BMW gifts $300,000 to support STEM education at four Cherokee County middle schools

Project Lead the Way (PLTW), an Indiana-based non-profit formed in 2002 to expand STEM education opportunities for K-12 students across the country, will begin offering the BMW grant-funded programs this fall at John E. Ewing, Gaffney, Blacksburg, and Granard middle schools.

Clemson approves plans for new digs for business school, tennis teams

Clemson University trustees on Friday approved a $87.5 million budget for a new home for the College of Business in the center of the school’s campus and a resolution authorizing issuance of revenue bonds to help pay for it.

Six to be inducted in new Greenville County Schools Hall of Fame

Six Greenville County Schools graduates comprise the inaugural induction class of the new GCS Hall of Fame. The inaugural class includes scientist Charles Townes, former South Carolina Governor and U.S. Secretary of Education Richard W. Riley, professional football player Andre Goodman, opera singer Elizabeth “Betsy” Bishop, former GCS Superintendent Thomas Kerns, and news anchor Jane […]

Greenville Schools: Students don’t have to watch Trump inauguration in class

Parents of Greenville County Schools students can opt their children out of watching President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration in class on Friday.

Greenville County Schools on two-hour delay Wednesday

Greenville County Schools and offices will open on a 2-hour delay Wednesday and buses will not run on icy roads.

Greenville schools to dismiss at regular time

Greenville County Schools will dismiss at the regular time today. All school sponsored activities, events, and programs, including after school care and athletics, must end by 5pm. This will allow all students and employees to get safely home before dark and before the winter storm is expected to develop, said Director of Communications Beth Brotherton in a news release.

Legacy Charter gets part of $3 million in federal grants for preschool programs

Legacy Charter School is one of eight organizations that will split more than $3 million in federal grants to expand preschool and improve educational outcomes for 3- and 4-year-olds, it was announced Thursday.

Clemson University plans diversity summit to prepare minority students for college

Clemson University is planning a national summit in Greenville in April to launch a program that could open the door to higher education for students from predominantly minority high schools throughout the Upstate.

Legacy Charter study shows the positive effects of P.E. on schoolwork

Seven years ago, Legacy Charter School started a long-term study to measure the effects of daily physical education classes on students’ physical and cognitive health. The latest results show a significant difference between Legacy students, who are required to take 45 minutes of P.E. every day, and students attending elementary and middle schools that don’t. Legacy is the only public school in South Carolina that requires daily P.E. It is also the largest Title I school in Greenville County.

Public Education Partners’ Grier Mullins retiring after 28 years of improving our schools

The mother of three, a former Head Start teacher and PTA president, Mullins has worked to make that happen for 28 years as executive director of Public Education Partners of Greenville County, a nonprofit organization that is independent from Greenville County Schools but works with the school district to improve public education.

Graduation rates rising, but many students not prepared for college

The state’s graduation rate reached an “unprecedented 82.6 percent,” S.C. Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman said when announcing the release of state report cards for schools and districts.

Michelin North America teams up with Clemson, USC to find sustainability solutions

Prominent South Carolina universities will offer courses that give students from multiple disciplines an opportunity to make the tire manufacturing industry more sustainable.

Lead Academy breaks ground on $10.3M school building

After years of relocation, Greenville charter school Lead Academy has found home.

USC Upstate announces new chancellor

The University of South Carolina Upstate named a new chancellor Tuesday.