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7/7/2009 10:05:26 AM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--Homeschooling Under Pressure all over Europe

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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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-> Can you look at the clouds and tell the direction of the wind?

An interesting phenomenon of wind is that it can blow in multiple
directions at the same time, at different heights from the ground.
But usually there is a prevailing wind. HSLDA watches the gusts
and monitors the prevailing trends of change in the legal climate
of home education. So no matter which way the wind is blowing,
we're there to protect your family.

More reasons to join HSLDA...
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1938

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Legislative Update

If you live in Illinois, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey or North
Dakota, 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 30, 2009:

1. Washington Times Op-ed--Homeschooling Under Pressure all over
Europe
2. Generation Joshua's iGovern Camp Registration Closes
Midnight July 1
3. Homeschool Bill Fails
4. 2009 Legislative Wrap-Up
5. Student Photo Contest Now Accepting Entries
6. Home School Foundation Christmas Card Contest
7. 'Home School Heartbeat': For You They Signed
8. Next week on HSLDA @home e-vents


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1. Washington Times Op-ed--Homeschooling Under Pressure all over
Europe

While the freedom to homeschool in America continues to expand, the
opposite is true in Europe.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6682


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2. Generation Joshua's iGovern Camp Registration Closes Midnight July
1

Generation Joshua's two summer leadership camps, one in Colorado
Springs, Colorado, Aug. 9-15 and one on the campus of Patrick Henry
College July 6-Aug. 1 in northern Virginia, will equip and challenge
your children, inspire them to be servant leaders, and provide them
with real-world training about how they can make a difference in our
nation. We have an incredible line-up of Christian speakers for both
camps. To learn more about the two camps, see the list of speakers,
and register your child, call our office at (877) 338-8803, or email
generationjoshua@hslda.org.

To learn more and to register online by midnight July 1:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6683


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3. Connecticut: Homeschool Bill Fails

A bill that would have established a procedure for withdrawal of a
child from public school for home instruction failed to gain support
of legislators during Connecticut's 2009 legislative session.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6684


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4. Alaska: 2009 Legislative Wrap-Up

The Alaska Legislature enacted none of the bills HSLDA tracked during
the 2009 legislative season. But all these bills--including a proposal
to expand the compulsory school attendance age--were carried over to
the 2010 session.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6685


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5. Student Photo Contest Now Accepting Entries

Entries for the HSLDA 2009 student photo contest will be accepted
through August 1. Photos must illustrate one of three themes. As
always, cash prizes will be awarded and winning entries will be posted
on the HSLDA website.

For contest guidelines and entry form:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6660


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6. Home School Foundation Christmas Card Contest

Every year the Home School Foundation sends Christmas cards to widows
and single parents who have received assistance from the Foundation.
We're asking homeschoolers to design the artwork for the cards
(drawings or photography are allowed). This contest is for homeschool
students OR teachers 15 years old and up. Submissions must be emailed
to contest@hslda.org by August 1, 2009.

For complete guidelines and themes:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6661


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7. 'Home School Heartbeat': For You They Signed

Most Americans don't know who the signers of the Declaration of
Independence were. Author Marilyn Boyer discusses her book, "For You
They Signed," a volume of character studies designed to make it easy
for busy families to learn about--and be inspired by--the courageous
and godly Founders of our nation.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6686


HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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June 27: St. Petersburg Times, St. Petersburg, Florida
Homeschooling Offers a Rich Soil for Learning
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6687

June 25: The New York Times, New York, New York
Homeschooled Football League Thrives in Georgia
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6688

June 25: Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Homeschoolers Embrace Free Minds
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6689

> Links do not imply endorsement.

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Next week on HSLDA @home e-vents:

Can the Bible stand up to modern scrutiny in light of technological
advances and scientific discoveries? Refresh your faith as apologist
Dr. Jay L. Wile presents scientifically backed biblical facts in this
inspiring webinar on Tuesday, July 7 at 9:00 p.m. ET.

Space is limited for this e-vent, so register today! For more
information, or to register, go to
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6690 .

If you have any questions, please contact the @home e-vent coordinator
at webinars@hslda.org.

If you would like to be kept informed of future @home e-vents, please
subscribe to the special @home email list that is part of the HSLDA
E-lert Service. Subscribe at http://hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=6640



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