Students statewide can share their most influential literary experiences through a contest that asks them to write a letter to an author and explain how his or her work has changed their perspective of the world or of themselves.
The national “Letters About Literature” reading and writing competition allows students in grades four through 12 to articulate the importance of their favorite book.
The annual county payouts from the South Carolina Forestry Commission have begun.
Funds come from revenue generated by forest product sales (timber and pine straw) and recreation/user fees on state forest lands. The money is given to counties for education and, in some cases, is given directly to school districts themselves. The South Carolina Forestry Commission is the only state agency which returns revenue to local education this way.
The Salvation Army of the Midlands has identified 248 local children through its Clothes for Kids program who could use some help with new clothes and supplies as they prepare to begin another school year. Fifty-one of the 248 children that qualify for assistance have been “adopted” by local shoppers. That means that 197 are still in need.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina's dropout rate has declined for the fourth consecutive year.
The state Education Department reported Wednesday that more than 5,200 high school students dropped out in 2011-12. That's nearly 670 fewer students than a year earlier and 2,800 fewer than in 2007-08.
The agency says the dropout rate for 2011-12 was 2.5 percent, down 0.3 percentage points from the previous year.
On Tuesday, July 9th, Provost Academy of South Carolina will hold an informational session from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. for prospective students and families at the Holiday Inn & Suites which is located at 8105 Two Notch Road in Columbia. Provost Academy South Carolina is an online public charter high school serving students in grades 9 through 12 statewide. The informational session is free and open to the public.