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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,… 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… 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… 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… 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: Active Engagement

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,… Read More