Policy Issue Resolution at Department of Ed

This is a follow-up on the post I recently shared about the Policy Change at the Department of Education. The policy issue has come to a satisfactory resolution! The Department of Education has restored the list of associations published on their website, including the association that had been previously removed. This post may contain affiliate links to support […]

Important Homeschool Documents from Your Association

When you register with your accountability, you’ll be issued some important documents that verify you are legally compliant. These are some of the important documents to obtain from your association director. Some of these documents are not automatically issued, so you might need to request them. Talk to your association director about their procedures for obtaining […]

Policy Change at Department of Education

This is a notice of a policy change at the South Carolina Department of Education–and how it affects us, as homeschoolers: The Department of Education sent out a notice to all Homeschool Association Directors yesterday (July 27, 2016) notifying us that they find no legal reasoning to post a listing of Homeschool Associations on their […]

Homeschool Bookstores and Curriculum Resources

Homeschool bookstores and local and online resources for curriculum.  Looking for local bookstores that carry homeschool curriculum? Looking for used homeschool books for a discounted price? Looking to resell your homeschool books and curriculum? Check out one of the local stores near you–or an place an order online. Local Homeschool Bookstores Ed’s Editions, LLC, West […]

Stop Interrupting Kids

Yesterday I googled the phrase “stop interrupting kids“.  The results were ALL about how to get children to stop interrupting. Then I searched specifically for “how to get adults to stop interrupting kids.” Still nothing!  So I simplified it to:  “adults interrupting kids.” Yet all the results had the scenario reversed. They were about how to stop children from interrupting adults. […]

Conversation Resources

Good conversation takes practice. Some of us were raised with the method that “children are to be seen and not heard”. Some may be natural talkers prone toward dominating conversations. While others may be more introverted, just trying to get a word in edge-wise. Toss in the new trends in technology, we find ourselves more […]

How do Unschoolers Document Learning?

How do unschoolers document learning? How do we maintain the records required by law?  These are the most frequently asked questions I hear when talking with other homeschoolers and those curious about homeschooling and unschooling. Remember the real reason you should keep good homeschool records. As unschoolers, we don’t use a set curriculum. We don’t get up in […]

Abuse Awareness Month

April is abuse awareness month. Join us in focusing on preventing abuse before it escalates by promoting Pinwheels for Prevention. “I think there’s going to be an epidemic of abuse survivors in the next 10-20 years…if there isn’t one already,” quoted from an abuse survivor in a recent post to Frank Shaeffer. This is a […]

SC Homeschool Numbers 2014-2015

Each year, accountability associations send their homeschool numbers reports to each school district. For many years, I’ve wondered where do those numbers go from there? Does anyone tally up the total number in the state? How could we find out the total? Well, someone at the Department of Education actually has it–and gave me a copy. […]

Tax Breaks, Funding and Homeschoolers, Oh My!

This time of year, everyone wants to know “do homeschoolers get a tax break?” The short answer is nope. Whenever this issue comes up here in South Carolina, homeschoolers are divided. Some favor it. Others oppose it. So, let’s talk about tax breaks. Let’s talk about terminology. When we talk about tax breaks, we use a variety of terms. Tax […]