HSLDA – 2015 Essay Contest

September 14, 2015 | Posted in Uncategorized | By

For Home School Students ages 7–19, write a short essay (700 words max).

Submission Dates: September 1st through November 1st, 2015
Entries must be post marked by November 1st.

For more information go to HSLDA website:  http://bit.ly/1URhrfU

Nonviolence Youth Summit Part 10

March 7, 2014 | Posted in Uncategorized | By

Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission
Honorable Mike Beebe – Governor of Arkansas
DuShun Scarbrough – Executive Director/Agency Spokesperson
501 Woodlane Avenue, Ste 122 South, Little Rock, AR 72201-1023
Phone: 888-290-KING (5464) • Fax: (501) 683-1310
DuShun.Scarbrough@Arkansas.Gov

TO:                 Partners in Education  

FROM:          DuShun Scarbrough – Executive Director/Agency Spokesperson

RE:                 Change of Venue for 2014 “6th Annual Statewide Commemorative Vigil and March”

                        Invite to the “Nonviolence Youth Summit Part X-LIFE AFTER HATE SERIES”

 

For years, we have carried the tradition of hosting the Commemorative Vigil honoring the life and legacy Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the State Capitol.  We are pleased to announce that we are moving the location of this year’s Commemorative vigil from the State Capitol to Harrison City Hall, 116 South Spring Street, Harrison, Arkansas 72601.

 

On Tuesday, April 1, 2014, the first event to kick off this extraordinary celebration is the “Unity Arts Celebration.”  This historic event will take place at The Lyric Theater, 113 West Rush, Harrison, Arkansas 72601 at 6:00 PM. The theme for this event will commemorate The Beatles’ 50th Anniversary, their musical contributions to the Civil Rights Movement and their shared message of love and peace.  All of the performances that evening will reflect a song or album recorded by The Beatles.

 

Immediately following the “Unity Arts Celebration,” we once again commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  We will have a march starting at The Lyric Theater located at 113 West Rush Avenue, Harrison, Arkansas 72601 at 7:15 PM and ending at Harrison City Hall located at 116 South Spring Street, Harrison, Arkansas 72601. Immediately following the march, the “6th Annual Statewide Commemorative Vigil” will begin at Harrison City Hall. Thus, The Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission commemorates the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and cordially invites you to be a part of this tradition.

On Wednesday, April 2, 2014, the Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission with the assistance of the Arkansas Department of Human Services, will host the “Nonviolence Youth Summit Part X-LIFE AFTER HATE SERIES” at the North Arkansas College Durand Conference Center, 303 N Main, Harrison, AR 72601, from 7:30 AM to 2:00 PM. This event is free and open the public, but prior confirmation of attendance is requested. Free lunch will be provided.

Our mission is to teach youth in all regions of the state. We have had great success in holding our past nine Nonviolence Youth Summits, which have each garnered the attendance of hundreds of youth. These summits have been held in West Memphis (January 2010), Pine Bluff (May 2010), Fayetteville (October 2010), Little Rock (May 2011), Hope (October 2011), Harrison (February 2012), Forrest City (October 2012), El Dorado (May 2013), and Helena-West Helena (September 2013). Please visit www.youtube.com/armlk, www.facebook.com/ARKingDream.org/photos_albums, and www.arkansas.gov/mlk for photos and videos of our past Nonviolence Youth Summits.

Therefore, the AMLKC cordially invites you to attend all events free of charge. SummitSummit

We ask that you please RSVP by email to emily.r.farris@arkansas.gov– Program Coordinator with a list of those attending and participating as well as a signed registration form (which is attached at the end of this document) by Friday, March 14, 2014, so that everyone who attends will be accommodated accordingly. We thank you once again for your anticipated participation in events that help the present and the next generation achieve Dr. King’s dreams of understanding and acceptance of nonviolence and human equality as a way of building unity among all Arkansans.  For more information, please contact the AMLKC office via phone at (501) 683-1300.or via fax to (501) 683-1310.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Don’t Buy Software

January 28, 2014 | Posted in Uncategorized | By

By Andy Harris

 

This month’s theme is “homeschooling on a budget.” In my family, that’s the theme every month. Life is expensive enough, and this homeschooling habit we’ve all picked up can get pricey. This month I want to show you one area in which you can save real money without having to compromise quality at all.

Within the last few years, a new type of software development has been making a major impact on the computing world. In addition to traditional commercial software, teams of talented professionals often work together (sometimes with corporate sponsorship and sometimes out of pure love of creation) to build free clones of popular software packages. You may think these tools could not compete with the efforts of major corporations, but you might be surprised. The tools I recommend are extremely well designed, have been thoroughly tested, and have all the features of their commercial counterparts. They generally work on every major operating system, and they are entirely free. They do not have ads, and they will not require in-app purchases for full features.

Before you buy commercial software for your homeschool, look into these options:      Read more →

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