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Three Greenville County Students Arrested for False Bomb Threats PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 25 December 2013 00:00

If Convicted, First Offense Carries No Less than 1 year in Prison and No More than 10 years

Greenville County Schools have experienced a rash of bomb threats in recent days. Three high school students have now been arrested and charged with “conveying false information regarding attempted use of a destructive device,” a felony.

On December 17, Eastside High School was evacuated in the morning hours due to a Bomb Threat. A student at the school located the threat which was written on a note and notified school administrators. Once everyone was out of the school, staff conducted a search of the entire school and did not locate any suspicious devices.

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Sherry Few Explains Why Common Core is Bad For Children PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 04 December 2013 00:00

Special Interest and Federal Funds used to Herd Politicians and Children into “One-size-fits-all” Inferior Education System

Sherry Few, founder of South Carolina Parents Involved in Education, addressed the Greenville County Republican Party Executive Committee, Monday night. The topic was “Common Core” education standards.

SCPIE describes Common Core as “an attempt by Washington, D. C. special interest groups and the Federal Government to herd the states, and our children, into one-size-fits-all national standards.”

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Exposing Common Core Event Brings National Experts to Columbia PDF Print E-mail
Written by SCPIE President, Sheri Few   
Wednesday, 25 September 2013 00:00

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Exposing Common Core, an education forum sponsored by South Carolina Parents Involved in Education (SCPIE), was held in Columbia over the weekend.  The event was held at the Columbia Convention Center and began at 9am Saturday.  SCPIE President Sheri Few welcomed approximately 150 people from all across the state who came to hear national experts present the problems with the Common Core National Standards.

American Principles Project Jane Robbins gave an overview of the problems with Common Core and explained how the Federal government coerced states into adopting the standards.  From a lawyer’s perspective, Jane explained that the Federal government’s involvement in the adoption of the standards, and the accompanying assessments, violates the U.S. Constitution and three Federal statutes.

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Converse College Reduces Tuition 43 percent PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 18 September 2013 00:00

Converse is the first South Carolina college to reduce tuition by pushing back against the trend of increased cost

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Converse College has announced it will reset its tuition price at $16,500, a 43 percent decrease from the current tuition price, for full-time students in its traditional undergraduate program starting with the 2014-15 academic year. The move aligns the institution's “sticker price” more-closely with the average net cost to attend. Converse is the first institution in South Carolina to make such a move.

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BJU Opens Renovated Dining Common PDF Print E-mail
Written by Press Release   
Wednesday, 04 September 2013 00:00

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Dr. Stephen Jones, president of Bob Jones University, today reopened the renovated student dining room of the Dixon-McKenzie Dining Common—the major dining facility on the BJU campus.

Joined by representatives of the University family, contractors and city, county and state officials, Jones recognized donors and several individuals who played key roles in the nearly $6 million renovation project. Following the brief program, attendees enjoyed lunch in the newly-renovated facilities.

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Greenville County Schools Names Two Emerging Teachers of the Year PDF Print E-mail
Written by Press Release   
Wednesday, 21 August 2013 00:00

Awards Presented by Greenville Federal Credit Union

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In addition to naming Anne Kelsey-Zibert, history teacher at Northwest Middle School the 2013-14 Greenville County Teacher of the Year, Superintendent W. Burke Royster today announced two Emerging Teachers of the Year.

Kaitlyn Campbell, music teacher at Alexander Elementary School, was named the Elementary Level Emerging Teacher of the Year, while Lindsey Arnold, agricultural science teacher at Bryson Middle School was named Secondary Level Emerging Teacher of the Year.

The Emerging Teachers of the Year Program, sponsored by Greenville Federal Credit Union, recognizes two second or third year teachers for outstanding performance. Each winner receives $500, a crystal award, and $500 for their school.

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Northwest Middle Social Studies Teacher Named GCS Teacher of the Year PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 21 August 2013 00:00

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GREENVILLE, SC  – Greenville County Schools Superintendent W. Burke Royster announced the selection of Anne Kelsey-Zibert, a social studies teacher at Northwest Middle School, the 2013-14 Greenville County Teacher of the Year. Three runners-up were also named.

While studying history at Princeton University, it became clear to Northwest Middle School history teacher Anne Kelsey-Zibert that the best way to combine her love of history and government with her gift of helping others learn was to become a classroom teacher.  “The more I understood what it meant to be a teacher and help students grow as individuals, the more I knew I wanted to dedicate my life to teaching,” said Mrs. Zibert.

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