In celebration of the South Carolina State Museum’s (SCSM) Apollo 50: Journey to the Moon exhibit, the museum is offering free general admission to children ages 12 and under during Space Week, from Jul. 18 through Jul. 26.
The delayed, then off, then tentatively on again University of South Carolina graduation ceremony for the class of 2020 has been canceled.
International students studying in the U.S. will have to leave the country or risk deportation if the universities they attend switch to exclusively online classes, according to a statement by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Monday. The new modifications by the Student and Exch…
School District Five representatives announced Thursday that 25 new certified teacher mentors have been added in schools across the district. Their job will be to provide professional support and guidance throughout the school year to educators beginning their career in District Five.
State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman, Lexington-Richland School District Five Superintendent, Dr. Christina Melton, and others surprised Sarah Gams at her home Thursday with a very special award. Gams, an English teacher at Spring Hill High School, was selected as the 2021 South …
Although Richland Library has not reopened its doors for customers to come inside, there are still ways residents can obtain library materials.
State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman addressed 2020 school year questions in a press conference Monday afternoon. South Carolina schools have been closed since March 16, leaving K-12 students in an online learning setup, a new concept to many.
The University of South Carolina faculty and staff received an email Friday notifying employees of the 2020-2021 Fiscal Year budget approval for the university. The $1.63 billion-dollar budget incorporates the impact of the economic downturn, the uncertainties of student enrollment and the c…
The University of South Carolina president's office informed university staff and began to send out emails to May graduates Thursday, notifying all that UofSC is going to conditionally offer an in-person commencement ceremony at Williams-Brice Stadium.
Irmo High School International School for the Arts graduate Sara Butch was recognized by State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman and the South Carolina Department of Education for achieving perfect attendance throughout her entire academic career.
Lexington-Richland School District Five has named longtime administrator Danielle Major-Murphy the new principal of Irmo Middle School.
University of South Carolina president Bob Caslen sent a letter to students Monday evening, announcing his endorsement of renaming the J. Marion Sims residence hall on the women's quad.
Lexington-Richland School District Five's nutrition manager Faye Golding has been named the Student Nutrition Manager of the Year for South Carolina, by the School Nutrition Association.
Representatives from Richland School District Two announced Wednesday that Longleaf Middle School will soon be welcoming a new principal.
Representatives from Richland School District One released an official statement Monday in response to a post on social media made by one of the district's bus drivers Saturday.
The South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum will reopen for guests to visit Saturday at 10 a.m. The museum has been closed since mid-March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dutch Fork High School senior, Lauren Chen was named a U.S. Presidential Scholar for 2020. She is one of 161 high school seniors recognized nationwide for their accomplishments in academics, the arts and technical education fields.
As high school seniors near the end of their high school careers, many were disappointed to learn that graduation ceremonies may not take place for 2020. Midlands schools took the graduating class of 2020's wish into consideration and some decided to hold small-scale ceremonies.
Lexington County School District One (LCSD1) will reschedule the Pelion, Gilbert and White Knoll high school graduations from this week to next week. Rescheduling came after concerns over recent weather forecasts.
K-12 students across South Carolina have been out of school for nearly 11 weeks. As summer vacation begins, kids are awaiting the chance to return to a social setting. Many local facilities are set to reopen for summer camps, with new precautions set in place to ensure each child in attendan…
Though Governor Henry McMaster announced Wednesday that tourist attractions would open in time for Memorial Day weekend, some attractions have decided to remain closed.
The University of South Carolina announced Tuesday a plan to implement voluntary 10 percent pay reductions for President Bob Caslen, several senior-level cabinet administrators and the university’s three highest paid coaches for fiscal year 2020-21, which will begin July 1.
Lexington County Public Library representatives announced Monday that they will offer contactless curbside pickup as part of a “phased reopening.”
The principal for Lexington-Richland School District Five's newest elementary school was announced Tuesday. Award-winning administrator and long-serving educator Cassy Paschal will be the principal of Elementary School 13, located on Amick's Ferry Road in Chapin. The school is slated to open…
The University of South Carolina announced Sunday that face-to-face instruction will end for the fall 2020 semester at Thanksgiving break.
Though the South Carolina State Museum remains closed until further notice, the museum is still offering virtual tours and e-learning opportunities.
Seven Midlands students were awarded the South Carolina State Fair’s Ride of Your Life Scholarship for 2020. The fair awards 50 scholarships annually to high school students statewide who are planning to pursue their studies at any public or private college, university or technical college i…
A Lexington-Richland School District Five family is making face masks to protect healthcare workers serving on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The University of South Carolina’s Columbia campus announced plans Wednesday to begin immediately distributing $10.7 million in federal financial assistance to more than 20,000 students impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
High school and college seniors are experiencing disappointment as their graduation and commencement ceremonies have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The milestone celebration is something many students and their families look forward to for their entire lives.
The University of South Carolina announced Wednesday that the plan to resume in-person instruction on the Columbia campus will take place for the fall semester, beginning mid-August.
Two students from East Point Academy were awarded statewide recognition for their artistic abilities. Fifth-grade student Olivia Li and seventh-grade student Lily Blum were recognized at the Youth Art Month! contest. The show is sponsored by the South Carolina Art Education Association.
The sudden end of an executive education class at the Darla Moore School of Business has turned into the beginning of a new program to help the local business community.
Two Blythewood High School juniors competed in the annual South Carolina National History Day (NHD) statewide competition and placed first and second in the paper category.
As the COVID-19 pandemic has cut the school year short, Lexington-Richland School District Five celebrated their senior class last week with a special senior parade.
It was announced Friday that Chapin High School student council has been recognized as a 2020 National Gold Council of Excellence by the National Student Council (NatStuCo).
One Lexington-Richland Five fifth grade student is doing what he can to support healthcare workers serving on the frontlines amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Ten Lexington-Richland School District Five students were each awarded the South Carolina Teaching Fellowship. The students selected will receive up to $24,000 in fellowship funds (up to $6,000 per year for four years) while they complete a degree leading to initial teacher certification.
April has been an active month for celestial events and this week, there is more action to come with a Lyrid meteor shower in full swing. Lyrids are pieces of space debris originating from the comet C/1861 G1 Thatcher.
The Midlands Fatherhood Coalition has partnered with two Columbia nonprofits, Harvest Hope Food Bank and Community in Our Schools, to help parents during a time where children are learning from home. The organizations will be setting up a drive-up curbside distribution to hand out free paren…
As K-12 students work through the school year via virtual learning, many parents have been in search of virtual tutors for their children to succeed in the final few weeks of the school year.
Lexington-Richland School District Five representatives announced Monday that a student won an award in the 2020 Magnet Schools of America Poster Contest.
Columbia College has made the decision to expand its coeducational practices and policies beginning in the fall 2020 semester. The college, founded as Columbia Female College in 1854, has since been an all-women’s college until officials began exploring different enrollment models in 2017.
The South Carolina State Museum (SCSM) acquired a walking sick which belonged to famous abolitionist, Fredrick Douglass. Douglass received the stick as a gift while visiting Charleston in March 1888. The Douglass walking stick is one of a kind and will be added to SCSM’s collection of histor…
The South Carolina State Museum's website is being updated with additional e-learning activities. Though the museum’s physical location remains closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, museum curators and educators are working to add interactive programs online for parents and children to explore.
Richland School District Two will be hosting a virtual career fair Wed. Apr. 22 from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. All candidates interested must register prior to the career fair.
The South Carolina Department of Education launched SCRemoteLearning.com this week. The website offers digital teaching and learning resources for teachers, parents and students during the COVID-19 pandemic.