Originally Sent: 7/2/2013

HSLDA's WEEKLY UPDATE
July 2, 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. Justice Department: “Tolerance Trumps Freedom”
  2. Access to College Classes Goes to Governor’s Desk
  3. Library Fixes Discriminatory Policy
  4. Religious Exemption Homeschoolers Approved to Teach Driver’s Ed
  5. Home School Heartbeat: Summer Schooling
  6. Simply Too Dangerous to Continue Homeschooling
  7. 10 Things You Need to Know about AP Courses
  8. Summer Photo Contest
  9. Parents Welcome: Christmas Card Contest
  10. Help for Homeschooling Single Parents
  11. Register Now for Fall ConLaw Class with Mike Farris
  12. Test Your Student’s Daily Living Skills

1. Justice Department: “Tolerance Trumps Freedom”

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 >>

2. Maine: Access to College Classes Goes to Governor’s Desk

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 >>

3. Kansas: Library Fixes Discriminatory Policy

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 >>

4. Virginia: Religious Exemption Homeschoolers Approved to Teach Driver’s Ed

HSLDA worked with state officials to overturn a policy that prevented many parents homeschooling under religious exemptions from teaching driver’s education. Read more >>

5. Home School Heartbeat: Summer Schooling

Summer SchoolingSummer Schooling

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 >>

6. Slovakia: Simply Too Dangerous to Continue Homeschooling

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 >>

7. 10 Things You Need to Know about AP Courses

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 >>

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8. Summer Photo Contest

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 >>

9. Parents Welcome: Christmas Card Contest

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 >>

10. Help for Homeschooling Single Parents

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 >>

11. 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 >>

12. Test Your Student’s Daily Living Skills

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 >>

 

   

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IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education

June 27: The Christian Post German Homeschooling Family Still in U.S.; Will Case Go to Supreme Court?

June 26: The Barbados Advocate, Fontabelle, Barbados The Homeschooling Debate

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