Clemson University’s National Dropout Prevention Center (NDPC) has entered into an agreement with the S.C. Department of Education to analyze needs and provide support to the state’s 26 at-risk schools. Read more.
Sixteen high school teachers from around the globe have come together this semester at Clemson University to learn best practices in education from professors and local teachers. Read more.
Clemson University’s Call Me MISTER® program has received $1.3 million from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) of Battle Creek, Mich., to collaborate with Jackson State University (JSU) to increase the number of African-American male teachers in Mississippi K-8 classrooms. Read more.
Clemson University’s Eugene T. Moore School of Education has received reaccreditation from the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the South Carolina Department of Education. The continued accreditation includes Clemson’s early childhood, elementary, middle-level, secondary, agricultural and special education teacher preparation programs; master’s level programs in literacy, teaching and learning and special education; and principal and superintendent preparation programs. Read more.
Clemson University’s Charles H. Houston Center for the Study of the Black Experience in Education, in partnership with Fayetteville State University, has been awarded a $349,697 grant from the National Science Foundation to study the effects of a STEM career-development program. Read more.
Wells Fargo has given $500,000 to Clemson University to support two programs aimed at improving educational opportunities for underrepresented populations: Call Me MISTER® and Emerging Scholars. Read more.
As the nation marks the 50th anniversary of important milestones in the Civil Rights Movement, Clemson University and Harvard University joined together to hold a symposium examining the implications of recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions on educational opportunity. Clemson's Charles H. Houston Center for the Study of the Black Experience in Education and Harvard Law School’s Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice held the symposium, “The Enduring Legacy of Charles Hamilton Houston: The Winding Road of the 2013 Supreme Court Decisions,” on Thursday, Sept. 5, at the Harvard Law School. Read more.
Coming from schools where a 30 to 40 percent dropout rate is the norm, every student in Clemson’s Emerging Scholars program graduates from high school and 90 percent pursue some form of higher education. With summer residential experiences at Clemson and activities throughout the year, these students from three Lowcountry S.C. counties are positioned for success – in and out of the classroom. “The program gives students…academic, social and physical experiences that will help them grow and recognize the power of education,” said Dr. Robert Horton, a professor in the Eugene T. Moore School of Education who volunteers in the program. Read More.
Clemson University’s Charles H. Houston Center and executive director Lamont A. Flowers collaborated with Claflin University’s Black Male Symposium in Orangeburg. The Black Male Symposium, in collaboration with the Charles H. Houston Center, is designed to raise awareness about issues related to the education of black males. Read more.
Clemson University’s Call Me MISTER® program is quite a success story, and now that story has been written in a new book, “Call Me MISTER: the Re-Emergence of African American Male Teachers in South Carolina.” The program began in 2000 with the goal of placing more African-American males in elementary school classrooms as teachers. Four South Carolina schools — Clemson, Claflin University, Benedict College and Morris College — participated in the program; Call Me MISTER® has now expanded to 16 colleges across the state and has been implemented in eight other states. Read more.