Originally Sent: 9/10/2013
|September 10, 2013|
Learn about the latest threat to homeschool freedom.
Over the past decade, federal incentives and federally funded data models have spurred states to monitor students from preschool to college—right through to their assimilation into the workforce. HSLDA believes this expansion of state databases is laying the foundation for a national student database, and the Common Core State Standards initiative is transforming this concern into reality. Read more >>
At least one public school district is still getting used to the idea that changes in state law mean some homeschoolers don’t have to file paperwork. HSLDA is here to help everyone adjust to the improved legal situation. Read more >>
The Common Core State Standards initiative claims to prepare students for college and career, but is its one-size-fits-all approach harmful to a child’s education? This week on Home School Heartbeat, join your host Mike Farris and HSLDA Federal Relations Director Will Estrada as they discuss the issue. Read more >>
We turn to experts every day for insight and guidance because they are, well, experts. But when it comes to parenting, can “experts” really do better than mom and dad? Here are two heart-warming stories that show the real expert in caring for your kids is you. Read more >>
HSLDA will be kicking off the school year with its annual essay contest! A great way to get students excited about getting back into writing, this contest offers cash prizes for the top five essays per age group. The contest runs through December 1. Look for guidelines and information about a free writing resource coming soon. Read more >>
6. Tips for Homeschooled College Applicants
Most colleges extend a welcoming hand to homeschooled applicants. Do your homework, apply early, and be sure to check out the college information we’ve compiled to help you maneuver through the application process from a homeschooler's point of view.
The First Freedom Center announces the 21st annual First Freedom Student Competition. This national essay and video contest offers 9th-12th grade students an opportunity to compete for $2,500 awards as they examine the history and implementation of freedom of religion and conscience in American democracy and the world today. Read more >>
Opening in select theaters nationwide, Alone Yet Not Alone is the inspiring true story of Barbara and Regina Leininger and their journey of faith and survival during the French & Indian war in 1755. Captured by Indians, the sisters are sustained only by their faith in God, and their hope of escape against all odds. Watch the trailer and reserve tickets! >>
Legislation in Your State
If you live in Arkansas, Connecticut, Indiana, 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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