AHEA eAlert August 2014
AHEA's 30th Anniversary Promotional Events
As part of AHEA's 30 year Anniversary, AHEA will be sponsoring promotional events and initiatives throughout the year. These will promote home education as well as benefit home educating families and support groups throughout Alberta.
AHEA will pay Convention fees to the Home School Leadership Convention in Winnipeg - September 11-13, 2014
AHEA members (and their spouses) interested in attending the HSLDA National Leadership Convention in Winnipeg from Sept 11-13, 2014 may have their convention fees paid for by AHEA. This is a wonderful opportunity.
For more information, click here.
Alberta's Next Premier - Affecting Home Education
This September, a new Premier will be chosen for Alberta. Who is chosen will have a significant impact on home educators as the Home Education Regulation has not yet been completed, with not even a draft being made available to AHEA. Given the deadline of August 2015 for Royal Ascent of the Education Act, the views of the new Premier on education and home education specifically will be very important.
Read more: Alberta's Next Premier - Affecting Home Education
Home Education Regulation Update
AHEA has maintained contact with the Ministry of Education, and there still is no draft of the Home Education Regulation to be reviewed. AHEA continues to make requests to review a draft, but expects that one will not be made available until after the PC Leadership Vote has been concluded. It is therefore very important that Alberta's new Premier is supportive of home education.
Quebec Initiative could have Severe Implications for Home Educating Families
"The HSLDA is warning Quebec home-schooling families that future data-pooling legislation initiated by the Ministry of Education could trigger a massive state-led investigation of all home-schooling families.
Carole Cardinal said the pooling of data banks does not bode well for families who are compelled to school their children at home “under the radar” because school boards refuse to work with them. "
For more information, please see: http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/quebec-gvmt-vows-crackdown-on-illegal-schools-hopes-to-pool-data-to-find-un