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CLOSED | GIVEAWAY - Celebrating America!

Want to celebrate American History this 4th of July? 

 

Well you've come to the right place! In honor of the 4th of July coming up, the HSLDA Store is giving away four History America Prints!

2014 FIFA World Cup - Activities & Fun

 
As most of you know, the opening match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup kicked off today! The excitment began with the first match between Brazil and Croatia. Although this event isn't geared towards homeschoolers, we're here to show you that soccer and homeschooling can go hand-in-hand.

 

Orange Coast Musical Arts - Music Education for Homeschoolers

Interview by Mary Sue Daoud

 

“This is all God's plan - a little jam session turned into 3 levels of band, 4 levels of orchestra, a drumline, a marching band a choir and other classes,” says Don Hallman, founder of the Orange Coast Musical Arts, a music academy geared primarily toward homeschoolers.

Building the Machine - Sending Out a Charge to Parents and Educators Worldwide

 

Have you seen the long anticipated documentary on the Common Core: Building the Machine? It's been a little over a week and it has already received over 132k views (although the number is steadily growing as you're reading this). Whether you've seen it yet or not, we've got a charge for you!

 

Common Core: It's the Biggest Reform You Know Nothing About

March 31 is the launch date of Building the Machine, the first investigative documentary about the Common Core. Building the Machine will introduce the public to the Common Core States Standards Initiative (CCSSI) and its effects on our children’s education. The documentary, created by HSLDA, compiles interviews from principle educational experts, including members of the Common Core Validation Committee.

National Number Knockout “N2K”

HSLDA is a sponsor of the National Number Knockout (N2K) a competition that encourages the improvement of calculating speed and accuracy and enables said improvement in young students. It is a fast-paced game where students roll three dice, use those three numbers to form equations, and ‘knock’ numbers off a board. It is just as simple as Wheel of Fortune, has an iconic board like Jeopardy, and is just as fun as Family Feud.

Victory!

The homeschooling community and proponents of school choice all over the world are still rejoicing over the wonderful news that the Romeike family is allowed to stay in the United States. After seeking asylum because of Germany's persecution of homeschoolers, all of us watched and hoped and prayed that they wouldn't be sent back ...

When the Supreme Court declined the Romeike case, I couldn't help but think of how I'd feel if this was our family. What if we were going through this?

The DHS Tells Romeike Family “You Can Stay”

Good news! The Department of Homeland Security verbally informed the Home School Legal Defense Association that the Romeike family is being granted indefinite deferred action status. In other words, this means that the order of removal would not be acted on and that the Romeikes can stay.

Supreme Court Declines Romeike

Today, the United States Supreme Court declined to review Uwe and Hannelore Romeike’s asylum case. We knew it was an uphill battle since the Court only accepts 80–100 out of nearly 10,000 requests each year. While we are disappointed, the court’s decision in no way changes our commitment to fight for the Romeikes and homeschooling freedom. The court’s decision is not a decision on the merits of the case—however, it was the last judicial hope for the family.

HSLDA to Testify against Proposed IRS Free Speech Infringement

What do HSLDA and the ACLU have in common? Usually not a lot. However, both HSLDA and the ACLU are standing shoulder to shoulder against proposed regulations by the IRS that would prohibit 501(c)(4) organizations like HSLDA from telling you, American citizens, about what our elected officials are doing.

Opportunities for Struggling Readers

As a reading specialist, I am always looking for great resources and opportunities to assist students with reading and print disabilities. Recently, I came across a couple of great opportunities through the organization, Learning Ally, (Formerly Recordings for the Blind and Dyslexic).

Home school parents, if you have a child who struggles with reading, is dyslexic, or is impacted by a print disability, I hope you will check out these opportunities!

Will the Supreme Court Take Romeike? Please Pray!

Uwe and Hannelore Romeike were persecuted for homeschooling in Germany. They fled to the United States. The Romeikes were granted political asylum. The U.S. government appealed and the Board of Immigration Appeals reversed, ordering the Romeikes to be deported.

Now the time has come where the Supreme Court is again considering whether to hear Romeike v. Holder, HSLDA's German homeschool asylum appeal.

Weekend to Remember - HSLDA Giveaway

Picture this: a long weekend getaway, just you and your spouse―no kids, no cooking, no dishes or laundry, no snow shoveling or yard work―just you, your love, and a chance to focus on each other and on nourishing and revitalizing your relationship. You’ll come away from that relaxing weekend encouraged, and with a whole lot of hope and practical tools to build and grow your relationship.

Now I’ve heard it said that one of the best ways to improve a relationship is to reduce stress...

Round Two - Convention of States $7500 Scholarship Opportunity

 

February is already here, which means round two of the $7500 COS Project Scholarship Contest has begun! Are you excited?

The genre for February is: Historical. You can include anything from history in your video or graphic—and COS means anything.

Virginia’s Religious Freedom Should be Prized—Not Scrutinized

 

A state delegate’s proposal to “study” Virginia’s religious exemption to compulsory education laws has given rise to an unsettling debate—one that could prove harmful to both homeschooling and religious liberty. 

Filed early this year, Del. Thomas Rust’s resolution stems from several recent events connected with the religious exemption. 

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