Originally Sent: 8/20/2013

HSLDA's WEEKLY UPDATE
August 20, 2013
   
     Mike Farris
Michael Farris, HSLDA Founder and Chairman and homeschooling father of 10
   

The expanding federal government has many people worried about their liberties. Read more below.
Michael P. Farris

  1. Can Health Care Bureaucrats Invade My Home?
  2. Join HSLDA at Notre Dame Seminar on Common Core
  3. Home School Heartbeat: Faith, Family, and Being Miss America
  4. Revolutionary Improvement IV: Five Homeschool Options Compared
  5. “Guidelines” for Subjects for Recognized Private Schools
  6. What to Do if You Suspect Child Abuse
  7. Special Needs Children’s Fund Enrollment Period
  8. Testimony: New Chair Makes a Difference
  9. Announcing Winners of HSLDA’s 9th Annual Poetry Contest!
  10. Share Your Lawyer Jokes! New Contest!
  11. Register Now for Fall ConLaw Class with Mike Farris

1. Can Health Care Bureaucrats Invade My Home?

Though Home School Legal Defense Association continues to oppose the 2010 federal health care law, we must point out that the new laws do not mandate home visits by government officials. Read more >>

2. Join HSLDA at Notre Dame Seminar on Common Core

HSLDA’s director of federal relations will join numerous other experts to discuss the impact of the Common Core on education—including homeschooling. Read more >>

3. Home School Heartbeat: Faith, Family, and Being Miss America

Faith, Family, and Being Miss AmericaFaith, Family, and Being Miss America

Teresa Scanlan never imagined that she could succeed in the pageant world, but in January 2011 17-year-old Teresa was crowned Miss America. What prepared Teresa for this tremendous opportunity? Tune into this week’s Home School Heartbeat with your host Mike Smith to hear that the secret behind the crown was homeschooling! Read more >>

4. Iowa Revolutionary Improvement IV: Five Homeschool Options Compared

With the enactment of House File 215, Iowa families now have five lawful options from which to choose when embarking on the homeschool voyage. Bear in mind that if you are going to file a Form A, it is due September 1. Read more >>

5. Maine: “Guidelines” for Subjects for Recognized Private Schools

Since the state department of education changed the subject requirements for recognized private schools, HSLDA has received numerous questions on the topic. We hope this article helps clarify the situation. Read more >>

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6. What to Do if You Suspect Child Abuse

What can we do if we think abuse or neglect may be happening in a family? In part three of our article series on child abuse, HSLDA provides some guidelines that can help you decide how to respond. 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.

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8. Testimony: New Chair Makes a Difference

A family thanks Home School Foundation supporters for helping them acquire equipment for their special needs son. Read more >>

9. 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 >>

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10. 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 >>

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

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