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Story on suspensions misses the mark

April 19, 2017

BY BENJAMIN NAVARRO When I travel around our state and speak about the need to better educate under-resourced kids, I am often asked what is the biggest challenge of all. That answer is an easy one: Our greatest impediment is the entrenched forces that protect the status quo of education in the face of so…

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Rejecting the soft bigotry of low expectations

February 8, 2017

Editorial by Benjamin Navarro, for the Post and Courier Early Friday morning, I started my day by reading a column that appeared on these pages titled “The Warring Forces in the Education Battle.” Later, I visited one of the third- grade classrooms in our Title One School, Meeting Street Elementary @ Brentwood, a public-private partnership…

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Meeting Street Academy Receives Ozobot Donation and 17,640-SF Campus Expansion

September 8, 2016

Charleston, SC – Meeting Street Academy students and faculty welcomed the fall 2016 school year with a two-story, 17,640-SF addition to their growing K-5 campus and the donation of Ozobots by Choate Construction Company. The expansion provides needed classroom space for a growing student population and a state-of-the-art turf playground. The Ozobots will be incorporated…

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Letter: School Excellence

August 30, 2016

Congratulations to Meeting Street Academy for its overwhelming success. I was thrilled to read the Aug. 13 column so passionately crafted by the school’s founder, and my friend, Ben Navarro. Ben and the faculty at Meeting Street Academy (MSA) are to be commended for their work. They have indeed created a culture of educational excellence…

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