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9/1/2009 4:33:58 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--Outstanding Results on National Tests

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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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-> Have you ever yelled into the wind, only to hear the sound of your
voice blown back at you?

It's hard to be heard in the midst of a storm. Trying to influence
federal legislation is much like yelling to be heard while
standing in a fierce wind. Yet when 80,000 voices join together,
they become a powerful force that cannot be drowned out.
Join HSLDA to be heard above the tempests that threaten homeschool
freedoms.

More reasons to join HSLDA...
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1939

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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 September 1, 2009:

1. Washington Times Op-ed--Outstanding Results on National Tests
2. Homeschoolers Beat National Average on ACT
3. At First, Family Denied Health Insurance Coverage
4. El Hogar Educador Conference a Great Success
5. College Christian Study Groups Highlight Cultural Impact
6. 'Home School Heartbeat': Dual Enrollment--The Classroom Option
7. Next week on HSLDA @home e-vents

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1. Washington Times Op-ed--Outstanding Results on National Tests

Rapidly growing in numbers, homeschoolers once again show they excel
academically.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6892


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2. Homeschoolers Beat National Average on ACT

Recently, ACT published its results for 2009. On a scale of 1-36,
homeschoolers scored an average of 22.5, which beat the national
average of 21.1. "This is a remarkable achievement and shows that
homeschool parents are successfully preparing their children for
college," said Michael Smith, president of Homeschool Legal Defense
Association.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6893


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3. Florida: At First, Family Denied Health Insurance Coverage

A member family asked HSLDA for assistance when the husband's employer
denied health insurance coverage to their homeschooled high school
son.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6894


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4. Mexico: El Hogar Educador Conference a Great Success

Homeschooling continues to expand in Mexico as evidenced by the growth
in attendance and support of the annual El Hogar Educador conference.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6895


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5. College Christian Study Groups Highlight Cultural Impact

Inspired by the example of William Wilberforce, Christian Study Groups
at Patrick Henry College this fall semester will focus on the
nitty-gritty of culture-changing.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6896


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6. 'Home School Heartbeat': Dual Enrollment--The Classroom Option

Homeschooling today can involve higher education experience before
your student ever graduates! This week, homeschool graduates and one
of HSLDA's high school coordinators share the pros and cons of dual
enrollment options. Learn how to make dual enrollment a positive way
for your homeschooled high schooler to learn and grow!

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6897


HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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September 1: CNSNews.com
Homeschoolers Top National Average on ACT
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6899

September 1: BaldwinCountyNow.com
Homeschooled Children to Get Artistic Opportunity
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6900

August 31: The Times-Picayune, New Orleans, Louisiana
Homeschoolers can Join School Teams
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6901

August 27: The Christian Post
Average ACT Score of Homeschoolers Beats National Average
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6898

> Links do not imply endorsement.

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Next week on HSLDA @home e-vents

On Tuesday, September 8 at 9:00 p.m (ET), join Dr. James Stobaugh for
help with planning your students' high school program. Dr. Stobaugh
recognizes that this challenge can be daunting--the problem is not a
shortage of choices, but rather an over-abundance of good choices! Dr.
Stobaugh explains how you can craft an educational curriculum that
will make the high school years fruitful and productive for your
students.

After counseling thousands of homeschooling families over the past 23
years, HSLDA attorney Chris Klicka, homeschooling father of seven
children, gives down-to-earth encouragement to stay the course. On
Wednesday, September 9, at 2:00 p.m. (ET), get practical solutions to
common homeschooling problems regarding issues like sports, finances,
unsupportive spouses, and special needs students. After Chris tackles
these issues, you'll walk away from this session renewed and
refreshed!

If you are a home educator in Massachusetts, you'll want to join HSLDA
attorney Mike Donnelly in his helpful webinar, "How to Homeschool in
Massachusetts" on Friday, September 11 at 3:00 p.m. (ET).

Mike will address state-specific questions regarding homeschooling
your children in Massachusetts. Don't miss this members-only e-vent!
Pull up a chair to your computer--and bring your questions for a
special Q&A session.

This week's webinars are sure to provide information and inspiration
for your homeschool adventure!

Space is limited for these 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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