Originally Sent: 6/18/2014

HSLDA's WEEKLY UPDATE
June 18, 2014
   
    
Michael Farris, HSLDA Founder and Chairman and homeschooling father of 10
   

With your help, we can protect the right of parents to teach their children.
Michael P. Farris

  1. Another Victory over Common Core
  2. Bad News: UN Disabilities Treaty Returns Stronger than Ever
  3. Free Speech Advocates Push back in Senate
  4. Home School Heartbeat: Reclaiming Your Sanity this Summer
  5. GenJ Camps: Politics as Spiritual Warfare
  6. Capture Great Photos this Summer
  7. Get in on Our Group Services
  8. Can the #1 Selling Discipleship Resource Help Your Family?
  9. PSAT Test Registration for Your Teen

1. Another Victory over Common Core

Resistance to the Common Core is gaining momentum, as Louisiana became the ninth state to reject the centralized, top-down education standards. Read more >>

2. Bad News: UN Disabilities Treaty Returns Stronger than Ever

A Supreme Court decision has inspired proponents of the UN disabilities treaty to try again to push it through the U.S. Senate for ratification. Read more >>

3. Free Speech Advocates Push back in Senate

Advocates for liberty strongly denounced in a Senate hearing a proposed amendment that would restrict the ability of citizens to engage in political speech. But the issue is sure to come up again. Read more >>

4. Home School Heartbeat: Reclaiming Your Sanity this Summer

Reclaiming your sanity this summer.

Summertime is every school kid’s favorite time of the year! This week on Home School Heartbeat, Mike Smith shares thoughts on how to reclaim your summer from the frenetic pace of the school year and enjoy it to the fullest with your family! Read more >>

5. GenJ Camps: Politics as Spiritual Warfare

The goal of Generation Joshua iGovern camp isn’t just to train young people to be active in the political system, but to equip them with a moral and spiritual focus so that they will be ready for political and spiritual fights. Read more >>

Reclaiming your sanity this summer.

6. Capture Great Photos this Summer

HSLDA’s annual student photo contest will be accepting entries until August 1. With creative themes designed to help your children think outside the box, the contest provides a great opportunity to develop important skills and have fun in the process! For guidelines and entry forms >>

7. 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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8. Can the #1 Selling Discipleship Resource Help Your Family?

Over 40,000 students of the Word have benefited from the use of the top resource available! Perfectly designed for homeschool families, the materials bring the family together in age-appropriate study of a book of the Bible, synchronized together so the whole family is on the same page. Parent resources have been designed for maximum discipleship impact with zero preparation time. Many different supplementals to enhance the learning! Free sample lessons available here!

9. PSAT Test Registration for Your Teen

It’s that time of year to contact public/private high school counselors for registering your teens to take the PSAT test. This test is given once a year in October and is used to qualify a student for the National Merit Scholarship. The testing section of the HSLDA high school website has information about the test, how to register, and the homeschool code to use to insure scores are returned directly to your family. Read more >>

   

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Legislation in Your State

If you live in the District of Columbia, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, 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

June 12: The Christian Institute Homeschooling Clampdown in Northern Ireland

June 9: PBS Newshour While Louisiana Lawmakers Debate Common Core, Some Parents Turn to Homeschooling

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