Originally Sent: 2/4/2014

HSLDA's WEEKLY UPDATE
February 4, 2014
   
    
Michael Farris, HSLDA Founder and Chairman and homeschooling father of 10
   

We need to protect parental rights while there’s still time.
Michael P. Farris

  1. The Shocking State of Parental Rights in America
  2. Survey of Homeschool Grads Expands Scope
  3. School District Demands Use of “Official” Form
  4. GED Replaced in Some States
  5. Home School Heartbeat: Homeschool Now! Starting Midyear
  6. HSLDA Teacher Training for High School
  7. Art Contest for Homeschoolers
  8. GenJ Leadership Camp Registration Open
  9. Sign Up for Pensmore Dialogue on Science and Faith
  10. Bible Bee: Hostesses Needed in All 50 States!

1. The Shocking State of Parental Rights in America

Last week President Obama gave his “State of the Union” address, in which he described his view of where our nation is right now and where we are headed. But what about parental rights? It turns out we are not as free and secure as we would like to be, and we’re heading in the wrong direction. (Warning: Some of the content may shock you.) Read more >>

2. Survey of Homeschool Grads Expands Scope

Dr. Brian Ray of the National Home Education Research Institute is seeking to increase the sample size of a survey. Dr. Ray wishes to include anyone age 18-38 who grew up in a religious home, regardless of educational background. This study will compare the effects of participants’ educational method. Feel free to invite others to participate. HSLDA did not commission this study. View the survey >>

3. North Dakota: School District Demands Use of “Official” Form

Home School Legal Defense Association recently assisted a member family whose statement of intent to begin a home education program was rejected because the parent had not used the “official” form. Read more >>

4. GED Replaced in Some States

Though HSLDA does not recommend that homeschoolers take high school equivalency exams, members should be aware that more than a dozen states no longer exclusively require the well-known GED test. Read more >>

5. Home School Heartbeat: Homeschool Now! Starting Midyear

How to start homeschooling in the middle of the term.

Are you—or someone you know—thinking about pulling your student out of public school, but not sure how to get started homeschooling in the middle of a term? This week, an HSLDA attorney and an HSLDA educational consultant join host Mike Smith on Home School Heartbeat with all the information you need to start now! Read more >>

6. 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 >>

7. Art Contest for Homeschoolers

With themes inspired by classic hymns, our annual art contest is open through March 1 to students ages 7-19. Contest profits benefit the Special Needs Children’s Fund at the Home School Foundation. For details and entry form >>

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8. GenJ Leadership Camp Registration Open

Is your student passionate about our nation? Would he or she benefit from a hands-on week of government simulation, character development, and inspiring speakers? Generation Joshua’s iGovern leadership camps are designed to grow your teen’s relationship with Christ and give him the practical skills needed to impact our nation in a powerful way. Register today! >>

9. 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 >>

10. Bible Bee: Hostesses Needed in All 50 States!

Families in your area who register for The National Bible Bee need a gathering place for the Local Celebration/Contest Day in August. Volunteer your church today! Read more >>

   

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IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education

February 1: The Advocate Messenger, Danville, Kentucky Faith-Based Homeschool Group Shines

January 31: Intermountain Catholic, Salt Lake City, Utah Homeschooling Offers an Alternative Way of Teaching for Catholic Families

January 30: The Age, Melbourne, Australia Homeschooling on the Rise

January 29: The Christian Post Homeschooling: Who Controls Our Children’s Future?

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