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Loaded gun found in Richmond County student's backpack

Updated: 09/19/2014 - A student tipped off Assistant Principal William Bishop that a 14-year-old boy was showing a gun during class, the report said. The boy went home early for a doctor's appointment.

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36 SC stores suspended from lottery sales

Posted: 09/16/2014 - Armstrong says the stores have received a letter about the suspension. About 4,000 businesses in South Carolina sell lottery tickets.

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Dr. George Bradley resigns as Paine College president

Dr. Bradley

Posted: 09/16/2014 - Effective immediately, Dr. George C. Bradley, is no longer president of Paine College after nearly seven years with the college. Bradley was the 14th President and is a graduate of South Carolina State University.

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Paine College could face fines for violating Clery Act

Updated: 09/03/2014 - It's called the Clery Act, and it's been in place since the early 1990s. The law says any school receiving federal funding must notify students of crime on or around campus, but students at Paine College say that didn't happen.

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Paine College settles lawsuit with student rape victim

Updated: 08/27/2014 - Paine College has settled a civil lawsuit out of court with a student raped in an on campus dorm room. We're learning this less than 24 hours after the Paine College rapist agrees to a plea deal.

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SC senators consider how to attract, keep teachers

Updated: 08/20/2014 - According to the Center for Educator Recruitment, Retention and Advancement, South Carolina's colleges are not producing enough teachers to fill classroom vacancies. Agency director Jane Turner says there are 4,000 openings yearly, but only 2,000 graduates to fill them.

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UPDATE | Honda driver charged in school bus accident

Updated: 08/13/2014 - A 19-year-old driving a Honda didn't see the bus stop and hit the front of the car into the back of the bus, the school system said. The driver of the Honda was taken to the hospital by ambulance.

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State education board to consider conduct grades

Posted: 08/13/2014 - Chairwoman-elect Traci Young Cooper is adamantly opposed. The former state teacher of the year says report cards include a place for teachers to provide parents information on students' conduct. She says students' classroom grades already reflect their personal character skills.

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SC test scores fall in all grades, in most subjects

Updated: 08/06/2014 - The percentage of students passing fell in 22 of the 30 total tests taken. The worst drops occurred in sixth- and seventh-grade reading. Both declined by 5 percentage points.

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GRU leading minority cancer research program

Posted: 08/06/2014 - GRU officials say the university's cancer center has been awarded a five-year grant from the National Cancer Institute to lead the research program in partnership with the Morehouse School of Medicine and the Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health at Georgia Southern University.

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Common Core dispute pits Zais against ed boards

Posted: 07/31/2014 - The law directs educator panels to review current math and reading standards, which are the Common Core standards. Changes must be approved by both the state Board of Education and Education Oversight Committee. Zais has no vote on either board.

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Back-to-school costs add up for teachers

Posted: 07/29/2014 - Buying everything on that school supply list can get pricey. Many teachers say they're also bearing the burden of the back to school costs.

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