May 2017 E Connect


Previous Issues

Word Gap for Young Children Impacts Academic Performance

Children from low-income families hear as many as 30,000,000 less words than children in higher-income families by the age of three. This word gap morphs into an achievement gap that expands over time. More Information

ECSD Takes the Lead in SC in STEM Instruction for Elementary Schools

Edgefield County School District is taking the lead in STEM instruction for our elementary students by providing the first PLTW Launch training in South Carolina on the district level. Project Launch Professional Development engages teachers in a collaborative, hands-on learning experience that challenges them to look at their role of teaching science, technology engineering and mathematics (STEM) in a different way. More Information

STCTC Wins $10,000 State Video Competition

Edgefield County School District can now post video content on its websites. The content will range from student artistic/creative videos to digital content providing information about our district's programs. This month's featured video won First Place in the South Carolina Youth Shooting Foundation's contest and the STC Sporting Clays Team received $10,000 for its MidwayUSA Endowment account. The video was created by students in STCTC's Digital Video class. Click here for video hosting page.

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