The Tech Boom in Charleston Requires Educational ResponseJul 30, 2019
At the turn of the 21st century, 17 tech firms dotted the Charleston business community. Now, there are two tech centers and hundreds of startups within the Charleston Digital Corridor.
LGC is Site of New Lowcountry Cohort for Educational Specialist Degree Through The CitadelJul 18, 2019
In Fall 2019, The Citadel will establish a Tri-County cohort of the Specialist in Educational Leadership program. The course can be completed in two years, and it will be offered the Lowcountry Graduate Center in North Charleston.
Citadel Hosts Principal Service Program at Lowcountry Graduate CenterJul 10, 2019
Being a school principal is like being the president of a small nation, except it’s more important because the futures of children are at stake.
The Altered State of Graduate EducationJan 28, 2019
In the fluid learning economy in which we operate today, more people than ever are seeking to update, or acquire new skills. The last 20 years have completely disrupted the fields of journalism, marketing, music, publishing, travel, retail and many others. The shift from a knowledge economy to a learning economy – i.e. one where…
Studying for FinalsDec 11, 2018
Photo by Angelina Litvin via Unsplash For many courses in graduate school, the final exam determines a substantial part of the overall grade. That means a semester of work can be undone by one bad exam. So what’s the secret to studying for finals? Three veteran exam takers with very different studying styles share this…
Student Loan Series: Part 3Dec 3, 2018
Photo by Jon Elswick—AP via TIME Magazine At the rate she is going, Taylor Bauer thought she would literally never pay off her student loans. A former teacher in the Berkeley County School District who is now teaching in Mexico City, Bauer has been making income-based payments for five years. The federal student loan program offers…
Student Loan Series: Part 2Nov 15, 2018
Photo by Rawpixel via Unsplash Just as new graduates are beginning to pay back their federal student loans, prospective undergrad and graduate students are eligible to fill out the financial aid paperwork for next academic year. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) may be submitted as early as October 1 for the…
Student Loans Series: Part 1Nov 12, 2018
Photo by Steve Buissinne via Pixabay The greatest test of a student’s college career is upon us: it’s time for May 2018 graduates to begin repaying student loans. The average college graduate leaves school owing roughly $42,000, in payments of $350/month for ten years. The problem, say financial aid officers, is that many students are uninformed…
SC Teacher PrepNov 5, 2018
Photo by Feliphe Schiarolli via Unsplash No intelligent discussion about improving college attendance and graduation rates can fail to address the onrushing teacher shortage now reaching critical levels in South Carolina. The past school year opened 550 teachers short. That explains why the state’s Commission on Higher Education (CHE), a statewide funding agency for educational initiatives in state-owned…
The Rise of the Unconference for Professional DevelopmentAug 16, 2018
If you’ve been to a conference, you know the formula: The organizers determine the speakers, presenters, a panel of experts, maybe some breakout sessions that allow participants to chime in periodically. Participants show up, listen to experts and maybe walk away with some CEUs. If the keynote speaker is entertaining, that’s a bonus. Rarely is…