Originally Sent: 7/21/2015
|July 21, 2015|
Much of our advocacy involves asking government officials to abide by the law.
HSLDA flew an attorney to Florida to confront county officials over continued demands for private information. Read more >>
The vigilance of homeschoolers helped stop a state bill that would have restricted the ability of parents to make medical decisions for their children. Read more >>
HSLDA advocated on behalf of a member who was told to submit a copy of her high school diploma or her homeschool would remain “inactive.” Read more >>
HSLDA recently represented a homeschool mother in an administrative hearing to prevent her daughter’s child support from being cut off. Read more >>
Congress is working to reconcile two versions of major federal education legislation. HSLDA wants to ensure the final version retains its protections for homeschoolers. Read more >>
Do your children try their best, or do they settle for less? With a little diligence now, your children can reap great rewards later in life. Today on Home School Heartbeat, host Mike Farris shares how homeschool parents can teach their children to strive for excellence. Listen to the program >>
Our new and improved blog is live! Check it out Homeschooling Now for great homeschooling tips, encouragement, success stories, and what the presidential candidates are saying about education. View the blog >>
Master Teacher Maria Waters homeschooled her two children and taught English at a public school. Her English 1 course helps students master writing, grammar, literature, and vocabulary. Registration closes on August 12! HSLDA members enjoy savings of $70â€“$120 per class! Watch a video of Maria Waters here! >>
9. Help Undecided Teens Determine Career Direction
For teens unsure about their post high-school plans, finishing high school and entering the workforce may seem unconnected. Watch this short video for resources to help teens find and pursue a career suited to their gifts and talents. Take advantage of career/aptitude testing services and job shadowing opportunities. HSLDA members can direct more questions about careers to Carol Becker and Diane Kummer, HSLDA’s high school consultants.
HSLDA is pleased to partner with JoyQuest and sponsor the first Midwest Struggling Learner Conference! This event is packed with valuable information meant to encourage and support you in your homeschooling journey. Featured speakers include Steve Demme, Carol Brown, and Faith Berens, along with others. Learn more and register >>
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! Entries must be submitted by August 1. View contest guidelines >>
Legislation in Your State
If you live in California, Colorado, the District of Columbia, Idaho, Iowa, 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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