TransformSC was featured in an editorial authored by Cindi Scoppe in today’s issue of The State, entitled “A better way to think about, and do, education.”
Becoming a TransformSC school is like being accepted into a leadership program: Just completing the self-assessment helps schools focus on transformation. Once they’re in, they get some individualized attention, the business community commits to supporting them if they get pushback from parents, school boards or legislators, and they get analytics to measure their progress. But mostly, school leaders get to participate in conferences and action teams that meet regularly to talk about what works and what doesn’t.
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 40 schools from 19 districts, as well as 3 entire districts in the TransformSC network. For more information, visit www.sccompetes.org/transformsc.