Student, and teacher, numbers up

Image by stock.xchang user miljanImage by 20080816school.jpg Fewer empty chairs are showing up in Lowcountry classrooms, and fewer empty teachers' desks, as well.

The Charleston County School District is touting a record low in its teacher vacancies. There are only four positions still open. Meanwhile, student rolls went up for the first time in years.

The school district credits its efforts to streamline the hiring process for much of the achievement, but the same low-vacancy can be seen in various districts across the Lowcountry.

The Post and Courier has a complete story on the issue, while NBC News 2 has video coverage, as well.

From The Post and Courer:

"This is the 'victory in the classroom' playing out in a real, concrete and positive way," said schools Superintendent Nancy McGinley. "I'm just thrilled about it. I really am."

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