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.
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SC college costs receiving failing grade

South Carolina is one of the least affordable states for lower-income students to get a college education.

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?

A brief history of the world’s most unusual university

BJU at 90.

Furman alum David Trone among honorees at Bell Tower Ball

On Feb. 25, Furman University will host its annual Bell Tower Ball at the TD Convention Center to honor alumni and friends of the university.

Education Week names GCS superintendent Leader to Learn From

Education Week, a national news publication covering K-12 education, has named Greenville County Schools Superintendent Dr. W. Burke Royster a Leader to Learn From.

Tim Scott: The Investing in Opportunity Act will lift up those who’ve been left behind

With more than 50 million individuals living in distressed communities, we must do more to help those who cannot help themselves.

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.

Lead Academy breaks ground on $10.3M school building

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

Clemson researchers bag $1M for research to boost organic peach production

Clemson University researchers have been awarded $999,700 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

The Future of Learning

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

What do you want your students to know?

“Write and draw something about yourselves that you want me to know about you.” And my students showed me their humanity. Here are some of their responses and my comments to them.

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.