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Half of Sumter's students may stay home all year

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Sumter STEAM Charter is now named Liberty STEAM Charter

After recently landing a new historic home, Sumter County's first tuition-free public charter school now has a new name to honor that location. On Monday, the founding board of directors of Sumter STEAM Charter unanimously voted to change its … more

State approves Sumter School District, Clarendon 2 reopening plans

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Safety overview before Sumter School Board on Monday

A school readiness safety presentation tops the agenda for Sumter School District's Board of Trustees' regularly scheduled monthly meeting on Monday night. A district staff member posted the agenda online Friday for the media and general … more

Lee County School District names assistant director of instruction

SUBMITTED Michelle McDonald has been named assistant director of instruction of Lee County School District. McDonald most recently served as the district's testing coordinator and early childhood coordinator. McDonald brings 18 years of … more

Campus corner for Sumter, Clarendon and Lee county students: Aug. 7, 2020

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA SUMTER USC Sumter congratulates the students who were named to the Spring 2020 Dean's List: - Sumter - Julian Bargas; Jonathan Barradas; Megan Bishoff; Austin Boone; Hannah Brown; Grace Bubniak; Ian Carneal; Samara … more

Sumter School Board Policy Committee to meet today

Sumter School District's advisory Policy Committee will have a virtual meeting today to consider adding a temporary policy for face coverings, among other items. A district spokeswoman placed a meeting agenda online Wednesday for the media and … more

STEAM Charter gives last call on name-change suggestions for school

The founding board of Sumter's new charter school is still seeking the public's feedback on renaming the charter to honor the former Liberty Street Elementary School. Sumter STEAM Charter School acquired the historical school property at 15 … more

New principal of Dennis Elementary School named

SUBMITTED Lee County School District has named LaToya Boyd the principal of Dennis Elementary School. Boyd most recently served as assistant principal at Meadowcreek Elementary School in Norcross, Georgia. Boyd, a native of Bishopville, was … more

New Sumter charter lands historic home in former Liberty Street Elementary School

Sumter County's first tuition-free public charter school now officially has a home. Sumter STEAM Charter School founding board Chairman Greg Thompson and school Chief of Staff Trevor Ivey spoke Thursday on the acquisition of a historical school … more

Daring to dream of equal progress: East Lake in Atlanta is ‘blueprint’ for Quixote Club and Sumter STEAM Charter

It happened in a struggling neighborhood on the east side of Atlanta, and local private business owner Greg Thompson is confident it can happen here in south Sumter. In the late 1990s, a few philanthropists started the work of transforming one of … more

Masks to be required in S.C. schools; Clarendon, Lee district reopening plans approved

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Sumter's eSTEAM festival canceled on account of COVID-19

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2 Sumter area high school students to compete for $5K scholarship

FROM STAFF REPORTS Two Sumter-area high school students are competing with students from across South Carolina for a chance at a $5,000 college scholarship in a competition sponsored by the state's electric cooperatives. Both were chosen by … more

Campus corner for Sumter, Clarendon and Lee County students: July 25, 2020

Central Carolina Technical College Central Carolina Technical College presented academic awards to 66 students who displayed the highest level of achievement throughout the 2019-20 academic year. Anthony Brooker, of Summerton, received the … more

Morris College to use share of HBCU funding for broadband, laptops, new learning platform

Morris College has four ongoing projects that will be assisted by emergency relief funding recently awarded to the eight historically black colleges and universities in the state for technology upgrades. On Thursday, a college spokesperson … more

Judge blocks McMaster's $32 million plan for private schools

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina state judge on Wednesday temporarily blocked a plan announced by Gov. Henry McMaster earlier this week to direct $32 million in pandemic relief funds for … more

Sumter schools to offer live virtual instruction, in-person orientation

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Scholarships open for CCTC students

FROM STAFF REPORTS A statewide scholarship could help students attend Central Carolina Technical College for free this fall. The SC WINS scholarship is available at every technical college in South Carolina and provides $100 per credit hour - … more

Sumter's school year pushed back to Aug. 28 with virtual instruction

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