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8/18/2009 4:09:25 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--Family Resists Intrusive Request for Personal Information

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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 18, 2009:

1. Family Resists Intrusive Request for Personal Information
2. How to Help Smart Students Who Hate to Write
3. Subscribe to the Early Years Newsletter
4. Campers Hone International Skills
5. 'Home School Heartbeat': The CRC and Gun Rights
6. Coming up on HSLDA's @home e-vents...

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1. Colorado: Family Resists Intrusive Request for Personal Information

A member family contacted Home School Legal Defense Association after
public school officials requested they file a notice of intent with
more information than the law requires.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6867


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2. How to Help Smart Students Who Hate to Write

Does your child hate to write? He could have dysgraphia, one of the
most common learning glitches and possibly the most overlooked. A
child can be above grade level in reading but still have dysgraphia,
if the act of writing is tortuous and illegible.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6868


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3. Subscribe to the Early Years Newsletter

HSLDA is here for you as you embark upon your incredible homeschooling
journey! Every month our Early Years coordinator answers questions,
offers encouragement, provides tips and resources about home educating
pre-school through middle school.

Browse the newsletter archives:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6869

Subscribe now:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6870


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4. Campers Hone International Skills

Instructing students in a greater understanding of global issues and
international diplomacy was the primary goal of the International
Relations Teen Leadership Camp at Patrick Henry College.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6871


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5. 'Home School Heartbeat': The CRC and Gun Rights

By submitting to laws of the UN's Convention on the Rights of the
Child, the United States will be obligated to uphold other public
policies endorsed by that entity. The unseen effect of this is that
parents and homeschool families will lose authority and right. Find
out more from Michael Farris on this week's program.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6872


HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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August 17: WISH-TV Channel 8, Indianapolis, Indiana
Homeschooling in the Wabash Valley
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6874

August 17: Great Falls Tribune, Great Falls, Montana
Family a 'Treasure that Shines the Most' for Essay Winner
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6876

August 16: The Associated Press
For Some, Learning Starts at Home
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6875

August 11: WorldNetDaily.com
Study: Homeschoolers Score 37 Points Higher
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6873

> Links do not imply endorsement.

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6. Coming up on HSLDA @home e-vents:

Did you know that under a new Missouri law, compulsory attendance now
extends to age 17 unless a child has earned 16 high school credits? On
Tuesday, August 25, at 3:00 (ET), HSLDA attorney Scott Woodruff will
explain what a "credit" really is for homeschoolers and how they can
earn one. Learn ways to adapt your record-keeping and college
preparation to this new development. Don't fall behind the curve on
this important change in the law!

Woodruff will allow time to take your specific questions regarding
this law change. Time permitting, Woodruff will also walk through
other aspects of homeschool law for those who are relatively new to
homeschooling in Missouri. (This is a members-only e-vent.)

Then, continue to broaden your homeschool horizons on Tuesday, August
25, at 9:00 p.m. (ET). Dr. James Stobaugh addresses the significance
of literature in a home education program and articulates the
importance of learning to analyze literature for effective college
preparation and for the establishment of a firm apologetics
foundation.

If you need some guidance through the choppy waters of college
admissions, join HSLDA's High School coordinators Becky Cooke and
Diane Kummer on Wednesday, August 26, at 1:00 p.m. (ET) for some
homeschool-specific advice. Learn to navigate the college admissions
process--including narrowing the selection of colleges, filling out
college applications, applying for financial aid, and discerning
whether your child is prepared for college spiritually, academically,
and emotionally.

Dr. James Stobaugh joins us again on Thursday, August 27, at 9:00 p.m.
(ET) to overview appropriate writing goals and objectives from pre-K
to college. Learn to balance teaching writing skills with nurturing
the heart to develop a capable student, ready and able to articulate
with eloquence.

Tune in to this week's @home e-vents to find encouragement and
inspiration for helping your children grow and learn at home!

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



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