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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.

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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 …

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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.