Originally Sent: 7/16/2013
|July 16, 2013|
Here are this week’s top stories.
The U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals denied HSLDA’s request for rehearing of the Romeike case last Friday after seemingly showing interest. HSLDA will now submit a petition for review by the Supreme Court. Read more >>
Twenty-seven members of Congress have signed a letter asking the U.S. attorney general to grant asylum to the Romeikes, a homeschool family fleeing persecution in Germany. Read more >>
Known for his strong advocacy on behalf of people with disabilities, Sen. Orrin Hatch nevertheless opposes a UN treaty on disabilities because it cedes U.S. sovereignty to foreign bureaucrats. Read more >>
HSLDA assisted two member families in Philadelphia who had been told by the school district to submit year-end portfolios for their children, even though they were not yet being homeschooled. Read more >>
A new law improves the eligibility of homeschoolers applying for a HOPE Scholarship. Read more >>
It’s a tough economy for everyone, and that includes high school students looking for part-time or summer jobs. This week on Home School Heartbeat, Mike Smith talks with Becky Cooke and Alan Hudson about ways that you can help your homeschooled teen succeed. Discover practical ways to build a résumé that will provide your high schooler with opportunities to promote his skills and experience! Read more >>
When teaching your teen at home, you may need a refresher course on the various tests commonly taken during the high school years by college-bound students. We’ve got you covered! Learn about the different tests, how to register for them, and tips for homeschool students.
Did you know that your HSLDA membership qualifies you for significantly discounted pricing on Patrick Henry College Preparatory Academy’s AP high school courses? Members save $100 on every yearlong course and $50 on every one-semester course. Read more >>
Have you considered being a part of this year’s HSLDA photo contest? We are now accepting entries, and we would be thrilled to have your participation. Contest details and entry form >>
If you have photos, artwork or graphic designs pertaining to Christmas and wintertime, the Home School Foundation encourages you to submit them for its 2013 Christmas Card contest! Remember, homeschooling parents and recent homeschooled graduates are welcome to participate. Details on HSF’s website >>
HSLDA’s Home School Foundation is in the midst of an open enrollment period for the Children of Single Parents Fund, created to assist homeschooling single parents with the purchase of books and materials. If you or someone you know could benefit from this financial assistance, please have them apply.
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 >>
An expert with one of HSLDA’s PerX Discount Program partners offers steps for avoiding a road rage situation—or getting away from it safely. Read more >>
Legislation in Your State
If you live in Arkansas, 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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