Originally Sent: 6/24/2014

HSLDA's WEEKLY UPDATE
June 24, 2014
   
    
Michael Farris, HSLDA Founder and Chairman and homeschooling father of 10
   

Oklahoma has protected parental rights. But the battle for a constitutional amendment continues.
Michael P. Farris

  1. Parental Rights Bill Passes
  2. Baltimore Daytime Curfew Threatens Freedom
  3. Parental Rights Amendment Returns to U.S. Senate
  4. New Patrick Henry College Scholarship Opportunity
  5. Supreme Court Rules on School Attendance Law
  6. Legislative Session Includes Changes to School Age Law
  7. Home School Heartbeat: Helping High Schoolers Find Their Career Paths
  8. Medical Emergency: Who Decides What’s Best for Your Child?
  9. Top-Notch Worldview Training for Teens
  10. Annual Photo Contest now Open!

1. Oklahoma: Parental Rights Bill Passes

The efforts of homeschoolers and other grassroots activists paid off when Oklahoma’s governor signed into law strong protection for parental rights. Read more >>

2. Maryland: Baltimore Daytime Curfew Threatens Freedom

The city of Baltimore has expanded its daytime curfew. This could lead to increased risk of violation of the rights of homeschoolers. Read more >>

3. Parental Rights Amendment Returns to U.S. Senate

The Parental Rights Amendment has been introduced once again in the U.S. Senate. HSLDA urges members to contact their senators in support of this vital legislation. Read more >>

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4. New Patrick Henry College Scholarship Opportunity

Starting in fall 2014, when you take online AP courses through PHC Prep Academy, every tuition dollar you spend will be matched with a Patrick Henry College tuition scholarship. In other words, you get to use your PHC Prep Academy tuition money twice: once in high school, once in college! Read more >>

5. Supreme Court Rules on School Attendance Law

A decision in a truancy case involving the parent of a kindergartner should help HSLDA protect Pennsylvania homeschoolers with children under the age of 8. Read more >>

6. New York: Legislative Session Includes Changes to School Age Law

HSLDA tracked a number of bills in the New York Legislature this year, including several which change the age of compulsory school attendance. Read more >>

7. Home School Heartbeat: Helping High Schoolers Find Their Career Paths

Helping high schoolers find their career paths.

Are you wondering how to help your children find their true vocation? This week on Home School Heartbeat, Mike Smith is joined by one of HSLDA’s high school consultants, Becky Cooke, to share ways for you to help your children discover their own interests and develop those interests into careers. Read more >>

8. Medical Emergency: Who Decides What’s Best for Your Child?

“Parental Rights in the Medical Setting” is the theme of ParentalRights.org’s new membership program for July, featuring exclusive interviews from pediatrician and homeschool mom Lainna Callentine and HSLDA’s Darren Jones. A new benefits package follows each month, and all proceeds fund the efforts to pass the Parental Rights Amendment. Read more >>

9. Top-Notch Worldview Training for Teens

Generation Joshua works not only to give students the tools to change our nation’s future, but to teach them about the different worldviews that exist today. That is why Generation Joshua is excited to announce that Bill Jack of the Worldview Academy will speak to the students of iGovern West. Register for iGovern West and give your kids the unique opportunity to hear this speaker. Read more >>

10. Annual Photo Contest now Open!

Beyond academics, it is important to train our children in every area of life. HSLDA’s Photography Contest offers you the opportunity to bond with your child while helping them hone the useful skill of capturing the big and small moments of life. Winners will receive cash prizes! For guidelines and entry forms >>

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June 20: The Telegraph, Sydney, Australia Central Coast Homeschool Parents’ Petition Prompts NSW Parliamentary Inquiry

June 19: ChristianNews.net Christian Homeschooling Families Lead Fight Against Common Core Standards

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