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.
There’s a saying that if you go looking for problems, you'll probably find them, but that’s exactly what a group of area principals and superintendents did at their high schools and school districts. It’s part of a novel approach to school improvement being launched by a collaboration of Upstate schools and Clemson University’s Eugene T. Moore School of Education. Nearly 30 school leaders gathered at Clemson to kick off a one- or two-year program — Leadership 2.0 and Leadership 3.0 — both aimed at making good schools even better. Read more.
The annual Clemson Career Workshop invites rising high school seniors to discover Clemson's campus this summer while learning about career opportunities in engineering, biological sciences and public health. The workshop is a one-week residential recruitment and academic development experience hosted by the Charles H. Houston Center for the Study of the Black Experience in Education. This year’s session was held June 17-22. Read more.
Clemson University’s Reading Recovery Training Center participated in an initiative sponsored by the South Carolina Department of Education to send books to children who have been supported by the Reading Recovery program in the last school year. The books went to 24 school districts across the state and were dispersed to approximately 2,500 children in first and second grades. The books were leveled and specifically selected for each student reader. The children in the program received 12 books for the summer; the books work in a series with familiar characters and scenes. The program is designed to minimize the children's loss of reading skills over the summer. Read more.
Wells Fargo has given $210,000 to Clemson University to support the Call Me MISTER and Emerging Scholars programs. The gift will provide first-year scholarships for 50 young men in the Call Me MISTER program and fund six students throughout their Emerging Scholars experiences. Read more.
Clemson University’s Eugene T. Moore School of Education recently celebrated the return of the Literacy Research Association Yearbook. Read more.
On Nov. 30, 2011, members of the Clemson University International Reading Association Student Council prepared more than 40 Christmas gift bags for children affiliated with the Upstate Homeless Coalition of South Carolina, a private nonprofit organization dedicated to ending homelessness. Read more.