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Alabama Lowered the Compulsory School Attendance Age

Alabama’s compulsory school attendance age was changed May 2012, lowering the age limit for all students in Alabama from 7 to 6 years old. This was done via Senate Bill 28.

A parent of a 6-year-old may opt out of enrolling the child in public school until age 7 by notifying the local school . . . → Read More: Alabama Lowered the Compulsory School Attendance Age

Interest-Led Learning

If you are looking for inspiration and information about Interest-Led Learning and Unschooling, check out this list of 50 favorite posts from 2011 on Christina Pilkington’s blog, Interest-Led Learning.

And don’t forget to check out the Unschooling articles on LeapingFromTheBox.com, including Unschooling High School and You Might Be An Unschooler If… . . . → Read More: Interest-Led Learning

High School Writing: What can Homeschoolers Do to Prepare for College Writing

Almost every conversation about homeschooling high school (or even just homeschooling, for that matter) eventually comes around to the topic of writing. What program do you use? How often do you require your child to write? How do can you motivate them to write? Should you make them write? It’s an area fraught with . . . → Read More: High School Writing: What can Homeschoolers Do to Prepare for College Writing