Category Archives: Education

Four Midlands schools win grants for environmental efforts

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Four Midlands schools won grants to support innovative efforts to educate the next generation of environmental stewards, the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control announced. From building bird sanctuaries to restoring salt marsh habitats, the 2015- 2016 Champions of the Environment grant program winners will use their prizes to make a…
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Newberry College expands nursing program

NEWBERRY, S.C. (Feb. 4, 2016) – Newberry College has expanded its nursing program to increase the number of candidates admitted to the Pre-Licensure Nursing major by one third. Nursing programs throughout the country are at capacity for the number of students they can admit, according to a report by the Georgetown Center for Education and…
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Forum provides insight for parents of children with learning disabilities

Columbia, S.C. – Understood, an award-winning nonprofit resource for parents, hosted the Understanding the 1 in 5 forum February 2nd at the South Carolina State Museum in Columbia, S.C.  More than 100 parents and educators attended the free event, which featured opening remarks by the Honorable Molly M. Spearman, State Superintendent of Education. The event also featured a panel discussion of…
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GED Testing Service announces testing score recalibration

Columbia, S.C. – New passing score for the GED test have been announced with recalibrated performance levels added to more fully measure learners’ skills. “I am pleased that these changes to the GED test and program will open new doors for South Carolina students,” said Molly Spearman, superintendent of the S.C. Department of Education.  “Our…
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Newberry College President Dr. Maurice Scherrens elected to S.C. delegation of Southern college commission

NEWBERRY, S.C. (Jan. 29, 2016) – Newberry College President Dr. Maurice Scherrens has been elected to the South Carolina delegation of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). SACSCOC oversees the accreditation of colleges within the southern region, which includes Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee,…
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Carolina Day at the Statehouse set for Wednesday

A stronger University of South Carolina system means a stronger South Carolina. That’s the message alumni, students and supporters from the university’s eight campuses will take to the Statehouse Wednesday, Feb. 3 when they meet with elected officials from their respective districts. There they will voice how the campuses improve the health and prosperity of…
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$100,000 in Scholarships for Veterans at MTC Resource Fair

Columbia, SC. About $100,000 in scholarship funds are available for veterans and active duty service members. Midlands Technical College is holding the resource fair and information session for veterans and active duty service members. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about MTC’s academic programs, VA approved training courses and scholarship opportunities available. As one…
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Midlands Tech receives high recognition in financial reporting

The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) has awarded Midlands Technical College the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting (CAFR) for fiscal year 2013-2014. The Certificate is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a public college or university.…
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