Originally Sent: 12/10/2013

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

HSLDA’s advocacy extends even to the local level.
Michael P. Farris

  1. Effingham Exempts Homeschoolers from Unreasonable Truancy Ordinance
  2. Homeschooler’s Scholarship Eligibility Challenged
  3. Building the Machine: A Film about the Common Core
  4. Huntington Wants Registration and Residency
  5. Positive Change to Immunization Waiver Form
  6. Home School Heartbeat: Taken—Germany and the Wunderlich Family
  7. Three Easy Ways to Support Homeschooling
  8. Free Government, Economics Course Info Downloads
  9. 2014 Real Refreshment Retreats

1. Illinois: Effingham Exempts Homeschoolers from Unreasonable Truancy Ordinance

HSLDA worked with state and local homeschool leaders to lobby for changes to a troublesome truancy ordinance. Read more >>

Summer 2013 Court Report

2. Homeschooler’s Scholarship Eligibility Challenged

With the help of his homeschool association and Home School Legal Defense Association, last month a homeschool graduate in South Carolina finally received the college scholarship to which he was entitled under state law. Read more >>

3. Building the Machine: A Film about the Common Core

Building the Machine--A Film about Common Core

Did you miss last week’s launch of the exciting new trailer for HSLDA’s upcoming documentary? Simply click the link below to watch now. And please share the link with your friends! Stay tuned for more sneak previews as we explore both sides of the Common Core State Standards initiative controversy. Watch the Video >>

4. New York: Huntington Wants Registration and Residency

When public school officials contacted a member family and told them they had to register their children with the district in order to teach them at home, the family contacted HSLDA for help. HSLDA was able to educate the officials that homeschool students are not to be registered as public school students are. Read more >>

5. New Mexico: Positive Change to Immunization Waiver Form

After changing the immunization waiver form last year, the New Mexico Department of Health has reverted back to the old form. This means that those who request a waiver from the immunization requirements will no longer need to state their specific religious beliefs in order to obtain the waiver. Read more >>

6. Home School Heartbeat: Taken—Germany and the Wunderlich Family

Germany and the Wunderlichs

On October 28, German officials took the Wunderlich children away from their parents for homeschooling. On this week’s Home School Heartbeat, HSLDA Director of International Relations Mike Donnelly gives an update on the Wunderlichs’ situation. 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. Free Government, Economics Course Info Downloads

This spring, your high school student could be enrolled in a high-level, Christ-centered course in AP U.S. Government and Politics or AP Macroeconomics! What concepts would your student learn? What books would your student read? What would the average week look like? Read the free download to learn the answers to these questions and more! Download the course info sheets! >>

9. 2014 Real Refreshment Retreats

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 >>

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IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education

December 6: Washington Times, Washington, D.C Obama Wrong to Deport Homeschool Family Seeking Freedom

December 4: Deseret News, Salt Lake City, Utah Homeschool Culture Shifting away from Religious Ties

December 2: WND.com Family Banned from Homeschooling after Divorce

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