Brazilian Supreme Court to Rule on Homeschooling and Other News

On August 30th, the Brazilian Federal Supreme Court (STF) is set to judge the legality of homeschooling. To-date, about 60 families have been indicted for “intellectual abandonment” in Brazil, however, National Association of Family Education says legal proceedings have been suspended until the STF makes a judgment on homeschooling’s legality. Statistics from the National Association of Family Education indicate about 7,500 families homeschool in Brazil which comes to about 15,000 students.

Galowich Family YMCA near Joliet, IL is offering Homeschool Open Swim program on Mondays from 2 to 4 p.m. Sessions start on September 10th and run through November 12th. The program is free for YMCA facility members. Community members may purchase a 10-visit family punch pass for $50. Visit jolietymca.org for more information and to register.

The Burlington County Library in Westampton, NJ invites homeschoolers to their open house to learn about the service BCLS offers to homeschooling families. The event is free and no registration is required. Come to the library from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on September 26th to learn about homeschool workshops, storytimes, STEAM, and BCLS resources.

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HSLDA Advises New Mexico Homeschoolers to Ignore State Requirement

HSLDA recommends NM homeschoolers print-out and mail in an online notice of intent to homeschool in protest. HSLDA is advising parents should not affirm certain statements on the form which misrepresent NM homeschool regulations.

A new Christian homeschooling co-op will start in the fall at Oak Harbor Christian Missionary Alliance Church in Oak Harbor, OH. Homeschoolers of Ottawa County Christian Co-op (HO3C) will hold an open house on August 31, 2018, for interested parents.

Classical Conversations of Newton, NJ will hold an informational meeting for parents interested in homeschooling using the Classical Conversations model. The meeting will be held at Baleville Church in Newton, NJ on July 12th at 9:30 AM.

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Bill Proposes Tax Credit for NJ Homeschoolers

Bill Proposes Tax Credit for NJ Homeschoolers

NJ State Assemblywoman Angela McKnight has introduced a bill that would give New Jersey homeschoolers a tax break.

Under the proposal, a homeschooling family earning less than $150,000/year would be eligible for a tax credit of $1,000 per child up to $3,000 per year.

“Regardless of where or how they are educated, all students in New Jersey deserve access to resources that will support their development and prepare them to compete in the global economy,” McKnight, D-Jersey City, said in a statement.

“If parents decide that the home is the best learning environment for their children, a tax credit can help offset the cost of the many expensive yet fundamental educational resources they will need.”

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