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11/18/2008 4:16:23 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--HSLDA Seeks Asylum for Homeschool Family

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Topics for November 18, 2008:

1. HSLDA Files Asylum Application for German Homeschool Family
2. Judge Returns Custody of Children, But Orders Them into Public
School
3. Tuition-Based Driver Education Adopted
4. Homeschooling Expands "Down Under"
5. Introducing the Bible Bee
6. New Homeschool Cookbook Available
7. HSLDA 25th Anniversary: Honoring Support Groups
8. 'Home School Heartbeat': The Storyteller Within--Homeschooled
Fiction Writers

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1. HSLDA Files Asylum Application for German Homeschool Family

Home School Legal Defense Association is supporting a first-of-its
kind application for political asylum by a German homeschooling
family.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5811


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2. Germany: Judge Returns Custody of Children, But Orders Them Into
Public School

Johannes and Cornelia Gorber were overjoyed when a judge restored
custody of their children, who were removed from the family home in
January. The German homeschoolers were troubled, however, by the
judge's additional requirements.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5812


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3. Delaware: Tuition-Based Driver Education Adopted

A change in administrative regulations means that homeschooled
students will now be charged tuition for driver education.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5813


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4. Australia: Homeschooling Expands "Down Under"

Home education is flourishing in Australia as homeschooled graduates
succeed in college and the workplace.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5814


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5. Introducing the Bible Bee

The Shelby Kennedy Foundation is excited to introduce the
first-of-its-kind annual National Bible Bee, a motivating Bible memory
competition for children and youth ages 7 to 18.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5815


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6. New Homeschool Cookbook Available

Filled with over 300 mouth-watering recipes, hints, and insights from
homeschooling cooks of all ages, this colorful cookbook will brighten
your kitchen and delight your family for years to come. You can
purchase the cookbook yourself or donate one to a homeschooling widow
the Home School Foundation assists.

To learn more and to order:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5816


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7. HSLDA 25th Anniversary: Honoring Support Groups

Help us celebrate 25 years of service to the homeschooling community
and earn a chance to win. Submit a picture of a group activity with a
description of no more than 100 words explaining why your support
group is the best. One group will win an all-expenses-paid pizza party
(up to $225). Deadline is December 31.

For contest details:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4622


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8. 'Home School Heartbeat': The Storyteller Within--Homeschooled
Fiction Writers

Is your student an author-in-the-making? This week, several homeschool
graduates and a best-selling author join Mike Smith to discuss the
advantages and challenges of being a homeschooled writer--and what
resources and opportunities could make a difference to your child's
writing.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5817


HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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November 17: WorldNetDaily.com
Homeschoolers Seek Asylum from Nazi-Era Law
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5818

November 15: New American Media, Fontana, California
Home Sweet School
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5819

November 13: KOTV News 6, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Homegrown Talent Aims For Championship
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5820

November 12: The Post-Bulletin, Rochester, Minnesota
Homeschoolers Benefit from "Supportive Community"
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5821

November 12: The Gulf News, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Homeschooling Gaining Popularity in Abu Dhabi
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5822

November 11: The Gainesville Times, Gainesville, Florida
More Area Families Try Homeschooling
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5823

November 10: KNHL-TV Channel 8, Honolulu, Hawaii
Local Family Suggests Ways to Tough It Out
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5824

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