Originally Sent: 7/15/2014

HSLDA's WEEKLY UPDATE
July 15, 2014
   
    
Michael Farris, HSLDA Founder and Chairman and homeschooling father of 10
   

Religious liberty is one of the foundations for the legal right to homeschool. We must protect it!
Michael P. Farris

  1. Senate Bill Targets Religious Freedom Act—Call Now!
  2. Homeschool Prodigy Gets “Running Start” at Clark College
  3. Free Driver Education Continues
  4. Home School Heartbeat: Four Principles of Success
  5. Register Now for High School and Struggling Learners’ Symposium
  6. Get Free Shipping on Your PHC Prep Academy Textbooks!
  7. Do Your Children Enjoy Taking Photos?
  8. Train Your Teen to Redeem the Future
  9. Stop relying on what others tell you!

1. Senate Bill Targets Religious Freedom Act—Call Now!

A Senate bill would repeal certain Religious Freedom Restoration Act protections in an attempt to overturn the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision. We need your help to stop this dangerous legislation. Read more >>

2. Washington: Homeschool Prodigy Gets “Running Start” at Clark College

Home School Legal Defense Association helped a member family qualify their young son for a program meant to help high school juniors and seniors enroll in college courses. Read more >>

3. Delaware: Free Driver Education Continues

Delaware has passed appropriations legislation for the 2015 fiscal year, including a provision guaranteeing that homeschoolers will continue to receive free driver education. Read more >>

4. Home School Heartbeat: Four Principles of Success

Four principles of success.

Are your kids brain smart and still working on being people smart? This week on Home School Heartbeat, Mike Smith shares his breakdown of the golden rule through saying please and thank you, being on time, keeping your word, and completing what you start. Read more >>

5. Register Now for High School and Struggling Learners’ Symposium

HSLDA’s high school and struggling needs consultants will present a one-day symposium for parents teaching high school at home on Saturday, November 8, 2014. Choose from multiple seminars and breakout sessions that include time for questions and answers. Parents with children in 6th-8th grades will also benefit. Register online and check out the agenda >>

6. Get Free Shipping on Your PHC Prep Academy Textbooks!

Get Free Shipping on Your PHC Prep Academy Textbooks!

This week only—July 13-19—get free shipping on any order over $99 from the PHC Prep Academy online bookstore! PHC Prep Academy offers eight online Advanced Placement courses for Christian high school students. Sign up for a class, order your books to get free shipping, and use your summer vacation today to achieve academic excellence tomorrow! Choose your courses and order your books >>

7. Do Your Children Enjoy Taking Photos?

If so, check out HSLDA’s Photo Contest, where HSLDA invites homeschoolers ages 7-19 to take creative pictures of things that are “Interesting,” “Memorable,” or “Ordinary.” Make it a fun teaching moment as you talk with your children about noticing and appreciating the small and big things in life! For guidelines and entry form >>

8. Train Your Teen to Redeem the Future

If there is hope for America, it rests with the next generation. Generation Joshua has been training and preparing the youth of America to save the future. For the past six summers, Generation Joshua has run the iGovern camps to equip our youth with the skills they need to take action. Learn more and register >>

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9. Stop relying on what others tell you!

Learn it for yourself. It is not hard to study the Word of God. The whole family can learn how together, ages 4-Adult. Show your children where your priority is and get to KNOW your God! Only 20 min/day; includes leader script and answers for discussion. Start Here

   

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Legislation in Your State

If you live in the District of Columbia, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, 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

July 14: The Patriot Post Homeschoolers Contend With Common Core

July 12: BBC Kent County Council Warned Homeschool Register Plans “May be Illegal”

July 10: The Enquirer, Cincinnati, Ohio Homeschoolers Take on Common Core Reforms

July 9: The Tennessean, Nashville, Tennessee Homeschooling Family Reaps Benefits

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