Originally Sent: 6/25/2013
|June 25, 2013|
Here are this week’s top stories.
Pray that Home School Legal Defense Association’s appeal on behalf of the Loudermilk family results in a ruling that upholds Fourth Amendment rights for all parents. Read more >>
When county officials harassed a new homeschooling family with demands for information and threats of legal action, HSLDA intervened. Read more >>
A correction is in the works for a minor error in the law that gives homeschoolers the right to take up to two public high school courses. Read more >>
A judge ruled that homeschoolers can receive state scholarship tax credits, but he also declared the credits are “public monies” that may not be used for religious schools. Read more >>
Homeschoolers in Poland are inviting all comers to educational family camps to be held this summer in Kraków. The idea behind this project is to practice cultural exchange and development. Read more >>
HSLDA, the Beckett Fund for Religious Liberty and the Family Research Council will host a briefing about the importance and current state of the Romeike asylum case at noon on June 26. HSLDA’s Director for International Affairs Mike Donnelly and Beckett Fund Attorney Daniel Bloomberg will discuss the case and its implications for parental rights and religious freedom. There will be an opportunity for Q&A. Attend in person at FRC’s headquarters in Washington or watch the live webcast. Learn more and register >>
HSLDA has been at the forefront in warning of the threats posed to homeschool freedoms and parental rights by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Our friends at the Heritage Foundation have just released a new report on numerous other dangers to our freedom posed by this treaty.
Can your child benefit from joining a choir, even if he doesn’t seem to have any outstanding musical ability? On this week’s edition of Home School Heartbeat, join Mike Farris, Dr. Steven McCollum of Patrick Henry College, and two homeschool moms who started their own choirs to discover how vocal training could be a foundational part of your child’s education! Read more >>
Do you have a student with special needs or a struggling learner entering the high school years? If so, the Special Needs Department consultants would like you to know we are here to support you and have resources to assist you. Check out our online newsletter >>
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 >>
Everything every member of your family needs for summer spiritual growth together is included with your registration. Register now! >>
Legislation in Your State
If you live in Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Indiana, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Washington, Wisconsin, 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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