Four Tips for Determining High School Credit

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…

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Inspiring the Next Generation to Lead

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…

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Why Does the Universe Look So Old?

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…

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Superintendent’s Approval for Driver’s License

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…

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Homeschool Items – May 22, 2013

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…

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Math-U-See Bounty of Blessings Giveaways

  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,…

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California Homeschool Organizations Unite

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…

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How to Treat Your Adult Children

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…

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Summary of California Situation

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. *****…

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Superintendent Supports Right to Homeschool

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…

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California Assembly Resolution ACR 115

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…

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And the saga continues…

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…

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Ahhh…the Internet and Its “Easy” Information

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…

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More Information on California Ruling…

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…

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Criminalizing Home Schoolers

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…

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Outrageous California Ruling

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…

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A Summary and Thank You

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…

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HB 1245

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…

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HB 1183

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…

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HB 1245

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,…

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

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…

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HB 1183 – Preparations for Tomorrow’s Hearing

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…

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HB767, HB1183, HB259

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…

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Bill Update – Before Crossover

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…

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HB1540 Stricken from Docket

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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HB117 and HB512

Good morning! HB117 (Landes) and HB512 (Dance) (the two community college scholarship match bills) were heard in this morning’s 8:30 Appropriations Committee. It had been expected that Del. Landes and Del. Dance would combine their bills in this meeting. Here’s…

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Current Status of Various Bills

No big changes today to the bills, but here’s a review of their current status. HB1183: Committee substitute printed; read by the House for the first time (1/31) HB117: Scheduled for Monday morning’s 8:30 Appropriations meeting HB512: Scheduled for Monday…

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Bill Update

The newest version of Del. Lingamfelter’s HB1183 (an Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute) can be found at http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?081+ful+HB1183H1+pdf. Here’s a summary of the action on today’s bills. HB89 (Marshall): Tabled HB117 (Landes): 8:30 a.m. Monday Appropriations HB512 (Dance):…

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HB1183 and HB375 Update

Good morning! HB1183 (Lingamfelter) and HB375 (Carrico) were both heard in this morning’s House Education Committee meeting. Membership of this committee (members present are in bold): Tata (Chairman), Hamilton, Landes, Lingamfelter, Rust, Fralin, Cole, Gilbert, Janis, Athey, Pogge, Massie, Loupassi,…

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