Originally Sent: 5/6/2014

May 6, 2014
Michael Farris, HSLDA Founder and Chairman and homeschooling father of 10

Discrimination against homeschoolers is very real. Read on.
Michael P. Farris

  1. Homeschoolers Need Not Apply
  2. Stop Common Core in Massachusetts? Yes We Can!
  3. UN: Treaty Trumps Christian Doctrine
  4. Part-Time Public School Enrollment Policies
  5. Home School Heartbeat: Supporting Single Homeschool Moms
  6. Generation Joshua’s iGovern East Discount Ends Friday
  7. Boosting Your Teen’s Study Skills
  8. Save $50 Per Course with PHC Prep Academy
  9. Creative Poetry Assignment
  10. Scholarships for Patrick Henry College Freshmen

1. Ohio: Homeschoolers Need Not Apply

An Ohio company recently told HSLDA it would not hire candidates with homeschool diplomas. We are asking the state legislature to ban this kind of discrimination. Read more >>

2. Stop Common Core in Massachusetts? Yes We Can!

A homeschool-mom-turned-state-lawmaker needs help passing legislation to stop the Common Core education standards in Massachusetts. Read more >>

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3. United Nations: Treaty Trumps Christian Doctrine

A UN committee’s recent attack on the Catholic Church for its stance regarding family, child-rearing and parental rights should serve as a warning to homeschoolers. Read more >>

4. Indiana: Part-Time Public School Enrollment Policies

HSLDA is opposed to the current Fort Wayne public school policy for allowing homeschool students to participate in athletics. As currently written the policy raises legal and privacy issues. Read more >>

5. Home School Heartbeat: Supporting Single Homeschool Moms

Supporting single homeschool moms.

Are you a homeschooling single mother in need of guidance and assistance? Mother’s Day can be a difficult time for single moms homeschooling their children on their own. This week on Home School Heartbeat, Tracy Klicka MacKillop, director of development at the Home School Foundation, shares about her own journey as a single, homeschooling parent and how the Home School Foundation can help support and aid these families in need. Read more >>

6. Generation Joshua’s iGovern East Discount Ends Friday

iGovern is HSLDA’s premier youth civics camp that teaches leadership. We give HSLDA families a discount for coming! If you sign up by Friday, you can also get an additional discount for the weeklong program in July that includes seeing the United States Capital. Sign up today and save! >>

7. Boosting Your Teen’s Study Skills

The teen years are a prime time to develop your teen’s study skills. Learn what skills are necessary and explore several resources you may find helpful. Read more >>

8. Save $50 Per Course with PHC Prep Academy

Save $50 per course.

PHC Prep Academy provides rigorous, intellectually stimulating online courses for high school students. Gain experience with college-level work, prepare for AP exams, and grow through Christian worldview teaching! Register by June 2 to get a $50 discount on every course. HSLDA members enjoy additional savings! Read more >>

9. Creative Poetry Assignment

Whether you enter or not, check out the themes and guidelines for HSLDA’s Poetry Contest for a fun, creative educational activity as the school year wraps up (contest deadline is June 1). When the winners are announced, you and your children can read the winning poems for their age category and be amused and inspired by the writing of fellow homeschoolers. For poetry writing resources >>

10. 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 >>



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