S.C. schools win $3.9M special education grant

COLUMBIA - The South Carolina Education Department has been awarded a $3.9 million federal grant to improve achievement among students with disabilities.

The Education Department said Monday that the five-year grant will let the state expand training for teachers who work with students with special needs.

The training program will include the use of coaches and mentors for special education teachers, financial assistance for local training programs and setting up model schools.

Monday's grant is one of a half-dozen awards totaling almost $80 million that the state has won in the past five weeks.

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Savannah River Site resumes normal activity

A suspicious item was discovered Wednesday afternoon at the Savannah River National Laboratory which prompted emergency responseactivities.

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