcoming during COVID-19

UofSC to require face masks in classrooms, library as part of phased campus reopening plan

Wilson High School postpones graduation ceremony due to weather

The Wilson High School graduation ceremony scheduled for Wednesday morning has been postponed due to inclement weather, according to officials.

HGTC offering multiple modes of instruction for fall semester

Students at Horry-Georgetown Technical College will have the option of in-person, hybrid and online instruction for the upcoming fall semester, the school announced Tuesday.

  Educators advocate against eLearning with new recommendations

If successful, the recommendations will most likely remain in effect for the start of the fall school year.

  Charlotte teacher working through cancer treatment gets shoutout from Ellen DeGeneres, surprise gift

On Tuesday, May 19, pop culture star Ellen DeGeneres gave him a big shout out. Although he’s not physically on her show, they’ve recapped his story and shared pictures on air.

  UofSC president says many students threatened to ‘discontinue their education’ if forced to continue online learning

Students and faculty will be returning to the University of South Carolina campus for the fall semester, but this week, we’re learning about some changes to the calendar that could make the school year feel considerably different from years past.

  This is Carolina: Sign maker designs more than a thousand signs for graduates, teachers

One Socastee woman is using her talents to do something special for the Class of 2020, teachers and frontline workers who have been impacted by the global health crisis.

UofSC to hold classes online after Thanksgiving break

University of South Carolina President Bob Caslen has announced that students will take classes remotely following Thanksgiving break.

HGTC receives more than $124K for lineworker program

Horry-Georgetown Technical College recently received additional funding from Duke Energy for its lineworker program, according to school officials.

  DHEC looks to set up drive-thru COVID-19 testing site on CCU’s campus

The university's president noted that no contracts have been signed at this time and the proposed testing site is not official.

LIST: Horry County high schools release graduation plans

High schools in Horry County have released their graduation plans for the Class of 2020.

  Florence School District 3 holding modified in-person graduation next month

Florence School District 3 will hold a modified in-person graduation ceremony in the gym at Lake City High School on Friday, June 5, following a senior parade, according to district officials.

CCU sets school record after four teams get NCAA public recognition

Four CCU teams were recognized by the NCAA for Academic Progress Rate excellence earlier this week.

Dillon School District Four to hold in-person commencement ceremonies

Dillon School District Four announced Wednesday graduation plans for the Class of 2020.

South Florence High School students produce virtual performance of Hamilton

Students with the South Florence Choraliers are not letting school closures and social distancing keep them from doing what they love.

  Darlington County School District allows seniors to keep their laptops upon graduation

The Darlington County School Board decided on Monday night to allow graduating seniors to keep their laptops provided by the district.

  Principals collaborate with students, teachers on in-person HS graduation plans

High schools in Horry County are figuring out ways to hold in person graduations while maintaining social distancing.

  'It feels wonderful’: Horry County School Board votes to allow in-person graduations

The Horry County School Board voted on Monday to allow in-person graduations for high school seniors.

Marion County School District to hold in-person graduation for seniors

The Marion County School District will hold an outdoor, in-person graduation ceremony for the district’s high schools.

FMU plans to hold commencement ceremony for Class of 2020 in September

School administrators with Francis Marion University are planning a fall commencement ceremony for the Class of 2020.

  CONGRATS GRADS: CCU honors spring grads during virtual commencement ceremony

Coastal Carolina University has a new crew of alumni, but their graduation was a first of its kind for the school.

State Treasurer’s Office announces sweepstakes for graduating seniors

Graduating seniors in South Carolina have a chance to win college grant money if parents post on Facebook with a special hashtag.

  President: CCU will welcome students back to campus in the fall

Coastal Carolina University will welcome students back to campus in the fall following the closing of the university and moving to online learning this spring due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the president.

‘Wheel of Fortune’ star Vanna White congratulates CCU graduates

Coastal Carolina University’s graduates got a special pre-graduation message from “Wheel of Fortune” star and North Myrtle Beach native Vanna White.

Darlington County School District to hold in-person graduations in June

The Darlington County School District will hold in-person graduation ceremonies for the district’s four high schools next month.

CCU board of trustees to discuss proposed tuition, lease renewals during teleconference

The Coastal Carolina University Board of Trustees will hold a virtual meeting Friday morning to discuss, among other things, proposed tuition and fees, and the renewal of leases.

  UofSC to resume in-person instruction in mid-August

The University of South Carolina will resume in-person instruction beginning in mid-August, according to a letter from President Bob Caslen.

HGTC announces plans for 2020 commencement ceremony

The school is pushing back the ceremony from May due to COVID-19

CCU hopes to have students return for fall semester; announcement expected by mid-June

Coastal Carolina University wants to have its students, faculty and staff back on campus for the fall semester, but officials want to make sure everyone is safe.

  Myrtle Beach High School seniors pick-up caps, gowns in drive-thru fashion

Seniors at Myrtle Beach High School are heading back to campus Tuesday, but not for class.

HCS students will not receive new assignments after May 15

Horry County Schools alerted parents and students on Monday that in a couple of weeks, no new schoolwork will be handed out.

  Charlotte teacher continues to work while getting treatment for cancer

Back in March, Loesel was diagnosed with cancer. He didn’t let the diagnosis stop him from teaching,

  HCS principals, board members to discuss possible locations for in-person graduations

The Horry County School Board will discuss options for graduation ceremonies during Monday night’s meeting.

  #BeTheLight: Grand Strand high school stadiums light up to honor Class of 2020

The Grand Strand community came together Friday night to honor graduating high school seniors.

  Florence 1 School District shares how it plans to spend $4.5M in federal relief funds

South Carolina will receive $216 million in Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds to be allocated to school districts across the state.

AccelerateED tasked with planning for summer and fall, SC school reopenings discuss expanded programs

On Thursday, AccelerateED, a new task force created by South Carolina Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman, met to discuss what summer and fall programs might look like for students, facility, and parents.

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St. James High ranked among best high schools in S.C.

St. James High School received a high grade in a recent study by the U.S. News and World Report.

S.C. students could be split up when new school year begins, superintendent suggests

The state’s education superintendent says school leaders are working on multiple scenarios to address what a new school year might look like after a global pandemic.

  Horry County Schools consider possibility of in-person graduation ceremonies for students

Horry County Schools are reconsidering whether in-person graduation ceremonies can truly happen.

  Horry County Schools resuming meal pick-ups after two-week suspension

Students in Horry County are able to return to their lunch pick-up locations Monday morning to receive a free meal.

Zoom gathering for African American students at UofSC interrupted by racist images, language

UofSC President Bob Caslen called what happened “absolutely unacceptable and disgusting.”

Robeson County school district announces virtual graduation ceremonies for seniors

The Public Schools of Robeson County will hold virtual graduation ceremonies at the end of May due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  ‘We’re in this together’: Horry County teachers adjusting to virtual learning

It’s been a big adjustment for many teachers during the COVID-19 pandemic as educators have had to turn to virtual options to continue the curriculum.

  ‘Graduation was snatched from under us’: HCS students, parents frustrated over virtual graduation

Many graduating seniors said it just doesn’t feel real to not have this chapter of their life formally come to a close.

  Grand Strand parents adapt to virtual learning, react to school closures

Students throughout the state won’t be heading back to class this school year.

#BeTheLight: HCS holding virtual graduation ceremonies, joining movement to honor Class of 2020

The leader of Horry County Schools is reassuring the Class of 2020 that they have not been forgotten during this global pandemic.

CCU to host virtual commencement ceremony in May

Coastal Carolina University will hold a virtual commencement ceremony for spring graduates next month.

  Horry County Schools to offer bus WiFi access

Horry County Schools will begin offering bus wifi access to students at various points throughout the county.

Majority of SC superintendents believe schools should remain closed for the rest of the year

According to the South Carolina Department of Education, the majority of superintendents in South Carolina do not think students and teachers should return to school this year.

CCU awaits funding from CARES Act relief fund

Coastal Carolina University has applied for the first of two installments of its allocation available through the Cornavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, and are awaiting those funds, according to officials.

  Sampit Elementary in Andrews area will not hold meal distribution Tuesday

Meal distribution will not take place at Sampit Elementary School in the Andrews area on Tuesday, according to officials with the Georgetown County School District.

  Florence School District One provides teletherapy for students with special needs

Florence School District One now provides teletherapy to assist students in need of extra learning capabilities.

  Parents can now pick up meals for Horry County students without a child present

Parents of Horry County Schools students can now pick up meals without their children present as schools across South Carolina remain closed due to COVID-19.

  CCU to provide credit for spring housing, dining, parking due to COVID-19

Coastal Carolina University has provided a plan for spring 2020 housing, dining and parking credits, according to a press release.

  Conway Elementary teachers hold parade to say hello to students

Teachers and staff at Conway Elementary School paraded through the neighborhoods in cars Thursday morning to see their students’ “smiling faces” at a proper social distance.

  Horry County Schools parents, children dealing with “new normal” at home learning

With schools now closed until the end of April, children will have to do school work from home a little longer.

  Florence-Darlington Technical College spring graduation ceremony postponed due to COVID-19

Florence-Darlington Technical College announced Tuesday that its spring 2020 commencement ceremony has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  'We miss them dearly’: Burgess Elementary School teachers surprise students during coronavirus closures

Some Horry County elementary school students got a surprise Monday afternoon from their teachers who they haven’t seen in more than a week due to coronavirus concerns.