Home School Emergency: SB578 Will be Reconsidered

March 31, 2011 | Posted in Legislation | By

SB578, the scholarship bill, is being brought back up by the House of Representatives. It was voted down last night, but now it’s being reconsidered.

Call your representative immediately at 501-682-6211! Ask him or her to vote FOR SB578, the home school scholarship bill.

Arkansas House Kills Good Home School Bill

March 31, 2011 | Posted in Legislation | By

Last night at 7:30 pm, the Arkansas House of Representatives killed a bill that would have allowed home school students to compete fairly for the Governor’s Distinguished Scholar scholarships.

SB578 was a bill that both the Education Alliance and the Department of Higher Education agreed upon. It was a non-controversial solution to a major problem: Overwhelmingly-qualified home schoolers being denied their scholarships.

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Tim Tebow Bill Passes Senate Education Committee

March 29, 2011 | Posted in Legislation | By

Yesterday there was some movement on the Tim Tebow bill that allows home school students to try out for extracurricular activities at their local public school.

The bill passed the Senate Education Committee yesterday, and is on its way to the entire Arkansas Senate for this week.

If you would like to contact your senator about this bill, you can leave a message for him or her at (501) 682-2902.