The South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE) is committed to making its electronic and information technologies accessible to people with disabilities, in order to meet or exceed their needs. This commitment is part of a larger effort to ensure that all members of the community, regardless of their abilities, have access to the educational opportunities they need. The University of South Carolina (USC) system is a major player in this effort. With eight universities located in 20 locations across the state, and offering more than 300 degree programs both on campus and online, USC is uniquely positioned to meet the educational, cultural, health and research needs of South Carolina's citizens.
In addition to USC's efforts, Communities In Schools of South Carolina (CISSC) works to ensure that students have access to the support they need to stay in school and be successful. CISSC surrounds students with a supportive community that allows them to stay in school and be successful in life. The USC School of Education is also dedicated to preparing diverse educators, while advocating for all education professionals and working to retain teachers. Professor Henry Tran's new book examines the chronic shortage of public school teachers across the country and in South Carolina.
The book provides an in-depth look at the challenges facing educators in the state, as well as potential solutions for addressing these issues. Overall, it is clear that South Carolina is committed to providing its citizens with access to quality education. From USC's extensive degree programs to CISSC's supportive communities, there are numerous opportunities for individuals from all backgrounds and abilities to pursue their educational goals. However, there are still challenges that must be addressed in order for all members of the community to have equal access to these opportunities.