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1/19/2010 4:13:20 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--HSLDA Sues Athletic Association

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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 Hampshire or Wyoming, 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 January 19, 2009:

1. HSLDA Sues Athletic Association
2. Grassroots Activism, National Attention Keys to Lopsided Victory
3. PHC Wins Fourth National Moot Court Championship
4. Chris Klicka Memoir Moves Closer to Production
5. Child Welfare Law Harasses Homeschoolers
6. Social Services Targets Family with Special Needs Child
7. Attendance Officer Threatens New Homeschoolers
8. Le Mars Daily Sentinel Corrects "Homeschool Tax Credit" Blooper
9. February 1 Application Deadline reminder from PHC
10. Deadline Approaching for Student Art Contest Entries
11. "Home School Heartbeat": Read, Write, and Play Music
12. Next Week on HSLDA's @home e-vents...

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http://www.hslda.org/alink.asp?ID=201

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1. Florida: HSLDA Sues Athletic Association

On January 13, 2009, Home School Legal Defense Association filed a
lawsuit against Florida High School Athletic Association because of
its unjustified refusal to allow a homeschool student to play sports
for a private school.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7528


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2. New Hampshire: Grassroots Activism, National Attention Keys to
Lopsided Victory

State representatives had to walk a gauntlet of homeschoolers last
week as hundreds of families demonstrated in Concord in opposition to
proposed draconian regulations of home education.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7529


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3. PHC Wins Fourth National Moot Court Championship

For the fourth time in six years, Patrick Henry College has won the
National ACMA Moot Court Championship. The team captured first and
third place team trophies in legal debate against colleges such as
Harvard, Baylor, Holy Cross, Syracuse University. PHC also won several
individual speaker and legal brief writing awards. The college
continues to build its reputation as a legal debate powerhouse,
sending its team members to the top law and graduate schools in the
country.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7530


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4. Chris Klicka Memoir Moves Closer to Production

Shepherd Press is on schedule for a March release of Chris Klicka's
memoir, "Power Perfected in Weakness." The book will be available just
in time for the homeschool convention season.

Read more and order a copy:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7531


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5. Delaware: Child Welfare Law Harasses Homeschoolers

Delaware's child welfare law, known as The Delaware Child Care Act, is
being used by state officials to unreasonably burden some
homeschooling families with government oversight.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7532


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6. Pennsylvania: Social Services Targets Family with Special Needs
Child

During the fall semester of this school year, HSLDA assisted a member
family being investigated by social services because of their decision
to provide home instruction to a child with special needs.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7533


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7. Alabama: Attendance Officer Threatens New Homeschoolers

Parents who waited weeks before enrolling their children in a church
school as an alternative to public education were threatened with
truancy charges.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7534


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8. Iowa: Le Mars Daily Sentinel Corrects "Homeschool Tax Credit"
Blooper

HSLDA set the record straight when a newspaper suggested a nonexistent
homeschool tax credit might be cut to help balance the state budget.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7535


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9. February 1 Application Deadline reminder from PHC

The February 1 application and financial aid deadline for the fall
2010 term is only a few weeks away. As you finalize plans for the
fall, consider Patrick Henry's College's unique community,
characterized by academic excellence, real-world training, and an
unwavering commitment to Christ.

To schedule a personalized visit, please email the Office of
Admissions at visitphc@phc.edu. For more information, call
888-338-1776 or email admissions@phc.edu .


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10. Deadline Approaching for Student Art Contest Entries

Students have until February 1 to submit entries for HSLDA's 2010 art
contest. Visit our contest webpage for guidelines and a list of cash
prizes. Proceeds benefit the Home School Foundation's Special Needs
Children's Fund.

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


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11. "Home School Heartbeat": Read, Write, and Play Music

You know it's important for your children to appreciate music, whether
they play an instrument or not! But what if music just isn't your
forte? On this week's "Home School Heartbeat," Dr. Ian Hodge shares
tips for approaching music in your homeschool. Learn the best ways to
teach musical appreciation, what instruments are suitable for a
beginner, the how to make music fun, and most importantly--where to
start!

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7537


HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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January 18: LifeSiteNews.com
Confirmed: Tim Tebow Super Bowl Ad Set to Run
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7538

January 17: Des Moines Register, Des Moines, Iowa
Should Iowa Pay Millions for Homeschools?
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7539

January 16: New Haven Register, New Haven, Connecticut
Homeschooled Kids Check out Town's Big Rigs
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7540

January 15: The Times of India, Bangalore, India
More Parents Opting For Homeschooling
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7541

January 14: WorldNetDaily.com
Homeschoolers Capture Major Victory
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7542

> Links do not imply endorsement.

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

Are you the parent of a student involved in music? Did you know that
music can both enhance and disrupt the learning process? Join author
and speaker Dr. Ian Hodge on Tuesday, January 26, at 9:00 p.m. (ET),
as he discusses music in relation to home education. He'll talk about
why students drop out of music training, and explore world view issues
relating to music and the Bible. Whether you have a child who loves
music, or a child who seems disinterested or frustrated, bring your
questions and be refreshed by this informative session!

Then, on Wednesday, January 27, at 9:00 p.m. (ET), join classical
education expert and homeschooling mom Kathy Weitz for an @home e-vent
that will help you and your student garner a greater appreciation for
poetry. Whether your child wants to become an author or a statesman,
learn how a comprehensive knowledge of poetry can enhance their
education on a foundational level. Get tips for creative ways to
engage your children in this area of study.

Finally, rounding out the week on Thursday, January 28, at 10:00 a.m.
(ET), HSLDA Senior Counsel Dewitt Black will share everything you need
to know to begin homeschooling in North Carolina. This special,
members-only session will cover everything from the legal requirements
necessary to establish a home study program to the common problems
encountered when homeschooling in North Carolina. Whether you're a new
homeschooler just starting out, or a seasoned veteran, bring your
questions and listen in for an informative session you won't want to
miss!

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=7544 .

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



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without, takes the place of a student's Mom or Dad being present when
their child is confronted by a law enforcement or truancy official.

For more information visit:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1567



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