Originally Sent: 9/24/2013
|September 24, 2013|
Praise God that the Wunderlich family has been reunited.
Dirk and Petra Wunderlich’s four children were returned to their parents after a court hearing, three weeks from the day the youths were seized during a police raid. The Wunderlich children were returned after the parents promised to enroll them in a state school. Read more >>
Authorities are making plans to ban home education in the Netherlands. You can help Dutch homeschoolers preserve their freedom. Read more >>
A state legislator is drafting a bill that would allow homeschoolers to participate in public school sports. Here are arguments for and against it. Read more >>
When a school district sent a letter to homeschoolers making demands not required by law, HSLDA replied and asked that the letter be corrected. Read more >>
In order to clear up confusion, a student has agreed to remove a reference to HSLDA from her online survey. Read more >>
This fall, don’t just start school—start new traditions in your homeschool! On this week’s Home School Heartbeat, Mike Smith offers creative suggestions for taking advantage of seasonal opportunities to make learning more fun for your students in everything from science to art. Read more >>
Take Friday, October 18, off from school as a teacher’s day and join us at Patrick Henry College for high school training. Online registration and information is available on our website. We’ll look forward to seeing you there! Read more and register >>
Come hear HSLDA Special Needs Consultant Faith Berens October 5, 2013, at the JoyQuest Struggling Learner Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana. Faith will join speakers Carol Barnier and Melinda Boring in a day of lectures and workshops meant to encourage and inform families facing educational challenges. Read more >>
Do you sell on eBay? If so, you’ll be pleased to learn that the Home School Foundation, the charitable arm of HSLDA, is officially registered with eBay Giving Works! Sellers can now designate a portion or all of a sale to HSF, and any eBay user has the option of making a direct donation to HSF through eBay Giving Works. Read more >>
Go deeper into the school year with HSLDA’s 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. Don’t forget to request our free writing resource! Read more >>
Homeschool moms: Mark your calendars for Apologia’s 2014 “Real Refreshment”retreats. The events feature veteran homeschoolers such as Elizabeth Smith and Zan Tyler offering insight and encouragement. Retreats are scheduled for February 21-22 in Atlanta and March 7-8 in Baltimore. Learn more and register >>
Legislation in Your State
If you live in Arkansas, Connecticut, Indiana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, 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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