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8/4/2009 5:07:42 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--NFL Players Sponsor New SAT/ACT Prep Program

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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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-> Extreme makeovers are for extreme circumstances...

Most homeschools don't need an extreme makeover, but there is
something to be said for attention to detail and recognition of
accomplishments. Watch the media and you'll soon see that not
everyone wants home educators and homeschooling to look good.
HSLDA works hard to shed light on the good work of home educators
so it's obvious that we don't need someone "making-over" our
homeschools. Join HSLDA and help us show the world that we're fine
as we are . . . thank you!

More reasons to join HSLDA...
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1943

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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 August 3, 2009:

1. NFL Players Sponsor New SAT/ACT Prep Program
2. Third Time's the Charm for Homeschooled Orator
3. Aspiring Filmmakers Attend Seminar at PHC
4. Business Owners: Save Money, Change the Culture
5. Sign up for Free Special Needs Newsletter
6. 'Home School Heartbeat': Generation Joshua Community Impact
7. Next Week on @home e-vents

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1. NFL Players Sponsor New SAT/ACT Prep Program

For the past four years, a group of NFL players has sponsored a
program to make SAT/ACT preparation software available to thousands of
homeschool families at minimal cost. eKnowledge has redone the
programs from the ground up, for Mac and PC, and the new versions are
available at the same cost.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6824


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2. Third Time's the Charm for Homeschooled Orator

Earlier this year on the campus of Indiana University-Purdue
University Indianapolis, homeschooler Andrew Dykstal took first place
in the American Legion Oratorical Contest.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6816


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3. Aspiring Filmmakers Attend Seminar at PHC

The team that assembled "Come What May," the film centered on Patrick
Henry College's championship debate program, shared their expertise in
an inaugural weekend seminar.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6817


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4. Business Owners: Save Money, Change the Culture

If you're a business owner, you'll want to learn about Cornerstone
Bancard, a company that HSLDA has benefitted from for a number of
years. We're pleased to report that HSLDA has joined with Cornerstone
to offer you the same benefits of the "Processing With a Purpose"
program. If you're in a business of any kind, you likely have a
credit card processing company, and that's where Cornerstone comes in.
To see a brief video explaining how Cornerstone can save your business
money, and how it also benefits our culture, click the link below:

http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6583


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5. Sign up for Free Struggling Learner Newsletter

Does your child have to work too hard to learn? If so, you'll want to
sign up for HSLDA's free email newsletter, "Homeschooling Your
Struggling Learner." The monthly publication offers advice, resources,
and encouragement to help you successfully teach your child at home
despite his or her special needs.

Subscribe at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5623


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6. 'Home School Heartbeat': Generation Joshua Community Impact

Homeschoolers often have an unfair reputation of being culturally
removed and isolated. Generation Joshua aims to change that by leading
students into meaningful civic involvement and into positions where
they can make a positive impact in their communities. This week on the
program, hear how several students have made a difference!

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6818


HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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August 2: Shreveport Times, Shreveport, Louisiana
Some Parents Opting to Homeschool
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6819

July 31: Southeast Missourian, Cape Girardeau, Missouri
Homeschooling Parents Form Co-op to Help Each Other
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6821

July 30: LifeSiteNews.com
Florida Quarterback Tebow Leaves Reporters Speechless
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6822

July 29: The Houston Chronicle, Houston, Texas
Teen a Javelin Prodigy
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6823

> Links do not imply endorsement.


Next week on HSLDA @home e-vents:

Join us on Monday, August 10, at 9:00 p.m. (ET) for the final segment
of Dr. Steven Duvall's Parents As Reading Tutors series. Troubleshoot
specific concerns and get answers to questions you may have regarding
the PART method in this question-and-answer session.

(If you missed the first two sessions, don't worry! You can access
the recorded e-vents through our archives link at
www.hslda.org/athome.)

Then, on Tuesday, August 11, at 9:00 p.m., HSLDA attorney Scott
Somerville addresses the notorious "What about socialization?"
question, using Dr. Brian Ray's 2003 survey of adults who completed a
homeschool education. This study baffled homeschool critics and proved
that homeschooling does equip graduates to succeed as adults in the
"real world."

This week's line up is sure to provide information and inspiration for
your homeschool adventure!

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 - Homeschool Reporting Online
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Homeschool Reporting Online is designed to automate the record keeping
needs of home educating families and umbrella schools.

For more information visit:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1569



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