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9/16/2008 4:30:24 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--Challenges For German Homeschoolers

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Topics for September 16, 2008:

1. Two Families Illustrate Challenges for German Homeschoolers
2. Washington Times Op-ed--California Court Reverses Decision
3. Leaders Conference Focuses on International Homeschooling
4. Homeschooling thru High School--SAT/ACT
5. Anniversary Contest Deadline Approaching
6. 'Home School Heartbeat': Teaching Math--Interview with Dr. Fred
Worth
7. Generation Joshua: Student Election Workers Wanted

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1. Two Families Illustrate Challenges for German Homeschoolers

The Gorbers continue to fight for custody of their children while the
Dudeks face a new round of criminal charges.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5517


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2. Washington Times Op-ed--California Court Reverses Decision

Across the country, homeschoolers have been celebrating the most
significant victory for homeschool freedom in 14 years.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5518


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3. Leaders Conference Focuses on International Homeschooling

International homeschooling was an important theme at the 21st annual
HSLDA-sponsored leaders conference held in Niagara Falls, N.Y. Over
600 people attended, and 12 countries were represented.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5519


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4. Homeschooling thru High School--SAT/ACT

It's time to plan for the SAT/ACT college admission tests. Register
online for these tests at College Board
(http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5520) or the ACT
(http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5521) websites. Test schedules and
fees are listed there as well.

A word to the wise--encourage your teen to prepare before taking these
tests. You can find test prep resources and tips at
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5522. You can also purchase an
SAT/ACT prep CD at http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5523. Remember,
HSLDA members are always welcome to call or email the high school
coordinators with questions (http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5524).


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5. Anniversary Contest Deadline Approaching

As part of our series of 25th anniversary contests, we're asking
children to depict their favorite place to homeschool. The entry can
be in the form of a drawing, photo, or 75-second video. Email your
entry by September 30 to celebrate25@hslda.org.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5490


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6. 'Home School Heartbeat': Teaching Math--Interview with Dr. Fred
Worth

If math is the bane of your homeschooling existence, this week's
program is for you! Math professor Fred Worth discusses why your
students might struggle with this difficult subject and how you can
improve their performance. A solid foundation in math can prepare your
child for life success!

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5525


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7. Generation Joshua: Student Election Workers Wanted

Help shape our country's future! Join Generation Joshua's student
action teams and campaign for candidates who pledge to protect
homeschooling and support parental rights. In a tight race, your
efforts could make all the difference.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5530


HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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September 16: The News Shopper, London, England
At Home with Learning
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5531

September 15: The Advertiser, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Homeschooled Students Make Film-Making Debut
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5526

September 13: Stars and Stripes
School at Home: Dozens of Families in Europe Opt out of DODDS
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5527

September 11: The Gazette, Frederick, Maryland
Homeschoolers Gain Valuable Hands-on Learning at Fair
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5528

September 10: OneNewsNow.com
College Entrance Still an Obstacle to Homeschoolers
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5529

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