MUSC Kidswell child health check

The Value of Telehealth in Schools

Visit the school nurse’s office in Charleston Promise Neighborhood schools – Chicora, Sanders-Clyde, James Simons, Burns and Mary Ford – and you will see an odd contraption. It is the video conferencing set-up with a stethoscope, otoscope and examination camera that you see here. As part of MUSC’s KidsWell program in schools throughout the county, […]

closing the opportunity gap with outcomes-based programs

The Gap is About Opportunity First, Achievement Second

“We’ve squeezed all the benefits we’re going to out of our laser-like focus on measuring outcomes.” That’s the assessment of Dr. Kevin Welner, director of the National Education Policy Center at the University of Colorado, and editor of a book about closing the opportunity gap. Welner bases part of that assessment on the limited success of […]