Representatives from the University of South Carolina notified the public Wednesday that UofSC President Bob Caslen tested positive for COVID-19 Tuesday evening.
Niche.com released its 2021 Best Schools in America rankings, and Lexington-Richland School District Five was named as a top school district in South Carolina.
Richland Library confirmed Tuesday that a staff member tested positive for COVID-19. Due to the development, the library has closed its Eastover location at 608 Main Street.
University of South Carolina announced plans to require periodic COVID-19 testing during the spring semester for all students, faculty, and staff who frequent the Columbia campus.
Lexington-Richland School District Five announced that the district will hold its 2021 high school graduation ceremonies June 18 and June 19 at the Colonial Life Arena (CLA).
EdVenture Children's Museum developed a new distance learning program for families facing challenges in the remote learning environment.
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought many challenges to schools including online instruction, emptier classrooms and the cancellation of field trips.
As with many other races, the results were slow to arrive for Richland and Lexington County school board elections. As of Wednesday evening, however, the Lexington County results were complete with more than 90% of the votes counted in all the Richland County races.
A series of bills in the University of South Carolina Student Senate are aiming to ensure that students of all faiths have a fully equipped space to pray when a new student union, like the Russell House, is constructed.
The University of South Carolina sent an email Thursday notifying students of changes to next semester’s spring break. The email was sent by William F. Tate IV, Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost.
Several Lexington-Richland School District Five classrooms will soon benefit from grants provided by Mid-Carolina Electric Cooperative.
“Cocky,” the University of South Carolina’s official mascot, turned 40 years old Friday. The current mascot made its debut at the 1980 Homecoming game against Cincinnati.
When Kailey Houck told her friends at the University of South Carolina she wanted to start a competitive lettuce eating club, they actually were not surprised. They all knew she had a quirky personality.
University of South Carolina's President Bob Caslen addressed his vision for UofSC's future during his State of the University address Wednesday. It was Caslen's first time giving the address since being named president in July of 2019.
Lexington-Richland School District Five superintendent, Dr. Christina Melton announced the transition for in-person students from a hybrid schedule to a four-day in-person instructional schedule Monday.
Piney Woods Elementary, Lexington-Richland School District Five’s 13th elementary school, revealed their mascot chosen by the community during the September 28 Board Meeting.
Officials from Lexington School District One announced Phase Two of the district's academic plan amid COVID-19, which begins Oct. 5.
When the COVID-19 pandemic began changing the course of education for K-12 students, Kim Donovan decided to shift her career to help students have the ability to experience some normalcy in a time that has been far from normal.
Officials from Piney Woods Elementary, Lexington-Richland School District Five’s 13th elementary school, are currently asking the community for input to help decide their new school mascot.
The Springs Brooks Plaza outside the University of South Carolina’s Williams-Brice Stadium will have a new centerpiece with the delivery of the much-anticipated Gamecock sculpture Thursday. The $1 million sculpture was privately funded, and no funds from the Athletics Department were used fo…
Demetria “Demi” Bannister, a teacher at Windsor Elementary School, died Monday due to complications caused by COVID-19.
Lexington-Richland School District Five held its annual First in Five Teacher Shower Saturday to welcome first-year educators to the district and shower them with supplies and support.
Representatives from The University of South Carolina provided another COVID-19 school update Friday afternoon. As of Friday, there are 1,461 active COVID cases from students (1,443) and staff (18).
A manhunt took place around the Redbank area of Lexington midday Friday, after a police chase began earlier in the day.
University of South Carolina's Student Health Services released a statement on Twitter Thursday, announcing the SAFE saliva-based COVID-19 testing has been postponed, effective immediately.
The University of South Carolina’s Interfraternity Council (IFC) announced Wednesday that all upcoming fraternity rush events will be held virtually instead of in-person.
Oak Grove Elementary School underwent new construction this summer, with the addition of a new building, fresh driveway, car line and parking lot.
Lexington-Richland School District Five is partnering with The Hayden Hurst Family Foundation to implement a social emotional learning (SEL) curriculum within district classrooms.
The University of South Carolina placed residents of an additional Greek Village house in quarantine Friday after several residents tested positive for the coronavirus. This is the sixth Greek Village residence placed under quarantine. Students residing in those homes will remain in quaranti…
The UofSC Student Organization Fair, an event hosted by the Leadership and Service Center, gives students the opportunity to browse student organizations that they may want to join. Usually, the event is one day long and packed with students looking to get involved on campus. However, due to…
The new president of Columbia College was elected by the college's board of trustees and announced this month. William T. (Tom) Bogart will become the twentieth president of the school, effective Oct. 1.
Lexington-Richland School District Five announced the name of the new elementary school in Chapin, which was given the temporary name, “Elementary School 13.”
The Midlands Reading Consortium at United Way of the Midlands just received a donation of $60,000 from Colonial Life to support early childhood literacy efforts in the Midlands.
Students and teachers across the state have been adapting to e-learning since March, prompted by COVID-19. Although many children may still find it an unfamiliar teaching method, one group of students in Kershaw County’s school district have been accustomed to virtual learning for the past t…
Chapin Elementary School teacher Jenna Diebold wanted to help her students understand why the upcoming school year is going to be so different than years past. So, she took time out of her summer to write a children’s book about the importance of following the new COVID-related safety precau…
The University of South Carolina will begin offering a new and free COVID-19 saliva-based test to all students, faculty and staff on the Columbia campus. The new type of testing will begin Wednesday.
Lexington-Richland School District Five has selected Dr. Jina Blount as the administrator to lead School District Five’s new Flexible Innovative Virtual Education (FIVE) virtual program. The announcement was made Friday morning.
Richland County School District Two announced the selection of three principals to fill elementary, middle and high school positions Thursday.
Governor Henry McMaster announced Wednesday that 70 school districts in South Carolina will be receiving $10 million worth of personal protective equipment for the upcoming school year. He made the announcement from the Anderson Institute of Technology.
The University of South Carolina celebrated the Class of 2020 Saturday with a graduation ceremony unlike any in the more than 200 years of the school’s existence.
Brookland United Methodist Church is partnering with 12 Springs Community Church, the West Columbia Police Department and the West Columbia Fire Department to host a “Back 2 School Giveaway” Aug. 22.
A new business offering kids a chance to learn computer coding skills in some of the most fun ways imaginable is officially open for business in Lexington.
United Way of the Midlands Young Leaders Society (YLS) will host a virtual school supply drive to help prepare kindergarten students for the upcoming school year.
Members of SC for Ed, an advocacy group for public school teachers and administrators, met in Columbia at EdVenture Children's Museum Monday afternoon to hold a #virtualuntilsafe motor march in favor of virtual learning for the upcoming school year. Members believe in-person instruction is s…
Lexington-Richland School District Five announced a changed plan for the upcoming school year as of Friday.
Officials from Lexington County School District One announced the district's 2020-21 reopening plan Thursday. The plan details protocols for the first four weeks of school from Aug. 31 through Sept. 25 and outlines instruction model options.
A team of scientists led by curator of the South Carolina State Museum, David Cicimurri announced Thursday the discovery of two new fossil shark species from the southeastern United States.