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Enhancing Tech in the Classroom: PBS Announces iBooks for K-8 Teachers

April 24, 2016 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
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New series of subject-targeted iBooks includes curriculum-based videos, lesson plans, and more Arlington, VA, April 26, 2016 – In an effort to provide educators with additional content that engages students with classroom curriculum, PBS announced today a new series of...

Knowitall Media – Weekly Topics Presented All Through April – in Collections

April 23, 2016 - Posted in Education by Mimi Brown
Knowitall Media Collections page

In April, Knowitall Media will highlight four very timely Collections , with a different topic featured each week. We think it's the perfect time to focus on a healthy lifestyle, so first up is Knowitall Healthy! For National Poetry Month, we’ll introduce you to our new...

SC Grabs Top Ten Spot for High Number of Fast Food Restaurants

April 22, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by K. Blackwell
Fast Food Restaurant

Every now and then, fast foods just grab you. You duck in for a quick burger and fries and are on your way. Fast food has been around for decades, starting in the 1920s when White Castle was founded in Wichita, Kansas . Taverns and coffee houses had been around since the 17...

Malfunction Junction Improvements Added to Senate Roads Bill

April 21, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park
heavy traffic

Under the road-spending plan that the Senate’s budget panel approved on Wednesday, April 20, Malfunction Junction, considered the state Transportation Department’s No. 1 priority since 2008, would be fixed, reports The State . The plan would provide around $4 billion for...

US Quidditch Cup 9 Brings Cash to Columbia

April 21, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by Kaitlyn Park
young students playing the game Quidditch

U.S. Quidditch Cup 9 brought the world of Harry Potter to Columbia for the first time last weekend, Apr. 16 and 17, and brought with it an economic boost to the Columbia area. The game is a mix of rugby, dodgeball and tag, according to the U.S. Quidditch website. The...

New Study Finds First-Graders’ Math Knowledge Increases with PBS KIDS’ ODD SQUAD

April 21, 2016 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
ODD SQUAD web page

Research shows that content from popular PBS KIDS series helps children from low-income families boost knowledge of numbers and operations, algebraic thinking San Francisco, CA – April 6, 2016 – First-graders’ knowledge of algebraic thinking, as well as of numbers and...

VIDEO | 2016 Indie Grits' Artists Interpret the Flood’s Impact

April 21, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by Marina Ziehe
Sign on the Nickelodeon Theater about Indie Grits

This year, the capital city’s very own film festival, Indie Grits, celebrated its 10th anniversary, and the theme had important meaning. After the October flood, organizers decided to focus the work on the impact the water had on the area and as a way to help the community...

Catawba Art Photo Exhibit

April 21, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
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In the late 1990s, the Catawba Nation received federal recognition. Photojournalist and Filmmaker Catherine Bauknight set out to document the revival of the tribe. Her photo essay exhibit, at the Native American Center in Lancaster, gives us a glimpse of life as a Catawba...

Second Inland Port Being Discussed

April 20, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
port of charleston

Due to the success of the inland port in Greer, the S.C. Ports Authority is looking into opening a second facility. The SCPA is seeing an increased demand for a second inland port, due to the fact that since 2011, intermodal volume has increased 166 percent. Approximately...

Education: Is South Carolina Failing Its Students?

April 20, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Empty Classroom

According to a recent analysis done by South Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center , “South Carolina’s regular public school districts received less financial support per student on an inflation- adjusted basis in 2013-2014 than they did five years earlier.” It was also...

Q&A | A Follow-Up Conversation with Trey Gordner, CEO of the Startup KOIOS

April 19, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by Krishna Thakker
Trey Gordner receiving award

As Carolina Money celebrates its one-year anniversary this month, we decided to follow up with the first startup companies that we talked to one year ago, to learn about their progress. Last week, we spoke with Mike Meyers, CEO of Tradeversity , and this week, we caught up...

National Create Cooking Challenge Selects Local Winner

April 18, 2016 - Posted in SCETV by Glenn Rawls
ETV’s Create viewer, Julie Booher of Mt. Pleasant.

Columbia – American Public Television (APT), the original home to television’s culinary experts, and sponsor of the Create Cooking Challenge, announced today that two new “stars” have joined its ranks. Selected from hundreds of entries by judges who are some of public...

Old Fashioned Note-Taking Helps You to Learn

April 18, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by K. Blackwell
Hand written notes are better then typed ones, a study suggests.

A study published in Psychological Science , by Pam A. Mueller and Daniel M. Oppenheimer, suggests that taking notes by hand, and forgoing the tablet or laptop makes for better learning in the long run. The study suggests that since those who take notes via computer can...

Tax Day is Fast Approaching: The Opportunities and Changes You Need to Know

April 15, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by Kaitlyn Park
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With Tax Day, Monday, Apr. 18, the filing deadline for IRS tax returns, growing closer with every moment--even with three extra days to get your taxes in, many may still have some questions regarding filing 2015 taxes. Carolina Money spoke with Rosemary Wright; a Senior...

Spirit Communications Park Welcomes Fans to Its Inaugural Game

April 15, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by Andrea Esselman
Entrance to Spirit Communications Park

Anticipation filled the air, as people milled around outside the stadium. The gates opened, and the pressure of all the months leading up to this moment was released. Spirit Communications Park was officially open for its first baseball game. Fans from all over came to...

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