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.
- Transform SC Action Team Quarterly Meeting
The Transform SC Action Teams had their quarterly meeting on September 23rd. The meeting was an opportunity for members from all Action Teams to come together to discuss the progress of the initiative and their individual team progress. The meeting was hosted by Milliken & Company and held at the Roger Milliken Campus in Spartanburg, SC.
- TransformSC Schools Show Results
There are 37 TransformSC Schools and 3 TransformSC Districts, each at different stages of change. Some are still designing and planning, while others have fully implemented transformational practices. It will take a long-term commitment to change the system that has been in place for over a century, but at least 3 schools fully implementing transformation are already seeing results.
- 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.