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.
4th TransformSC District Joins League of Innovative Schools
As an active member of TransformSC, a statewide initiative in South Carolina supporting innovation in public education, “we’re pleased to see District 7 join three other TransformSC districts in the League of Innovative Schools - Lexington District One, Horry County Schools, and York District Three”, said Mike Brennan, State President of BB&T and Co-Chair of TransformSC. “Dr. Booker has embedded technology into instruction and learning throughout the district and has implemented new models such as early colleges and an elementary leadership academy that truly make a difference to students.”
Television coverage from June 10th Community Forum
Educators Meet to Explore New Learning Methods
Colleton County Certified as State’s Third Work Ready Community
Colleton County became the state’s third county to receive the South Carolina Work Ready Community designation through ACT. This means Colleton County, located in the Lowcountry Region, has met all its workforce and education goals that demonstrate to businesses its strong workforce and commitment to economic growth.
Graduation Rates Inch Upward, But Achievement Gaps Remain
Grad Rates at all time high of 80%, but achievement gap remains.
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.
- Whittemore Park Middle School Featured in Education Week
Whittemore Park Middle School was featured in the October issue of Education Week, a national publication focusing on K-12 education.
- Principal Brenda Campbell Named Middle Level Principal of the Year
This week, the South Carolina Association of School Administrators (SCASA) announced the principals of the year for the elementary, middle, and high school levels. Brenda Campbell, the principal for Saluda Trail Middle, a TransformSC school in Rock Hill, was honored as the Middle Level Principal of the Year.
- Transform SC School named a 2015 Exemplar School
Saluda Trail Middle School in Rock Hill, South Carolina was one of 15 schools nationwide to be named a 2015 Exemplar School by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21).