From the HSLDA E-lert Service:
< BACK TO ARCHIVE

Date:
From:
Subject:

8/7/2007 4:35:52 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--Homeschoolers Score High on ACT Exam

======================================================================
H S L D A ' s W E E K L Y U P D A T E
======================================================================
----------------------------------------------------------------------
-> How many acorns can a chipmunk hold in its cheeks?

We don't know! But we do know that gathering little by little
enables ordinary folks to prepare for hard times. That principle
is behind HSLDA's payment plan: by paying a month at a time,
families can receive an annual HSLDA membership. Meanwhile, they
can feel secure as they homeschool and focus on other priorities
-- their children. Don't go nuts trying to pay for membership all
at
once. Choose one of our convenient payment plans.

More reasons to join HSLDA...
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1937

----------------------------------------------------------------------


.....................................................................
Topics for August 7, 2007:

1. Once Again Homeschoolers Score High on ACT Exam
2. Chesapeake Retracts Remediation Demand
3. St. Louis Daytime Curfew Proposal in Limbo
4. 'Marriage' Definition Withheld from Citizens
5. Home School Foundation: More Families Helped
6. New Contests to Be Announced Soon
7. Learn Constitutional Law Online with Michael Farris
8. 'Home School Heartbeat': The Family Meal Table and Hospitality


.....................................................................
1. Once Again Homeschoolers Score High on the ACT Exam

For as long as such statistics have been kept, homeschoolers on
average have outperformed their fellow test-takers on the ACT college
entrance exam. The latest scores confirm this impressive academic
success.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4306


.....................................................................
2. Virginia: Chesapeake Retracts Remediation Demand

When a public school official told a member family several of her
children would have to be placed on remediation, Home School Legal
Defense Association intervened and remediated the official's
understanding of state homeschool law.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4307


.....................................................................
3. Missouri: St. Louis Daytime Curfew Proposal in Limbo

A St. Louis alderman considered proposing a daytime curfew for the
city, but never followed through. Nevertheless, homeschoolers should
be watchful for future attempts at limiting their freedom.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4308


.....................................................................
4. West Virginia: 'Marriage' Definition Withheld from Citizens

The West Virginia legislature failed to give citizens the option of
defining marriage. However, several bills that would have restricted
freedom were thwarted, thanks to the efforts of homeschoolers and
others.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4309


.....................................................................
5. Home School Foundation: More Families Helped

The 2006-2007 fiscal year was monumental for the Home School
Foundation. With over a million dollars raised and increased
international giving, HSF has been able to help more families than
ever before.

To read more and to view financial statements:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4310


.....................................................................
6. New Contests to Be Announced Soon

HSLDA's homeschool contests are going through some changes, most
notably in scheduling. Submission guidelines for all four contests
will be announced this fall, and one contest will be judged each
quarter. Be sure to watch for deadlines, beginning with the November 1
cutoff date for submitting essay contest entries.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4311


.....................................................................
7. Learn Constitutional Law Online with Michael Farris

If you've always wanted to learn more about the history and background
of our legal system, from a biblical perspective, or if you're looking
for a good U.S. government class for your homeschooled students, then
sign up for the next Constitutional Law course taught by Michael
Farris. The class begins September 10, 2007, and concludes February
25, 2008.

This 18-week Internet-based course follows Farris' textbook,
"Constitutional Law for Enlightened Citizens," and uses an MP3 CD to
deliver the "classroom" lectures.

To learn more and to register:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4290


.....................................................................
8. 'Home School Heartbeat': The Family Meal Table and Hospitality

Need a fresh vision for your family meal table? Don't think you have
time for hospitality? This week, Mike Smith talks with Above Rubies
director Nancy Campbell on how you can make family mealtimes and
hospitality more meaningful.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4312



HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
======================================================================

August 7: The Inquirer, Makati City, Philippines
Home Is Where School Is
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4313

August 4: The News Tribune, Tacoma, Washington
Family Charges Ahead Through Mother's Illness
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4314

August 3: Kalamazoo Gazette, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Small Steer Wins at Cass County Fair
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4315

August 3: ABC News
Arkansas Couple Welcomes 17th Child
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4316

August 2: Alaska Star, Chugiak, Alaska
Drive-thru Experience About More than Lattes
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4317

August 1: WorldNetDaily.com
Courts Offer German Homeschoolers Zilch, Expert Says
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4318

July 29: The Herald-Journal, Spartanburg, South Carolina
She's a Typical College Student, Except for Age
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4319

> Links do not imply endorsement.



FEATURED HSLDA PerX - Mindsprinting

======================================================================
MINDsprinting, a proven, K-12 tutoring program (Math/Reading
Comprehension) that assigns lessons you print from the Internet.
Easy-to-use. With your HSLDA discount: only $12.50 per month/subject.

For more information visit:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2101



======================================================================
The HSLDA E-lert Service is a service of:

Home School Legal Defense Association
P.O. Box 3000
Purcellville, Virginia 20134
Phone: (540) 338-5600
Fax: (540) 338-2733
Email: info@hslda.org
Web: http://www.hslda.org

----------------------------------------------------------------------
How To Subscribe:

- Subscribe to the HSLDA E-lert Service at our website:

https://secure.hslda.org/hslda/elert/account.asp?Process=Subscribe

- Or send an email with name and complete mailing address to:

subscribe@hslda.org

----------------------------------------------------------------------
Subscription Information:

- You subscribed to the HSLDA E-lert Service as:

##ToAddress##

- To unsubscribe from the HSLDA E-lert Service send an email from
the email address you want to unsubscribe to:

unsubscribe@hslda.org

- To change your email address or make other changes to your
subscription, visit the HSLDA E-lert Service account web page at:

https://secure.hslda.org/hslda/elert/account.asp

----------------------------------------------------------------------
POSTMASTERS: This message is being sent to the most recent address we
have for our subscribers. If this is an invalid email address or you
have other problems, please reply to webmaster@hslda.org.
----------------------------------------------------------------------
DISCLAIMER: This is considered a private and confidential message
from HSLDA to its bonafide HSLDA E-lert Service subscribers.
HSLDA cannot attest to the authenticity of copies posted, forwarded,
or sent by any party other than HSLDA.
----------------------------------------------------------------------
NOTE: Please do not reply or otherwise use this email address;
hslda@hslda.org is for broadcast purposes only and is not intended to
receive incoming messages. We cannot reply to any email sent to this
address. If you have comments or questions, please send email to
info@hslda.org or call HSLDA at 540-338-5600. HSLDA members can also
email staff directly through the Members website at
http://members.hslda.org/contact.asp. Thank you for your cooperation.
======================================================================