Originally Sent: 11/19/2013
|November 19, 2013|
HSLDA will go to court to protect homeschool freedom. Read on.
Legal authorities in England applied the “best interests of the child standard,” the same standard advanced by the UN Disabilities Treaty, to break apart a family and prevent the mother from homeschooling her disabled son. The sad incident illustrates the dangers of the treaty—now being considered in the U.S. Senate. Read more >>
Truancy charges against a homeschooling family were complicated by the delay of a written order by a Family Court judge. Home School Legal Defense Association helped get the charges dismissed. Read more >>
A cosmetology school agreed to stop discriminating against a homeschool graduate after HSLDA intervened. Read more >>
Whether your kids are 5 or 15, you can have fun learning more about the history of Thanksgiving with them. On this week’s Home School Heartbeat, Mike Smith shares ways to make the Pilgrim story come alive for your kids, and ways to rediscover what Thanksgiving is really all about. Read more >>
Is your teen interested in enlisting in the military or attending a military service academy after high school graduation? HSLDA provides helpful information regarding the military’s homeschool policy and tips for enlistment.
Postmark deadline for our annual student essay contest is December 1, so consider how to incorporate this fun writing assignment into your upcoming school week. Don’t forget to request your complimentary writing resource from the HSLDA Store.
Watch the National Bible Bee competition live online as kids from across the country share their Bible knowledge and scripture recitation! Semi-finals are on Friday, November 22 and finals are on Saturday, November 23. Read more >>
Homeschool moms are encouraged to mark their calendars for Apologia’s 2014 “Real Refreshment” retreats. The events feature veteran homeschoolers such as Elizabeth Smith and Zan Tyler offering insight and renewed inspiration. 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, Michigan, 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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