Feb 21, 2020, Walterboro (SC) Press and Standard: The State of Colleton: Officials share highlights of last year https://walterborolive.com/stories/the-state-of-colleton-officials-share-highlights-of-last-year,31606 Colleton Chamber of Commerce hosted officials, administrators, leaders, business owners and advisors from Walterboro and Colleton County on Wednesday Feb. 8 for a briefing on the state of Colleton. Each major entity of Colleton County and Walterboro provided information on the progress of their individual departments. Improvements in the area during the last year, as well as future endeavors, were conveyed by presenters…. City of Walterboro Mayor Bill Young gave an update on the city of Walterboro, first remarking on receiving the Governmental Finance Officers Association Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting…. School District Assistant superintendents Jessica Williams and Cliff Warren gave a brief update of the school system. Although students scored average and below in test scores, graduating seniors accounted for $6.8 million in scholarships…. Students receiving special education services was 17%.
Children today are noticeably different from previous generations, and the proof is in the news coverage we see every day. This site shows you what’s happening in schools around the world. Children are increasingly disabled and chronically ill, and the education system has to accommodate them. Things we've long associated with autism, like sensory issues, repetitive behaviors, anxiety and lack of social skills, are now problems affecting mainstream students. Blame is predictably placed on bad parenting (otherwise known as trauma from home).
Addressing mental health needs is as important as academics for modern educators. This is an unrecognized disaster. The stories here are about children who can’t learn or behave like children have always been expected to. What childhood has become is a chilling portent for the future of mankind.