Entries by Ashley Heffernan

KIDS COUNT ranks South Carolina 41st in education

The Annie E. Casey Foundation has released its annual KIDS COUNT Data Book. South Carolina ranks 41st in Education, 37th in Family and Community, 36th in Health and 34th in Economic Well-Being. Some South Carolina data points from the report: 74% of 8th graders not proficient in math 71% of 4th graders not proficient in reading 53% (63,000) […]

Local students win art scholarships from national nonprofit StriveTogether

Two students in the tri-county region were named recipients of the Art Inspires scholarship by StriveTogether, a national nonprofit working to improve education for every child. Students in nearly 70 communities across the county were asked to create pieces of art that reflect StriveTogether’s vision and core values, including educational equity. Only students in a […]

Jackson, Postlewait elected to TCCC Board of Directors

Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative (TCCC), a nonprofit organization that works to improve educational outcomes for all, has added new board members. On June 20, the TCCC Board of Directors elected Jessica Jackson, director of Boeing Global Engagement for the Southeast, and Gerrita Postlewait, superintendent of the Charleston County School District, to serve three-year terms. […]

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 […]

Kindergarten Readiness Network Convening

TCCC’s Kindergarten Readiness Network voted in favor of moving forward with the implementation of Family Connects in the tri-county region. Family Connects is an evidence-based model created in Durham, N.C., that provides nurse home visiting services to the parents of every newborn, regardless of income or socioeconomic status. Watch this video to learn more. CEOs and representatives of the region’s four […]