Originally Sent: 2/4/2014
|February 4, 2014|
We need to protect parental rights while there’s still time.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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! >>
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 >>
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 >>
Legislation in Your State
If you live in Colorado, the District of Columbia, Massachusetts, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Washington, or West Virginia, click on the name of your state or the link below to learn about legislation that could affect your freedom to homeschool.
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