Originally Sent: 4/29/2014

HSLDA's WEEKLY UPDATE
April 29, 2014
   
    
Michael Farris, HSLDA Founder and Chairman and homeschooling father of 10
   

HSLDA uses the law to protect your rights.
Michael P. Farris

  1. Major Victory for Student Safety and Privacy
  2. HSLDA to Social Worker—You Don’t Have Jurisdiction
  3. Legislature Passes Romeike Resolution
  4. Home School Heartbeat: The Why and How of Learning Styles
  5. GenJ Camps: Changing the Lives of Teens
  6. Mastering Communication through Poetry Contest
  7. Scholarships for Patrick Henry College Freshmen
  8. The Secret is Out!
  9. MetLife Joins HSLDA PerX Program
  10. Get in on Our Group Services

1. Common Core: Major Victory for Student Safety and Privacy

Thanks in part to efforts by parents, a company tasked with collecting and storing information on American students from preschool through college has shut down. Read more >>

2. Missouri: HSLDA to Social Worker—You Don’t Have Jurisdiction

Home School Legal Defense Association stopped a social worker from interviewing a homeschool family’s daughter by citing state law. Read more >>

3. Tennessee: Legislature Passes Romeike Resolution

The Tennessee General Assembly has passed a resolution calling on Congress to help ensure the Romeike family is granted asylum in the United States. Read more >>

4. Home School Heartbeat: The Why and How of Learning Styles

The How and Why of Learning Styles.

Is your child an auditory, kinesthetic, or visual learner? Discover your child’s learning style! This week on Home School Heartbeat, host Mike Smith offers some helpful tips on finding appropriate curriculum and teaching methods to best accommodate your child’s homeschool. Read more >>

5. GenJ Camps: Changing the Lives of Teens

When HSLDA launched Generation Joshua in 2002, our primary motivation was political. We feared our country was going in the wrong direction and that only the next generation could redeem America’s future. Since then we have come to believe that the overall spiritual and moral development of youth is the most important aspect of Generation Joshua. GenJ summer camps are the chief tool we’re using to literally change the lives of young people. Learn more and register >>

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6. Mastering Communication through Poetry Contest

Poetry is an excellent means for expressing deep emotions, which your children have, though they may not always know how best to share them. Take advantage of April as National Poetry Month by encouraging your children to communicate creatively and with excellence! Need ideas? The themes for this year’s annual Poetry Contest (open till June 1) integrate poetry and music appreciation. Check out the HSLDA Store for great poetry resources. Contest guidelines and entry form >>

7. Scholarships for Patrick Henry College Freshmen

Modest scholarships for HSLDA families are now available to incoming freshman at Patrick Henry College for the 2014-2015 school year through the Home School Foundation. Applications will be accepted through June 1. For details >>

Send in your contest entry

8. Bible Bee: The Secret is Out!

Searching classical sites, reviewing unit studies or choosing from many for an eclectic approach to build your 2014 school year? Try the new, unique curriculum for your whole family designed for the Bible Bee. It requires just 20 minutes a day! Read more >>

9. MetLife Joins HSLDA PerX Program!

HSLDA’s new partnership with MetLife enhances the value of your membership through special rates and products for insurance. Check out all the MetLife offers now available to you and your family! Read more >>

Be on the lookout for new benefits.

10. Get in on Our Group Services

Are you a group leader? Check out our Group Services website for activity ideas, helpful articles, “Meetings in Minutes,” sample by-laws, insurance information, details about the Discount Group and Affiliate programs, and much more. While you are there, please add or update your group information so you don’t miss any important leadership emails from HSLDA! Update your group information >>

   

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Legislation in Your State

If you live in Colorado, the District of Columbia, Kansas, Massachusetts, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania or Washington, click on the name of your state or the link below to learn about legislation that could affect your freedom to homeschool.

State Legislation

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IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education

April 27: Jakarta Globe, Jakarta, Indonesia Individual Approach to Education with Homeschooling

April 27: JNS.org Rabbi Brings Jewish Homeschooling to the Web

April 27: The Oklahoman, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Homeschooling is Popular Option in Oklahoma

April 26: Daily Record, Ellensburg, Washington CWU Science Students Leading Homeschool Classes

April 24: WVUE-TV Channel 8, New Orleans, Louisiana Homeschool Saints

April 24: Shawano Leader, Shawano, Wisconsin Homeschoolers Honing Musical, Comedic Skills

April 22: ChristianNews.net U.S. Congressmen Meet with German Ambassador to Urge Homeschooling Freedom

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