Entries by Ashley Heffernan

10 educators from across tri-county region chosen for math awards

Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative’s Math Pathways Project Team is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 Excellence in Mathematics Teaching awards. Public schools in 48 states – including South Carolina – reported mathematics teacher shortages for the 2017-18 school year. In fact, mathematics teacher shortages have been prevalent in South Carolina since 2000. […]

TCCC travels to StriveTogether convening in Seattle

The Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative staff traveled to Seattle last week to participate in the StriveTogether national convening! Continuing our work to help all students in the tri-county region, we joined more than 500 community leaders from across the country. This year’s theme was Go Far, Go Together: Uniting in Pursuit of Equity for […]

TCCC’s approach featured in New York Times

Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative uses a collective-impact approach and is a member of StriveTogether, a national, nonprofit network of 70 communities using a rigorous approach to accelerate progress and sustain success in education. New York Times Opinion Columnist David Books featured our approach and spotlighted our partner Spartanburg Academic Movement in a piece titled “A […]

WCBD: TCCC sends letter demanding better education to local leaders

Special thanks to Stetson Miller from WCBD News 2 for dropping by this week to interview our CEO, John Read, about our education letter. More than 230 people have signed on so far! Watch Stetson’s story at https://www.counton2.com/news/local-news/tccc-sends-letter-demanding-better-education-to-local-leaders/1386392153 then sign the letter at http://tricountycradletocareer.org/sign-the-letter/.

Letter demanding better education gathers more than 200 signatures

More than 200 individuals – including elected officials, business leaders, university presidents, school board members, faith leaders, educators, parents, students and community volunteers – have signed a letter that demands better for all children and their families. “Together, we are taking ownership for public education and taking a stand to demand better from our school districts, school […]

Charleston Forum releases video of education panel

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. […]

Sales Tax Holiday planned for August 3-5

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 […]

2018 First Day Festival

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 […]

Apply now for Teacher Supply Boxes

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 […]