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7/29/2008 4:25:51 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--Restrictive Homeschool Regulations Approved

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We don't know that this has ever been determined; but we do know
that HSLDA's National Center for Home Education is the only
national organization lobbying on behalf of homeschoolers on
Capitol Hill.

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http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1102

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Topics for July 29, 2008:

1. Board of Education Approves Restrictive Homeschool Regulations
2. Washington Times Op-ed--Teens Challenged to Do Hard Things
3. PHC: 'Rebelution' Founders to be Freshmen This Fall
4. Dudek Family Receives Formal Sentence
5. European Commission to Open Dialogue with Germany on Homeschooling
Law
6. Coming Soon: The Struggling Learner Email Newsletter
7. PerX: New Discount Partner Keeps Family Safe Online
8. Last Chance for Contest Entries
9. 'Home School Heartbeat': Summer Vacation
10. Generation Joshua: New Website Goes Live

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http://www.hslda.org/alink.asp?ID=112

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1. D.C.: Board of Education Approves Restrictive Homeschool
Regulations

For the first time in over 15 years, a United States jurisdiction has
enacted laws that significantly increase regulations on homeschooling
freedom!

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5336


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2. Washington Times Op-ed--Teens Challenged to Do Hard Things

Is teenage rebellion inevitable, or are there new ways of thinking
that could address the problem? Responsibility for teenage rebellion
and underperformance must fall primarily at the feet of parents and
other adults. This is because our current expectations for teenagers
provide very little challenge.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5337


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3. PHC: 'Rebelution' Founders to be Freshmen This Fall

Brett and Alex Harris, twin 19-year-old brothers and best-selling
authors of a new book for teens, "Do Hard Things," will trade the
lecture circuit this fall for a new challenge--attending Patrick Henry
College.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5338


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4. Germany: Dudek Family Receives Formal Sentence

German homeschool families continue to be persecuted and receive harsh
treatment from government agencies in the Federal Republic of Germany,
while the European Union's Petitions Committee has promised to look
into accusations against Germany for repressing homeschooling.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5339


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5. European Commission to Open Dialogue with Germany on Homeschooling
Law

On July 17, the Petitions Committee of the European Parliament heard
the first complaint ever against Germany regarding its treatment of
homeschoolers.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5340


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6. Coming Soon: The Struggling Learner Email Newsletter

Do you have a child at home who has to work too hard to learn? A child
who takes four hours to do a one-hour task? Find out how to help this
child learn more easily through our new email publication. This
monthly newsletter will be filled with teaching ideas, descriptions of
various learning disabilities and how to work with them (dyslexia,
dysgraphia, attention problems, autism, Asperger's, gifted with a
glitch, etc.). It will also cover alternative testing ideas, resources
to use at home, therapies other parents have found helpful, and much
more. Watch for further news about how to subscribe.

For more information about teaching your struggling learner:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5341


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7. PerX: New Discount Partner Keeps Family Safe Online

Through HSLDA's PerX discount program, members have an additional
option for protecting their families from objectionable internet
content. Our newest PerX partner, Safe Eyes, provides a comprehensive
program that enables parents to easily block websites, including
peer-to-peer file sharing sites, control internet use, monitor online
communications such as instant messaging and emails, and many other
features. This award-winning program is made available at a special
rate.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5342


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8. Last Chance for Contest Entries

Entries for both the HSLDA student photo contest and the Home School
Foundation Christmas Card contest (for students and adults) must be
postmarked no later than August 1.

Read more about the Christmas card contest:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5343

Read more about the photo contest:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5344


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9. 'Home School Heartbeat': Summer Vacation

Wondering how to keep your children's minds in gear for the start of a
new school year? Try taking a vacation! This week on "Home School
Heartbeat," HSLDA President Mike Smith explores some unusual
itineraries, from learning about airplanes at the Smithsonian to
hiking through Yellowstone National Park or churning butter at a
living history museum. Use these suggestions to build a vacation
around history, science, art, or math--or let them inspire your own
creativity.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5345


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10. Generation Joshua: New Website Goes Live

Generation Joshua's brand new website design features vibrant graphics
and video, plus improved links that make the site easier to navigate.

View the new website at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5346


HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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July 28: The News-Press, St. Joseph, Missouri
School's in for Summer?
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5347

July 26: Gulf News, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Homeschooling a Way to Beat Rising Fees
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5348

July 24: The Washington Times, Washington, D.C.
District Reinstitutes Homeschooling Rules
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5349

July 23: LifeSiteNews.com
Charges against California Homeschooling Family that Led to Homeschool
Ban Likely to be Dropped
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5350

July 23: The Arizona Republic, Phoenix, Arizona
Homeschooled Families Enjoy their Version of Mainstream
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5351

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