Thirteen students were recently awarded a total of $92,000 in college scholarships in the 16th annual Sonlight Scholarship Program from Colorado-based homeschool provider Sonlight Curriculum. Top 2015 scholar and winner of the $20,000 Sonlight scholarship, Keila Pieters, studied with Sonlight from kindergarten through high school.
Presentations on home-school socialization and teaching science will be on the agenda when the Roman Catholic Home School Association of Louisiana holds its home school conference “The annual RCHAL home-school conference is an invaluable experience where parents can learn the basics and benefits of home-schooling and be encouraged by meeting other homeschool families,” conference coordinator Beth Montelepre said. “The conference is an ideal setting to view Catholic home school curricula and other Catholic materials.”
Four of the seven Arkansas Christian homeschool children who were removed from their parents home in January will finally be returned to live full time on a 60-day trial basis after the family reached a mediated agreement with the Arkansas Department of Human Services on Tuesday.
While this is great news for homeschooling families seeking asylum in the U.S. due to persecution from their government it’s not so good news for children trying to escape gang and drug violence in Central America.
The House Judiciary Committee passed a bill Wednesday to allow people to seek asylum in the USA if they are persecuted by their governments for homeschooling their children. At the same time, the bill would make it tougher for children fleeing gang and drug violence in Central America to gain refuge here.