Education

  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.

  Conway Elementary teachers hold parade to say hello to students

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

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

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

  Horry County Schools add delivery locations for lunch during coronavirus shutdown

CCU president invites spring graduates to take part in summer, winter ceremonies

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Darlington County School District to provide bonus for bus drivers, food service workers

CCU, FMU classes to remain online; schools announce spring graduation changes

UofSC campuses to close through remainder of semester, virtual instruction to begin March 23

Horry County Schools offer student meal delivery options during COVID-19 closures

LIST: Online education resources for kids during coronavirus pandemic

  Horry County Schools develop alternate instructional plans during COVID-19 closures

Darlington County School District updates meal pick-up locations

The Darlington County School District announced changes to the pick-up locations for students needing meals during school closures due to the coronavirus.

UPDATED: Horry County Schools announce pick-up times for digital devices

Horry County Schools has announced pick-up times for digital devices following Gov. Henry McMaster’s order to temporarily close schools amid the coronavirus outbreak.

  Florence School District One works to provide resources to students during COVID-19 closure

Florence One School District has been preparing for a situation like this for the last year since they are one of only 10 E-learning districts in the state of South Carolina.

  Grand Strand, Pee Dee school districts announce meal plans for students during closing

After South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster ordered the closing of all schools across the state due to the threat of the coronavirus, school districts across the Grand Strand and the Pee Dee made plans to provide meals for students.

  Horry County Schools cancels out-of-state field trips, out-of-state athletic events due to coronavirus

SC For Ed postpones ‘All Out’ rally due to coronavirus

Coker University moves to online classes beginning Friday

  Horry County Schools officials talk specific plans to prevent, prepare for coronavirus

School board budget updates include state monies for teacher salaries

  Horry County School Board monitoring coronavirus, has plans in place in case of outbreak

Senators approve second reading of education reform bill, teacher groups chime in

After weeks of debate and hundreds of amendments, Senators voted 41-4 to approve an education bill (S.419) Wednesday afternoon.

CCU cancels travel abroad trips due to coronavirus concerns

Concerns surrounding the coronavirus is impacting study abroad trips for Coastal Carolina University students.

Five finalists named for Horry County Schools’ ‘Teacher of the Year’

Five of Horry County’s brightest teachers have another reason to smile Saturday.

  Educators worry education reform could take back burner to Santee Cooper talks

Some educators say education overhaul efforts have slowed as state lawmakers try to figure out what to do with Santee Cooper.

Flooding makes some Socastee area school bus stops unreachable

A number of school bus stops in the Socastee area will remain unreachable until flood waters recede, district officials said.

School district: 149 students, 14 staff scheduled to take TB test at Lumberton Junior HS

The Robeson County Health Department identified the students and staff who may have been exposed to tuberculosis after a case was confirmed at Lumberton Junior High School.

Flooding leads to modified school bus stops in Carolina Forest, Conway, Socastee

Flooding in parts of the Grand Strand has caused some school bus routes to be altered.

  Viral video of Ohio crash renews discussion of seat belts on school buses

After a recent viral video of a school bus crash in Ohio, many people are wondering about bus safety.

New Horry County Education Center to cost $17.9 million

Horry County Schools will spend $4.9 million more for the Horry County Education Center than district officials originally planned.

S.C. Board of Education issues public reprimand against former FSD1 elementary school teacher

A former elementary school teacher in Florence County was issued a public reprimand after she was accused of dragging a student by their hair.

  Lt. Gov. Evette tours Myrtle Beach technical school for closer look at workforce development

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Tuesday, Lieutenant Governor Pamela Evette visited the Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics’ Myrtle Beach Campus for a closer look at how they’re preparing people for the aviation industry.

Robeson County school district confirms tuberculosis case at Lumberton Junior HS

The Public Schools of Robeson County sent a letter to parents on Monday about a confirmed case of tuberculosis at Lumberton Junior High School.

Public Schools of Robeson County announces two-hour delay for Friday

The Public Schools of Robeson County will have a two-hour delay on Friday due to the severe weather system that hit our area.

  It’s Your Money: Horry County school district plans new use for vacant school

The Horry County School District is moving forward on a nearly $1 million project to repurpose the former Myrtle Beach Intermediate School.

Thousands of S.C. teachers left their positions last school year

Communities are growing , more schools are being added and that increases the need for more teachers. But it's a career notorious for low paying jobs.

  ‘Thank God for Mississippi’: S.C. lawmakers invite Miss. education chief to talk about early education reform

On Thursday, South Carolina Speaker of the House Jay Lucas (R-Darlington) invited Dr. Carey Wright, the State Superintendent of Education from Mississippi to speak with lawmakers.

  Members of SC for Ed return to State House to meet with lawmakers

Amanda Lloyd is a teacher from Laurens District 55. Wednesday she took a personal day to come to the South Carolina State House.

  Horry County School Board discusses modular classrooms to address student enrollment growth

Horry County Schools is preparing for a historic increase in student enrollment over the next five years.

  CCU seeks to expand campus into downtown Myrtle Beach

The proposed plan would generate millions of dollars for economic development and the Myrtle Beach mayor is already calling it a 'win-win,'

  Florence School District One opens sensory rooms

Florence School District One is working on becoming more autism friendly. The school district has opened new rooms to help stimulate the learning abilities for those children through sensory rooms.

  Panel of S.C. senators take up bill that would create education savings accounts

One day after Senate Democrats promised to fight any school voucher programs in South Carolina “to the end”, a panel of Senators took up the Equal Opportunity Education Scholarship Account Act (S.556).

Florence One schools open new sensory rooms

The rooms are at Lester Elementary and the R.N. Beck Learning Center.

  St. James schools holding supply drive to benefit S.C. high school badly damaged by tornado

Two Horry County schools are holding a supply drive to benefit a Columbia area high school badly damaged by a tornado earlier this month.

School board votes to close Florence Career Center

After being open for more than six decades, the Florence Career Center will be closing.

Florence One school board to vote on closing Florence Career Center

The Florence One Schools Board of Trustees is considering closing one of its schools after decades of service.

  S.C. lawmakers back in session for 2020; education reform bill and Hands-Free Act up for discussion

South Carolina lawmakers head back to session Tuesday for 2020 and some of their topics for the day are the education reform bill and the Hands-Free Act.

  ‘Safety first’ a top priority for Horry County Schools

As a parent, one of your biggest concerns is the safety of your child and that’s the same top priority for the chairman of the Horry County School Board.

Darlington County Institute of Technology receives its own school resource officer

A Darlington County school will start off 2020 with its own school resource officer.

Help the Darlington County School District name two new schools

The Darlington County School District is seeking the public’s feedback in an effort to name two new schools.

  SC Governor set to propose plan to expand full-day pre-kindergarten statewide

According to state officials, there are more than 70,000 open jobs for highly skilled people in South Carolina.

Wash backpacks before school resumes, doctors advise

Backpacks can harbor contaminants that can be harmful to your child and make them sick.

HCS transportation director retires weeks after DUI arrest

The Horry County Schools transportation director retired Monday morning following a DUI arrest earlier this month.

Florence School District One administrator named to new position in the Lowcountry

Florence School District One administrator Dr. Kelvin Wymbs has been named the superintendent of Dorchester School District.

Dept. of Education announces Hurricane Florence recovery grants for CCU

The federal government is stepping in to help out Coastal Carolina University as faculty, staff and students continue to recover from Hurricane Florence.

  Charter Communications donates tablets to Pee Dee students

Charter Communications donated 50 new Galaxy tablets to eighth-graders Wednesday morning at Creek Bridge STEM Academy in Marion County.

‘I’m just an old lady that got through school’: 89-year-old among CCU grads

A woman who recently celebrated her 89th birthday was among the more than 700 students who received their diplomas from Coastal Carolina University on Tuesday.

Horry County school district explains bus driver shortage is temporary

Horry County Schools is explaining that a bus driver shortage on Monday is temporary, and is not caused by an influx of drivers leaving the school district.

  Horry Co. teacher says Governor’s proposed $3,000 raise could help her retire

A proposed $3,000 raise by Governor Henry McMaster is giving many teachers hope the state is moving in the right direction.

  ’Disturbing trend’: Horry County police email reveals issues with schools reporting threats

Horry County police say they have a problem with how long it takes some schools within the district to report threats.

  Horry County Schools forms committees to look into ABA therapists for autistic students

Parents of children with autism in Horry County Schools have been working for a year now, pushing for more Applied Behavioral Analysis therapists.

New report shows fewer public school teachers left their positions compared to last year

A new report from the Center for Educator Recruitment, Retention and Advancement (CERRA) shows fewer teachers left their positions compared to last year.

Governor proposes $3,000 raise for all S.C. teachers

In a move to try to get South Carolina out of the bottom states in the nation as far as teacher pay, Gov. Henry McMaster announced he wants to give all teachers a raise.

  First set of SC inmates to graduate with associate’s degree through Second Chance Initiative

Five inmates at Evans Correctional Institution in Marlboro County will earn their associate’s degrees. It’s South Carolina’s first in-prison graduation through the Second Chance Initiative with the U.S. Department of Education.

  Teacher Clothes Closet provides support, professional wardrobe for future and new teachers

College students hoping to become teachers, as well as first-year teachers, stopped by the Palmetto State Teachers Association (PSTA) Wednesday for the Teacher Clothes Closet.

  New Kershaw County School District policy could send excessive student meal debt to collection agency

The district calls it a last resort for students with more than $50 of debt.

Horry County Schools release 2020-21 school calendar

Horry County Schools have released the calendar for the 2020-2021 school year.

  ‘Passion for learning’: New Horry County School Board member sworn-in

The Horry County School Board has a new member.

Horry County superintendent addresses ‘growing problem’ of students making threats

The threats, according to the superintendent, are being made verbally, through social media and via text messages.

S.C. high school staff surprise coworker during her last round of chemotherapy

A staffer at St. James High School got support from her work family on Friday during her final round of chemotherapy.

Panel of lawmakers move forward with education reform bill

South Carolina lawmakers are one step closer to passing a bill that they said would reform education in the state.

  WMBF reporter Casey Watson serves as a 'Principal for the Day’ at MBMS

WMBF reporter Casey Watson was selected to work with Myrtle Beach Middle School Principal, Dr. Janice Christy.

Horry County School Board selects new member for vacant District 1 seat

The vacancy on the Horry County School Board has been filled after a sudden resignation left it open.

Volunteers create awareness for human trafficking by poster campaign

50 volunteers in both Horry and Georgetown Counties worked to spread awareness on human trafficking Saturday.

  Middle school student can draw world map from memory

Brooks Tunstall, who is in eighth grade at Oak Knoll, can draw a fairly accurate map of the world from memory in just 15 minutes.

Work continues to repair partial power outage at Horry County elementary school

Horry County Schools officials previously said Waterway Elementary lost partial power on Monday.

Public Schools of Robeson County to add more school resource officers

The Public Schools of Robeson County announced Saturday the addition of school resource officers in schools.

  CCU one of the nation’s ‘Best College Buys’

Coastal Carolina University is the only public institution in the state to be called a great value.

Board discusses potential elementary school for students to attend if new development comes to Conway

Members of the Horry County School Board discussed where elementary students could attend if a new development ultimately comes to the Conway area.