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3:22 am on Sunday July 15, 2012

S.C. high school dropout rates continue to improve; Charleston area worsens

Image by Flickr user JMaz PhotoIn an annual report released by the South Carolina Department of Education, the number of teens dropping out of high school continued to fall — though by a slight margin, however Charleston metro rates all increased....
11:30 am on Tuesday February 1, 2011

Dorchester School District 2 fails to eliminate non-academic clubs

Image by Flickr user WhiskeygonebadThree different motions failed last night at the Dorchester School District 2's Board Meeting to force non-curriculum clubs from forming in district schools. School Board member Barbara Crosby tried to claim that...
2:36 am on Sunday January 31, 2010

Dorchester District Two: Cut teacher money, fund road for football

Image by Flickr user blehk The Charleston City Paper's Will Moredock connects the depressing dots in Dorchester School District Two Superintendent Joe Pye's remarks about not having money to pay for teachers yet still pushing for a road that would...
2:06 am on Wednesday November 25, 2009

Summerville school district approves furloughs (updated)

Update November 25: The paper has released an updated story. First reporting: Dorchester District 2's board has approved furloughs of three days for most employees including teachers and six days for administrators.  The Summerville Journal Scene...
11:02 am on Friday October 9, 2009

Summerville elem. school buys iPods to reinforce teaching, missed class time

Image by Flickr user The Pug Father Image by 20091009-ipod.jpg Newington Elementary has bought a couple dozen iPods for use as an instructional tool, and a way for kids to experience class time that they missed.
2:53 am on Wednesday October 7, 2009

North Charleston constructing new elementary school

Image by Flickr user Rob IretonImage by 20091007-class.jpg In hopes of easing severe overcrowding, a brand new elementary school is on the horizon for North Charleston's portion of Dorchester District 2.  The Post and Courier has the brief. Update,...
10:14 am on Wednesday September 30, 2009

After blocking Obama speech, school leader cites old technology, asks for cash

Image by Flickr user Louis Abate Image by 20090930-computer.jpg After taking much flak for blocking Obama's speech to the nation's students, Superintendent Joe Pye, leader of Summerville's Dorchester District 2, is now asking for $200,000 to...
9:41 am on Wednesday September 16, 2009

Dorchester 2 taking heat over Obama speech, blaming woes on technology

Image by Flickr user eagle.dawg Image by 20090916-obama.jpg Summerville's school district is still getting heat after it chose to not live-broadcast Obama's speech, and some folks aren't taking kindly to the "we didn't have the technology to do it...
2:52 am on Tuesday September 8, 2009

Dorchester District 2 refusing to air planned Obama speech (updated x2)

Image by 20090904-obama.jpg Update September 8: Jim Rex, S.C. superintendent of education, has released a statement in support of Obama's address saying, in part: "The kind of petty bickering we have seen surrounding [today's] event illustrates...
11:03 am on Saturday September 5, 2009

Protest suggested after Dorchester District 2 refuses to air Obama speech

Plans for a small protest are underway after Dorchester District 2 officials said they won't air the Obama "stay in school" speech on Tuesday, September 8. A posting on Craigslist stated: I'm ashamed of DD2 and the decision not to air this address...