Saturday, January 21, 2006

Inheritance Series
I have enjoyed the first two books Eragon and Eldest in the series immensely and can't wait for the next book in the series to come out.

The author Christopher Paolini's pretty impressive himself
He started writing Eragon after graduating from high school at 15, and was a New York Times bestselling author by age 19. This is one homeschooler that should be an inspiration to us all.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Home School Laws
There are several homeschool laws that MS Home~Schoolers should be concerned about. Check out
Ramblings, Rants and Remedies for a New Perspective on the SB 2514

Mississippi Bills (SB 2514 and HB 310)
SB 2514: "The State Board of Education may establish student testing proficiency standards for promotion to grade levels for students in home instruction programs which are equivalent to requirements applicable to public school students."History: Introduced by Sen. Sampson Jackson and sent to Senate Education Committee on 1/12/06Status: In committee

HB 310: Seeks "To clarify that any child who attains the age of 17 during the school year shall be required to attend school for the remainder of the school term, and to delete the provision allowing a parent or guardian to disenroll a child from kindergarten;" Note: Currently, compulsory attendance begins at six years old.History: Introduced by Rep. Cecil Brown, Chair of the House Education Committee, on 1/06/06 and referred to House Education CommitteeStatus: In committee