Education

75 Years Later, Rock Hill Resident Reveals a Truth About Pearl Harbor

By K. Cannon

Manning Kimmel, grandson of Admiral Husband Kimmel.

This December marks the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor, a “date that will live in infamy,” according to former president Franklin Roosevelt.  His speech continues as he explains that December 7, 1941 is the day when “the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the empire of Japan.”

Spanish Teacher Vanessa Torres of Columbia Clinches Milken Educator Award and $25,000

By B. Jamison

Photo of Supt. of Education Molly Spearman and Vanessa Torres

Walk through the halls of Nursery Road Elementary School in Columbia, South Carolina, and they may be abuzz with students conversing in Spanish. That’s a credit to the work of K-5 Spanish teacher Vanessa Torres, whose students’ buzzing voices turned into loud cheers when she was surprised with the prestigious Milken Educator Award at an all-school assembly. The honor comes with a $25,000 cash prize that Torres can use any way she chooses.

Student Reporting Labs: A Trip to Charlotte, NC

By K. Cannon

Photo of Forestview High School Student Reporting Lab in Charlotte, NC.

America is “the land of the free.” But, what does “free” actually mean? For people who have only lived in America, it may be hard to grasp what freedom is because they have never experienced the alternative. To truly understand ‘freedom’, perspective needs to come from someone who has immigrated to America from a country that may not be so free.

Carolina Classrooms: Technology in SC Schools - View Online!

By B. Jamison

Young students using tables in school

Mark your calendar to tune in November 23 at 7:00 p.m. on ETV when the topic on Carolina Classrooms will be technology in our schools. Carolina Classrooms is ETV’s monthly educational series for teachers, parents and all citizens invested in the education of our children.

Student Reporting Labs: A Trip to Congaree National Park

By K. Cannon

Photo taken on November 1st at Congaree National Park.

On the first day of November in Hopkins, South Carolina, eleven students walked the trails of Congaree National Park. Mosquitos crawled all over their hair and bodies; they swatted at them with every step they took. Despite these conditions, and the daunting certainty that they'd be itching from the bites for several weeks to follow, the students interviewed a park ranger outside. The natural lighting was too good to pass up.

Ready To Learn Webinar: New Teacher Professional Development Resources in Early Science

By B. Jamison

Graphic for Ready To Learn webinar

The CPB-PBS Ready To Learn initiative is expanding its professional development resource offerings with two new modules in early science learning. Join this webinar to learn about the latest Teaching Tips modules being produced by Boston University School of Education to help teachers effectively integrate PBS KIDS digital media into their regular classroom instruction. The two new modules — Animal Adaptations and Energy & Motion — focus on building science inquiry skills and use the PBS KIDS ScratchJr app for creating animated science reports.

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