Originally Sent: 7/8/2014

July 8, 2014
Michael Farris, HSLDA Founder and Chairman and homeschooling father of 10

Lawmakers should make it easy for parents to teach their kids to drive.
Michael P. Farris

  1. Parent-Instructed Driver’s Education Remains Unapproved
  2. Letter Written for Sports Hardship Waiver
  3. Special Education Scholarships Changed
  4. Home School Heartbeat: Comic Books, Cartoons, and Video Games
  5. Register Now for High School and Struggling Learners’ Symposium
  6. New Patrick Henry College Scholarship Opportunity
  7. Do Your Children Enjoy Taking Photos?
  8. Train Your Teen to Redeem the Future
  9. English Teacher Needed for Online Classes
  10. Summer is different!

1. Washington: Parent-Instructed Driver’s Education Remains Unapproved

One homeschool family’s plight illustrates why Washington needs reform to make driver’s education convenient and affordable. Read more >>

2. Florida: Letter Written for Sports Hardship Waiver

HSLDA helped a homeschool student obtain a waiver to play sports as a high school senior after missing a year due to illness. Read more >>

3. North Carolina: Special Education Scholarships Changed

With the enactment of House Bill 712, homeschool students with disabilities are no longer entitled to some benefits created last year when scholarships were initially established to fund services for these students in a nonpublic school setting. Read more >>

4. Home School Heartbeat: Comic Books, Cartoons, and Video Games

Comic books, cartoons and video games.

Hear comics writer, cartoonist, and video game designer Doug TenNapel discuss storytelling and homeschooling on this week’s Home School Heartbeat! 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 >>

Help struggling homeschool military families.

6. 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 >>

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 >>

9. English Teacher Needed for Online Classes

Patrick Henry College Preparatory Academy is seeking a classroom instructor to teach and administer one section of its online Advanced Placement course in English Language and Composition during the 2014-15 academic year. This is a contract-based, work-from-home position. Applicants must have experience teaching writing at the high school level. See job posting and application instructions >>

Save when you buy Constitutional Literacy set.

10. Summer is different!

What is your family doing together and individually this summer to stay engaged in God’s Word? Whether you are at the academic finish line, school year ’round, or are about to begin again, discipling your kids in their relationship with Jesus Christ never stops … prioritize, persevere and prepare! Start Here … Read more >>



Get college credit for your high schooler.

Legislation in Your State

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State Legislation

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Outside news items on home education

July 3: The Heartland Institute Online School: Is It Homeschooling?

July 3: WCTV-TV, Tallahassee, Florida Homeschooling in Reaction to Common Core Standards

July 3: Channel News Asia The Path Less Taken: Homeschooling in Singapore

July 2: The Advertiser, Montgomery, Alabama Homeschooled Baker Takes Different Path to Faulkner

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