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

Date:
From:
Subject:

2/3/2009 4:17:33 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--Homeschooling Popularity Grows

======================================================================
H S L D A ' s W E E K L Y U P D A T E
======================================================================
----------------------------------------------------------------------
-> "I saved my entire membership fee with one discount"

"When I called Liberty to find out what kind of discount we could
get, they told us we would 10% off our car insurance and 5% off
our homeowner's insurance. What we will save is more than double
what it costs to join HSLDA. With one child getting his driver's
license this year, the savings will be a real blessing!"

More reasons to join HSLDA...
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1108

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


.....................................................................

Legislation Update

If you live in Oklahoma, Michigan, Ohio or New Hampshire, click on the
link below to learn about legislation that could affect your freedom
to homeschool.

http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6057


.....................................................................
Topics for February 3, 2009:

1. Washington Times Op-ed--Homeschooling Popularity Grows
2. Daughter Spared Repeat Physical Exam
3. Join Grassroots Campaign for Parental Rights
4. Board of Regents Changes Joint Enrollment Policy
5. Grain Valley Daytime Curfew Adopted
6. Schools Urged to "Recruit" Homeschoolers to Fix Budget
7. CHESS Homeschool Organization Hosts Contest to Benefit Elimu
Nyumbani
8. Federal Regulators Delay Testing of Children's Products
9. 'Home School Heartbeat': An Interview with Alex and Brett Harris
10. Generation Joshua: Register Now for Summer Camps

---[ "The Princess Adelina": Christian. Missionary. Heroine. ]--------

In "The Princess Adelina" meet Adelina, missionary daughter and
princess of Thuringia. Follow her thrilling story as she endures
persecution, exile, and the impending destruction of her fellow
Christians in 8th-century Germany. Will Adelina persevere, or will she
leave the German Culdee church to its fate? Find out in this ancient
Christian tale of beauty and bravery!

http://www.hslda.org/alink.asp?ID=139

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



.....................................................................
1. Washington Times Op-ed--Homeschooling Popularity Grows

A new survey from the National Center for Education Statistics shows
that homeschooling is rapidly becoming a mainstream educational
alternative.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6058


.....................................................................
2. New Jersey: Daughter Spared Repeat Physical Exam

Home School Legal Defense Association helped a member family's
daughter resist attempts by officials to examine her--yet again--for
signs of physical abuse.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6042


.....................................................................
3. Join Grassroots Campaign for Parental Rights

ParentalRights.org has just launched their 10-and-2 grassroots
campaign to educate and activate Americans to support the Parental
Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

More information about this campaign:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6043


.....................................................................
4. Georgia: Board of Regents Changes Joint Enrollment Policy


At its January 2009 the Georgia Board of Regents meeting changed its
discriminatory policy denying homeschoolers participation in the
college joint enrollment program.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6044


.....................................................................
5. Missouri: Grain Valley Daytime Curfew Adopted

Despite major citizen opposition, the Grain Valley Board of Aldermen
adopted a curfew in August that threatens every homeschool family's
liberty.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6045


.....................................................................
6. South Dakota: Schools Urged to "Recruit" Homeschoolers to Fix
Budget

A committee of the Rapid City School Board wants to fix the system's
broken budget by recruiting homeschoolers.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6046


.....................................................................
7. Florida: CHESS Homeschool Organization Hosts Contest to Benefit
Elimu Nyumbani

A Florida homeschooling organization is sponsoring an art contest to
raise money and supplies for Elimu Nyumbani, Kenya's national
homeschooling organization.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6047


.....................................................................
8. Federal Regulators Delay Testing of Children's Products

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has voted to delay enforcing a
portion of new safety requirements regarding certain products for
children 12 and under. Specifically, the previous February 10 deadline
requiring manufacturers and importers to test and certify certain
children's products has been delayed for a year. Overall safety
standards remain in place.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6048


.....................................................................
9. 'Home School Heartbeat': An Interview with Alex and Brett Harris

What is God's eternal purpose for teens? As 1 Timothy states, it is to
"set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in
faith, in purity." This biblical standard goes against what the media
tells us to expect from teenagers. On this week's series, Alex and
Brett Harris, 19-year-old authors of the new book "Do Hard Things,"
talk about how teenagers can become young adults dedicated to family,
church, and a strong nation.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6049


.....................................................................
10. Generation Joshua: Register Now for Summer Camps

Camps will be held in two locations this summer, here at Patrick Henry
College in Purcellville, Virginia (July 26-August 1), and in Colorado
Springs, Colorado (August 9-15). Only a 10% deposit is needed to
reserve your spot now. We can't wait to see you there!

For more information and to register:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6050


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

February 2: Deutsche Welle, Bonn, Germany
German Family Fled to U.S. for Educational Freedom
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6052

February 2: Lawrence Journal-World & News, Lawrence, Kansas
Homeschool Enrollment on Roll
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6053

February 1: The Daily Sentinel, Grand Junction, Colorado
Ski Lessons Double as PE Classes
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6054

January 29: The Chronicle Telegram, Elyria, Ohio
Huntington Teen Wins State Speech Contest
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6055

January 26: Reno Gazette-Journal, Reno, Nevada
Homeschoolers Win Future City Competition
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6056

> Links do not imply endorsement.



FEATURED HSLDA PerX - Homeschooling Today Magazine
=====================================================================
Homeschooling Today(r) magazine, a distinctively Christian home
education periodical, full of encouragement, lesson ideas, news and
events. One of the most comprehensive publications available!

For more information visit:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1561



======================================================================
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.
======================================================================