Smaller class sizes are not proven to increase academic achievement; socio-economic standing is the more important factor, according to several studies conducted on the effects of school size in South Carolina.
He starts with the eyes. Then the nose. He does some shadowing, and finishes with the lips, hair and neck.
Diane Disher and Terri Sheppard enter the hallway with their metal breakfast carts; Sheppard goes to the end of the hallway and Disher remains at the entrance. Each woman unzips a cooler and grabs her notebook just a minute before sixth-graders at Leslie M. Stover Middle School pour out of their classrooms and fill the hallway with laughter and middle-school banter. The line moves quickly as students grab milk or ...
After graduating from Camden High School, Barbara Wilkes said there were two things she absolutely did not want to do: 1) be a nurse and 2) be a teacher.
The historic Greenleaf Villa has new tenants.
On June 15, 1929, an African-American man by the name of Washington Drakeford died while sitting in a chair in his home, just 15 miles north of Camden.
All incoming ninth-graders for the 2012-2013 school year will receive Apple iPad 2s. The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees voted unanimously for that to happen as part of the Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) ongoing i-Can program. The board estimates spending $1.37 million for 1,918 iPad units along with 821 laptops, pay for 15 technicians and one-time costs to improve bandwidth and wireless access at all three of the ...
A line in the Clarence Page column the Chronicle-Independent ran on Monday reminded me of several conversations I had in 2011.
South Carolina Chamber of Commerce President Otis Rawl asked the Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce (KCCC) to endorse the state's 2012 Competiveness Agenda Thursday.
Lugoff-Elgin High School graduate Chad Radvansky died of severe head injuries after his one-car accident on U.S. 76 in Marion in 2003.
Doby's Mill Elementary School's (DMES) Shrimp and G.R.I.T. is going to the First Lego League (FLL) state competition this weekend. DMES started its first robotics team in 2002. This year's team is called G.R.I.T, Great Robots In Training, and is made up of six fifth-graders. They must complete an application and show aptitude in six areas during tryouts before they can secure a spot on the team.
Doing the research for my column on voting statistics encouraged me not to be that person. You know -- that person who complains but doesn't do anything to help the cause. As I get older and gain more life experience, I find that it is really important to get interested in life, not on the surface but really dig deep into how the world is changing socially, culturally, fiscally.
The buildings that housed the former Camden Middle School (CMS) on Laurens Street could be torn down in the near future. The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees looked at the possibility as Finance/ Facilities Chair Matt Irick presented an update on the former school at the full board's Feb. 7 meeting.
The United Way of Kershaw County (UWKC) honored Dr. Alice Brooks with the Jake Watson Award during its banquet Feb. 9.
The results of the Kershaw County School District's budget survey were revealed Tuesday night. There were 1,380 participants in the survey, which was available on the district's website from Jan. 13 to Feb. 3.
For the past several weeks, the Chronicle-Independent has been unable to publish Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) incident reports due to the implementation of a new incident report database called InterAct Online. The C-I has not yet been provided access to the new database as it had with the KCSO's previous system.
A blog I follow posted a piece last year about Christmas traditions. The woman who writes the blog is newly married and wanted to start some holiday traditions with her husband and carry them on if they should ever have children.
Two members of the school improvement council (SIC) at Camden Middle School (CMS) say they are satisfied with the way school administrators handled an incident Tuesday morning involving a 13-year-old student bringing a gun and box cutter on campus. Camden's police chief also praised administrators, saying their choices made it possible for the Camden Police Department (CPD) to complete its investigation.
The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) received an unmodified opinion on its Fiscal Year 2012-13 audit.
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