TransformSC is an education initiative of New Carolina. We are a collaboration of business leaders, policy makers, educators, parents and students who seek to transform K-12 public education in South Carolina. Our goal is to create a new system of learning that will produce high school graduates ready to compete in a global economy.
AT&T Awards $50,000 Contribution to TransformSC Early College Programs
Spartanburg, S.C. – AT&T announced a contribution of $50,000 to TransformSC this morning during the Transform Upstate Forum on the Spartanburg Community College Downtown Campus. The funds will benefit the South Carolina Charter District’s Midlands Middle College and Spartanburg School District Seven’s Viking Early College.
Lexington County School District One accepted into Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools
Lexington County School District One,one of nine new members selected to join Digital Promise’s League of Innovative Schools, a national network of school districts committed to demonstrating, evaluating and scaling innovation.
TransformSC Welcomes New Leadership
TransformSC, an education initiative of New Carolina, today announced two new leaders to its staff.
S.C. chamber president says schools must change to build proper future workforce
If South Carolina wants to recruit more jobs, it must build a better balance between the product its schools are producing and what businesses need in their employees, according to Otis Rawl Jr., president and chief executive officer of the S.C. Chamber of Commerce.
- Discover STEM with Richland One
Transformation. It’s a concept that is being embraced by the teachers and students of Lower Richland High School. Through partnerships with EngenuitySC, MEBA, Best Carolina, and other entities, the school is implementing its DISCOVER STEM program. “The way we teach, here at Lower Richland, is changing” says Christy Jones, English teacher. When you walk in her classroom, you might think she and her students are completely disengaged from the lesson, with the teacher on the computer and all the students using their smart phones. In actuality, the students may be taking a quiz, completing a survey, doing research, or debating issues related to novels on educational social media sites such as Edmodo, or blogging on eChalk."
- SC’s public schools aren't failing. They're obsolete.
America’s education system is badly outdated and cannot produce the results our students deserve and their future employers need. South Carolina must radically change its PK-12 system to dramatically increase the number of students graduating ready for career and college without remediation and with globally recognized knowledge certifications.
- Changing Education Paradigms
Sir Ken Robinson, world-renowned education and creativity expert, talks about the changes that need to take place in our educational system in order to meet the needs of the 21st Century marketplace and the 21st Century learner.