Originally Sent: 11/26/2013

November 26, 2013
Michael Farris, HSLDA Founder and Chairman and homeschooling father of 10

At HSLDA we’re thankful for the victories God has granted us in protecting homeschool freedom. But there’s more work to do.
Michael P. Farris

  1. HPV Immunization without Consent
  2. News Flash to Court: Homeschoolers Are Socialized!
  3. County Invents Requirements
  4. School District Rejects Notarized Affidavit
  5. Home School Heartbeat: A Few Lessons from 30 Years of Homeschooling
  6. Three Easy Ways to Support Homeschooling
  7. Last Chance to Enter Student Essay Contest
  8. Save $400 on Your Student’s High School Education
  9. Bible Bee: Get Your Church Involved

1. Washington: HPV Immunization without Consent

Some homeschoolers may not know that the HPV vaccine is being encouraged for boys as well as girls. One family in Washington did not realize this until taking their nearly adult sons to the doctor for a routine visit. Read more >>

Summer 2013 Court Report

2. Florida: News Flash to Court—Homeschoolers Are Socialized!

HSLDA recently filed a friend of the court brief with the Florida Third District Court of Appeal explaining the broad success of homeschooling, demonstrated not only through academic studies but also in social engagement. Read more >>

3. Kentucky: County Invents Requirements

Homeschool families in Henry County were contacted by the director of pupil personnel who insisted that everyone meet with him to review Kentucky law. The director also wanted to educate parents on how their homeschool program could be structured to “best meet the educational needs of (their) child.” Read more >>

4. Pennsylvania: School District Rejects Notarized Affidavit

Home School Legal Defense Association recently assisted a member family whose affidavit filed to begin homeschooling was rejected because it had been notarized in a state other than Pennsylvania. Read more >>

5. Home School Heartbeat: A Few Lessons from 30 Years of Homeschooling

Lessons from 30 Years of Homeschooling

Mike and Vickie Farris have been homeschooling for 30 years. This week on Home School Heartbeat, Mike shares some significant lessons from their experience. From the common-sense to the surprising, his insights will encourage you and help you to homeschool well over the long haul. Read more >>

6. Three Easy Ways to Support Homeschooling

Are you doing any holiday shopping online? If so, here are three easy ways to give to the Home School Foundation. Read more >>

Small Beginnings

7. Last Chance to Enter Student Essay Contest

Homeschooled students eager to compete for prize money writing about “traditions” have until December 1 to mail their entries. Contest guidelines >>

Mark your calendars! Cyber Monday sale is coming Dec 2!

8. Save $400 on Your Student’s High School Education

PHC Prep Academy’s new Earn & Learn program provides anyone with the opportunity to earn $400-plus this year. If you get six of your friends to sign up for a PHC Prep course for the first time, we’ll give you free tuition on any one course (a $400-plus value)! It’s really that simple! Get started today >>

9. Bible Bee: Get Your Church Involved

Find out how your church or homeschool could provide support and resources for family discipleship next summer! Great materials are provided. Read more >>



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Legislation in Your State

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State Legislation

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Outside news items on home education

November 25: Citizen-Times, Asheville, North Carolina Homeschoolers Take Title

November 25: KCRG-TV Channel 9, Cedar Rapids, Iowa More Eastern Iowa Families Turning their Home into a Classroom

November 23: The Observer, Gladstone, Australia Mum Advocates Homeschooling as Numbers Grow Nationwide

November 23: Star-Tribune, Casper, Wyoming Teacher, Mom: Wyoming Homeschooling Mothers Live Dual Roles

November 22: LifeSiteNews.com Supreme Court Orders Obama Admin to Respond on German Homeschool Case

November 21: KCAU-TV Channel 9, Sioux City, Iowa Education Reform Bill Changes Homeschooling Requirements

November 21: KSFY-TV, Sioux Falls, South Dakota Homeschooling Provides Flexibility, Gaining Popularity in South Dakota

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