S.C. Department of Education wants to eliminate classroom size restrictions

Superintendent Zais pushes to deregulate teacher workloads, hiring of guidance counselors


EdFirstSC takes on Zais’ plan for evaluating teachers

In 2009, Patrick Hayes, a fourth-grade teacher at Drayton Hall Elementary, was at a banquet, waiting to receive an award, because from fall 2007 to spring 2008, 81 percent of his class had met their standardized test score goals in reading. As Hayes sat at the celebration, he thought about his current class — and how only 29 percent of them were set to meet their own goals.

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10-episode PBS series following Callie’s owner Carrie Morey coming in May 

How She Rolls will be available for streaming starting May 13.

Thursday Headlines: Earth Day 2021, Emissions goals, Legislature on short deadline

Today is Earth Day 2021, and it seems bigger than usual with the large infrastructure package being pushed by the Biden administration, an international summit today being led by President Joe Biden, and a lot more local attention on what can be done. Biden also is expected to commit the nation to halving greenhouse gas […]

Businesses partner with RiverDogs on clothing kits for Lowcountry Orphan Relief

Suburban Propane, based in Summerville, is partnering with Tanger Outlets and the Charleston RiverDogs to put together clothing kits for Lowcountry Orphan Relief, a nonprofit that provides support services and help to Lowcountry children who are at-risk or suffering from abandonment, abuse or neglect. Representatives from each organization, and Charlie T. Riverdog himself met Monday […]

Charleston Stage’s 44th season includes new favorites and classics

Charleston Stage has announced a new, full, in-person 44th season. Premiering at the Dock Street Theatre, Pearl Theatre and West Ashley Theatre Center, Charleston Stage’s lineup includes Tony-, Olivier- and Grammy-winning plays and musicals. The MainStage season will feature Bright Star, Blithe Spirit, Elf, Murder on the Orient Express, Black Pearl Sings! and Kinky Boots. […]