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6/2/2009 4:16:09 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--Compulsory Attendance Age Increased

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The freedom HSLDA allows me to have as I homeschool is wonderful!
They handle the law and I get to dedicate the time to my daughter.
- National City, CA

HSLDA members since 1993, our membership is just as important to
us as our children's curriculum. Thank you HSLDA for all you do on
our behalf! - West Valley, NY

More reasons to join HSLDA...
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1941

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Legislative Update

If you live in Alaska, Illinois, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey,
North Dakota or Texas, 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 June 2, 2009

1. Compulsory Attendance Age Increased
2. College Battle Won Without a Fight
3. Next week on HSLDA @Home E-vents
4. ParentalRights.org: Bulletin Inserts for Father's Day
5. Art Contest Winners Posted
6. 'Home School Heartbeat': Homeschooling in International Homes
7. GenJ: Exciting Speakers Confirmed for iGovern Summer Camp

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1. Alabama: Compulsory Attendance Age Increased

On May 18, 2009, Gov. Bob Riley signed into law Senate Bill 334,
raising the compulsory school attendance age for all students in
Alabama from 16 to 17 years old.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6593


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2. Minnesota: College Battle Won Without a Fight

When a homeschooled student mentioned he might have to contact Home
School Legal Defense Association, a college admissions official
stopped insisting the student obtain a GED in order to apply.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6594


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3. Next week on HSLDA @Home E-vents

Is the Christian faith reasonable? Dr. Jay L.Wile presents evidence to
support the authenticity of Christianity in his webinar, "Reasonable
Faith," on Tuesday, June 9. On Wednesday, June 10, adults and teens
alike can learn how to fulfill their God-given destiny with author and
speaker Daniel Schwabauer. Finally, on Thursday, June 11, HSLDA
Attorney Thomas Schmidt addresses the nuances of "How to Homeschool in
New York" in an informative, members-only webinar.

Tune in to this week's @home lineup to encourage your faith and
strengthen your home education. Space is limited for all e-vents, so
register today!

For more information or to register:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6595


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4. ParentalRights.org: Bulletin Inserts for Father's Day

ParentalRights.org has prepared a Father's Day "bulletin insert" for
use at your local church, synagogue or other religious assembly the
weekend of June 21. Help preserve the freedom to direct your
children's religious upbringing by informing others about the dangers
of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Download the bulletin:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6596


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5. Art Contest Winners Posted

Check out the winning entries of HSLDA's 2009 Art Contest.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6597


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6. 'Home School Heartbeat': Homeschooling in International Homes

What would your homeschool look like if you were transported to
another country? How does an international background influence other
families' homeschools? This week on the program, Mike Smith talks to
three families whose ethnic backgrounds span five countries and four
continents!

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6598


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7. GenJ: Exciting Speakers Confirmed for iGovern Summer Camp

Camp is filling up quickly--July 26-August 1 (iGovern East), and
August 9-15 (iGovern West) promise to be the two most exciting weeks
of the summer. Confirmed speakers for iGovern West now include, Dr.
David Noebel, founder and president of Summit Ministries, Maj. General
Bentley Rayburn (U.S. Air Force retired), Ashley Horn, Focus on the
Family Action, and more. At iGovern East, confirmed speakers include
State Sen. Ken Cuccinelli (also a candidate for Virginia attorney
general), Capt. Paul Douglas, U.S. Army National Guard chaplain, Mike
Smith, president of HSLDA, and many more.

For more information and to register online:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6599


HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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June 1: Associated Press
Tennessee Homeschool Diploma Bill Becomes Law
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6600

May 30: WRCB-TV Channel 3, Chattanooga, Tennessee
Homeschooled Students Graduate in Record Numbers
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6601

May 30: USA Today
Profound Shift in Kind of Families Who are Homeschooling Their
Children
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6602

May 28: Sheffield Telegraph, Sheffield, United Kingdom
Big Rise in Homeschooling
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6603

May 27: Palm Beach Post, Palm Beach, Florida
Homeschooled Teen Advances to the Scripps National Spelling Bee
Semifinals
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6604

May 26: The Philadelphia Enquirer, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Chesco Co-op a Resource for Catholic Homeschoolers
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6605

May 25: Daily Bulletin, Ontario, California
Home School Fair is a Hit in Ontario
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6606

May 24: The Herald-Mail, Hagerstown, Maryland
Museum Hosts First Art Show for Homeschooled Students
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6607

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