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International Homeschool Chat

Every Friday, LeapingFromTheBox.com hosts an International Homeschool Chat. We have been hosting this chat for close to a decade now! Many of the chatters have become good friends, even making trips to visit one another. We chat about our children, the weather, our plans, house repairs, job hunts, getting our children through high school . . . → Read More: International Homeschool Chat

Alabama Compulsory School Attendance Age

Alabama’s compulsory school attendance age was changed May 2009, raising the age limit for all students in Alabama from 16 to 17 years old. This was done via Senate Bill 334.

Public school students who wish to leave school at age 17 (prior to graduation) must have (1) Written consent from parent or legal . . . → Read More: Alabama Compulsory School Attendance Age

Back from Burnout

Are you one of those lucky few who have never experienced homeschool burnout? I went through at least two sessions of homeschool burnout during the twelve years we actively homeschooled, probably more (time has a way of blurring those days/weeks you would like to forget). You would think an unschooler would have no reason . . . → Read More: Back from Burnout