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7/28/2009 4:28:13 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--UN Women's Treaty also Threatens Families

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Legislative Update

If you live in Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey or Wisconsin, 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 July 28, 2009:

1. UN Women's Treaty Also Threatens Families
2. Calls Still Needed to Congress about National Healthcare Bill
3. SAT of 900, ACT of 19, Set for Scholarship Eligibility
4. Homeschooling Thru High School Email Newsletter
5. Last Days for Photo Contest Entries
6. Time Running Out for Christmas Card Design Entries
7. 'Home School Heartbeat': Organizing Your Home
8. Next week on HSLDA @home e-vents

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1. UN Women's Treaty Also Threatens Families

There is another UN convention that may be sent to the U.S. Senate for
ratification, and would also threaten home educating families: the UN
Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against
Women.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6797


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2. Calls Still Needed to Congress about National Healthcare Bill

We told you last week about the need for phone calls to the U.S. House
of Representatives and U.S. Senate to oppose H.R. 3200, "America's
Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009." Although not all of the
committees with jurisdiction have finished reviewing this legislation,
it is scheduled to be considered on the House floor by the end of the
week. Urgent calls to your elected officials about this bill are
still needed.

To read more and take action:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6798


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3. Virginia: SAT of 900, ACT of 19, Set for Scholarship Eligibility

Members of a state education council have established minimum scores
on two college entrance exams that would make homeschool graduates
eligible to apply for scholarships through the Virginia Guaranteed
Assistance Program.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6799


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4. Homeschooling Thru High School Email Newsletter

If you are now--or soon to be--homeschooling a high schooler, be sure
to subscribe to the free monthly HSLDA Homeschooling Thru High School
email newsletter. The publication covers topics of interest to those
teaching teens. You may also want to take a few minutes to browse
through the archive. HSLDA members as well as non-members are welcome
to subscribe to this newsletter.

Subscribe now:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6800


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5. Last Days for Photo Contest Entries

Students have until August 1 to submit entries for the HSLDA 2009
photo contest. 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=6801


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6. Time Running Out for Christmas Card Design Entries

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=6802


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7. 'Home School Heartbeat': Organizing Your Home

Vicki Bentley, HSLDA's Early Years coordinator, addresses one of the
biggest obstacles moms face on the homeschool journey--organization!
With time-tested strategies and tips for time management and
organization, you can efficiently juggle kids, school, cleaning,
housework, dinner, and all your other responsibilities. Get
encouragement and advice on this week's programs!

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6803


HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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July 28: Garner News, Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
Raleigh Titans Ready to Take Football Community by Storm
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6808

July 27: The Chattanoogan, Chattanooga, Tennessee
Homeschool No Gamble For Top Tennis Seed
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6804

July 27: The Daily Citizen, Dalton, Georgia
Homeschooled Quarterback Ready for New Season
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6807

July 25: The Daily Citizen, Dalton, Georgia
Views Vary on Homeschool Athletes in Sports
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6805

July 22: Coral Ridge Ministries, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Stakes are High for Homeschooling
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6806

> Links do not imply endorsement.


8. Next week on HSLDA @home e-vents:

Do you want your children to catch a vision for God and grow up to
serve Him, but wonder how to begin? Homeschooling pioneers Rick and
Marilyn Boyer explain the scriptural method for passing on the vision
of powerful Christian living from generation to generation through
family discipleship. You won't want to miss this encouraging webinar
on Monday, August 3, at 9:00 p.m. (ET).

Then, on Tuesday, August 4, at 9:00 p.m. (ET) HSLDA Early Years
coordinator Vicki Bentley shows you how you can transform your busy
home into a learning environment! Get tips and advice to organize and
streamline your home education in Part II of her "Getting Organized"
series. (If you missed Part 1, don't worry! You can access the
recorded e-vent on our archives link at www.hslda.org/athome.)

On Wednesday, August 5, at 9:00 p.m. (ET), Rick Boyer shares the
exciting ways that today's home educating parents are going beyond
prepackaged curriculum to help their children find real books, live
real experiences, and enjoy real relationships--to achieve real
learning!

How can you make writing a versatile tool in your students' education?
Discover the Greek tradition of progymnasmata to give your children a
classical understanding of writing and oratory. Author and teacher
Kathy Weitz explores this incorporative method of teaching writing on
Thursday, August 6, at 9:00 p.m (ET).

You won't want to miss this week's encouraging, inspiring webinars!

Space is limited for all e-vents, so register today! For more
information, or to register, go to http://www.hslda.org/athome .



FEATURED HSLDA PerX - Online College Network
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Can colleges find your homeschooler? HSLDA and HSF Friends of Home
Schooling has joined with www.OnlineCollegeNetwork.com to offer free
help. Online College Network (OCN) was created to help college-bound
students gain exposure based on their performance.

For more information visit:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1568



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