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$100 Gift Certificate

Posted on Aug 19 2014 by admin

$100 Gift Certificate Wow! Blinds.com is giving away a $100 Gift Certificate, good for any product in their store! Blinds.com is the largest retailer in Houston, and has been voted Best Place to Work in Houston for three years running   http://www.blinds.com/ a Rafflecopter giveaway http://www.blinds.com/ Share/Bookmark

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Unlocking the Secrets of Reading: The Power of a Few Simple Rules

Posted on May 28 2014 by admin

Denise Eide Sitting beside my twin sons and teaching them that A said /a/ as in apple, and V said /v/ as in van, I anticipated the day they would fall in love with reading. Soon they both began reading simple, short-vowel books, and I thought we were on our way. We learned a few […]

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A Novel Idea: Discover Fifteen Lifelong Benefits of Living Book

Posted on May 28 2014 by admin

Sarita Holzmann What happens if you stop reading a tale at the most exciting part? Children exclaim, “Keep going! What happens next?”   Literature-based learning is an educational philosophy based on children’s natural curiosity and love for stories. Outstanding books and delightful stories form the centerpiece for learning.   My best kept homeschool curriculum “secret” […]

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Sharing the Gospel the High-Tech Way

Posted on May 28 2014 by admin

Evonne Mandella Need inspiration in your homeschooling? Are things getting a little dry? Nothing inspires like a refocus on things above with an added splash of creativity! Your family can add old-fashioned inspiration in a very “high-tech,” futuristic way. Our family has learned to share the gospel through technology, and we are never looking back. […]

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Four Tips for Determining High School Credit

Posted on May 28 2014 by Alyssa

Lee Binz Some things about homeschooling high school really are NOT hard.  Scary words like “grades” and “credits” can be simple when you know the easy way to do it!  Let me take away that worry for you and show you the easy way to calculate high school credits. 1. Give Credit for High School […]

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Inspiring the Next Generation to Lead

Posted on May 28 2014 by admin

Rick Boyer   Everything rises and falls on leadership. It’s an old saying, and the truth of it has been demonstrated all around us throughout our lives. Weak fathers have weak families that produce children with weak faith. Self-serving political leaders sacrifice principle just to keep their jobs. Compromising pastors water down God’s standards, producing […]

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Why Does the Universe Look So Old?

Posted on May 28 2014 by admin

Terry Mortenson, M.Div., Ph.D. This was the question addressed by Dr. Albert Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, at the Ligonier National Conference in Orlando, Florida, in June 2010.   Young Earth View He rightly contended that the young-earth view is the most natural reading of the Genesis text. Additionally, all old-earth views make […]

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Download the Convention Calendar

Posted on May 15 2014 by admin

Download the convention calendar here Share/Bookmark

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Superintendent’s Approval for Driver’s License

Posted on Jun 5 2013 by admin

Q. I happened to notice the following language on the DMV website. Isn’t this incorrect? “If you are an approved home schooler, driver education can be taught at home. The student must currently be enrolled in a home-schooled program approved by your school division superintendent.” A. Yes, it is misleading and incorrect. Homeschoolers are not “approved” by the division […]

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Homeschool Items – May 22, 2013

Posted on May 18 2013 by admin

1.1 Homeschoolers Invited: High School Football – Richmond – Underway 1.2 HOPE Bookswap – Manassas – May 28 1.3 H.O.P.E. Used Curriculum Sale – Virginia Beach – May 30; Sellers RSVP by May 27 1.4 Used Curriculum and Book Sale – Culpeper – June 1 1.1 Homeschoolers Invited: High School Football – Richmond – Underway […]

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Math-U-See Bounty of Blessings Giveaways

Posted on Feb 19 2013 by admin

  Math-U-See will be giving away two levels of Math-U-See, two Math-U-See T-shirts, and a mystery bag to people who participate in the Bounty of Blessings Facebook Party.   Head over to Math-U-See’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/mathusee) on Tuesday, February 19, from 8:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. (EST) to learn how win the prizes.   How […]

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California Homeschool Organizations Unite

Posted on Mar 27 2008 by Anne Miller

We just received this update on the California situation, released March 26 by Roy Hanson’s Private and Home Educators of California. Roy Hanson serves as the legislative consultant for CHEA. Please continue to pray for our brothers and sisters in California. NEWSFLASH March 26, 2008From: Roy Hanson’s Private and Home Educators of California***** ***** ***** […]

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by Anne Miller

How to Treat Your Adult Children

Posted on Mar 16 2008 by Anne Miller

As a mother of eight (26, 25, 23, 21, 18, 16, 14, 11), I’ve learned–sometimes the hard way–that as my children get older, our relationship must change. I recently came across this helpful list of pointers in Laurie Bluedorn’s “Homeschooling with the Trivium” newsletter, and thought the list could be a blessing to many. With […]

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Summary of California Situation

Posted on Mar 13 2008 by Yvonne Bunn

This news flash, released March 7 by Roy Hanson’s Private and Home Educators of California, does an excellent job summarizing the situation in California and explaining how homeschoolers can help. Roy Hanson serves as the legislative consultant for CHEA. ***** ***** ***** ***** As you probably know, on Thursday, February 28th, The Second Appellate District […]

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Superintendent Supports Right to Homeschool

Posted on Mar 13 2008 by Yvonne Bunn

From the Homeschool Association of California website: SCHOOLS CHIEF JACK O’CONNELL ISSUES STATEMENT REGARDING HOME SCHOOLING IN CALIFORNIA 3/11/08 SACRAMENTO – State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O’Connell announced today that the California Department of Education has completed a legal review of the February 28 California Court of Appeal ruling regarding home schooling. O’Connell issued […]

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by Anne Miller

California Assembly Resolution ACR 115

Posted on Mar 11 2008 by Anne Miller

By Debbie Schwarzer, HSC Legal Team Co-Chair   To avoid another firestorm like we had with the HSLDA petition, I wanted to get this information in front of you, and HSC’s position on it, right away. I have discussed this with Leslie Buchanan, HSC’s President, and she agrees with this message. She and I would […]

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And the saga continues…

Posted on Mar 11 2008 by Anne Miller

From the California Homeschool Network website: Update – March 10, 2008 California Assemblyman Joel Anderson is introducing a concurrent resolution in the Assembly. He is calling on the California Supreme Court to reverse the recent court decision that could make homeschooling illegal. This will happen fast, since it’s a resolution and not a bill. All […]

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by Anne Miller

Ahhh…the Internet and Its “Easy” Information

Posted on Mar 10 2008 by Anne Miller

While we teach our children the importance of referring to source documents and firsthand accounts, we need to be sure we follow our own advice, especially in this day of easy—and rampant—online communication! Going back to the source—whether it be the Constitution, the Communist Manifesto, or the facts in a homeschool legal case—is essential to […]

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More Information on California Ruling…

Posted on Mar 9 2008 by Anne Miller

We will continue to share information and opinion on the California ruling. From Karen Taylor, vice president of CHN (California Homeschool Network): The following message was written by Debbie Schwarzer of HSC. She and I have been in daily contact this week as we discussed legal options, and we both agree that this is an […]

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by Anne Miller

Criminalizing Home Schoolers

Posted on Mar 8 2008 by Anne Miller

Here’s an article from Time Magazine on the California situation. Criminalizing Home Schoolers “Parents of the approximately 200,000 home-schooled children in California are reeling from the possibility that they may have to shutter their classrooms—and go back to school themselves—if they want to continue teaching their own kids.” Read the rest of the article. Share/Bookmark

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Outrageous California Ruling

Posted on Mar 8 2008 by Anne Miller

It is hard to believe on the 25th anniversary of HEAV, HSLDA, and many other homeschool organizations that fought for homeschool freedoms back in the early ’80s, a ruling would come from a California Court of Appeals declaring homeschooling illegal unless a parent is a certified teacher. On a radio broadcast earlier today, Dr. Dobson […]

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A Summary and Thank You

Posted on Mar 6 2008 by

As this year’s General Assembly session wraps up, I’d like to thank all of the HEAV members for their encouragement, support, and involvement over the past two months. We have made great progress this session! Thank you for contacting your representatives and standing up for homeschoolers’ rights in Virginia. Your voice proved to be very […]

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HB 1245

Posted on Feb 29 2008 by

HB 1245 (Hugo) was heard yesterday afternoon in the Senate Transportation Committee. Members Present: Miller, Y.B. (Chairman), Houck, Marsh, Newman, Watkins, Puckett, Wagner, Blevins, Deeds, McDougle, Ticer, Cuccinelli, Petersen, Smith, Miller, J.C. The Transportation Committee came to order at 2:39 p.m. HB 1245 addresses taking the DMV driving test numerous times. The proposed bill says […]

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HB 1183

Posted on Feb 25 2008 by

Wow! Things happened fast in the Senate today. HB 1183 was read for the first, second, and third time today (only the third reading is recorded on LIS). Here’s what happened today: 02/25/08 Senate: Read third time 02/25/08 Senate: Reading of substitute waived 02/25/08 Senate: Committee substitute agreed to 084106600-S1 02/25/08 Senate: Engrossed by Senate […]

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HB 1245

Posted on Feb 25 2008 by

HB 1245 (Hugo) was scheduled for the 2:00 p.m. Senate Transportation Committee last Thursday. The full Senate ran later than usual, and as a result, the Senate Transportation Committee met very late. After waiting almost six hours for the hearing, here’s the update for HB1245. Membership (all members present): Miller, Y.B. (Chairman), Houck, Marsh, Newman, […]

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Busy Morning in the Legislature: 259, 767, and 1183

Posted on Feb 21 2008 by

Things happened very quickly today! I’m really learning the art of jumping up and down over seats to get to the podium—all while holding a laptop! The testing bill HB 1183 took an unusual turn. 8:30 a.m. Senate Education and Health meeting: Membership: Houck (Chairman), Saslaw, Lucas, Howell, Quayle, Martin, Newman, Edwards, Ruff, Whipple, Blevins, […]

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HB 1183 – Preparations for Tomorrow’s Hearing

Posted on Feb 21 2008 by

HB 1183 – Homeschool Testing Options As noted in HEAV’s email announcement this morning, HB1183 (Lingamfelter-R) is scheduled to be heard in tomorrow’s 8:30 a.m. Senate Education Committee. The vote for this bill is expected to be close and hinges on whether or not key Senate Democrats will approve this bill. This afternoon, I visited […]

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HB767, HB1183, HB259

Posted on Feb 18 2008 by

Here are the results of today’s Senate education subcommittee meeting: Membership (All members present): Blevins (Chairman), Howell, Ruff, Locke, Miller, J.C. HB1183 – Delegate Lingamfelter Delegate Lingamfelter introduced the bill. He noted that the superintendent continues to have an impact on the evaluation. HEAV, HSLDA, and Virginia Homeschoolers spoke in support of the bill. Senator […]

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Bill Update – Before Crossover

Posted on Feb 11 2008 by

Well, we appear to be in a bit of a “calm before the storm” (or “calm before crossover”). But I did want to send out a summary of the bills we’re tracking so you will know where we stand once crossover goes into effect. HB259: Senate Education and Health HB767: Senate Education and Health HB1183: […]

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HB1540 Stricken from Docket

Posted on Feb 5 2008 by

HB 1540 (Hugo), the bill to put driver education under the DMV, was stricken from the docket. Looks like we’re in good shape! Ben Share/Bookmark

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