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.
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.
TransformSC Welcomes New Leadership
TransformSC, an education initiative of New Carolina, today announced two new leaders to its staff.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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."