SC ranks 7th worst state for teachers on WalletHub list

South Carolina ended up near the bottom of WalletHub’s “2018 Best and Worst States for Teachers” rankings, which was released Monday.

Clemson raises its undergraduate tuition

Clemson University students from South Carolina will see a $258 increase in tuition next year after the university’s board unanimously approved a 1.75 percent hike for undergraduate students Friday.  

Joe and Gretchen Erwin gift $2.5M to Clemson University

$1 million of the gift will go toward the new College of Business building, and $1.5 million will be allocated for a student scholarship and programming support for communication students and adjunct faculty.

Furman University to offer new graduate degree program in community medicine

The new program will allow students to learn about health-related disparities firsthand and work with community partners to meet those needs.

In Our Community: Ronald McDonald House Charities 14th Annual Golf Classic, Topside Pool, and more

Spotlights in our community

Greenville Federal Credit Union marks 50th annual meeting

Greenville Federal Credit Union will hold its 50th annual meeting March 8 at the Westin Poinsett Hotel at 4 p.m.

March For Our Lives Greenville to plan March 14 student walkouts; school district cites ‘safety concerns’

Twenty local students — 18 high schoolers and two college students — have come together to organize under March For Our Lives Greenville, “a sister movement of the national March For Our Lives created by survivors of the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting,” according to a news release.

Community Spotlights: United Ministries, CresCom Foundation, and more

Highlights from our community

For special-needs children and at-risk youth, equine therapy program Happy Hooves’ School at the Barn can be life changing

When Deklan Corrigan first visited Eden Farms, a horse-boarding barn in Marietta, a year ago, his mother, Traci Corrigan, was unsure how he would respond. Her son, who at the time was 5 years old, was often nonverbal and reserved, and Traci wondered whether the new, unfamiliar stimuli would make Deklan nervous or agitated.

Two J.L. Mann special education teachers plan Disney World trip for students

Together, Donna Darnell and Amy Wylie are responsible for teaching 15 special education students at J.L. Mann High School. And now, they are working to give those students the trip of a lifetime.

PEP is Building STEAM through new grants to Greenville County teachers

From designing habitats and toys for animals at the Greenville Zoo to learning about simple machines by studying Rube Goldberg contraption cartoons, students at five Greenville County schools will learn STEAM-related skills through innovative classroom projects funded by a new Public Education Partners of Greenville County teacher grants program.

Clemson, Auburn partner to save wild tiger population

This week, Clemson University and Auburn University — alongside Louisiana State University and the University of Missouri — announced the formation of the U.S. Tiger University Consortium, a coalition for universities that claim the tiger as their mascot.

Furman University receives $2.2M bequest for scholarships

“This bequest ensures that Furman students pursuing careers in teaching or the ministry will receive significant financial assistance.”

Community Spotlights: Meyer Center, Quality Award, and more.

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Community Spotlights: YMCA, Duck Derby winner, and more.

GRANTS YMCA of Greenville to Benefit Reedy River through $80,000 Grant from…