The Hebrew Israelite Homeschool has compiled a list of Best homeschooling books for Israelites teaching their children at home. It is now available on the HIH website. Each book has been chosen on the basis of homeschooling know-how, relevance to our culture and educational quality.
The International Israelite Board of Rabbis has announced the International Israelite Convention 2016 in New York for August 19-22. Inauguration of Rabbi Capers Funnye as Chief Rabbi will take place as several delegations are expected to attend: Igbo of Nigeria, Lemba of South Africa, Beta Israel, Abayudaya of Uganda and Hebrew-Israelites of the U.S. representing many sectors. Those interested in attending, should make their reservations by July 31, 2016 at the Hampton Inn, East Elmherst, NY near LaGuardia Airport.
Visit: goo.gl/zvEOiq for more information.
It is important that, when setting up your homeschool to be certain to educate yourself about the homeschooling laws and statutes in your state, so you are diligent and not found to be non-compliant. When children are not considered to be legally attending school, authorities refer to them as being "truant" and that can cause all kinds of issues.
According to Michael Farris of the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) "homeschooling has always been legal in all 50 states. It has been a bit of a fight to get the various members of the education and social services establishment to accept that fact, but great progress has been made." So even though it is legal, some agencies are not informed about it and so make the wrong assumptions. Some are just against the whole idea of parents teaching their own for any number of reasons. This is why it is essential that all of us who decide to embark on this journey, make it a priority to have all the I's dotted and T's crossed.
Each state has it's own set of laws that parents of homeschooling children must follow to be considered "compliant." You will find that some states have very little oversight, while others such as NY, MA and PA are regulated more so. It doesn't mean that you cannot homeschool in these states; there are just more requirements. Here in CA, regulation is minimal.
Just because a state is more lax towards homeschooling in general, does not mean that there aren't challenges. Homeschoolers rights are being challenged all of the time in many ways. That is why it is necessary to be sure to document your program and adhere to the rules in your state. One very good place to start is to become a member of HSLDA so that if you have any legal questions or need legal representation on a homeschooling matter, you're covered. It is highly recommended that you do this, particularly if you are just starting to homeschool and will be taking your child out of traditional schooling.
It is also recommended that you contact the primary homeschooling organization in your state. There they will have more state-specific information that is all very helpful. They will also have information about homeschooling support groups and co-ops, activities like camp, classes and sports, as well as conferences coming to your area.
African-Americans are the fastest growing homeschooling demographic in the United States. There are 200,000 Black American children currently being taught at home (NHERI).
About the Author of this Site:
Rebekah Netanyah M.S., is a Homeschooling mother (Torah-based Israelite) with 15+ years of homeschooling experience. She is a former contributor of the Hebrew-Israelite Nation Times Magazine.
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