SC Commission on Higher Education receives $46M grant

The US Department of Education, along with the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, and other education partners around the state, have given the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education (CHE) a total of over $46 million dollars, WLTX reports. Part of a federal program called Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs, (GEAR UP) the SC GEAR UP program will provide direct services to 24 middle schools, both rural and low-income along the I-95 corridor, and give students the academic skills and support they need to prepare for, enter and succeed in postsecondary education…

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Internet Archive shows Sept. 11 TV coverage

"Understanding 9/11" could be a valuable resource for researchers and educators.

For many in New York and Washington, D.C., Sept. 11, 2001, was a personal experience, an attack on their cities. Most everywhere else in the world, it was a television event.

TV’s commemoration as the 10th anniversary of the event approaches puts that day in many different contexts. There is one place, however, for people to see the Sept. 11 attacks and the week after as they unfolded, without any filters.

The Internet Archive, a California-based organization that collects audio, moving images, and web pages for historical purposes, has put together a television news archive of that day’s coverage.…Read More