Entries by Ashley Heffernan

TCCC releases “Constructive Disruption” report

TCCC today released its Regional Education Report: Chapter 4. Click here to download and read a copy. This report, titled “Constructive Disruption,” is intended to provoke the disruption of the status quo in public education so that meaningful, systemic improvement resulting in significantly improved student outcomes takes place. Every citizen in the tri-county region needs to […]

4 credits of math in high school

TCCC’s Math Pathways Project Team (MPPT), made up of math professionals at the district and college level, evaluated the region’s high school math curriculum in the fall of 2017 and released recommendations for each of the four tri-county school districts. Geoff Schuler, who convenes the MPPT, and John C. Read, CEO of TCCC, will discuss […]

Chapter 4 coming soon!

For the past three years, TCCC has produced a Regional Education Report to highlight successes and show where work still needs to be done in the tri-county region. Chapter 4 is in its final production stages now and will be published in April!

Kindergarten Readiness Network launches 3 groups

TCCC’s Kindergarten Readiness Network recently kicked off three working groups: Family Connects, Birth to 8 Framework and Family Engagement. The Family Connects Work Group, led by Project Manager Mary French, will develop a business plan for Tri-County Family Connects. The Birth to 8 Framework Work Group is inspired by the Birth to Eight Framework, created by the Institute […]

TUW leader to retire

Trident United Way President and CEO Chris Kerrigan announced this month that he’ll retire in early 2019. Chris, who is a valued partner and member of the TCCC Board of Directors, will be missed. TCCC stands ready to support TUW during this transition phase and wishes the best for Chris!

TCCC supports continued Algebra Nation funding

The S.C. Legislature and the S.C. Department of Education are now considering an appropriation for Algebra Nation, and TCCC supports continued funding for the program. Algebra Nation, a web-based instructional tool that was created in Florida and implemented in South Carolina in 2017, is being used in more than 60 districts across the state. Through the […]

Slideshow: FAFSA Blitz at Stall High

(Photos/Danielle Caradine) The FAFSA Project Team, within TCCC’s High School Graduation Network, partnered with GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) to host a FAFSA Blitz at R.B. Stall High School in North Charleston on February 7. The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is how students apply for federal grants, work-study funds, student loans and […]

Algebra Nation a lifeline to some S.C. students

Special thanks to The Post and Courier’s Paul Bowers for writing about Algebra Nation, a web-based instructional tool that was created in Florida and implemented in South Carolina in 2017 to help teachers facilitate highly personalized learning of Algebra 1. Through the program, teachers can assign videos to students based on their learning needs, making it […]

Muhiyidin d’Baha

Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative is deeply saddened by the loss of Muhiyidin d’Baha. Muhiyidin was a tremendous champion and advocate for quality education and amplifying student voices. He was a member of TCCC’s Community Engagement Committee and helped influence the shape of our work. We extend our deepest sympathies to Muhiyidin’s family and friends during this difficult time. […]

The bricklayer and the cathedral

Karen Kuchenbecker with the Charleston Regional Development Alliance mentioned Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative in a recent blog post about the parable of the bricklayer and the cathedral. “While it’s difficult to see progress in the day-to-day labor of laying bricks, with time, patience, and an unwavering commitment, all Charlestonians will one day be empowered to reap the […]