Education


Beaufort County faces an enormous challenge to overcome the significant achievement gap between white students and minorities, as reflected in the recently released state education report card, and reported in the Island Packet (11/29/18).
“A third of Beaufort County public

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According to the Island Packet (October 17, 2018), “Results from two standardized tests South Carolina uses to measure the quality of education in districts across the state show that fewer than half of all third- through eighth-grade students in

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A New Look at Social Mobility and Opportunity Disparity


Just released by the U.S. Census Bureau, the interactive Opportunity  Atlas  provides access to data that demonstrates how the neighborhood in which a child grows up can have a significant impact on the child’s success and future earning potential. Such

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NOC’s Cordillo Program:  A Special Thanks to Donors, Friends, and Volunteers


On behalf of NOC-Cordillo, we want to express our deepest gratitude to the Sisters of Charity, Long Cove Community Foundation, Wexford Plantation Charitable Foundation, United Way of the Lowcountry, Bargain Box, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, and Providence Presbyterian Church for

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Letter of Support

The following letter recently appeared in the Island Packet:
Letter to the Editor:  Save the Tutoring at Cordillo Courts
Our country has been made great by the idea that educating children gives us a better future.    
If that education includes

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HHIE and NOC Begin Saturday School—A New Innovation

The local school system is extending its Saturday learning program into selected neighborhoods, focusing on 3 sites (HH IB Elementary and NOC’s Learning Centers at Oaks and Cordillo).  Eventually 75 to 100 students are expected to participate in this program,…

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“Why you shouldn’t worry that South Carolina ACT scores fell last year.”


According to a recent article in the Beaufort Gazette, composite 2016 ACT scores, which indicate college readiness of high school seniors, declined in both South Carolina and Beaufort County.  The article (linked below) provides details on this shift in performance. 

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Making Pre-K Successful


According to a recent New York Times Op-Ed article, ” The make-or-break factor for prekindergarten is quality, …. What makes for quality? A full-day program, staffed by well-trained teachers, supported by experienced coaches and social workers, who know how to

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NOC is enjoying excellent growth in downtown Beaufort at its two Learning Centers (Parkview & Marsh Pointe). The Winter Newsletter (see link below) provides a brief summary of the results of NOC’s educational programs and progress as we build relationships …

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NOC Celebrates a Successful 2015 After-School Fall Session

 

Last week, there was much excitement at NOC’s six Learning Centers ( 2 in HHI, 2 in Bluffton, and 2 in downtown Beaufort) as more than 280 children successfully completed the After-School Fall Session. The children radiated an air

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