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8/11/2009 4:15:58 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--New Study Confirms Homeschool Academic Achievement

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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 11, 2009:

1. New Study Confirms Homeschool Academic Achievement
2. Washington Times Op-ed--Homeschooling: Some Tips to Help You Get
Started
3. Congress Goes on August Recess without Voting on Health Care Reform
4. Videos Wanted in Support of Parental Rights
5. 'The Economist': Obama Could Hasten the Spread of Homeschooling
6. 'Home School Heartbeat': The Why and How of Learning Styles
7. Next week on HSLDA @home e-vents

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1. New Study Confirms Homeschool Academic Achievement

The latest homeschool academic achievement study finds that, on
average, homeschoolers scored significantly higher than their public
school counterparts on standardized achievement tests.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6826


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2. Washington Times Op-ed--Homeschooling: Some Tips to Help You Get
Started

For parents considering homeschooling, three questions often are
asked. First, is it legal? Second, how do I do it? Third, will it ruin
my kids?

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6827


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3. Congress Goes on August Recess without Voting on Health Care Reform

Congress left Washington, D.C. last week without voting on H.R. 3200,
the health care reform bill. But HSLDA is still very concerned about
the pending legislation.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6828


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4. Videos Wanted in Support of Parental Rights

Make a video promoting the Parental Rights Amendment, and you could
win up to $250 and have your video featured on ParentalRights.org.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6838


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5. 'The Economist': Obama Could Hasten the Spread of Homeschooling

A generation ago, homeschooling was rare and, in many states, illegal.
Now, according to the Department of Education, there are roughly 1.5
million homeschooled students in America, a number that has doubled in
a decade.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6829


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6. 'Home School Heartbeat': The Why and How of Learning Styles

Is your child an auditory, kinesthetic, or visual learner? Discover
your child's learning style! This week, HSLDA president Mike Smith
offers some helpful tips on finding appropriate curriculum and
teaching methods to best accommodate your child.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6830


HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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August 10: The Duncan Banner, Duncan, Oklahoma
Homeschooler Keeps Busy all Year Long
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6831

August 10: Forsyth News, Cumming, Georgia
It's Back to School for Homeschoolers, too
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6832

August 7: California Catholic Daily, San Diego, California
Latin for Homeschoolers
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6833

August 6: Naples News, Naples, Florida
Homeschooling Offers Families a Different Learning Alternative
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6834

August 6: Winston-Salem Journal, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
More Families Find Merit in Homeschooling
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6835

August 5: WCTV-TV, Tallahassee, Florida
Homeschooling Numbers Are Up In Thomas County
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6836

August 5: The News-Gazette, Champaign, Illinois
Homeschooling Group Offers Support for Area Parents
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6837

> Links do not imply endorsement.

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7. Next week on HSLDA @home e-vents

Author, speaker, and homeschool mother Zan Tyler knows that
homeschooling is more like running a 26-mile marathon than a 100-yard
dash. On Tuesday, August 18, at 9:00 p.m. (ET), learn valuable
strategies from Zan for building stamina, confidence, and vision that
will help you persevere in the homeschooling "marathon." Zan
encourages you to consider the long-term goals of homeschooling, and
breaks down the home education process into smaller "do-able"
segments.

If you have questions about home education in the state of Georgia,
then join HSLDA Senior Counsel Dewitt Black on Wednesday, August 19 at
10:00 a.m. (ET) to get the answers! Dee will clarify what information
must be maintained and reported to public school officials and will
address particular trouble spots in the Peach State. You will also
have the opportunity to ask Dee your questions regarding homeschooling
in Georgia.

Discover more help, encouragement, and advice from HSLDA's Early Years
coordinator Vicki Bentley on Wednesday, August 19, at 9:00 p.m. (ET).
You'll hear ideas for organizing your homeschool, in addition to
practical tips for achieving unity, cooperation, and balance in your
home, from an experienced mom of 17 homeschooled students--seven
school-aged children at a time!

Get helpful advice and encouragement for your home education in this
week's line up!

Space is limited for all e-vents, so register today! For more
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