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Posted March 14, 2018

Supporting Students Right to Speak Up

Dr. Shaunette Parker, My SC Education Today, many of our students participated in a  national school walkout to show remembrance for he 17 students killed in Parkland, Fl. The walkout was also intended to protest gun violence and get lawmakers to develop stricter laws on acquiring guns. As I listened… Read More
Posted February 26, 2018

Parent Engagement in Schools: Explore the Possibility of Becoming a Teacher of Tomorrow

Elizabeth Mahaffey, South Carolina Director-Teacher of Tomorrow Apache Junction, Arizona; not the location you would expect to be mentioned when exploring the options for becoming a teacher in South Carolina. How does Apache Junction relate to South Carolina education?  A small, quaint town, that while encompassed as part of the… Read More
Posted February 13, 2018

Supporting Schools During Cold & Flu Season

Dr. Shaunette Parker, My SC Education According to the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, there have been 81,071 reported cases of influenza reported in South Carolina. The number is likely higher because not everyone goes to the doctor when they have the flu. The South Carolina DHEC… Read More
Posted February 2, 2018

Five Essentials of Effective Parental Support: Commitment

When parents commit to their child’s education process, they are making a positive impact on the overall education community. You may feel that your primary purpose for being involved in your child’s education is to ensure the success of your own child; however, supportive adult allies are an asset to… Read More
Posted November 2, 2017

Five Essentials of Effective Parental Support: Advocacy

Certainly, it is your duty as a parent to advocate for your children when they are having problems in school. Many of you may also seek to play an active role in your children’s education with the hopes of avoiding problems. If you ask any teacher or principal, they would probably say… Read More
Posted October 30, 2017

Share Your Story

Often times, when we hear someone’s story of overcoming a great struggle, we feel a personal sense of empowerment and motivation. If we are going through a similar struggle, we may begin to see ourselves through other people’s success. This is why it is so important to hear success… Read More
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