Originally Sent: 8/13/2013

HSLDA's WEEKLY UPDATE
August 13, 2013
   
     Mike Farris
Michael Farris, HSLDA Founder and Chairman and homeschooling father of 10
   

Disdain for homeschooling is coming from the highest echelons of government. Read on.
Michael P. Farris

  1. White House Responds “No Comment” to Romeike Petition
  2. UN Treaty Turning Scotland into Nanny State
  3. Tell Your Senators President Obama is Wrong
  4. Helping Homeschoolers Before, During and After
  5. Home School Heartbeat: Homeschooling and ADHD
  6. Supporting Military Families
  7. Special Needs Children’s Fund Enrollment Period
  8. Announcing Winners of HSLDA’s 9th Annual Poetry Contest!
  9. Homeschooling High School? Stay Informed!
  10. PHC Prep: 3 Days Left to Sign up for Fall Courses!
  11. Share Your Lawyer Jokes! New Contest!
  12. Calling all Grandparents: Stories Wanted
  13. Register Now for Fall ConLaw Class with Mike Farris

1. White House Responds “No Comment” to Romeike Petition

After four months of silence, the White House finally responded to a petition requesting asylum for a persecuted German homeschooling family by dodging the issue and failing to affirm parental rights. Read more >>

2. UN Treaty Turning Scotland into Nanny State

HSLDA’s fears regarding various UN treaties are being confirmed in the massive state social services bureaucracy proposed for the upbringing of Scottish children. Read more >>

3. Disabilities Treaty: Tell Your Senators President Obama is Wrong

Help defeat the UN CRPDHelp defeat the UN CRPD

President Obama is leading new efforts to ratify a dangerous UN treaty that would undermine parental rights. Help defeat this treaty before senators return to Washington in September. Read more >>

4. Colorado: Helping Homeschoolers Before, During and After

When a homeschool graduate encountered an unexpected roadblock to college admission, HSLDA was there to help. Read more >>

5. Home School Heartbeat: Homeschooling and ADHD

Homeschooling with ADHDHomeschooling with ADHD

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder is a challenge for any student, whether he is homeschooled or attends a traditional school. But a new study shows that homeschooling can boost an ADHD child’s academic success. Dr. Steven Duvall, director of the School Psychology Training Program at Fort Hays State University in Kansas, shares the results of his study with host Mike Smith on this week’s Home School Heartbeat. Read more >>

6. Supporting Military Families

One year after its inception, response to the Home School Foundation’s Military Fund remains overwhelmingly positive. Read more >>

7. Special Needs Children’s Fund Enrollment Period

The Home School Foundation is now accepting applications to its fund created for families homeschooling children with special learning needs. If you or someone you know may be able to benefit from this fund, visit the Foundation website for more information.

Donate to the fund >>

Learn more about the fund >>

8. Announcing Winners of HSLDA’s 9th Annual Poetry Contest!

The winning poems and names of all finalists are now available. Visit our contest webpage to enjoy the creativity and craft submitted by students 6-19 years old. View the winning poems >>

9. Homeschooling High School? Stay Informed!

If your teens are entering high school this fall, we welcome you to HSLDA’s high school program. Our website has much information for all areas of high school, including a place to sign up to receive our free monthly email newsletter. Each month this publication focuses on a particular high school topic. Browse the newsletter archive >>

10. PHC Prep: 3 Days Left to Sign up for Fall Courses!

PHC Prep Academy’s AP courses combine the rigor of college-level material with a solid Christian worldview to give your high schooler a firm foundation for college. As an HSLDA member, you get $100 off each yearlong course. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity. Registration ends on August 16! See our list of courses >>

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11. Share Your Lawyer Jokes! New Contest!

Most of the things our legal department deals with are no laughing matter. But it is good to laugh—so send us your best lawyer joke and you could win a $100 Visa gift card or both Drive Through History DVDs, your choice. Two winners will be announced on August 30. Read more >>

12. Calling all Grandparents: Stories Wanted

Are you a grandparent of homeschooled children? We want to hear your story! As part of HSLDA’s 30th anniversary celebration, we will be featuring the stories of several grandparents of homeschoolers in an upcoming issue of The Home School Court Report. You can participate through HSLDA’s Facebook page! Visit HSLDA’s Facebook page >>

13. 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 Andrew Ferguson at conlaw@hslda.org! Register now >>

Register now!Register now!

 

   

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IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education

August 11: Springfield News-Sun, Springfield, Ohio Clark Homeschool Leader Pleased with New Rules

August 8: WTOP 103.5 FM, Washington, D.C. Va. Homeschool Law under Attack from Former Student

August 8: The Observer, Kampala, Uganda To Homeschool or Not

August 7: JewishJournal.com The Many Blessings of Jewish Homeschooling

August 6: National Public Radio Parents on the Pros and Cons of Homeschooling

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