Entries by Ashley Heffernan

TCCC receives $40,000 grant to focus on FAFSA

National College Access Network (NCAN) has selected Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative (TCCC) to receive a $40,000 grant for the 2018-2019 FAFSA Completion Challenge. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) provides grants, loans and work-study funds to students and is a pivotal part in many students’ decision to attend college. NCAN challenges each […]

Only a few days left to submit FAFSA

The state deadline to submit the the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is approaching fast! Students in South Carolina who are planning to attend college between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019 must submit the FAFSA by June 30, 2018. That’s only a few days away! The FAFSA is how students apply […]

Math professionals propose end of course math exam requirements

Math professionals at the district and college level, supported by the Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative, have been working to open pathways to college and careers in science, business, technology, engineering and other STEM-related disciplines. This Math Pathways Project Team (MPPT) has been assessing the effectiveness of end of course examinations for high school math […]

TCCC applauds changes to state’s “Disturbing Schools” law

Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative (TCCC) is pleased that South Carolina lawmakers have amended the “Disturbing Schools” law, which criminalized students for actions that often could have been handled by school administrators. Gov. Henry McMaster signed legislation on May 17 that restructures the law to apply only to non-students. The law now reads, “It is […]

Photos: CRBJ Power Breakfast on education

Special thanks to the panelists and all those who attended today’s Charleston Regional Business Journal Power Breakfast! The event focused on tri-county education and TCCC’s recently released Regional Education Report: Chapter 4. TCCC CEO John C. Read did a short presentation on the report, and then panelists from the region fielded questions about what needs to happen […]