Originally Sent: 10/22/2013

HSLDA's WEEKLY UPDATE
October 22, 2013
   
    
Michael Farris, HSLDA Founder and Chairman and homeschooling father of 10
   

HSLDA works with members and state groups to protect homeschool freedom. See below.
Michael P. Farris

  1. Parents Resist Tougher Homeschool Startup Rules
  2. Where is the UN Disabilities Treaty?
  3. College Tells Homeschool Grad to Get GED
  4. HSLDA Files Brief in School Attendance Law Case
  5. Home School Heartbeat: Five Landmark Homeschool Freedom Cases
  6. Teens Needed to Swing Virginia Governor’s Race
  7. Homeschooling High School: Resumes for Teens
  8. This Spring Save $50 on College Prep Courses!
  9. Generation Joshua Banquet: Save the Date!
  10. HSF Ambassadors Reach Out to Government Workers
  11. Bible Bee National Competition November 21-23!
  12. Fun Writing Assignment for Your Kids!
  13. 2014 Real Refreshment Retreats

1. Nebraska: Parents Resist Tougher Homeschool Startup Rules

Homeschoolers crowded a trio of public meetings to protest proposed regulations that would make it harder for some to begin teaching their children at home. Read more >>

2. Where is the UN Disabilities Treaty?

We have heard that as early as November 5 the U.S. Senate may hold hearings on the dangerous UN disabilities treaty. With your help, we can defeat the treaty again. Read more >>

3. Ohio: College tells Homeschool Grad to Get GED

A college agreed to admit a homeschool graduate after Home School Legal Defense Association pointed out that both state and federal policies recognize his diploma as valid. Read more >>

4. On the Case: HSLDA Files Brief in School Attendance Law Case

HSLDA is asking the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to overturn a ruling that makes kindergartners subject to compulsory school attendance laws. Read more >>

5. Home School Heartbeat: Five Landmark Homeschool Freedom Cases

Five landmark cases advancing homeschool freedom.Five landmark cases advancing homeschool freedom.

For 30 years, HSLDA has helped secure homeschooling freedom for families in all 50 of the United States of America. This week on Home School Heartbeat, hosts Mike Farris and Mike Smith recall five landmark cases that have helped parents exercise liberty to educate their children at home. Read more >>

6. Teens Needed to Swing Virginia Governor’s Race

Your teen may not be old enough to vote, but he or she could help elect a principled, God-fearing leader as governor of Virginia. HSLDA’s Generation Joshua division is recruiting young people willing to make a difference in this year’s close gubernatorial race. Here is their chance to join like-minded youth from across the country and stand up for our values. Learn more and volunteer >>

7. Homeschooling High School: Resumes for Teens

In today’s world, a resume is a necessary document used to summarize your experience, abilities, and achievements. High school students benefit from creating and maintaining a resume; don’t wait until the need arises. Recording activities as they occur will save much time in filling out various applications—college, job, scholarship, vo-tech. Teen resume examples >>

8. This Spring Save $50 on College Prep Courses!

As an HSLDA member, your high school student can save $50 per semester on each of PHC Prep Academy’s college-prep courses. This spring, PHC Prep is offering AP U.S. Government and Politics and AP Macroeconomics. Don’t wait to plan ahead for next semester! Learn more about PHC Prep Academy >>

Great deals on transcripts.Great deals on transcripts.

9. Generation Joshua Banquet: Save the Date!

Generation Joshua is excited to announce its third annual Future of American Banquet will be held November 21 in Alexandria, Virginia. In addition to supporting GenJ’s youth leadership training efforts, the event features conservative activists such as Wendy Wright of C-FAM and Morton Blackwell of The Leadership Institute. Learn more and register >>

10. HSF Ambassadors Reach out to Government Workers

As compassionate messengers of homeschooling, ambassadors are representing the Home School Foundation at scores of federal and state workplace giving events all over the country. From the Pentagon to post offices, our wonderful ambassadors are educating government employees about the ministry of HSF. Read more >>

11. Bible Bee National Competition November 21-23!

More than a scholarship competition, the national Bible Bee in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, features family-friendly speakers and fun kids’ activities. Read more >>

12. Fun Writing Assignment for Your Kids!

HSLDA’s annual essay contest is underway! Explore the theme of traditions with your kids, and as a bonus for all participating families, the HSLDA Store is offering a free writing resource entitled Writing: The Bridge Between Us. This student lesson book and teacher’s companion set by Marcy McDonald is a step-by-step guide to writing well that HSLDA recommends as a great addition to any homeschool library. For contest guidelines >>

13. 2014 Real Refreshment Retreats

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 >>

Register now!Register now!

 

   

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IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education

October 21: Bradenton Herald, Bradenton, Florida Homeschool Option Gains Favor in Florida

October 17: Science News Homeschooled Children Leaner than Traditionally Schooled Kids

October 16: Omaha World-Herald, Omaha, Nebraska Homeschool Families React to Proposed New Regulations

October 16: Mlive.com New Common Core Resolution Makes Homeschool Exception Clear

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