South Carolina

Get in Gear: A Tech-Driven Twist on Drivers' Ed


One of my friends doesn't wear his seatbelt," confesses Russell Newton. "But I tell him, 'You could get majorly hurt!'"

Russell, a fifth grader at Clemson Elementary School, in Clemson, South Carolina, isn't the only kid coaching his friends and family about car safety. He's one of thousands of K-5 students in three South Carolina school districts participating in the new e-Cruisers curriculum, a tech-driven twist on drivers' ed.

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Magazine Issue: 
Jun 2008: iKids and the Readers' Survey
TOC Section: 
Head of Class

This article originally published on 5/23/2008

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Grow Your Own Teachers: Educating Future Educators


Credit: Max Seabaugh

Many youngsters begin making decisions about their future careers as early as the seventh grade. So that's when South Carolina begins recruiting its best and brightest students to consider a career in teaching.

This article originally published on 7/1/1997

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