Education

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Continued Coverage

  CCU seeks to expand campus into downtown Myrtle Beach

  Florence School District One opens sensory rooms

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

Florence One schools open new sensory rooms

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

School board votes to close Florence Career Center

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

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

Wash backpacks before school resumes, doctors advise

HCS transportation director retires weeks after DUI arrest

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

Dept. of Education announces Hurricane Florence recovery grants for CCU

  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.

Public Schools of Robeson County receive $2.2 million grant for mental health

A $2.2 million federal grant has been awarded to the Public Schools of Robeson County in an effort to improve mental health services for students

  School leaders vote to change Scholars Academy, STEM school

Horry County School leaders voted to make significant changes to two of its programs Monday night.

  Florence County school district holds anti-bullying event

Florence County School District Three held a community bullying prevention forum in recognition of National Bullying Prevention Month.

  CCU hopes to bring ‘innovative-lab school’ to downtown Myrtle Beach

Downtown Myrtle Beach could be the home to a new kind of school.

  Parents, students worry changes to Horry County academy could cost them thousands of dollars

Parents and students gathered in front of a Horry County academy this afternoon to speak about why they hope that school leaders don’t change what they say isn’t broken.

  Horry County Schools to receive state-funded school resource officers

A total of 205 officers will be hired across the state’s 81 school districts, including Horry County.

  Hundreds sign petition urging Horry County to fix mold issue at Carolina Forest High School

Horry County school board members received a petition with more than 500 signatures urging the district to address mold concerns at Carolina Forest High Schools and other schools.

  More states, including SC, working to require mental health education in the classroom

Many students have been in school for about a month now and the topic of suicide and mental health is in the spotlight. As a result, more states are requiring mental health education.

Teacher carries 10-year-old with spina bifida on field trip so she doesn’t have to miss out

Ryan and her class were going on a field trip to Falls of the Ohio, but the Falls aren’t wheelchair friendly.

  Parents, students pack HCS board meeting over proposed changes to STEM schools

Many parents are concerned about a proposed change the Horry County Schools board is considering making regarding the Academy for the Arts, Science and Technology and the Scholars Academy.

S.C. ranks within top 10 worst states for teachers

WalletHub released its report on 2019′s Best & Worst States for Teachers and the Palmetto State ranked eighth in the nation as one of the worst states for teachers to work. South Carolina ranked 44th overall in WalletHub’s study of best and worst states.

  Horry County School board hopes to fill vacant seat by December

The Horry County Schools board outlined their plan to fill a position left vacant by a former member submitted her resignation.

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.

Officials find lead inside 2 Robeson County school classrooms

An environmental investigation found lead in two classrooms in the Public Schools of Robeson County District.

Principal: Backpack searched, gun not noticed at Conway area middle school

The principal at Whittemore Park Middle School in Conway gave parents further details into officials’ investigation after a gun was found in a student’s possession on Wednesday.

Statewide program helping address special education teacher shortage

Kate Ascetta, Ph.D. is an assistant professor at the University of South Carolina.

Horry County School Board member resigns following DUI arrest

A Horry County School Board member has resigned from her position following her arrest for DUI earlier this month, district officials confirmed.

  Horry County Schools announces make-up days following Hurricane Dorian

Students and staff members in Horry County are returning back to the classroom following Hurricane Dorian.

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

Horry County Schools will reopen their doors to students and staff on Monday, Sept. 9, according to district officials.

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

College can be an exciting time for many, but while many students are planning out their college careers, scammers see this time of year as an opportunity to sway students who are looking for better ways to manage their money.

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

Three students have been charged after threats were made to two separate Florence School District One schools during the first week of classes. With the topic of school safety on many parents minds as school is officially back in session, state lawmakers are working to make those threats a crime.

  Three students charged after threats made against two FSD1 schools

Officials with the Florence County Sheriff’s Office and Florence School District One are holding a press conference Monday afternoon.

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

As kids across the Midlands go back to school this week, many are riding on buses without air conditioning.

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

Most high school seniors planning to head to college will take the ACT or SAT, but many colleges and universities now want to get to know applicants beyond a single number.

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

As students head into the new school year, experts say conversations about cyberbullying should be starting at home right now.

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

Monday marked the first day of school for Georgetown County students.The principal at McDonald Elementary School, Mack Burgess, is continuing a tradition he started last year by teaching students more than what’s in a textbook.

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

The Georgetown County School District is seeing several upgrades to schools this year.

  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

The first day of the 2019-20 school year is officially in the books and the new school year is underway. This means increased traffic and activity within school zones, as well as more buses on the roads.

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

Children in Florence County headed to back class Monday morning for their first day of school.

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

As Horry County Schools opens its doors to a new school year, buses will be back out on the roads carrying thousands of students to and from school.