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2017 General Assembly Sports Access Vetoed by Governor Again; Other Bills of Interest to Homeschoolers

By Karen Skelton, VaHomeschoolers Government Affairs DirectorThe 2017 General Assembly adjourned on February 25. The VaHomeschoolers legislative monitoring team is now able to inform you of the outcome of most, but not all, of the bills we’ve been tracking. A few bills that passed are now waiting for action by the governor: to sign into […]

Sports Access bill risks another veto; action required this week Allow the bill to pass, Governor!

By Karen Skelton, VaHomeschoolers Government Affairs DirectorVirginia’s General Assembly just passed an interscholastic activities bill for the third year in a row. This bill allows school divisions a local option for homeschooled high school students to have an opportunity to try out for team sports or other competitive activities as arranged by the private organization VHSL (Virginia […]

Federal Bill H.R.610 Statement

By Karen Skelton, VaHomeschoolers Government Affairs DirectorVaHomeschoolers is aware that a federal bill, H.R.610 has been introduced in Congress that seeks “to distribute federal funds for elementary and secondary education in the form of vouchers.” While we focus our legislative efforts primarily on state level issues, we do attend to national level matters when called […]

2017 Sports Access and Other Bills of Homeschooling Interest

By Karen Skelton, VaHomeschoolers Government Affairs DirectorThe VaHomeschoolers legislative monitoring team has been hard at work this month: we search for bills in the General Assembly which may impact homeschoolers, meet with legislators to discuss these bills, and attend hearings. Our goal is to keep you informed. Following are highlights from the list of 20 […]

2016 General Assembly Sports Access Vetoed by Governor

By Karen Skelton, VaHomeschoolers Government Affairs Director The VaHomeschoolers legislative monitoring team is wrapping up its work on the 2016 General Assembly session. A grand total of 3,286 bills were introduced; using a system of search terms relevant to home instruction, our team uncovered 30 bills of interest. Of these 30, six passed completely, three […]

2016 General Assembly Update “Sports Access” Bill Passes the House; Other Bills of Interest to Homeschoolers

By Karen Skelton, VaHomeschoolers Government Affairs Director The Virginia General Assembly opened its yearly session on 13 January 2016, and has 2,640 filed bills to address. Your government affairs team has been hard at work searching for bills which may impact homeschoolers, meeting with legislators to discuss these bills, and attending hearings. Our job is […]

Writing to Discover: Help for the Whole-to-Part Learner

By Jeanne Faulconer, Chesterfield, November-December 2015

On Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error

By Rachel Spigarelli, Reston, November-December 2015

On The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing

By Rachel Spigarelli, Reston, November-December 2015

Maker Mondays: New Friends, Many Blessings & Uncharted Territory

By Kati Hornung, Powhatan, November-December 2015, Written in loving memory of Dori Orr, VaHomeschoolers member and maker extraordinaire

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