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11/10/2009 4:22:37 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--"We're Saving the Vaccine"

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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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-> Who's knocking on your door?

When a social service worker arrives at your door, tension can run
high. Wouldn't it be nice to get your lawyer on the phone,
providing you with immediate step-by-step guidance?

More reasons to join HSLDA...
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1099

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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 November 10, 2009:

1. "We're Saving the Vaccine for Public School Students"
2. HSLDA Helps New Homeschoolers Avoid Truancy Charge
3. Las Vegas Police, HSLDA Help Homeschool Grad Qualify for Employment
4. School District Seeks to be "Partners" with Homeschoolers
5. Beloit Demands Homeschoolers "Register"
6. U.S. House Passes Health Care Bill
7. Second Annual "A Call to Pens" Contest
8. Apply Now for PHC Journalism Scholarships
9. Student Art Contest Coming Soon
10. Last Chance for Free Parental Rights T-shirt
11. "Home School Heartbeat": History Around the World
12. Next week on HSLDA's @home e-vents . . .

---[ An Unforgettable Adventure to Darwin's Eden ]--------------------

For the first time, your entire family can watch an exciting Christian
adventure movie that combines exploration, discovery, and creation
science with stunning cinematography and a riveting storyline.
Introducing "The Mysterious Islands!" Join 16-year-old Joshua, his
father, and an intrepid team of Christian adventurers and scientists
as they meet the fascinating creatures of the Galápagos and reveal a
story of life's origins that is far different than the Darwinian tale.

http://www.hslda.org/alink.asp?ID=188

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1. Virginia: "We're Saving the Vaccine for Public School Students"

After hearing that homeschooled children were being denied swine flu
vaccine, HSLDA contacted state health officials--who pledged to remedy
the situation.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7212


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2. Georgia: HSLDA Helps New Homeschoolers Avoid Truancy Charge

A family who delayed reporting their intent to begin homeschooling
mid-year was charged with truancy, even though they were well within
the law.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7213


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3. Nevada: Las Vegas Police, HSLDA Help Homeschool Grad Qualify for
Employment

When a Colorado homeschool graduate was told to obtain his GED to
qualify for a job, HSLDA worked with his potential employer to obtain
acceptance of his high school diploma and transcripts.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7214


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4. Minnesota: School District Seeks to be "Partners" with
Homeschoolers

Homeschoolers are under no obligation to meet with public school
officials beyond the requirements of the law. This includes
"partnership" forums, such as the one proposed by the Brainerd
district.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7215


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5. Wisconsin: Beloit Demands Homeschoolers "Register"

After being confronted by HSLDA, a public school official agreed to
correct her unlawful demands regarding homeschool "registration."

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7216


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6. U.S. House Passes Health Care Bill

The U.S. House of Representatives passed its version of the health
care bill, H.R. 3962, Saturday night with the smallest of margins,
220-215. Now the attention falls to the U.S. Senate where the
Democratic leadership hopes to have a vote on their version of the
bill before Thanksgiving.

Read HSLDA's detailed analysis:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7228


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7. Second Annual "A Call to Pens" Contest

Writers are the unacknowledged legislators of mankind, and Patrick
Henry College is once again inviting young writers to answer that
call--more specifically, A Call to Pens. The college's second annual
short story competition for students ages 12-18 invites aspiring young
writers to pen original works of fiction that thoughtfully reflect a
Christian perspective. Several cash prizes will be awarded to top
writers in each division. The entry deadline is December 30, 2009.

For entry information or to learn more:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7153


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8. Apply Now for PHC Journalism Scholarships

Patrick Henry College is offering scholarships for highly qualified
applicants to the college's journalism major. These privately funded
scholarships will make it more financially viable for talented,
dedicated young people to take advantage of the unique education
opportunities available to journalism students at PHC. The application
deadline is December 1, 2009.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7080


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9. Student Art Contest Coming Soon

Themes and guidelines for HSLDA's 2010 student art contest have been
posted. Original entries will be accepted beginning New Year's Day.

Read more and download an entry form:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7154


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10. Last Chance for Free Parental Rights T-shirt

Nov. 14 is the last day HSLDA members and friends can get a free
t-shirt when they join ParentalRights.org. A gift of $25 secures a
one-year membership and helps protect our most basic freedoms by
supporting the proposed Parental Rights Amendment to the U.S.
Constitution.

Join Now!
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7161


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11. "Home School Heartbeat": History Around the World

World history and geography don't have to be dry and boring
studies--in fact, they can be fascinating learning adventures for all
age levels! Sherrie Payne offers advice for how all your students can
participate in a quest for greater understanding of the countries and
cultures around you.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7217


HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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November 10: The Intelligencer, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Some Homeschooled Kids not Getting H1N1 Vaccine
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7218

November 9: The Huntsville Times, Huntsville, Alabama
Tebow Story off the Field Even More Inspiring
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7219

November 6: WXYZ-TV Channel 7, Detroit, Michigan
Finding a Place to Play Football
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7222

November 5: MySanAntonio.com, San Antonio, Texas
Homeschooling Meets Special Needs
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7223

November 4: WBOC-TV Channel 16, Dover, Delaware
Del. Homeschoolers Feel "Left Out" by H1N1 Vaccine Program
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7224

November 4: Star-Tribune, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota
Ensemble for Kids Schooled at Home
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7225

> Links do not imply endorsement.

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12. Next week on HSLDA's @home e-vents . . .

Are you homeschooling a teen and a preschooler--and perhaps even a few
ages in between? Do you struggle to teach in such a way that your
students can study and learn together? If so, come discover how to
teach at least one subject--history--in a way that engages your older
students without losing the younger ones' interest!

Join us next Tuesday, November 17, at 9:00 p.m. (ET), as homeschooling
mother of six, Sherrie Payne, shares how to simplify multi-level
teaching, and take "boring" out of history lessons. During this
e-vent, Sherrie will draw from her curriculum "Around the World in 180
Days" and show you how to take your students on the adventure of a
lifetime!

Then, later in the week...

Discovering your students' unique learning styles can be an asset to
your homeschool program. But often, learning style materials fail to
give advice on how to maximize your child's learning potential within
those abilities and strengths. How do you teach history so it sticks?
What if she can't understand fractions? What if he loves language but
hates to write?

Join self-acclaimed "Delightful Speaker, Entertaining Author, Adequate
Wife, Pitiful Housekeeper" Carol Barnier on Thursday, November 19, at
9:00 p.m. (ET), as she goes beyond learning style labels to answer
"What do we do now?"

Come away from Carol's refreshing session with lots of ideas you can
put to use on Monday morning!

There is still space for you to join this e-vent--sign up now to
reserve your "seat"! To register, go to
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7227 .

If you have any questions, please contact the @home e-vent coordinator
at webinars@hslda.org.



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