Education Week: Public Supports Homeschooled Students Playing Public School Sports

Education Week reports on a new poll from Gallup and Phi Delta Kappa which finds that “4 out of 5 Americans believe that homeschoolers should have the opportunity to participate in public school sports.” Support was even higher (85%) among poll respondents who were parents of children currently attending public school.

Call for Candidates

The Board of Directors of the Organization of Virginia Homeschoolers would like to invite you to consider joining us. Everything VaHomeschoolers provides — our website, toll-free helpline, annual conference, regional events, legislative action and more — is accomplished through the guidance and administration of the Board of Directors. This is your personal invitation to join VaHomeschoolers Board of Directors, where we would love to add your voice and your talents. Please consider becoming a candidate for one of our open Board positions.

Bigger than Campaign Promises: Homeschooling, Tax Credits, and Politics in Virginia

The 2013 Virginia Governor’s race sets the agenda for this discussion because a gubernatorial candidate has aligned himself with HSLDA and a candidate for lieutenant governor has taken a pro-tax credit view painted as having universal support by homeschoolers in Virginia, which it does not. However, it’s also a timely reminder that VaHomeschoolers needs to say, once again, that homeschoolers have a variety of views on legislative issues, and they hail from many different religious, political, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Legislative Update – February 14, 2013

Homeschool Sports Access: HB 1442 Senate Committee Hearing Results

Legislative Update – February 8, 2013

HB 1442 Senate Committee Hearing: Thursday, 2/14 at 8 a.m.; Home Education Month; Parental Rights; Various Education Bills

Washington Post: ‘Tebow bill’ would let home-schoolers try out for public school teams, February 2013

VaHomeschoolers’ student interns Micah Fitz and Sydney Bowman along with their mothers were interviewed for this Washington Post article on the Homeschoolers Sports Access bill being debated in the Virginia General Assembly this session. VaHomeschoolers’ Director of Government Affairs, Amy Wilson was also quoted.

Christian Post: Va. Legislature Considering ‘Tim Tebow Bill’ for Homeschooler Athletes, February 2013

Amy Wilson, director of Government Affairs for The Organization of Virginia Homeschoolers is quoted in this Christian Post article about homeschoolers’ sports access in Virginia.

Legislative Update: February 1, 2013

Sports Access Bill Succeeds on House Floor

Legislative Update: January 30, 2013

Sports Access Update: House Success, Senate Hearing Expected

VaHomeschoolers Legislative Update: January 25, 2013

Time Change: House Education Committee Hearing on Monday, 1/28 at 8:30 a.m.


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