Originally Sent: 3/4/2014

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

We thank God for victory!
Michael P. Farris

  1. DHS Tells Romeike Family “You Can Stay”
  2. HSLDA’s Jim Mason Testifies against Proposed IRS Regulations
  3. Gasconade Apologizes for Notice Gaffe
  4. Home School Heartbeat: Five Reasons for HSLDA
  5. Foundation Helps Homeschool Grads Pay for College
  6. Lecture on UN vs. Religious Liberty
  7. HSLDA Teacher Training for High School
  8. iGovern East: Students Experience Washington D.C. this Summer
  9. Use Computer Graphics or Photos to Bless Widows!
  10. Sign up for Pensmore Dialogue on Science and Faith
  11. Why Not Host a Local Bible Bee this Summer?

1. DHS Tells Romeike Family “You Can Stay”

The day after the U.S. Supreme Court denied their appeal for asylum, federal officials announced that the Romeike family will be permitted to remain in America. HSLDA praises God and thanks all of our supporters for this victory. Read more >>

2. HSLDA’s Jim Mason Testifies against Proposed IRS Regulations

A senior Home School Legal Defense Association attorney joined others to testify against IRS rules that would restrict what certain advocacy groups may say about political candidates. Read more >>

3. Missouri: Gasconade Apologizes for Notice Gaffe

The author of a letter from the local public school district acknowledged her error after being contacted by HSLDA. Read more >>

4. Home School Heartbeat: Five Reasons for HSLDA

Five Reasons for HSLDA

Are you considering joining HSLDA, but are uncertain as to what assistance your family will receive and the benefits involved? This week, Mike Smith explains just how HSLDA protects your right to homeschool and provides an abundance of guidance and resources to assist in your homeschooling journey. Read more >>

5. Foundation Helps Homeschool Grads Pay for College

Need hope about America’s future? Be encouraged by the stories of the recipients of the Home School Foundation’s PHC Scholarship Fund. Their trust in God’s provision in their lives is inspiring! Watch now >>

6. Lecture on UN vs. Religious Liberty

You may have heard how the United Nations is trying to control the religious views of the Catholic Church. Learn more about this issue at the Family Research Council lecture noon-1 p.m., March 5. A panel of experts will discuss the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the dangers of UN overreach regarding religion. Learn more and register >>

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7. 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 >>

8. iGovern East: Students Experience Washington D.C. this Summer!

Students who come to iGovern East will not only be in for a week of political simulation and world-class leadership training—they will also get to visit our nation’s capital! Every year, students who attend iGovern East spend an entire day touring Washington D.C. with the GenJ staff. iGovern is an unforgettable week of learning, fun, and spiritual growth. Read more >>

9. Use Computer Graphics or Photos to Bless Widows!

Do your kids enjoy computer graphics, photography, or art? Our charitable arm, the Home School Foundation, welcomes your submissions in its free annual Christmas Card Contest. Boxes of cards with the winning designs will be mailed to widows who received curriculum grants through the Foundation this year. Read more >>

10. 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 >>

11. Why Not host a Local Bible Bee this summer?

It’s easier than ever! You’ll receive instruction and support from The National Bible Bee. Read more >>

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IN THE NEWS
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March 3: Salt Lake Tribune, Salt Lake City, Utah Bill Advances to Remove Homeschool Curriculum Rules

March 3: Christian Post Supreme Court Declines to Review Asylum Case of German Homeschoolers

March 2: The Eagle, Wichita, Kansas Wichita Homeschool Students Making Strides in Robotics Competition

March 1: Marietta Daily Journal, Marietta, Georgia Student to Represent Cobb at Oratorical Contest

February 28: The New American Citing UN Treaty, Scotland Assigns Overseer to Every Child

February 27: Catholic Education Daily Evangelization Begins in the Home: Exclusive Interview with Seton Home Study

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