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4/29/2009 9:10:32 AM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--New Online Seminars Begin Next Week

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H S L D A ' s W E E K L Y U P D A T E
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-> How many news articles did you read this morning over your
oatmeal?

We live in a world where concise information presented at the
right time can make a big difference in the outcome of important
legislative efforts. Yet it's tough to keep up with all the
issues that affect you. HSLDA does this for you in the areas that
affect your homeschool. Our emails and website enable you to
take quick, decisive action. Please consider becoming a part of
this team.

More reasons to join HSLDA...
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1923

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Legislative Update

If you live in Alabama, Alaska, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan,
Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio,
Texas, Washington or West Virginia, click on the link below to learn
about legislation that could affect your freedom to homeschool.

http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6116

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Topics for April 28, 2009:

1. New Online Seminars Begin Next Week
2. The Washington Times--Military Policy Allows Enlistment
3. New Program Offers Help for the Early Years
4. Poetry Contest Coming in May
5. Last Chance to Join HSLDA for Free!
6. Ten Homeschooled Celebrities
7. PHC Scholarship Fund for Members Accepting Applications
8. Federal 'Hate Crime' Bill up for House Vote
9. Final Days to Enroll in the National Bible Bee!
10. 'Home School Heartbeat': Homeschooling Your Preschooler

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1. New Online Seminars Begin Next Week

New from HSLDA: homeschooling help right in the comfort of your home!
Now you can get the tools and encouragement you need to enhance your
homeschooling with a click of your mouse. HSLDA is excited to announce
our new @home e-vents with sessions beginning next Monday, May 4. Come
join us along with nationally known speaker Andrew Pudewa as we kick
off a brand new homeschooling resource! Space is limited, so register
today!

Read more and register:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6458


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2. The Washington Times--Military Policy Allows Enlistment

The accomplishments of Marine Corps enlistee Steven D. Brewer
illustrate the success homeschool graduates have achieved in military
service.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6440


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3. New Program Offers Help for the Early Years

Are you just starting out on your homeschooling journey? Are you a
veteran homeschooler who still has questions about how to navigate the
elementary and middle school years? HSLDA's new program, The Early
Years: Homeschooling Preschool thru Middle School is here to help you.


Visit the website: http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6441
Get the monthly email newsletter:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6442


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4. Poetry Contest Coming in May

HSLDA's 2009 student poetry contest will begin accepting entries May
1. There are three categories divided by age, each with its own theme.
Entries must follow a specific form. As in the past, winners will be
awarded cash prizes and will have their poems published on HSLDA's
website.

For contest guidelines and entry form:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6444


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5. Last Chance to Join HSLDA for Free!

There's not much time left to join HSLDA--for free--and help secure
your right to homeschool. Applications must be completed online by
Thursday, April 30. Of course, you will be able to renew for continued
benefits after this trial membership period. If you are already a
member, forward the link below to someone you think would like to
"test drive" our services.

Join now:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6457



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6. Ten Homeschooled Celebrities

Mental Floss recounts the home education of Agatha Christie, Woodrow
Wilson, Robert Frost and others.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6443


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7. PHC Scholarship Fund for Members Accepting Applications

If you are going to be attending Patrick Henry College as a freshman
student in the fall of 2009, are part of an HSLDA member family, have
a high school record of outstanding academic achievement and community
service, and need financial assistance, you are eligible to apply for
the scholarship. Applications are being accepted until May 15.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6121


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8. Federal 'Hate Crime' Bill up for House Vote

H.R. 1913, which would make certain motivations for injuring another
person a federal hate crime, has passed out of committee and is
scheduled for a vote by the full U.S. House of Representatives
tomorrow, April 29. A description of the bill and information about it
can be found on HSLDA's federal legislation webpage.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6435


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9. Final Days to Enroll in the National Bible Bee!

The deadline for contestant enrollment for the 2009 National Bible Bee
competition is April 30. Act now if you want your student to compete
for prizes in this inaugural event.

Locate a Bible Bee near you:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6445


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10. 'Home School Heartbeat': Homeschooling Your Preschooler

Author, teacher, and mom of 12 Barbara Curtis joins Mike Smith this
week to talk about how to encourage your preschool child to develop a
life-long love of learning. Find out how to develop your child's
potentials for independence, order, concentration, and self-control by
creating an environment in which your child can learn successfully.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6446


HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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April 27: Access North Georgia
State Birding Contest Draws Flocks of Young Birders
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6447

April 27: Houston Chronicle, Houston, Texas
Homeschool Interest Grows in Hard Times
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6448

April 26: Beaumont Enterprise, Beaumont, Texas
More Parents Choose to Homeschool Citing Values and Flexibility
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6449

April 24: Prattville Progress, Prattville, Alabama
Autism Can't Keep Teenager Down
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6450

April 23: Western Leader, Auckland, New Zealand
Homeschool Family Learn Together
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6451

April 22: The Herald Bulletin, Anderson, Indiana
Homeschooling With Other Families
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6453

> Links do not imply endorsement.



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