Augustine Literacy Project’s tutors help low-income kids improve literacy skills
Reading ability is a key predictor of future academic success, and children who struggle to reach grade-level proficiency early in school may face an uphill battle. In order to catch up, many of these students will require supplemental, individualized instruction outside of the classroom, but not every family has the financial resources to hire a private tutor. An Upstate nonprofit is trying to help fill that need, one student at a time.
Are South Carolina schools really the worst in the nation?
Dead last. The very bottom. That’s where South Carolina ranked in education in U.S. News & World Report’s inaugural ranking of all 50 states — rendering the state’s go-to response for bad education rankings, “Thank God for Mississippi,” useless. But what does the ranking really mean? Is South Carolina’s education system really the worst in the nation?
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.
Teacher-founded credit union opens student-run branch
Ten students are spearheading the program, working along-side a teacher to run the branch. “We seek to provide students with authentic experiences in their classroom and in our community so that they are receiving more than just a high school diploma,” said GSHS Principal Jason Warren.
ITT Technical Institute second for-profit college to close in Greenville
ITT Education Services Inc. said the U.S. Department of Education’s “unwarranted actions” banning the company from enrolling new students who rely on federal financial aid to pay for tuition forced it to cease operatons at all of its 130 campuses in 38 states.
S.C. schools featured in Princeton Review’s ‘Best 381 Colleges’
Clemson students are football fanatics with a knack for community relations; Furman students are green thumbs; and Wofford students are likely Republican, according to the Princeton Review’s “Best 381 Colleges,” which was released on Tuesday.