Education

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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In May 2015, NOC opened two new Learning Centers North of the Broad in Beaufort. Following a very successful Virtual Summer Learning Program, both centers are now in full swing, bringing education support to children living in the Marsh Pointe

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Students at Oaks Respond to NOC Incentives


This year, NOC is making a special effort to introduce incentives that encourage students to excel in the after school learning sessions. Students who score high on Compass Learning exercises and attend classes regularly are recognized for their efforts and

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How to Get Kids to Class

For the 16 million American children living below the federal poverty line, the start of a new school year should be reason to celebrate … But it doesn’t usually work out that way.  Providing social services in schools is one…

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Educators like to say that third grade is the year when students go from “learning to read” to “reading to learn.” …
“If I were a parent and I had a struggling third grader, I would get whatever help I…

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