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2/9/2010 12:19:26 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--Defending Freedom Wherever it is Threatened

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Legislative Update

If you live in Illinois, Michigan, Mississippi, Oklahoma, or South
Dakota, 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 February 9, 2010:

1. Defending Freedom Wherever and Whenever it is Threatened
2. Bipartisan Support for Parental Rights
3. Homeschoolers Sought for German-American ePal Program
4. Homeschooling Bill in House of Representatives
5. New Online Academy Helps Prepare Your Teen for College
6. "Home School Heartbeat": Nurturing a Large Family
7. Next week on HSLDA's @home e-vents...


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1. Defending Freedom Wherever and Whenever it is Threatened

The recent victory in the Romeike political asylum case demonstrates
the positive impact HSLDA is having on homeschool freedom around the
world. It also illustrates the effectiveness of our charitable arm,
the Home School Foundation.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7646


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2. Bipartisan Support for Parental Rights

What do Virginia Republicans and Hawaii Democrats have in common?
Sometimes more than Congress realizes, according to the latest from
ParentalRights.org.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7647


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3. Homeschoolers Sought for German-American ePal Program

By joining the ePal program, American homeschoolers can gain a unique
cultural learning experience while exposing German students to the
advantages of home education.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7648


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4. Brazil: Homeschooling Bill in House of Representatives

A bill in the Brazilian congress would authorize homeschooling, but
would subject it to the same controls and oversight as public
education.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7649


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5. New Online Academy Helps Prepare Your Teen for College

Patrick Henry College Preparatory Academy is a distance learning
program for homeschooled high schoolers that offers excellent academic
instruction with a fully integrated Christian worldview. Visit our
website to find out more and sign up for the college preparatory
courses.

Sign up now:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7650


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6. "Home School Heartbeat": Nurturing a Large Family

Academic, social, physical, and emotional development--all are factors
in childrearing. And, with a large family, keeping everybody on track
can be like assembling a jigsaw puzzle in a hurricane! This week,
Marcia Somerville offers insights and encouragement from her own
experience to help you keep all your kids on track in the various
areas of their development!

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7651


HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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February 7: The Record, Albany, New York
Students Learn Design Skills Through LEGO Event
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7652

February 7: Parma Sun Post, Parma, Ohio
Homeschooled Kids Make Valentines at Independence Library
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7653

February 5: The Economist
Why Some Countries Welcome Children being Taught at Home and Others
Don't
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7654

February 4: Jackson Citizen-Patriot, Jackson, Michigan
Homeschoolers Feel Excluded from Jackson Legacy Scholarship Program
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7655

February 3: Reno Gazette-Journal, Reno, Nevada
Homeschooled Students Top Regional Future City Contest
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7656

> Links do not imply endorsement.


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

Just for HSLDA members in Ohio: Don't miss HSLDA Attorney for the
Buckeye State Mike Donnelly on Thursday, February 18, at 8:30 p.m.
(ET) as he presents the information you need to comply with the law
and to be prepared to defend your family in the event of unwelcome
interactions with public authorities.

Mike will discuss Ohio's homeschool regulations and review private
education under Ohio's "08 regulation." Christian Home Educators of
Ohio (CHEO) Acting Chairman Wayne Clark and CHEO Legislative Liaison
Melanie Elsey will join Mike in a discussion about laws, legislation
and issues Ohio homeschoolers should know about.

Don't miss this free members-only event--you will have the opportunity
to interact with Mike, Wayne, or Melanie, to ask questions, and to get
answers. Sign up today--space is limited!

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=7657 .

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



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encouragement and practical help to homeschoolers from a distinctively
Christian perspective.

For more information visit:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1570



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