Innovation Initiative Steering Team Report (October 2012)
On April 9, 2012 the EOC unanimously approves the following adopted the following proposal:
The Education Oversight Committee will undertake a project to explore innovative ways to transform the assessment and delivery
of public education in South Carolina that will increase student academic achievement.
This page will be dedicated to keeping the public apprised of the research and activities that will exist to implement the proposal.
SC Education Innovation Initiative PowerPoint (May 21, 2012)
White Paper - " A Review of South Carolina's K-12 Public Education Laws, Regulations and
Policies for Innovation and Flexibility "(12/19/11)
White Paper - " A Review of South Carolina's School Districts Utilization of Financial Flexibility "(01/04/12)
Innovation Symposium: What other states are doing to transform
K-12 Public Education
On May 2, 2012 thirty-eight individuals, stakeholders representing the business community, public education, higher education, and
the General Assembly met at the Boardroom of the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce. The purpose of the symposium was to gain insight into mechanism other states are using to establish "next generation" innovation initiatives designed to graduate students who are career/college/citizenship ready. Representatives from Kentucky, Maine, Wisconsin and New Hampshire participated. Information from the symposium is below:
Kentucky HB 37 - Districts of Innovation Legislation
Kentucky's System of Learning
Maine Education Evolving Presentation
Maine's Plan for "Putting Learners First"
Getting Learning Right Presentation
Personalized Learning System
New Hampshire Accountability System
Innovation Symposium: Non-traditional Approaches that Result in High School Graduation Rates
On June 11, 2012 forty-five individuals, again representing a broad-based group (educators, business community, and higher education) met at the Thomas Cooper Library on the USC Campus in Columbia to learn about non-traditional approaches that result in impressive numbers of students who graduate and go to college or into career training programs.
Anson New Technology High School - Wadesboro, NC
Jacki Martin, Associate Director, The Riley Institute
Chris Stinson, Principal
Blaine Maples, Math Teacher
Casey McElroy, Student
Early College High School - Horry County, South Carolina
Joan Grimmett, Principal
Marilyn Fore, Senior VP, Academic Affairs &
Provost Horry-Georgetown Technical College
Overview - Gerrita Postlewait