Originally Sent: 6/10/2014

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

With your help, we can defeat the Common Core.
Michael P. Farris

  1. Governor Signs Bill Ending Common Core
  2. Legislature Reverses Favorable Law Change
  3. Parental Rights Amendment Returns to the U.S. Senate
  4. Home School Heartbeat: Five Tips for Homeschooling Your Preschooler
  5. Spice Up Your Teen’s High School Program
  6. GenJ Camps: Experience How Government Works
  7. Art Contest Winners Announced!
  8. Capture Great Photos this Summer
  9. Family Discipleship … It’s Not Just Reading the Bible!

1. Oklahoma: Governor Signs Bill Ending Common Core!

Concerned parents responding to HSLDA’s national email alert helped persuade Oklahoma’s governor to reject the Common Core standards in her state. Read more >>

2. Mississippi: Legislature Reverses Favorable Law Change

In a reversal of a previous improvement to the compulsory attendance law, the Mississippi Legislature has reinstated the September 1 deadline for a 6-year-old child to begin school. Read more >>

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

The Parental Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which would preserve the longstanding traditional right of parents to direct the upbringing and education of their children, has again been introduced in the U.S. Senate. Read more >>

4. Home School Heartbeat: Five Tips for Homeschooling Your Preschooler

Five tips for homeschooling your preschooler.

Looking for advice on how to juggle teaching your preschooler while also teaching your older children? Or maybe tips for nurturing your preschooler’s pre-writing skills? Tune in to this week’s Home School Heartbeat with guest Vicki Bentley for answers to these questions and more. Read more >>

5. Spice Up Your Teen’s High School Program

One of HSLDA’s high school consultants shares tips for choosing electives your teen may enjoy. Read more >>

6. GenJ Camps: Experience How Government Works

For the past six years Generation Joshua’s iGovern camp has been teaching young adults how to become the political leaders of tomorrow. By giving students hands-on activities, iGovern does more than tell them how government works, it provides first-hand experience on how to make government work. Learn more and register >>

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7. Art Contest Winners Announced!

We are proud to announce the winning artwork from our annual Art Contest. View winning entries >>

8. 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 >>

9. Family Discipleship … It’s Not Just Reading the Bible!

As you consider how to really impact your family’s relationship with the Lord, teach them how to strengthen their individual relationships with Him, not just require them to sit and listen. If they don’t know how to “rightly divide the Word of Truth” they will always rely on others to tell them what the Word is saying, dangerous in this day of “ear-ticklers”! You can teach them HOW to study the Word while your whole family draws closer to the Lord! Start Here …

Draw a logical conslusion.


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Legislation in Your State

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State Legislation

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Outside news items on home education

June 7: Sun-Times, Chicago, Illinois Convention in Naperville Draws Thousands to Talk about Homeschooling

June 7: The Patriot-News, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Perry County Commencement Ceremony Fetes Homeschool Grads

June 2: Whitecourt Star, Whitecourt, Alberta, Canada Homeschooling Options for Parents

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