Originally Sent: 7/7/2015
|July 7, 2015|
The work of defending homeschool families continues.
Five months after a school district wrongly cited a homeschooling family for violating a local truancy ordinance, the prosecutor dropped the charges. Read more >>
An outdated policy led to a homeschool family being told they could no longer receive adoption subsidies for their special needs teen. Read more >>
Both the House and Senate bills reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 protect homeschoolers. HSLDA is watching Congress to make sure it stays that way. Read more >>
Governor Bill Haslam has approved legislation creating the Individual Education Act to provide funds to parents for the payment of expenses of nonpublic education for their children with disabilities. Read more >>
5. Share Your Family’s Favorite Homeschool Stories
For decades, HSLDA’s Home School Court Report has featured heartwarming anecdotes from homeschool families alongside our coverage of legal issues across the states. Now we need you to share your family’s favorite homeschool stories! Email them to ComDept@hslda.org. If your story is published, you will receive a $10 coupon to the HSLDA Store.
Homeschooling is a diverse category, and there are as many different methods as there are homeschoolers. Today on Home School Heartbeat, author Debra Bell identifies a few key components of a successful homeschool education. Listen to the program >>
Join HSLDA Toddlers to Tweens Consultant Vicki Bentley as she presents a one-day symposium entitled Basics & Beyond for Homeschooling Toddlers to Tweens on Saturday, August 8. The event will be held at HSLDA in Purcellville, VA, and the sessions include Getting Started, Choosing Curriculum, Multi-Level Teaching, and Time Management for Busy Homeschoolers, plus a fast-paced, interactive session and question-and-answer time. Learn more and register >>
HSLDA invites children ages 7–19 to participate in its 11th annual photography contest! This exciting contest was modeled to assist students in developing their visual arts skills and give them the opportunity to exhibit their work, perhaps for the first time! View contest guidelines >>
Register for HSLDA Online Academy courses just in time to receive free shipping on your books! July 13–19, receive free shipping on any order over $99 from the HSLDA Online Academy bookstore. Don’t wait, sign up your student for courses today! View course offerings and book lists >>
Does your teen plan to take the October 2015 PSAT? Register by visiting the guidance counselor’s office at a local public or private high school before August. Most schools are very willing to accommodate homeschoolers. Use the PSAT state-specific homeschool code to ensure that your teen’s test score is sent directly to you. Members may call or email HSLDA’s high school consultants for more information.
This year a conversation with Dr. James Dobson and staying aboard a World War II battleship are a part of Generation Joshua’s iGovern leadership camps. iGovern West in Colorado Springs will feature a trip to Dr. Dobson’s Family Talk headquarters for lunch and a question-and-answer time. iGovern Pacific in Hawaii will include a visit to Pearl Harbor where we will stay one night onboard the battleship USS Missouri. It is not too late to sign up. Go online for more information or call (877) 338-8803.
Legislation in Your State
If you live in California, Colorado, the District of Columbia, Idaho, Iowa, Massachusetts, North Dakota, Puerto Rico, or the Virgin Islands, click on the name of your state or the link below to learn about legislation that could affect your freedom to homeschool.
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