Originally Sent: 12/3/2013

HSLDA's WEEKLY UPDATE
December 3, 2013
   
    
Michael Farris, HSLDA Founder and Chairman and homeschooling father of 10
   

HSLDA protects homeschool families from harassment.
Michael P. Farris

  1. Family Harassed over Delayed Test Results
  2. Student Removed from Probation
  3. Child Services Closes Case
  4. College Financial Aid Problem Resolved
  5. Football Obstacle Removed
  6. Home School Heartbeat: Artist Makoto Fujimura
  7. Three Easy Ways to Support Homeschooling
  8. Save $50 on Advanced-Level High School Courses this Spring!

1. Florida: Family Harassed over Delayed Test Results

When a homeschool family received a letter telling them they had to enroll their child in public school within three days, they were alarmed. After realizing that the school district’s demand stemmed from the fact they had submitted the prior year’s evaluation early, they contacted HSLDA for help. Read more >>

Summer 2013 Court Report

2. Virginia: Student Removed from Probation

Home School Legal Defense Association successfully challenged a public school official’s decision to place a homeschool student on probation over a single low test score. Read more >>

3. Indiana: Child Services Closes Case

While seeking assistance from a private organization for financial and family management issues, a member family was reported for educational neglect. HSLDA helped the family navigate the investigation. Read more >>

4. Maine: College Financial Aid Problem Resolved

A college official cut off, then restored, a homeschool graduate’s federal financial aid. Read more >>

5. Idaho: Football Obstacle Removed

HSLDA helped a homeschool student who had been wrongly denied a place on the local public school football team. Read more >>

6. Home School Heartbeat: Artist Makoto Fujimura

Bridging the Gap: An Interview with Artist Makoto Fujimura

This week on Home School Heartbeat, guest Makoto Fujimura explains the importance of artists and shares how you can bridge the gap between art and your church, community, and classroom. Read more >>

7. Three Easy Ways to Support Homeschooling

Are you doing any holiday shopping online? If so, here are three easy ways to give to the Home School Foundation. Read more >>

8. Save $50 on Advanced-Level High School Courses this Spring!

As an HSLDA member, you automatically save $50 per semester, per course with PHC Prep Academy—no matter how many courses your student takes! Starting in January, your high school student could enjoy a course in AP U.S. Government and Politics or AP Macroeconomics. View our spring courses today! >>

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Legislation in Your State

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IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education

December 2: Fox News Will SCOTUS Take Case of German Family Seeking Asylum in U.S.?

December 1: The Sentinel, Keene, New Hampshire Board of Education Lobbies to be Reimbursed for Cost of Services to Homeschooled Students

December 1: ChristianNews.net Homeschool Organization Joins Fight after Court Orders Children to Attend School for “Socialization”

November 30: World Magazine Teacher, Mother, Sailor, Wife

November 29: EuroNews.com “Home” Education: How Beneficial is It?

November 29: Associated Press Military Bases Open Their Doors to Homeschoolers

November 28: WJBF-TV Channel 6, Augusta, Georgia Homeschooling for the Olympics

November 27: Globe-Gazette, Mason City, Iowa Dept. of Ed Passes New Homeschool Rules

November 27: The Chronicle, Houston, Texas When It Comes to Homeschooling, this Mom’s no Textbook Case

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