Originally Sent: 9/3/2013

HSLDA's WEEKLY UPDATE
September 3, 2013
   
     Mike Farris
Michael Farris, HSLDA Founder and Chairman and homeschooling father of 10
   

Please help us shame the German government into doing what is right.
Michael P. Farris

  1. Help the Wunderlichs Get Their Kids Back
  2. U.S. Department of Education: Homeschooling Continues to Grow!
  3. Probation Withdrawn after HSLDA Intervenes
  4. Hearing Screen not Mandatory, as Implied
  5. Join HSLDA at Notre Dame for Common Core Seminar
  6. Home School Heartbeat: Chivalry at Home and Abroad
  7. Home School Foundation Awards College Scholarships
  8. Resources for Homeschooling High School

1. Germany: Help the Wunderlichs Get Their Kids Back

Will you help us expand our efforts to communicate our grave concern over the abuse of this family’s human rights? Read more >>

2. U.S. Department of Education: Homeschooling Continues to Grow!

The first national federal government survey on homeschooling since 2007 shows the education option continues to draw more students. The primary reason for homeschooling appears to have shifted, as well. Read more >>

3. Virginia: Probation Withdrawn after HSLDA Intervenes

A member family was threatened with having their homeschool program placed on probation after a public school official misinterpreted student test scores. HSLDA helped resolve the situation. Read more >>

4. Maryland: Hearing Screen Not Mandatory, as Implied

When health care workers insisted a new mother have her infant undergo certain tests, HSLDA intervened. We pointed out the tests are voluntary, not mandatory. Read more >>

5. Join HSLDA at Notre Dame for Common Core Seminar

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

HSLDA Director of Federal Relations Will Estrada will join numerous other education experts from around the nation on Monday, September 9, on the campus of Notre Dame University in Indiana for a daylong seminar about the history, substance, and consequences of the Common Core. Read more >>

6. Home School Heartbeat: Chivalry at Home and Abroad

Interview with author Zach Hunter.Interview with author Zach Hunter.

What images does the word “chivalry” bring to your mind? Shining knights on white horses? This week on Home School Heartbeat, author Zach Hunter offers a new look at chivalry as a code of conduct for men and women today! Read more >>

7. Home School Foundation Awards College Scholarships

This summer, the Foundation awarded scholarships to 10 incoming freshmen at Patrick Henry College. The scholarships are offered annually to graduates whose families are members of HSLDA. Read more >>

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8. 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 >>

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September 3: CBN German Officials Abduct Homeschooled Kids from Parents

September 2: Altoona Mirror, Altoona, Pennsylvania Homeschool a Growing Option

September 2: Fayetteville Observer, Fayetteville, North Carolina Hope Mills Pastor Trying to Get Homeschool Football Team off the Ground

August 30: Snoqualmie Valley Record, Snoqualmie, Washington For Some Valley Families, Educating at Home Means Choice, Cooperation, Hard Work

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August 29: The Christian Post Is Homeschool the Best Preparation for College?

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