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2/23/2010 4:39:29 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--Early Education: Head Start to Nowhere?

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Legislative Update

If you live in Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Michigan, Oklahoma or West
Virginia, 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 23, 2010:

1. Early Education: Head Start to Nowhere?
2. Further Legal Action Being Explored in Johansson Case
3. Homeschool Symposiums Coming to Carson City, Las Vegas
4. Support Homeschooling from Generation to Generation
5. Join Elizabeth Smith for Homeschool Moms' Retreat
6. Letter to the Editor: Government Eroding Parental Rights
7. Excellent New Book from "Hank the Cowdog" Author
8. "Home School Heartbeat": Developing Your Child's Work Ethic
9. Next Week on HSLDA's @home e-vents...

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1. Early Education: Head Start to Nowhere?

Home School Legal Defense Association believes that the continuing
growth of the federal government's involvement in education is
threatening local schools and parents who are trying to do what is
best for their children.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7724


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2. Sweden: Further Legal Action Being Explored in Johansson Case

HSLDA and the Alliance Defense Fund are aggressively exploring all
available legal options to ensure that Swedish authorities return
custody of a 7-year-old boy to his homeschooling parents.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7745


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3. Homeschool Symposiums Coming to Carson City, Las Vegas

All current and prospective Nevada homeschoolers are invited to attend
a special event co-hosted by HSLDA and the Nevada Homeschool Network
(NHN). "Remembering the Reason ... Renewing the Vision Homeschool
Symposium" is a one-day event that will be held in Carson City on
March 26 and in Las Vegas on March 27.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7725


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4. Support Homeschooling from Generation to Generation

Just because you have graduated your youngest child doesn't mean you
should stop supporting the ever-growing cause of homeschooling.
Grandparents, "retired" homeschool parents, and even those who have
never homeschooled but wish to stand with families, can still support
the work of HSLDA through the Home School Foundation's Friends of
Homeschooling Fund.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7726


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5. Join Elizabeth Smith for Homeschool Moms' Retreat

Elizabeth Smith, wife of HSLDA President Mike Smith and director of
development for the Home School Foundation, will join other inspiring
speakers at Apologia Live, Standing Strong 2010. This conference for
homeschool moms will be a spiritually refreshing event like no other.
Plan to attend March 12-13 in Baltimore or October 8-9 in Chicago.

Read more and register:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7727


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6. Letter to the Editor: Government Eroding Parental Rights

"Step by step our government has morphed from respecting parents'
rights to dismantling them."

Read the letter:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7736

Help defend parental rights:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7737


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7. Excellent New Book from "Hank the Cowdog" Author

Delight yourself with the new book by John R. Erickson, cowboy author
of the best-selling "Hank the Cowdog" series. Published in partnership
with Patrick Henry College, "Story Craft" details Erickson's road to
self-publishing success through faith, perseverance, and artistic
integrity. This frank, practical guide to the craft of writing applies
to every kind of calling, from running a business to having a family.

Support PHC and get your own copy:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7738


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8. "Home School Heartbeat": Developing Your Child's Work Ethic

Like most parents, you probably want your children to develop an
excellent work ethic and be prepared for success in later life. What
are the practical elements of training them? How do you shape your
child's attitude and not just form skills? This week on the program,
Mike Farris draws on his personal experience to help you teach your
child to work.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7728


HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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February 21: The Washington Post, Washington, D.C.
Muslims Turning to Homeschooling in Increasing Numbers
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7729

February 20: The Express-Times, Nazareth, Pennsylvania
Homeschooling Families Turn out for Educational Fair at Lower Nazareth
Church
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7730

February 19: El Paso Times, El Paso, Texas
Homeschooled Student Wins El Paso Times Spelling Bee
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7731

February 19: The Daily News, Bowling Green, Kentucky
Homeschooled Student Named National Merit Finalist
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7732

February 18: St. Cloud Times, St. Cloud, Minnesota
Homeschooled Youths to Perform Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7735

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9. Next Week on HSLDA's @home e-vents...

Tennessee members won't want to miss HSLDA attorney Dewitt Black on
Wednesday, March 3, at 10:00 a.m. (ET), as he explains what you need
to do to start a successful home instruction program in the Volunteer
State. In this free, members-only e-vent, Dee will clarify what
information must be maintained and reported to public school officials
and will address particular trouble spots in the state. Throughout the
session, you will have the opportunity to interact with Dee to get
answers to your specific questions about homeschooling in Tennessee.

Then, join us on Thursday, March 4, at 3:00 p.m. (ET) as Deputy
Director of HSLDA Federal Relations Jeremiah Lorrig shows how
homeschoolers can smoothly navigate enlistment in the military.
Jeremiah will walk you through the recruitment process, outline the
necessary paperwork and enlistment requirements, shed light on
possible issues that homeschoolers may encounter, and answer your
questions. If your student has ever thought about joining the
military, you'll want to there for this webinar!

There is still space for you to join these e-vents--sign up now to
reserve your "seat"! To register, go to
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7744 .

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



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