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.

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.

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.

Legacy students among those sending video letters to next president

Whether Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton wins today’s election, some Legacy Charter students are among teens across the country that have compiled video letters to the next president of the United States.

New Furman University institute focuses on community health

A new Furman University institute will focus on improving the health of the greater Greenville community.

Planar donates cutting edge technology to Clemson’s Watt Center

Planar, a Leyard company and global leader in display and digital signage technology, has become the first Sustaining Innovation Partner for Clemson University’s Watt Family Innovation Center with a gift-in-kind of more than $1 million worth of cutting-edge display technology.

Judge tells county: Stop sending voter registration questionnaire to on-campus college students

Circuit Court Judge Robin Stilwell on Friday ordered the Greenville County Board of Voter Registration and Elections to immediately stop giving an additional questionnaire to college students who try to register to vote using their on-campus address.

The Future of Learning

Furman embarks on ambitious effort to transform the student experience while addressing community issues

Furman embarks on ambitious effort to transform the student experience

The Furman Advantage, a new initiative announced by the university Wednesday, guarantees every incoming freshman an engaged learning experience that is tracked and integrated with their academic and professional goals, giving students an educational experience that combines an intimate campus with the breadth of opportunity usually afforded by a larger university.