Category Archives: Education

Virginia College In Columbia To Host Halloween Spooktacular Oct. 31

COLUMBIA, S.C. – October 20, 2017 – Virginia College in Columbia will host a Halloween Spooktacular Tuesday, Oct. 31 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the campus located at 7201 Two Notch Road. The event is free and open to the public, as the community is invited to celebrate the season with Virginia College. The event will feature refreshments, a costume contest, campus tours…
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South Carolina Submits State ESSA Plan to US Department of Education

Columbia, SC - Today, the South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE) announced that it has submitted it's Consolidated Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plan to to the U.S. Department of Education. "This submission is the culmination of thousands of hours of hard work and collaborative effort by the people of South Carolina," said State Superintendent of Education…
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SC Agencies Collaborate on Early Childhood Data Website

Columbia, SC - The South Carolina Department of Education in consultation with numerous state agencies, non-profits, and child advocacy groups has unveiled SCProfile.com, a comprehensive early childhood website and data collection system that will serve as an important tool for parents, educators, policymakers, and the general public to use when determining whether programs for young…
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Virginia College In Columbia Announces New, Streamlined Programs That Are Faster, More Flexible And More Affordable Than Before

COLUMBIA, S.C. – October 6, 2017 – Education Corporation of America (ECA), parent company of Virginia College in Columbia, is pleased to introduce new, streamlined programs that are faster, more flexible and more affordable than before. The new programs provide education options for students seeking to transform their lives by obtaining a career-focused education. Classes in the new programs…
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FastTrac® for the Female Entrepreneur Launches in Columbia November 11

Columbia, SC – October 5, 2017 – The McNair Center for Entrepreneurism at Columbia College will offer Kauffman FastTrac® for Female Entrepreneurs starting November 11, running through February. FastTrac is a course designed to support aspiring entrepreneurs in the early stages of business development and the female-only course is tailored to help women launch or…
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Four SC School Districts Awarded Over $49 Million for School Choice

Columbia, S.C. - Four South Carolina school districts have received over $49 million in federal grant money as part of the U.S. Department of Education's Magnet Schools Assistance Program. "South Carolina continues to strive to expand our school choice offerings for students and parents," said State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman. "This federal grant award is testament…
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Columbia College Announces Micro-Seed Funds and Ideas Incubator Space as Part of McNair Center for Entrepreneurism

(COLUMBIA, S.C.)—Columbia College announced new initiatives around its McNair Center for Entrepreneurism. On Tuesday, September 26th, Columbia College’s McNair Center for Entrepreneurism opened a new ideas incubation space for students on campus and awarded six students micro-seed fund grants, which combined with coaching and mentoring services, is designed to propel the students’ ideas and startup…
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Legislators To Speak At WhatWorksSC Award Celebration Oct. 24

[caption id="attachment_11624" align="alignleft" width="300"] James Smith[/caption] GREENVILLE, S.C.—South Carolina Representatives Rita Allison (R-Spartanburg) and James Smith (D-Richland) will discuss public education in South Carolina as part of the seventh annual WhatWorksSC™ award luncheon to be held at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center Tuesday, Oct. 24 at 12:30 p.m. The conversation with the two legislators will…
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