Entries by Ashley Heffernan

TCCC accepting resumes for Communications and Administration Associate

Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative (TCCC) welcomes applications for the position of Communications and Administration Associate, available immediately. This position is part-time, working 10-20 hours per week, and reports directly to the Director of Communications and Operations. The work schedule will be based on the needs of the Director and TCCC staff. Responsibilities include, but […]

Kindergarten Readiness Network meeting

Special thanks to all those Kindergarten Readiness Network members who attended today’s meeting! Rev. Bill Stanfield provided an update on the Metanoia Early Childhood Center in the Chicora-Cherokee neighborhood of North Charleston. TCCC staffers LaTisha Vaughn and John Read spoke about the Kindergarten Readiness Network’s purpose and TCCC’s definition of equity. Trident United Way’s Vice President […]

Lowcountry College and Career Ready Project

Kevin O’Gorman, chief academic officer for Berkeley County School District, convened the Steering Committee for the region’s new Lowcountry College and Career Ready Project. The tri-county region’s four regional school districts share the common goal of ensuring that students are “future ready,” as defined by both academic standards and the skills identified by the local business […]

Community Engagement Committee re-launches

TCCC is seeking to engage the tri-county community in a more meaningful way and has re-launched the Community Engagement Committee. Using equity as the foundation of the work, the committee met on Sept. 27. Thank you to all those who attended and participated in the meeting! To learn more and join the committee, contact LaTisha Vaughn-Brandon, TCCC’s Director of […]

Register by Oct. 19 for the Conrad Challenge

The world needs more creative thinkers! Register with the Conrad Challenge by October 19 to be part of the one-of-a-kind competition changing the world. The Conrad Challenge is an annual, multi-phase innovation and entrepreneurial competition that brings together students from across the world to develop extraordinary and viable solutions to benefit our world. The 2018-2019 competition has […]

Editorial: South Carolina needs an education revolution

Thanks to The Post and Courier for this strong editorial about the need for an education revolution in South Carolina! “There’s no getting around it. South Carolina suffers from a legacy of segregation and extreme poverty, thus its public schools consistently rank among the worst in the nation,” the editorial says. “Bold action is needed.” Read the […]

Third grade reading, math proficiency rates show modest increases across tri-county region

Year-end test results released this week by the S.C. Department of Education show year-over-year increases in third grade reading and math and eighth grade math proficiencies across the tri-county region. Eighth grade reading proficiency levels declined slightly from 2016-2017 to 2017-2018. At the third-grade level, 50.8 percent of tri-county students met or exceeded grade-level reading […]

Reading volunteers needed

Meeting Street Elementary @Brentwood is looking for volunteers to join their Read365 program. Volunteers are needed from 2:10 to 3:10 p.m. on Tuesdays and from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. Volunteers will be paired with either one or two students for hour-long sessions each week. Email Elizabeth Coulton at ecoulton@beemok.com to learn more!