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Posted October 11, 2017

South Carolina School Choice

In South Carolina, more and more students are able to access education options that best suit their individual needs. While there is still a lot of work that needs to be done to make viable options available to all South Carolina families, we are excited about the progress our state… Read More
Posted September 29, 2017

My SC Education Rally

What is National School Choice Week? The goal of National School Choice Week (NSCW) is to raise public awareness of all types of education options for children. National School Choice Week shines a positive spotlight on all effective education options  whether they are traditional public, public charter, magnet,… Read More
Posted September 25, 2017

The Five Essentials of Effective Parental Support: Communication

Shaunette Parker, PhD, My SC Education   When you make the decision to become involved or better involved in your child’s education, it is important to maintain effective communication with teachers and school leadership. I have found that sometimes there is a great divide between parents and school personnel when it comes to the topic… Read More
Posted September 5, 2017

What is Academic Rigor?

Shaunette Parker, PhD, My SC Education The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines rigor as “harsh inflexibility in opinion, temper, or judgment” or “a condition that makes life difficult, challenging, or uncomfortable”. Despite the weight of this definition, rigor has become a desired standard for the level of training a person receives. In most cases, people believe that if… Read More
Posted August 23, 2017

South Carolina Virtual Education

Tuition-free online public school programs come in different shapes and sizes. From the South Carolina Department of Education’s VirtualSC online classes, to the Public Charter School District’s full-time virtual schools, more and more students are enrolling in this education option each year. Read More
Posted August 15, 2017

The 5 Essentials of Effective Parental Support

Dr. Shaunette Parker, My SC Education Most parents know that when school is in session, it isn’t just their children who have a lot of work to do. As parents, we are dedicated to ensuring our children receive the best education possible. We also know that, while teachers and… Read More
Posted August 9, 2017

Infographic: Search For Value In All Education Options

Choosing the best education pathway for your child should not be about discrediting any particular option. It is about looking for the benefits within each option and recognizing the value based on your child’s individual needs. Education is not a one-size fits all concept. Parents have the… Read More
Posted August 7, 2017

Infographic: How Should You Make Decisions About Your Child’s Education?

In this day and age we are driven by the choices available to us. From clothing, to food, to cars, and mobile devices, we often evaluate the quality of services or products on the type of options they provide. When something does not have the right option to… Read More
Posted August 6, 2017

Different Stroke Schools Too

Dr. Oran Smith, Palmetto Promise Institute In our last post, we celebrated the diversity of people, laying out the science and practical reality of the many differences between human beings, how we learn, and how we interact with one another. Thankfully, as people are different, so are schools. So here, in categories… Read More
Posted August 4, 2017

Diff’rent Strokes

Dr. Oran Smith, Palmetto Promise Institute All individuals are “wired” basically the same. They have the same attitudes, the same motivations, the same competencies, the same preferences and the same personalities. Right? Wrong! In fact, how could a notion of “human sameness” be any more out of touch with reality?… Read More