Originally Sent: 1/22/2014

HSLDA's WEEKLY UPDATE
January 22, 2014
   
    
Michael Farris, HSLDA Founder and Chairman and homeschooling father of 10
   

HSLDA helps protect your freedom to homeschool.
Michael P. Farris

  1. School District Operating Under Old Law
  2. Home School Heartbeat: Celebrating Latino Heritage
  3. HSLDA Teacher Training for High School
  4. Sign Up for Pensmore Dialogue on Science and Faith
  5. Student Art Contest Awards Cash for Creativity
  6. Deadline Nears for National History Bee
  7. Bring the Bible Bee to Your Church

1. Georgia: School District Operating Under Old Law

Home School Legal Defense Association assisted a member family after the school district in which they live erroneously informed parents about legal requirements for homeschooling. Read more >>

2. Home School Heartbeat: Celebrating Latino Heritage

Celebrate Latino homeschooling.

Homeschooling is a fantastic way to discover and explore your cultural heritage! This week on Home School Heartbeat, Monica Olivera shares tips for Latino homeschoolers and others for exploring the richness of their heritage through homeschooling! Read more >>

3. HSLDA Teacher Training for High School

A new year, a new schedule for the high school teacher training events! This year HSLDA’s high school and struggling learner consultants are joining together to provide integrated sessions for parents with teens who fall in either or both of these categories. We’re excited about meeting the needs of all high school teens and helping parents prepare for their students’ futures. Read more >>

4. Sign Up for Pensmore Dialogue on Science and Faith

Patrick Henry College is proud to announce that registration is now open for the Pensmore Dialogue on Science and Faith: The Return of the God Hypothesis, to be held April 4-5 at PHC. Hear from a world-class line-up of scientist Christians, apologists, and philosophers like Dr. John Lennox, Dr. Stephen C. Meyers, and Dr. Robert Spitzer, to explore crucial questions on the origins of life and the universe from a Christian worldview. To learn more or to register >>

5. 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 >>

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6. Deadline Nears for National History Bee

Homeschool students have until January 24 to register for this year’s National History Bee. The academic competition for elementary and middle school students tests knowledge of a wide range of historical topics and offers cash prizes. Learn more and register >>

7. Bring the Bible Bee to Your Church

Help your pastor host a local Bible Bee at your church this summer! Read more >>

   

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IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education

January 14: The Washington Post, Washington, D.C. Virginia Lawmaker Seeks to Clarify Education Law on Religious Exemptions

January 14: Christian Post Homeschool Mom Whose Newborn Was Seized by Hospital Speaks Out

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