Education

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.

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

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

UofSC to hold classes online after Thanksgiving break

HGTC receives more than $124K for lineworker program

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

LIST: Horry County high schools release graduation plans

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

CCU sets school record after four teams get NCAA public recognition

Dillon School District Four to hold in-person commencement ceremonies

South Florence High School students produce virtual performance of Hamilton

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

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

  '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

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

‘Wheel of Fortune’ star Vanna White congratulates CCU graduates

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

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

  UofSC to resume in-person instruction in mid-August

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.

  Horry County Schools add delivery locations for lunch during coronavirus shutdown

Sandwiches, salad and now delivery is on the menu for Horry County Schools during the Coronavirus closure. Students could already pick up meals at their schools. Now, they don't even have to go that far for lunch.

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

Coastal Carolina University president said canceling spring graduation was one of the most difficult decisions that he has faced during his 13-year tenure.

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

In a unanimous vote, the Darlington County School District approved bonuses Friday to all bus drivers and food service employees who are preparing and delivering meal bags to students who are home amid the coronavirus outbreak.

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

Coastal Carolina University students will not have class on campus for the rest of the semester.

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

Officials at the University of South Carolina have announced the start of virtual instruction for students attending classes in Columbia.

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

Horry County Schools has added a student meal delivery option service to make sure students don’t go hungry during the coronavirus pandemic.

LIST: Online education resources for kids during coronavirus pandemic

It will become harder and harder to keep your child entertained over the next few weeks.

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

Schools across South Carolina are closed until at least March 31st and Horry County Schools are finalizing their alternate instructional plans to ensure your child has a way of learning.

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

Officials with Horry County Schools announced Friday that all out-of-state field trips and athletic events would be canceled until further notice.

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

SC For Ed is now postponing their rally scheduled for March 24.

Coker University moves to online classes beginning Friday

Coker University announced on Thursday that it will be moving to online classes starting on Friday due to coronavirus concerns.

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

Horry County School District’s administrators provided a deeper look on Wednesday at their prevention and preparedness plans for the coronavirus or COVID-19.

School board budget updates include state monies for teacher salaries

A $3,000 raise for teachers is on the books from the state for the 2020-2021 budget, according to Horry County Schools Chief Financial Officer John Gardner.

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

While there are no confirmed coronavirus cases along the Grand Strand and Pee Dee, officials with Horry County Schools assure the public that they have a plan in case the coronavirus hits the district.

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.