Originally Sent: 5/7/2013
|May 7, 2013|
Here are this week’s top stories.
Please take time to thank the members of Congress who joined the fight against the Common Core national education standards. With your help, we will continue the battle. Read more >>
A Missouri county circuit court dismissed truancy charges against a homeschooling mother after Home School Legal Defense Association intervened on her behalf. Read more >>
After getting a good job offer, a homeschool teen nearly saw her opportunity slip away because a public school official refused to issue an employment certificate—until HSLDA intervened. Read more >>
Three homeschooled students, selected from thousands of entries, were honored for their community service efforts and recognized at the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. Read more >>
On April 19, 2013, Governor Bill Haslam signed into law Senate Bill 240, adding a new subsection to the homeschool statute for students’ participation in interscholastic athletic competition in public schools. Read more >>
With the enactment of House Bill 1291, a resident student who completes a program of home education in North Dakota is eligible to receive a career and technical education scholarship or an academic scholarship. Read more >>
For your amusement and to inspire your children as they prepare their own poems, we asked the HSDLA staff to submit short, comedic odes. Here’s one from a member of the legal department:
A sonnet in Dutch won’t appeal to us much
Homeschooling may be the best way to meet the special needs of children who learn differently. After all, the very nature of home education is that each child gets an “individualized education plan.” The HSLDA struggling learner-special needs department exists to equip and encourage families in this endeavor. Read more >>
Many scientific advances have been inspired by the divine design present in nature. This week on Home School Heartbeat, Ray Comfort explains how scientific inventions—even Velcro and Olympic swimsuits!—provide evidence that God exists. Read more >>
Legislation in Your State
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