For Ourselves and Our Posterity

For Ourselves and Our Posterity By Scott Somerville   Our Founding Fathers fought England for their freedom, but almost lost it in their first few years as a new Republic.  Thirteen colonies were able to unite against a common enemy, but dissolved into petty squabbles at war’s end.  If itRead More …

UN Disabilities Treaty has Returned—Stronger than Ever

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends, We have bad news. The dangerous UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities(UNCRPD), that you narrowly defeated through calls and emails in 2012, has returned. It has come back stronger than ever, and its supporters are preparing to ram it through the U.S.Read More …

Homeschool??? What are we doing???

It was 1986, we had four children ages 11, 9, 7, 5 and 15 months and I was pregnant with number 5.  Home schooling was not legal in South Carolina and every school district decided what they thought a potential home schooler should do to “qualify” to teach their ownRead More …

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley Signs Common Core Replacement Bill

When the South Carolina Legislature passed their Common Core replacement bill it was certain that Governor Nikki Haley would sign the bill into law. She did just that last week on May 30th. Read more…

Chautauqua History Alive Festival

​ Chautauqua History Alive Festival June 13-22 25 FREE SHOWS Harry Truman, Clara Barton, Robert Smalls, Patrick Henry & Joy of Music Festival website: greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org   If you like to be held spellbound, entertained, and enlightened – you’re going to love Chautauqua History Alive. People you have only read aboutRead More …

State Superintendent of Education Survey Results

SCHEA serves you across the state of SC.  We promote home schooling, awareness of home schooling, and positive relationships with legislators in our state.  In this upcoming election we want to provide you, the tax payer and voter, with information about candidates who are running for State Superintendent of Education. Read More …

COMMON CORE STATUS

COMMON CORE STATUS IN SOUTH CAROLINA AS OF MAY 20, 2014 http://publicedpartnersgc.org/public-policy/current-issues/common-core-state-standards/ Bill on Common Core and State Assessments The Senate and House have passed bill H.3893 concerning the use of Common Core State Standards.    The bill also  addresses the state assessments to use for the two Common Core subjects:   EnglishRead More …

Midlands Homeschool Convention

http://www.midlandshomeschoolconvention.com/ National guest speakers and informative workshops will teach you how to go back to the basics of homeschool education. Join us in Columbia, SC, July 24-26. Mission Providing more than just a simple convention, we will organize the resources and information in a way that helps parents clearly seeRead More …

Civil War Reenactment May 31 – June 1 (10am-4pm)

www.lattaplantation.org 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville, NC 28078 704-875-2312, Ext. 301 Historic Latta Plantation’s Annual Civil War Reenactment Fun for the Entire Family! Details… ———————————————————————- Civil War Reenactment May 31 – June 1 (10am-4pm) Travel back in time to 1864 and experience war in the trenches! In addition to a mainRead More …

Arrows Academy Used Book and Curriculum Sale

Saturday, May 31 2014 8AM- Noon 1:30-3 PM 50% off Sale Columbia Crossroads Church 2723 Ashland Rd. Columbia, SC 29212 Arrows Academy Used Book & Curriculum Sale is almost here. Register online now to sell your gently used books, curriculum, manipulatives, etc. Our sale is organized by subject area andRead More …