Thanks to The Post and Courier for publishing TCCC CEO John Read’s Letter to the Editor on the College of Charleston restoring race as a consideration in admissions. Click here to read the letter.
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The Charleston Forum, held on June 21, included an education panel with: Cindy Ambrose, deputy superintendent of the Charleston County School District; John Read, CEO of Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative; Faith River James, assistant provost for leadership at The Citadel; Alana Simmons, creator of Hate Won’t Win and granddaughter of the late Rev. Daniel L. […]
The S.C. Department of Revenue has scheduled the annual Sales Tax Holiday for August 3-5! A variety of back-to-school essentials are exempt from the state’s 6% sales tax and any applicable local taxes starting at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, August 3, and ending at midnight on Sunday, August 5. The following items will be tax-free […]
The City of Charleston’s Mayor’s Office for Children, Youth and Families is hosting the First Day Festival from 1 until 4 p.m. on Sunday, August 12, at Liberty Square at the SC Aquarium and the Charleston Maritime Center. Parking at the SC Aquarium and Gaillard garages will be $1 during the festival. Exhibitors will provide […]
Kids in Need Foundation provides FREE Teacher Supply Boxes for teachers in Title I schools, where the rate of free and reduced lunch is 70% or higher. “Successful applicants will receive TWO large boxes containing a predetermined assortment of essential items, including pencils, scissors, paper, and notebooks,” the Foundation’s website says. The 2018 application window is open now […]
LaTisha Vaughn-Brandon, TCCC’s Director of Networks and Community Engagement, visited IMPACT 360 Summer Success this week. She enjoyed reading with and getting to know so many students during the literacy hour! “Every summer students from low socio-economic backgrounds fall two months behind peers from higher-income families in academic skills, a deficit that grows to a full […]
Special thanks to Mayci McLeod, with WCBD News 2, for interviewing our CEO, John C. Read, today about the region’s teacher shortage. Watch John’s interview at https://www.counton2.com/news/local-news/teachers-needed-in-all-local-school-districts/1306507555.
Special thanks to Kolbie Satterfield, with Live 5 News, for stopping by TCCC to interview our CEO, John C. Read, about our advocacy letter! Watch her story, which aired at 11 p.m. on July 11, at http://www.live5news.com/story/38626245/local-organization-challenges-state-education-system, and sign the letter at http://tricountycradletocareer.org/sign-the-letter/.
Together, we can do better. U.S. News and World Report ranks South Carolina 48th in the country for education, while our civic, business and faith leaders remain mostly silent. This is systems failure at its worst and at a very cost in human potential. It is no longer acceptable, if it ever was to begin […]
The Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative office at 6296 Rivers Avenue, Suite 308 in North Charleston will be closed on July 4 in honor of Independence Day. Staff will return to the office on July 5. We hope you have a safe, happy 4th of July!