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12/19/2006 2:40:32 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--Mom Wins Right to Take Children to Recess

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H S L D A ' s W E E K L Y U P D A T E
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Dear HSLDA members and friends:

This will be the last Weekly Update for 2006. The regular email
newsletters will resume in January.

Meanwhile, may the peace of Christ be with you and your families as
you celebrate His incarnation.

In your service,

--HSLDA members and staff

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Topics for December 19, 2006:

2. Homeschooler Warns: Don't be Fooled by Charter Schools
3. New David Barton History Curriculum Available on DVD
4. Compulsory Attendance Age Confusion Compounded
5. Winners Announced for 2006 Art, Essay Contests
6. Homeschooling Thru High School: Community Service and Your Teen
7. 'Home School Heartbeat': Teaching History through Art
8. Generation Joshua: Benjamin Rush Award Winners Tour D.C.


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2. Homeschooler Warns: Don't be Fooled by Charter Schools

A California homeschooler said she was enticed into joining a
government charter school program--until she realized just how much
freedom she was giving up.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3558


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3. New David Barton History Curriculum Available on DVD

Home School Legal Defense Association is excited to offer for free a
cutting edge history curriculum to all who join or renew with us for
two years. "Drive Thru History America: Foundations of Character" uses
an award-winning DVD format to take students on a virtual time trip to
meet people who helped shape America. The retail value for this set is
$50.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3562


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4. Pennsylvania: Compulsory Attendance Age Confusion Compounded

Officials from Spring Grove Area School District recently demanded
that a Home School Legal Defense Association member family must either
enroll their daughter in public school or file an affidavit to
commence home instruction.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3559


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5. Winners Announced for 2006 Art, Essay contests

Judges have determined winners in various age groups for Home School
Legal Defense Association's 2006 art and essay contests. Images of
winners' artwork and essays will also be posted online soon.

Read about essay contest winners at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3560

Read about art contest winners at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3561


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6. Homeschooling Thru High School: Community Service and Your Teen

As you look towards the New Year, why not have your teen explore areas
of community service that he can be involved in? Many worthwhile
organizations would be pleased to have your teen volunteer, and in
turn he or she will have the opportunity to learn organizational,
managerial, and work-related skills while sharing the love of Christ
with others.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3563


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7. 'Home School Heartbeat': Teaching History through Art

This week, Michael Farris shows how you can combine history with art
to make your homeschool program come alive. Wondering what George
Washington looked like? Or how the pioneers felt venturing into the
American West? Or who really fired the first shot at Lexington? You
can find out through the eyes of artists who knew firsthand and
documented their experiences on canvas.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3564


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8. Generation Joshua: Benjamin Rush Award Winners Tour D.C.

After a year of hard work, the top two Benjamin Rush Award winners
received an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. as part of their
award.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3565


HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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December 16: The Durham News, Durham, North Carolina
At Home on the Basketball Court
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3566

December 14: The Johnston Breeze, Johnstown, Colorado
The Next Generation of the Political Process
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3567

December 13: LifeSite.net
Vatican Praises Catholic Homeschoolers
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3568

December 13: The Reporter, Somerset, New Jersey
Parents: There's No Place Like Home for an Education
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3569

December 13: The Clarion Ledger, Jackson, Mississippi
Homeschool Quandary: 'Free rein' Concerns State Ed Chief\
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3570

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