Originally Sent: 10/9/2013
|October 8, 2013|
Threats to homeschool freedom can arise at any time. Read more below.
A recent “ruling” by a UN committee has proven what opponents of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities have claimed all along: that the United States cannot both ratify the convention and preserve American sovereignty. Read more >>
Public school district officials tried to stop an HSLDA member from promoting a child two grade levels. We stood up for the parents’ rights to decide how best to teach their children. Read more >>
HSLDA took action when a public school district asked homeschoolers to submit science test scores for certain grades—something the law doesn’t require. Read more >>
The best way to learn civics is to experience civics firsthand! This week on Home School Heartbeat, HSLDA’s Generation Joshua Director Joel Grewe shares how GenJ gives students a real-time education in the political process at the local and national levels! Read more >>
Registration ends this week for HSLDA’s October 18 high school teacher training seminar. Join our consultant on the PHC campus for a day of insight into homeschooling high school. We look forward to seeing you there! Read more and register >>
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 >>
The HSLDA Store is offering a free writing resource for each family that participates in this year's essay contest. Writing: The Bridge Between Us by Marcy McDonald is a step-by-step guide to writing well and a valuable addition to any homeschool library. Read more and register >>
Be sure to join HSLDA and Apologia for a “Parents Night Out” Facebook Party this Thursday. Ask your questions live to HSLDA’s special needs consultants and win great prizes! Read more >>
Homeschooling may be the best way to meet the special needs of children who learn differently. After all, the very nature of home education is that each child gets an “individualized education plan.” The HSLDA struggling learner-special needs department exists to equip and encourage families in this endeavor. 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, Ohio, 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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