Originally Sent: 3/8/2016

HSLDA's WEEKLY UPDATE
March 8, 2016
   
    
Michael Farris, HSLDA Founder and Chairman and homeschooling father of 10
   

We’re here to protect your family from government overreach.
Michael P. Farris

  1. Homeschoolers Targeted for Extra Scrutiny?
  2. KSHB-TV Should Stick to Facts, not Speculations
  3. Truancy Threat Evaporates
  4. Disarming Discriminatory Policies
  5. 2nd Grade Testing Abolished
  6. Homeschool Heartbeat: Foster Families Change Lives
  7. Early Registration at HSLDA Online Academy is Now Open!
  8. Poetry Contest Accepting Entries

1. Biased Caseworkers Trigger Intrusive Investigations

Homeschoolers targeted for extra scrutiny?

Are homeschooled kids really at a higher risk of undetected abuse than public schooled students? Caseworkers in Massachusetts seem to think so. Read more >>

2. KSHB-TV Should Stick to Facts, not Speculations

Instead of blaming homeschooling, journalists should focus on real risk factors in the fight against child abuse. Read more >>

3. Truancy Threat Evaporates

When a school district threatened to investigate a family for truancy, Scott Woodruff asked for proof. (Checkmate.) Read more >>

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4. Disarming Discriminatory Policies

We helped a young homeschooled sharpshooter participate in a shooting contest—and fixed the policy that nearly kept her out. Read more >>

5. 2nd Grade Testing Abolished

Legislators and advocates worked together to improve South Dakota’s homeschool law. Read more >>

6. Homeschool Heartbeat: Foster Families Change Lives

Foster care families change lives.

Many foster kids spend much of their childhood feeling forgotten and lonely. How can we help them? For Anne Evans, a homeschool graduate and a foster parent, the answer is simple. Find out more on today’s Homeschool Heartbeat. Listen to the program >>

7. Early Registration at HSLDA Online Academy is Now Open!

Early Registration at HSLDA Online Academy is Now Open!

Sign up today for English and writing, mathematics, social studies, and foreign language courses. Save up to $100 per course with the early registration discount! HSLDA members save an additional $50–$100 per course. See our course offering and sign up today! >>

8. Poetry Contest Accepting Entries

Poetry Contest Accepting Entries

Homeschool students ages 7–19 have until May 1 to submit poems to the Home School Foundation’s annual poetry contest. Read more >>

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