Originally Sent: 6/18/2013
|June 18, 2013|
Here are this week’s top stories.
Home School Legal Defense Association’s request for a rehearing on behalf of a persecuted German homeschooling family has taken a step forward. The Romeikes are seeking asylum in the United States. Read more >>
At noon on June 26, HSLDA and the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty will host a joint briefing about the Romeike family and their battle for homeschool and religious freedom at the Family Research Council’s national headquarters in Washington, D.C. We encourage you and your family to attend in person or watch live online. Learn more and register >>
Congressman Mark Meadows (R-NC) today introduced a resolution in the U.S. House to amend the United States Constitution to protect children and parents from governmental overreach. The proposed Parental Rights Amendment already has 40 original cosponsors. Learn more and register >>
Phone calls from home educators nationwide helped persuade U.S. representatives to vote for equal treatment of homeschool enlistees. Read more >>
According to legislation proposed by the government of Scotland (and which faces no organized opposition), a social worker will be assigned to monitor each and every child from birth. Read more >>
HSLDA helped persuade a college to stop asking homeschool graduates if their diplomas were “recognized” by the state. Read more >>
Are you concerned about how to adjust high school homeschooling for your struggling learner? On this week’s Home School Heartbeat, HSLDA Special Needs Consultant Faith Berens addresses practical questions about homeschooling struggling learners and special needs students through high school. Read more >>
A common question posed to HSLDA’s high school consultants is how much credit to award for various courses. There are basically three ways to evaluate a course for credit. For more details, read all about it on HSLDA’s high school website, or call HSLDA if you are a member. Read more >>
Are you home educating a special needs child who achieved a specific goal this year? Why not commemorate his accomplishment with a customized certificate of achievement—now available from the HSLDA online store. Awarding a certificate for mastering various skills and meeting important goals can be a great way to celebrate each unique child of God! Check out these beautiful certificates today! Read more >>
Beyond academics, it is important to train our children in every area of life. HSLDA’s Photography Contest offers you the opportunity to bond with your child while helping him or her hone the useful skill of capturing the big and small moments of life. Winners will receive cash prizes. Don’t consider yourself much of a photographer? No worries: check out our resources page for great information and ideas for beginners and serious photographers alike! For contest guidelines and entry form >>
HSLDA’s charitable arm, the Home School Foundation, announces its yearly Christmas card contest, open to adults as well as students. Design a Christmas card, and you could win a box of your cards along with other prizes as your card spreads joy to widows and single parents who receive HSF grants in 2013. Read more >>
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 firstname.lastname@example.org! Register now >>
Register now to get your 10-week family discipleship materials next week! Read more >>
Legislation in Your State
If you live in Arkansas, Connecticut, Indiana, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Washington, or West Virginia, click on the name of your state or the link below to learn about legislation that could affect your freedom to homeschool.
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