Originally Sent: 5/28/2013

HSLDA's WEEKLY UPDATE
May 28, 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. Officials Want to Review Homeschool Books
  2. Revolutionary Improvement II: Driver’s Education Blossoms
  3. Parental Rights Amendment Advances, but so does UN Treaty
  4. Register Now for Fall ConLaw Class with Mike Farris
  5. Poetry Contest: Finish with a Flourish
  6. $50 Tuition Discount Ends in Less than One Week
  7. PHC Scholarship for Incoming Freshmen
  8. Train Your Teen to Shape the Nation
  9. It’s Time to Intentionally Disciple Your Children
  10. Home School Heartbeat: Famous Homeschoolers

1. New Jersey: Officials Want to Review Homeschool Books

Officials in a small school district tried get authority to review homeschool curriculum. Home School Legal Defense Association helped prevent going back to a failed policy it helped to end. Read more >>

2. Iowa: Revolutionary Improvement II—Driver’s Education Blossoms

Positive changes to Iowa law means parents now can teach their children to drive. Read more >>

3. Parental Rights Amendment Advances, but so does UN Treaty

The Parental Rights Amendment has been drafted and is being circulated in the U.S. House of Representatives. Meanwhile, the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities has shown that it is still a threat. Read more >>

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4. Register Now for Fall ConLaw Class with Mike Farris

Don’t miss your opportunity to participate in this incredible online learning experience! Whether you are a high school student looking to beef up your transcript, or an adult simply wanting to become a more informed citizen, this course is for you. Space is limited. Direct questions to Logan Spena at conlaw@hslda.org! Register now >>

5. Poetry Contest: Finish with a Flourish

Looking for a fun academic way to finish out the school year? Enter HSLDA’s poetry contest, open through June 1! For details and resources >>

6. $50 Tuition Discount Ends in Less than One Week

Monday, June 3, 2013 is the last day to save $50 on every AP course your student takes next school year through Patrick Henry College Preparatory Academy. HSLDA members get an additional $50 off each one-semester course and $100 off each yearlong course. See offer details >>

7. PHC Scholarship for Incoming Freshmen

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

8. Train Your Teen to Shape the Nation

Is your student passionate about our nation? Would he or she benefit from a hands-on week of government simulation, incredible speakers, and inspiring worship? Generation Joshua’s iGovern leadership camps are designed to grow your teen’s relationship with Christ and provide practical skills that will allow him to impact our nation in a powerful way. Read more >>

9. Bible Bee: It’s Time to Intentionally Disciple Your Children

Everything every member of your family needs for summer spiritual growth together is included with your registration with the national Bible Bee. Read more >>

10. Home School Heartbeat: Famous Homeschoolers

Start naming the most well-known figures in America’s founding, and you’ll probably come up with a list of homeschoolers. Many of our early patriots and statesmen were taught by parents, grandparents, or tutors. This week, Michael Farris shows how one-of-a-kind educations prepared the Founders to play crucial roles in history. Read more >>

 

   

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