Originally Sent: 7/2/2013
|July 2, 2013|
Here are this week’s top stories.
On June 26, the Department of Justice submitted a brief to the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals stating Germany’s laws that suppress religious homeschooling aim at promoting tolerance and are not grounds for claiming persecution. The brief is in response to the Home School Legal Defense Association’s petition for rehearing en banc for the Romeike family. Read more >>
A bill that would restore fair access to low-cost college classes for homeschoolers has been sent to the governor for his signature. Read more >>
Home School Legal Defense Association helped persuade officials to drop a rule barring unaccompanied students from the local public library during public school hours. Read more >>
HSLDA worked with state officials to overturn a policy that prevented many parents homeschooling under religious exemptions from teaching driver’s education. Read more >>
What if you and your kids really need a break from homeschooling for the summer—but you don’t want to lose academic ground, either? Is there a way to balance diligence and fun over the summer months? This week, Mike Smith suggests various ways to stay academically engaged without burning out. Read more >>
A family in Slovakia looks for a way to keep teaching their 5th-grade son at home in the face of laws that prohibit homeschooling past grade 4. Read more >>
If you have a high school student, chances are you’ve heard something about Advanced Placement courses. But are they the right fit for your son or daughter? What makes them different from other high school courses? Get the free download from PHC Prep Academy—“Ten Things You Need to Know about AP Courses and Exams”—to find answers to your AP questions. Get the free download >>
Isn’t summer a grand time of year? Whether at home or on an exotic vacation, let this season inspire your photographic imagination, and submit your favorites to HSLDA’s photography contest! For ideas on how to help your children improve their skills, check out our resources page. For entry form and guidelines >>
Parents—it’s your turn! Our charitable arm, the Home School Foundation, is hosting their annual Christmas card contest, open to anyone 15 and older. And entering is free! Read more >>
The Home School Foundation is now in an open enrollment period for the Children of Single Parents fund through the end of July. If you or another homeschooling family you know could benefit from assistance through this fund, HSF invites you to contact them at Info@HomeSchoolFoundation.org and view the HSF website for more details. 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 >>
Is your special needs student transitioning to high school, the work force, or community college? If so, HSLDA’s consultants want you to know that we rent (to our members only) the Brigance Transition Skills Inventory assessment kit. This kit not only explores basic academic skills, it also assesses independent living and daily functioning skills, job-related, and employability skills. Read more >>
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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