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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. 

Spendopedia

As homeschool parents, are you looking for ways to creatively provide your teens with hands-on activities and real life experiences that bring their textbook learning to life?  If your teen has an interest in writing, public policy, or website work, Spendopedia may be a resource avenue to explore.

Convention of the States Scholarship Contest | Showcase Your Creative Skills!

The Convention of States (COS) Project, founded by Citizens for Self Governance, is sponsoring scholarships that offer teens a chance to show off their writingvideo, and creative skills

Enter your video or graphic for a chance to win $250 in a monthly contest and be eligible to enter your creation in a final $7,500 scholarship round in April. Don’t think you can win? Think again. You have four chances to win every month! Here’s what you do…

A Word of Encouragement

 

Yesterday I spoke to a national gathering of state legislators about the Convention of the States. We gained a great number of new legislative sponsors which is a real encouragement. But, I wanted to share will all of you another form of encouragement that I experienced at that meeting...

 

HSLDA on Pinterest

Well, we've done it. HSLDA has started a Pinterest account! Head on over to our Pinterest page and check out all the goodies we've collected for you! There's a board for everyone! Are you new to homeschooling? We've got you covered! Looking for some delicious, yet budget friendly recipes? We've got those recipes! How about some Christmas crafts or activities to do with your family? You'll find all that and more over on HSLDA's Pinterest page!

Clicks for Homeschooling

You can support homeschoolers in need while you shop online—at no extra cost to you! When you buy an item from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, BestBuy, Christian Book Distributors, Family Christian, Groupon, Kohl’s, Target, or 200 other popular sites, you have the opporunity to enter that site through HSLDA’s Clicks for Homeschooling portal! And when you buy an item(s), the Home School Foundation will receive a percentage of the proceeds from your purchase! 

Romeikes Thankful for a Chance at Justice

A German homeschool family seeking asylum in America has reason to be thankful this week—for there’s hope the U.S. Supreme Court may hear their case.

It’s more than a little poignant that the Romeike family should receive heartening news about the same time we celebrate Thanksgiving. Our national holiday, after all, commemorates the survival of the first religious refugees to settle in what would become the United States.

Music, Movement and Learning!

 

We love to sing and dance and move at our house. My kids are such tactile, kinesthetic (wiggly) learners! I continue to learn that rather than fight against this natural bent in their learning preferences to incorporate music and movement into my teaching times, be it acting out Bible stories or putting motions to poems, to singing directions during important routines and transition times. 

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