TransformSC, an education initiative of the South Carolina Council on Competitiveness, is a collaboration of business leaders, educators, students, parents and policy makers transforming the public education system so that every student graduates prepared for careers, college and citizenship. TransformSC schools and districts are designing, launching, promoting and proving transformative practices in the classroom. Currently there are 37 schools and 3 districts in the TransformSC network. For more information, contact Dr. Peggy Torrey (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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.
- TransformSC Schools Showcase Early Results at Spring Conference
TransformSC schools participated in the initiative's spring conference March 9, 2015, sharing progress after participating in TransformSC for one school year. From increased parent participation to increased student achievement, educators are seeing results. "TransformSC's coalition is impacting the public education system from the ground up," said Pamela Lackey, co-chair of TransformSC and state president of AT&T. "Each of our schools and districts has innovative superintendents, principals and teachers stepping up to lead."
- 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.