New Carolina's TransformSC

An Initiative of New Carolina

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.


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  • Gearing Up for Success: How TransformSC Schools Aim to Personalize Education

    The conversation about transformation at Saluda Trails Middle School began last October when TransformSC Steering Committee member and business leader Jim Reynolds gave a presentation to the faculty. Principal Brenda Campbell then incentivized teachers to try something new by offering additional professional development and flexibility to implement a new practice in the classroom, including the freedom to create a new schedule.
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  • SC not ready for success in a global economy

    SC students making incremental progress toward 2020 Vision goals but many students not prepared for success in college and careers. The jobs of 2020 in South Carolina and beyond will require graduates who are problem-solvers and entrepreneurs.
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  • 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."
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