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Are small high schools showing performance boost?

New York City's small high schools apparently boost graduation rates and college admission rates, and do so at a lower per pupil cost than traditional high schools, according to a study just released by MDRC, a major nonprofit education policy research firm.

October 20, 2014 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | National


Eight tips for a smooth family morning routine

Ah, mornings. Sometimes they go smoothly and my day is lovely. Other times, I feel like I'm behind before I've even begun. If your house feels like a staging zone for a major event as you try to get everyone ready and out the door each day, these ideas for changing your family's routine will leave you smiling.

October 20, 2014 | Amy Peterson FamilyShare | National


Poorest in many Third World countries send kids to private school

When the Pakistani Taliban survivor Malala Yousafzai won the Nobel Peace Prize this month, it was widely noted that she was an education advocate and that her father was a "headmaster." But the Western media ignored an intriguing angle on this story, argues James Tooley, a professor at Newcastle University in the United Kingdom.

October 20, 2014 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | National


Ebola, math and next steps

Ebola has been in the news. But much of the news has not offered background information about the disease.

October 20, 2014 | John Hoffmire Deseret News | National


What reality TV doesn’t tell you about home remodeling

Everyone knows reality TV isn't actually reality, right? We know an hour in real life is never that entertaining. There is a lot of editing, slicing and dicing behind the scenes to put those shows together.

October 20, 2014 | Annie Schwemmer and Ann Robinson Deseret News | National


3 Stooges with ‘lost’ short leads vintage DVDs

A new Three Stooges collection on DVD this week includes a short that has long been lost, and making their disc debuts are vintage titles starring George Arliss, Bette Davis and Olivia de Havilland. (Warner Archive titles are available at warnerarchive.com.)

October 20, 2014 | Chris Hicks Deseret News | National


‘Honorable Woman’ leads TV on DVD

The highly touted BBC miniseries "The Honorable Woman" makes its way to DVD this week, along with a variety of recent TV series.

October 20, 2014 | Chris Hicks Deseret News | National


This week in KC sports

Tuesday: Camden in Region 4-AAA cross country championships at Chapin (5 p.m.); Region 3-AA fourth-place finisher at North Central in first round of AA state volleyball tournament (6 p.m.)

October 20, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports


Ariail for Oct. 20, 2014

October 20, 2014 | | Ariail


Noted and passed - Oct. 20, 2014

• Thanks to I-20, two U.S. highways and several state highways, we have a lot of commercial vehicles passing through Kershaw County on a daily basis. While most of those vehicles are likely carrying goods for sale here and elsewhere across the country, there's also a good chance hazardous materials are being trucked through as well. So, it's a good thing Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) and the Kershaw County Fire Service have joined forces to create a Special Operations Team (SOT) to deal with any "HazMat" accidents that may occur. According to LF-R Battalion Chief Chris Spitzer, the team ...

October 20, 2014 | | Editorials


The love or hate of air conditioning

It's a funny thing. That's what Mama used to say when something baffled her. Like Mama, I prefer that things make common sense. Otherwise, I'll ponder, figure, study, and try to decipher that funny thing until it's somewhat sensible.

October 20, 2014 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Soft skills

In early September, I attended a meeting of superintendents in Greenville. A major area of discussion was the development of a workforce that would attract sustainable industry to South Carolina and how K-12 education fits into this puzzle. To underscore this discussion, the meeting included a tour of the BMW plant in Spartanburg. Wow! This facility absolutely reflects what a 21st century workplace looks like and what many of our students will need to be prepared to enter. I talk a lot about preparing students for their future and not our past. The BMW tour reminded me why this is ...

October 20, 2014 | KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Op-Ed: The penny sales tax

On Nov. 4, Kershaw County citizens will have the opportunity to vote on the Kershaw County School District facilities referendum. Because of legislation passed by the South Carolina General Assembly in 2014, voters will be able to decide whether or not a penny sales tax that would be collected for 15 years could be imposed in the county and used by the school district to fund the projects in the referendum.

October 20, 2014 | Donnie Wilson CFO, Kershaw County School District | Columns


Camden residents support Graham for city council

I want to voice my support for Jeffrey Graham in his pursuit of a seat upon Camden City Council. I think Jeffrey is a unique candidate with a perspective we need. He is a family man with young children, and because of this I think he can represent the needs of many other young families in the Camden area. While all of the current council members have important and impressive qualities, the direct representation of our younger generations is imperative, and with Walter Long leaving, we do not have such a voice on the council if not for Jeffrey Graham.

October 20, 2014 | | Letters


Reader supports Reuwer

I am supporting David Reuwer for probate judge in the coming election. In any election, voters must ask a couple of things: does the candidate know what he or she is doing, and does the candidate possess the proper attitude to best serve the people of Kershaw County. Well, Mr. Reuwer is a practicing lawyer and Elgin municipal judge experienced in probate matters including the new, revised probate code. Mr. Reuwer is a hardworking man dedicated to the protection, conservation, and celebration of the historical legacy of Kershaw County. He has a strong need to help others; it seems to ...

October 20, 2014 | Thomas Bettendorf Camden | Letters


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Local members attend 4-H Legislative Day

4-H members and volunteer leaders and parents from area Kershaw County 4-H community clubs attended 4-H Legislative Day at the South Carolina State House on ...

April 17, 2018 | | People & Places


This week in KC sports

Tuesday: Blythewood, Hammond at Camden (G – 4 p.m.); North Central at Andrew Jackson (G – 4 p.m.); Camden Military Academy at Great Falls (G ...

April 17, 2018 | | Sports


Dogs sweep to wins

A trio of Camden High athletic teams enjoyed successful outings in events contested last Thursday.

April 17, 2018 | | Camden High/Middle


Romp over Hartsville will keep L-E netters home

Having a relatively good week of tennis, Lugoff-Elgin was eager for its final Region 6-4A match of the season.

April 17, 2018 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Gibralfaro takes feature at Tryon

Riverdee Stable's Gibralfaro, making his first U.S. start, turned back a surging Lord Justice to win Saturday's $35,000 Block House, the ...

April 17, 2018 | | Equine


A weekend to remember

A pair of Lugoff-Elgin wrestlers battled their way to All-American honors at last month's Virginia Beach Nationals by finishing fourth in their respective weight ...

April 17, 2018 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Celebrating a life well-lived

April 17, 2018 | | Camden High/Middle


Chapin rallies for 5-2 victory over Demons

Chapin broke a 2-2 deadlock by scoring three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning and held on for a 5-2 win over Lugoff-Elgin ...

April 17, 2018 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Knights’ duo one-hits Stallions

Three nights after having its postseason hopes dashed in a loss to conference foe Cheraw, North Central collected its third Region 4-AA win of the ...

April 17, 2018 | | North Central High/Middle


WANDA TLUCZEK BERRY

Wanda Tluczek Berry, 87, mother, grandmother, and dear friend to all, died peacefully surrounded by her family on Friday, April 13 after a long battle ...

April 17, 2018 | | Obituaries


EUGENE DEESE

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Eugene Irvin "Gene" Deese,76, of Camden, SC, will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, April ...

April 17, 2018 | | Obituaries


WARREN BELL DEPPERMAN

Funeral services for Warren Bell Depperman, 83, were held on Sunday, April 15, 2018. Memorials may be made to St. Timothy's Lutheran Church.

April 17, 2018 | | Obituaries


L-E netters split two matches

Lugoff-Elgin tuned up for Thursday's Region 6-4A opening tennis match with Hartsville by dropping a Wednesday match to always tough 5A foe Spring Valley ...

April 13, 2018 | | Sports


Younghans’ 38 leads CHS golfers to runner-up finish

Freshman Evan Younghans posted a high school-best 38 to lead the Camden High golf team to a second-place finish behind defending 4A state champion A ...

April 13, 2018 | | Camden High/Middle


McNeill, Dow help CHS get by Lady Knights, 16-6

Camden scored the first eight runs and closed with an eight-run bottom of the sixth to take a 16-6 win over visiting North Central in ...

April 13, 2018 | | Sports


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