Originally Sent: 8/27/2013

HSLDA's WEEKLY UPDATE
August 27, 2013
   
     Mike Farris
Michael Farris, HSLDA Founder and Chairman and homeschooling father of 10
   

HSLDA will go to court to protect your rights. Read on!
Michael P. Farris

  1. Mistake Escalates to Court Hearing
  2. A Tale of Two Homeschoolers—Of Deadlines and Deficiencies
  3. Driver’s Ed Tax Credit
  4. Don’t Forget to Thank Mike Farris on His Birthday
  5. Home School Heartbeat: Captured in the French and Indian War!
  6. Resources for Homeschooling High School
  7. ACT Joins SAT in Aligning with Common Core
  8. Special Needs Children’s Fund Enrollment Period
  9. Announcing Winners of HSLDA’s 9th Annual Poetry Contest!
  10. Last Chance to Share Your Lawyer Jokes
  11. Registration Closing for Fall ConLaw Class with Mike Farris

1. Tennessee: Mistake Escalates to Court Hearing

A Tennessee court dropped truancy charges against a homeschooling member family after Home School Legal Defense Association established to the prosecutor that the family was homeschooling legally. Read more >>

2. West Virginia: A Tale of Two Homeschoolers—Of Deadlines and Deficiencies

Misinterpreting the law, public school superintendents sometimes deny parents the right to homeschool based on perceived inadequacies. In two such cases HSLDA recently defended a pair of families and helped restore their homeschool programs. Read more >>

Read the Court Report online.Read the Court Report online.

3. Iowa: Driver’s Ed Tax Credit

A tax credit enacted in 1987 for tuition and books is still available to homeschoolers in certain situations. Read more >>

4. Don’t Forget to Thank Mike Farris on His Birthday

ParentRights.org is accepting birthday greetings and donations to honor the leadership of HSLDA Founder and Chairman Mike Farris. If you would like to participate, you need to hurry—tomorrow is the last day! Read more >>

5. Home School Heartbeat: Captured in the French and Indian War!

Interview with author Tracy Craven.Interview with author Tracy Craven.

What kind of stories make up your family history? Murders? Kidnappings? Years of forced servitude? On today’s Home School Heartbeat, Tracy Leininger Craven tells host Mike Farris how the tales her grandparents told her when she was 9 years old spurred her to write a book about the adventures of her ancestors during the French and Indian War! Read more >>

6. Resources for Homeschooling High School

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. Read past issues in the newsletter archive >>

7. ACT Joins SAT in Aligning with Common Core

Learn more about the common core.Learn more about the common core.

The ACT college entrance exam is being revised to accommodate the Common Core, further limiting college admissions options for homeschoolers and other students in decentralized educational programs. Get all the details >>

8. Special Needs Children’s Fund Accepting Applications

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 >>

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 >>

ConLaw answer key now on sale.ConLaw answer key now on sale.

10. Last Chance to Share Your Lawyer Jokes

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. Registration Closing 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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