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PBS LearningMedia Features More Winter-Related Resources

December 20, 2015 - Posted in Education
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PBS LearningMedia continues the celebration with a bonus week of winter content! Featured resources offer cool insights into temperature, snow, animals and more! Art Can Teach History What can art teach students about history? In the case of the painting, “Washington...

Tiny Techz Brings STEM Education to Young Students

December 16, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money by Andrea Esselman
Tiny Techz Brochure

Tiny Techz is a program designed to bring STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education to young students. It works with schools to teach students fundamental skills that will help them have successful futures. Tiny Techz was created by Chris Williams and...

Positive Impact of Foreign Investment in the Midlands

December 16, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money by Marina Ziehe
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Foreign investment has been key to economic development efforts of the Midlands of South Carolina. Just in 2015, nearly twenty-four economic development projects, many of them announced by foreign-based companies, were announced. The projects are expected to create 2,200...

How Should Salespeople Respond to Increased Price Sensitivity Among Consumers?

December 15, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money by Marina Ziehe
Salespeople meeting

Take a look around your friendship circle. How many people are willing to pay a few extra cents per gallon for gasoline if a lower-priced station is nearby? How many people are willing to pay $70 dollars for a shirt if they can buy that same type of shirt of shirt for $20...

Woodworker's Guild Builds Toys for Christmas

December 14, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene

The guild is the largest woodworking group in the Southeast, and many of the organization’s projects center around charity. Palmetto Scene spent time with the craftsmen, seeing just what goes into making a toy for a special child on Christmas.

Governor's Mansion Ready for the Holidays

December 14, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene

An inside look at the Columbia Garden Club decorating the S.C. Governor's Mansion for Christmas.

Understanding Small Businesses and Their Impact on the State

December 14, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money by Kaitlyn Park
Woman at Desk

Just by walking or driving down many streets in Richland and Lexington counties, it is easy to see that small businesses are growing, alongside the South Carolina economy. In fact, according to the Small Business Association , small businesses employed about half or 728,770...

Haley Talks Flood Costs

December 14, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene

Governor Nikki Haley held a press conference Tuesday to go over specific costs associated with the South Carolina Flood. The public assistance estimate, which includes roads and government buildings, is $300 million. The individual assistance, which is money given to...

Columbia Police Will Have New Body Cameras in Place by 2016

December 14, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene
Blue lights on top of a police car, blurred taillights in background

Columbia City Council has approved the purchase of 300 body cameras for Columbia city police, according to The State . Police Chief Skip Holbrook said Thursday, Dec. 3, that the first cameras should arrive within 30 to 45 days and will provide further accountability to the...

PBS Announces January & February Facilitated Courses

December 14, 2015 - Posted in Education

PBS TeacherLine has scheduled 30 renewal and graduate credit courses to begin January 13 and February 17, 2016. Courses offered include teacher favorites such as “Enabling Students with Special Needs to Succeed in Math Class“, “Children's Authors on the Web: Online Sites...

HERO Live! Program Schedule for 2015-16

December 14, 2015 - Posted in Education
HERO Live Amazing Trade Shop Math Race

Colonial Williamsburg Electronic Field Trips have a new name … HERO Live! Designed to support American history education for 4-8th grade students, HERO Live!: The Amazing Trade Shop Math Race airs December 17 at 1:00 p.m. All SC schools can view on ETV’s SC Channel (SCC)...

PBS Parents: Help Your Preschooler Get Ready to Read

December 14, 2015 - Posted in Education
PBS Parents: Help Your Preschooler Get Ready to Read

Watching a child learn to read can feel miraculous. And for good reason: reading is an incredibly complex process that requires children to recognize shapes (letters), match these shapes with their corresponding sounds, combine these sounds into words, and then mentally...

PBS LearningMedia Celebrates Computer Science Education Week

December 14, 2015 - Posted in Education

This week, PBS LearningMedia is celebrating Computer Science Education Week and Hour of Code (12/7-13) by sharing resources about CS, coding and thought leadership in the tech space. Who Invented the First Real Computer? If you search for definitions of the word “computer”...

ETV Kids – Wild Kratts and Dinosaur Train Feature Holiday Specials!

December 14, 2015 - Posted in Education

Wild Kratts: A Creature Christmas It’s Christmas and the Wild Kratts are taking a break from creature adventuring to celebrate. But when they receive an alert that their favorite creatures are suddenly disappearing around the globe, their holiday party quickly turns into a...

3rd Annual Oratorical Contest for Midlands Middle School Students 2/27/16

December 11, 2015 - Posted in Education

We would like to provide our middle school students in Fairfield, Lexington I, II, & V, Newberry and Richland I & II, the opportunity to express themselves through the art of public speaking. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Richland County Alumnae Chapter,...

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