Back to School for Greenville County
- By Press Release
Monday, August 13
- First Day of School for Teachers! Many schools will host breakfast events with a welcome from the principal at approximately 7:45am. Teachers will participate in activities, continue classroom set up and prepare student technology. We have more than 250 “first year” teachers. I’m able to connect you with some of them if that is an angle you’d like to pursue.
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Tuition, fees used to pay off skyrocketing university IOUs
- By Rick Brundrett - The Nerve
If you’re a parent of a student attending a South Carolina public college or university, you probably haven’t been told how a good chunk of rising tuition and fees is being spent.
Under state law, tuition and other student fees can be used by schools to pay off certain bonds that typically are issued for construction projects. Over the past 10 years at four-year schools, tuition and required fees for undergraduates jumped by about 40 percent on average, state records show.
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GCS Implements Clear Bag Policy for Athletic Events
- By Greenville County Schools
Beginning with the opening of the 2018-19 athletic season, Greenville County Schools is instituting a clear bag policy for all athletic venues. This means spectators are prohibited from entering athletic venues with camera cases, briefcases, backpacks, cinch bags, large purses, and similar items. Approved bags include clear, gallon-sized zip storage bags, clear totes (12”x6”x12”) and small purses. Folding chairs and blankets will be allowed, but are subject to search.
The policy is similar to those already in place at university stadiums and local arenas. The policy is not a response to any specific event or concern. We are continually evaluating security measures in our school buildings and taking steps to ensure public safety at our after school events.
Our athletic fields will have signage to announce the new policy. We have posted responses to frequently asked questions on our website. I have copied and pasted below.
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13 Organizations Team Up to Attract Talent to the Construction Industry
- By Jess Dennis - AidJoy.com
Benjamin Franklin Experience (BFE) is a non-profit summer program through which teens have day-in-the-life experiences in inspirational careers, including science, engineering, music, journalism, medicine, and construction.
Regional electrical contractor, CarolinaPower, together with Brasfield & Gorrie, one of the largest privately held construction firms in the nation, are co-hosting and sponsoring a day-long construction experience to show highly-motivated teens the dynamism of the industry and the opportunities that await them—including those for young women.
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2018’s Most & Least Educated Cities in America
- By wallethub.com
Cities want to attract highly educated workers to fuel their economic growth and tax revenues. Higher levels of education tend to lead to higher salaries. And the more that graduates earn, the more tax dollars they contribute over time, according to the Economic Policy Institute. In turn, educated people want to live somewhere where they will get a good return on their educational investment. People also tend to marry others of the same educational level. Already having a large educated population may be a good way to draw in even more people with degrees.
Not all highly educated people will flock to the same areas, though. Some may prefer to have many people with similar education levels around them for socializing and career connections. Others may want to be a big fish in a little pond. Not every city will provide the same quality of life to those with higher education, either.
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The Loft - BCF After School Program
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Deconstructing the Coliseum is Sponsoring the Fourth Annual Great Education Forum
- By Christian Newswire
LYNCHBURG, Va. – On Saturday, August 18, 2018 in Appomattox, Virginia, the Fourth Annual Great Education Forum will be held, sponsored by Deconstructing the Coliseum ("DtC"), the organization that promotes abolishing the public school system. The Forum will be at New Geneva Christian Leadership Academy, which is owned and operated by the Rev. Dr. Paul Michael Raymond. New Geneva is located at 222 Harrell Street in Appomattox, VA. The Forum starts at 11:00 a.m. (EST). There is no charge to attend the Forum.
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