Originally Sent: 5/14/2013

HSLDA's WEEKLY UPDATE
May 14, 2013  
   
     Mike Farris
Michael Farris, HSLDA Founder and Chairman and homeschooling father of 10
   

Here are this week’s top stories.
Michael P. Farris

  1. Charges Dropped, Case Dismissed After HSLDA Intervenes
  2. Homeschool Law Significantly Improved
  3. Ask Your U.S. Representative to Sign Letter Opposing UN CRPD
  4. Free Year-End Testing Assured by New Law
  5. Homeschoolers Allowed to Participate in Interscholastic Activities
  6. Spread the Word: Poetry Contest!
  7. PHC Scholarship for Incoming Freshmen
  8. $50 Tuition Discount on PHC Prep Academy Courses
  9. Curriculum Options for the High School Years
  10. GenJ Camp Scholarships Available
  11. Bible Bee: Only Six Days Left To Assure Delivery
  12. Home School Heartbeat: A Lesson in Human Rights

1. New Jersey: Charges Dropped, Case Dismissed After HSLDA Intervenes

Home School Legal Defense Association worked closely with a local attorney to prove that charges of educational neglect against a single mom were false. Read more >>

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2. Georgia: Homeschool Law Significantly Improved

With the approval by Governor Nathan Deal of House Bill 283, Georgia modified its homeschool law to provide more freedom to parents conducting home study programs for their children. Read more >>

3. Ask Your U.S. Representative to Sign Letter Opposing UN CRPD

Please contact your representative and ask him or her to sign a letter opposing Senate ratification of a dangerous United Nations treaty. Read more >>

4. Iowa: Free Year-End Testing Assured by New Law

A new law ends years of controversy by providing iron-clad assurance of free testing via public schools for competent private instruction students. The law also eliminates the need to dual enroll. Read more >>

5. Arkansas: Homeschoolers Allowed to Participate in Interscholastic Activities

With the enactment of House Bill 1789, Arkansas homeschool students may now participate in interscholastic activities at their resident school district. Read more >>

6. Spread the Word: Poetry Contest!

Homeschooling is not just about learning, but also about turning the learning process into something exciting your children enjoy. For this reason, HSLDA opens its nationwide poetry contest to all homeschooled students ages 6-19. With creative prompts, this contest allows your children to put into practice the writing skills they learned this past year—while having fun! For contest details and entry form >>

7. Patrick Henry College Scholarship for Incoming Freshmen

The Home School Foundation is accepting applications through June 1 for the 2013-2014 PHC scholarship. Visit HSF’s website to read about eligibility or to donate toward making these scholarships possible. Read more >>

8. $50 Tuition Discount on PHC Prep Academy Courses

This week, high school students around the world are taking AP exams. Will your student be taking AP exams next year? Excellent test preparation, college-level academics, and Christian worldview teaching are available online through PHC Prep Academy—and until June 3, 2013, you can save $50 per course. Read more >>

9. Curriculum Options for the High School Years

Do you need a starting place as you explore curriculum options for your teen’s high school courses in the coming school year? We’ve come up with a sampling of ideas in 40 different subject areas to help you search out the possibilities. Read more >>

10. GenJ Camp Scholarships Available

Need help paying for iGovern this year? Don’t despair! GenJ is partnering with the Home School Foundation to offer camp scholarships! We want you to come, and our generous donors have made it possible for us to award these funds. Camp is just around the corner, so apply for your scholarship today! Read more >>

11. Bible Bee: Only Six Days Left To Assure Delivery

Summer Family Discipleship materials for every member of your family will arrive on time if you register for the national Bible Bee this week! Read more >>

12. Home School Heartbeat: A Lesson in Human Rights

How do Christians approach human rights? And where do these rights come from? On this week’s Home School Heartbeat, noted apologist and lawyer Dr. John Warwick Montgomery explains why it’s so easy to get human rights wrong and the importance of getting them right—for you, for your children, and for the future of religious liberty. Read more >>

 

   

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IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education

May 12: Des Moines Register, Des Moines, Iowa Homeschooling Tripping up Education Reform

May 12: Sioux City Journal, Sioux City, Iowa Growing Number of American Parents Choose to Homeschool

May 10: News & Advance, Lynchburg, Virginia Lynchburg Homeschool Students Win Mock Trial Competition

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