Entries by Ashley Heffernan

May 19: Free asthma camp for tri-county children

Impediments to education attainment in this region intersect with health issues all across the pre-natal to workforce continuum. For TCCC’s Networks, Consortia and Guiding Teams, health issues are an integral part of the work. One of the most prominent physical health issues the impede proficiency and readiness in K-12 is asthma. The American Lung Association […]

Op/Ed: Student success depends on support from entire community

The TCCC Board of Directors, chaired by InterTech Group CEO Anita Zucker, voted unanimously last week to approve this Op/Ed submission to The Post and Courier. “We believe every school in our region should have an excellent principal leading high-quality teachers who are setting high expectations for every child — no exceptions. We will work with […]

Symposium on early childhood arts, STEM set for May 7

The Institute for Child Success is partnering with the Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts to host Creativity Connects Charleston: Early STEM Learning Through the Arts. This free, one-day symposium will focus on early childhood arts integration and STEM. It will be from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on May 7 at The Gibbes Museum of Art, at […]

Kindergarten Readiness Network vote coming up

TCCC’s Kindergarten Readiness Network, which is convened by Trident United Way, is expected take a key vote on May 23. Last year, the network voted to proceed into a due-diligence period with Family Connects, an evidence-based program that’s intended to serve all families with newborns in the region.  Through Family Connects, nurses visit newborns and their families at […]

HSGN working to embed soft skills in curricula

TCCC’s High School Graduation Network is working on the following topics: College and Career Readiness Disconnected Youth FAFSA Completion Students with Special Needs The College and Career Readiness project team met earlier this month to discuss next steps, and it has become evident that the work is pivoting toward a set of outcomes and attributes that align with […]

Principal development program in the works

A ready supply of well-prepared principals as instructional leaders in every school is an essential component of an educator talent development strategy. In the 2016-2017 school year, about a quarter of tri-county schools had principals who had been at their school for two years or less. There is, at present, no discernible pipeline that assures excellent […]

Former educator joins TCCC staff

TCCC has hired LaTisha Vaughn-Brandon as Director of Networks and Community Engagement. Vaughn-Brandon will take responsibility for TCCC’s Kindergarten Readiness Network and will lead TCCC’s efforts to expand and deepen connections with community groups across the education continuum. She will work with a board-level committee and grassroots community groups to engage parents, students, caregivers, teachers […]

Recent media coverage

Several media outlets covered the release of our Regional Education Report: Chapter 4. Check out the stories and videos below: Latest tri-county report demands major changes to combat educational inequality Palmetto Business Daily – April 7, 2018 TCCC releases fourth annual Regional Education Report WCBD News 2 – April 5, 2018 TCCC releases fourth annual […]