Originally Sent: 1/7/2014

HSLDA's WEEKLY UPDATE
January 7, 2014
   
    
Michael Farris, HSLDA Founder and Chairman and homeschooling father of 10
   

Germany continues to violate the rights of homeschoolers.
Michael P. Farris

  1. Judge Rebuilds “Berlin Wall” Just for Homeschoolers
  2. Major Victory for Homeschool Military Enlistees
  3. Common Problems with Homeschool Affidavits
  4. Home School Heartbeat: SAT and ACT Test Prep
  5. Only 3 Days Left to Register for Spring Courses!
  6. Student Art Contest Awards Cash for Creativity
  7. Convention of States Launches Scholarship Program
  8. Host a Local Bible Bee this Summer!

1. Judge Rebuilds “Berlin Wall” Just for Homeschoolers

A judge’s decision has crushed the hopes of a German family who wanted to leave the country in order to resume homeschooling. The judge wrote that he considers homeschooling dangerous because it isolates children and fails to teach them tolerance “for those who think differently.” Read more >>

2. Major Victory for Homeschool Military Enlistees

Bipartisan support for homeschool equality from representatives John Kline (MN), Duncan Hunter (CA), Rob Andrews (NJ), and Jared Polis (CO) and senators Lindsey Graham (SC) and Orrin Hatch (UT) ensures that homeschool graduates will be treated fairly when they enlist in the Armed Forces. Read more >>

3. Pennsylvania: Common Problems with Homeschool Affidavits

The most frequent legal problems encountered by members in Pennsylvania deal with documentation for immunization and health and medical services. HSLDA provides expertise and resources to help resolve these problems. Read more >>

4. Home School Heartbeat: SAT and ACT Test Prep

How to prep for the ACT and SAT.

HSLDA High School Consultant Diane Kummer shares SAT and ACT test prep advice with Home School Heartbeat’s host Mike Smith. Read more >>

5. Only 3 Days Left to Register for Spring Courses!

This Friday—January 10—is the last day to sign up for PHC Prep Academy’s spring semester courses, AP U.S. Government and Politics and AP Macroeconomics. Don’t forget to include your HSLDA member number on the registration form to receive $50 off each course. Sign up today to reserve your seat! Check out courses today! >>

6. Student Art Contest Awards Cash for Creativity

Students can win cash prizes for original art in this great study break activity. This year’s themes are based on the lyrics of some of our most beloved hymns! For details and entry form >>

7. Convention of States Launches Scholarship Program

Students can enter videos and graphics for a chance to win $250 in monthly contests being sponsored by the Convention of States Project. The competition culminates in a $7,500 scholarship round in April. Read more >>

8. Host a Local Bible Bee this Summer!

Make Bible study and Scripture memorization the center of your community’s social life this summer. All you need for three fun events and a Local Celebration Day are provided. Read more >>

   

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IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education

January 7: South China Morning Post, Hong Kong, China Legal Loophole Opens up Chance for Homeschooling

January 1: Jerusalem Post, Jerusalem, Israel Committee on the Rights of the Child: More Regulations on Homeschooling

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