In the midst of a rapidly changing world, the education landscape is also changing. As schools look ahead, they are asking difficult questions, such as how to assess student engagement, measure progress, and provide equitable virtual or hybrid learning for all students. At Teach For America South Carolina (TFASC), we are also asking difficult questions to reimagine education – putting equity at the center of all we do.
2021 marks the 10-year anniversary of TFASC. During this landmark year, we will announce our evolving goals and priorities for the next decade that still reflect our unwavering vision: One day, all children in South Carolina will have the opportunity to attain an excellent education.
To commemorate our 10 years of intentionality, there are many ways you can get involved and support our vision to make an excellent and equitable education a reality for all children in South Carolina.
What Your Support Makes Possible
Your support makes it possible for TFASC to challenge the status quo in education in the following ways:
Recruiting and Retaining Highly Trained Teachers
Since 2011, TFASC has recruited and placed 681 highly trained teachers in South Carolina’s most under-resourced school districts. During the 2019-2020 school year, 73% of our teachers decided to extend their initial two-year commitment to teach in South Carolina.
Accelerating Student Achievement
Our teachers are placed at schools where the greatest needs are – where only 30% of students meet or exceed grade-level expectations. Once our teachers are in the classroom, they are teaching students more than a year’s worth of curriculum to close the gap at an accelerated rate. From 2015 to 2019, 63% of our teachers led their entire classroom to more than a year’s worth of academic growth, bringing their students closer to their on-grade-level peers.