Originally Sent: 3/22/2016

HSLDA's WEEKLY UPDATE
March 22, 2016
   
    
Michael Farris, HSLDA Founder
   

It’s time to restore sanity in New York.
Michael P. Farris

1. Kafka Chowder—Manhattan Style

Kafka Chowder—Manhattan Style

The bizarre bureaucracy that New York homeschool families have to contend with is too much. Here’s why the Empire State must be reformed. Read more >>

2. John King Squeaks Through On Tepid 49–40 Confirmation Vote

In the face of widespread opposition—including from King’s own Democratic senator—President Obama’s controversial nominee was confirmed as U.S. Secretary of Education. Read more >>

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3. Homeschool Leaders Forge Ties in Rio

As Brazilian homeschoolers await a crucial court decision, leaders from around the world gathered to advance the future of homeschooling as a human right. Read more >>

4. Celebrate with Us! (We’re Treating)

Celebrate with Us! (We’re Treating)

You’re invited—come celebrate our 33rd birthday on March 23! Don’t miss a chance to hear HSLDA Chairman Mike Farris and President Mike Smith bring a live update on “The State of Homeschooling” at 8 p.m. ET. Join us for the livestream and visit our blog for more birthday festivities and enter to win a free HSLDA membership and other cool stuff.

5. Homeschool Heartbeat: High School Solutions for Struggling Learners

High School Solutions for Struggling Learners

Being realistic about your student’s strengths and weaknesses can be a tremendous asset in homeschooling a struggling learner. But could it cause you to sell your child short? Find out more on today’s Homeschool Heartbeat with special needs consultant Faith Berens. Listen to the program >>

6. Family Flies High Again with Ambassador Help

When Eric and Lori Mann married, they couldn’t have anticipated the turbulent times that awaited them. Thankfully, God brought an HSF Ambassador alongside this pilot and his family to provide the support they needed to navigate through the storms. Read more >>

7. Scholarships for PHC Freshmen

Modest scholarships for HSLDA member families are now available to incoming freshman at Patrick Henry College for the 2016–2017 school year. Visit the Home School Foundation website to learn more and apply. Read more >>

8. Nine Days left to Save up to $200 per Course!

Early Registration at HSLDA Online Academy is Now Open!

Save up to $100 per course at HSLDA Online Academy with the early registration discount! HSLDA members save an additional $50–$100 per course. Sign up today for English & writing, mathematics, social Studies, and foreign language courses. Early registration ends Thursday, March 31! See our course offering! >>

9. Poetry Contest Accepting Entries

Poetry Contest Accepting Entries

Homeschool students ages 7–19 have until May 1 to submit poems to HSLDA’s annual poetry contest. Check the guidelines here >>

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Can You Look at the Clouds and Tell the Direction of the Wind?

An interesting phenomenon of wind is that it can blow in multiple directions at the same time, at different heights from the ground. But usually there is a prevailing wind. HSLDA watches the gusts and monitors the prevailing trends of change in the legal climate of home education. So no matter which way the wind is blowing, we’re there to protect your family.

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