Officials with EPHA share that the conference “brings much needed-information to those who are interested in homeschooling as an option to educate their children.” To that end, the EPHA connects families to local, state and national organizations that advocate for education rights.
Stanly County Schools hosted a homeschool parent night on June 14 at Stanly County Board of Education. Superintendent Jeff James and other SCS representatives presented parents with information about new educational opportunities for homeschooled children in the county.
The Lincoln County Public Library has once again received the EZ Literacy and Lifelong Learning Grant through the Library Services and Technology Act. LSTA grants are funds awarded to the State Library of North Carolina by the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services with the purpose of enhancing the role of libraries as community leaders in advancing literacy and lifelong learning.
Faith Novak, a local home schooler, is not yet even 16 years old but already has a burgeoning passion for sustainable living, youth, and entrepreneurship. In 2017, Novak found an opportunity to realize those passions in the form of a grant application from Dominos and AdCap.
The concept of homeschooling used to be synonymous with images of devout Christians in rural southern states, who – objecting to secular education and the lack of emphasis on “traditional values” – took matters into their own hands.