Education Week posted several states’ legislative maneuvers trying to get out from under federal Common Core State Standards demands. Many homeschoolers are concerned with the children and parents’ data collection, for one.
Check out EdWeek‘s article – Exit Strategy: State Lawmakers Consider Dropping Common Core (more…)
Alabama State Senator McGill worked persistently to get the “Tebow Bill” into law, but needs more time to gain needed support.
Sports for home schoolers stalls in Ala. Senate
The Associated Press
The Senate met into the early morning hours Wednesday debating the bill sponsored by Republican Sen. Shadrack McGill of Woodville. The bill failed 10-21 about 3 a.m. Then Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh, R-Anniston, moved to reconsider the vote and carry that over. Marsh said the procedural move gives McGill time to try to garner more support, but he said he doubted that would happen.
Congratulations go to all the winners putting together a video documentary for the C-Span contest.
C-SPAN is pleased to announce the 75 winning videos in the 2013 StudentCam competition! A hearty congratulations to each of the winning documentarians, whose videos competed among the record-setting 1,893 films that were received in this year’s competition. A total of 3,753 students representing 44 states, as well as Washington DC, and Taiwan, took part in the competition.
We thank all of the students and faculty advisors who participated. We hope that creating your documentary was a rewarding learning experience, and that you enjoyed making them as much as we enjoyed watching them. We encourage students who remain eligible to compete in the 2014 competition to participate once again. Details about the 2014 competition will be available in July, 2013. The creators of this year’s 75 winning documentaries will share in a total of $50,000 in cash prizes.
Home educated Trevor Warren won third prize in the high school category with his documentary – “The Strangers: Illegal Immigration in America”. Trevor is from Spanish Fort, Alabama.
Arkansan Kye Masino also won third prize in the middle school category for “Government Wa$te”. You can’t go wrong with Pink Floyd playing in the background.
Check out the Getting Started instructions for participation in the 2014 contest.
NBC – Today Show American Story Alabama’s Harding family
Military archeology, finite math, mechanical engineering and computer science are just a few fields some might follow in more advanced educations. One particular Alabama family – the Hardings – have those interests intertwined in their lives because this family has the freedom to follow their many passions. (more…)
Alabama’s “Tebow Bill” is moving forward.
New Ala. Bill May Allow Home-Schooled Athletes to Participate in Public School
WPMI Local 15 News by: Frank Morales
MOBILE, Ala. (WPMI) A bill making its way through the Alabama State Legislature would allow students who are home-schooled to participate in public school athletics.SB 186, known as the “Tim Tebow Act”, passed the Alabama Senate Education Committee Wednesday, and is headed to the senate floor. The bill would still have to pass both houses and get the signature of Governor Robert Bentley for it become law.A standing law in Florida allowed New York Jets Quarterback Tim Tebow to play high school football while he was home-schooled, launching his football career.17-year-old golfer Dawson Mounse, a home-schooled athlete, said the current Alabama laws don’t allow him to take his other passion to the next level.