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3/2/2010 5:11:04 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--Vaccine Equity Bill Speeds toward Enactment

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HSLDA's Weekly Update--Vaccine Equity Bill Speeds toward Enactment

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Legislative Update

If you live in Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Michigan, or Oklahoma,
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 March 2, 2010:

1. Vaccine Equity Bill Speeds toward Enactment
2. What to Expect in Upcoming National Census
3. HSLDA is on Facebook!
4. Parental Rights versus Student Privacy
5. North Kingstown's "Registration" Mandate Defeated
6. ParentalRights.org Announces Fundraiser Dinner
7. Plan Now for Upcoming Poetry, Photo Contests
8. 'Home School Heartbeat': Military Families--Homeschooling on the
Move
9. Next week on HSLDA's @home e-vents

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1. Virginia: Vaccine Equity Bill Speeds Toward Enactment

Virginia will soon have a law requiring the state Department of Health
to prepare a vaccination plan for public health emergencies that
treats all children equitably, regardless of how they are educated.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7759


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2. What to Expect in Upcoming National Census

Americans from coast to coast will start receiving U.S. Census forms
this month. If you have concerns about protecting the integrity and
confidentiality of your homeschool while responding to the Census,
you'll want to review HSLDA's online resources and FAQs.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7760


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3. HSLDA is on Facebook!

Be sure to visit HSLDA's Facebook site and become a fan! You'll find
lots of homeschool information, updates, posts, links, discussion
boards, and upcoming events. Help us get to 10,000 fans!

Click here to become a fan:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7779


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4. Parental Rights versus Student Privacy

Last August, a mother in Tennessee was denied access to her son's
community college records unless he first signed a release to grant
permission.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7777


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5. Rhode Island: North Kingstown's "Registration" Mandate Defeated

The work toward reforming the North Kingstown homeschool policy took a
big step forward when the state Commissioner of Education sided with
homeschoolers in regard to registration.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7761


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6. ParentalRights.org Announces Fundraiser Dinner

Keynote speaker John Rosemond and the PRO board will host guests at
George Washington's historic Mount Vernon in April.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7778


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7. Plan Now for Upcoming Poetry, Photo Contests

HSLDA encourages students to start thinking about entries for
additional contests scheduled for later in the year. Poetry contest
entries will be accepted beginning May 1; Photo contest entries may be
submitted beginning July 1.

For contest guidelines and entry forms:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7762


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8. 'Home School Heartbeat': Military Families--Homeschooling on the
Move

Military homeschooling families can face extra challenges in their
educational journey, but homeschooling can also offer you the
flexibility to thrive through moves, deployments, and the demands of
military life. This week on the program, three veteran homeschooling
military parents offer insights into how they've made homeschooling
work in their families.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7763

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

Have you ever wished you could tap into the knowledge of a parent who
has 35 years of homeschooling experience? On Tuesday, March 9, at 9:00
p.m. (ET), you can! Join HSLDA Chairman Mike Farris as he shares the
wisdom he's gained over the years. Mike and Vickie Farris were married
in September of 1971 and began their journey as parents in 1975. In
this e-vent, Mike will be talking specifically about how and why his
philosophy of parenting has changed with time. Join him to hear more
and ask questions of a veteran homeschooling father and leader!

Then, on Wednesday, March 10, at 9:00 p.m. (ET),join HSLDA attorney
Mike Donnelly for his thoughts on time management and prioritization
from his experiences as a father of six, army officer, entrepreneur,
and company executive. You'll be encouraged and inspired to continue
on your unique journey as a father.

Today's father has limited hours to look after numerous
concerns--including his family, work, and ministry. To manage an
increasingly busy schedule, you've got to answer several big
questions, such as "How can we fathers most effectively invest our
time?" "Where can we invest it for eternal value?"

If you are a Virginia member, you won't want to miss our next e-vent
with HSLDA attorney Scott Woodruff on Thursday, March 11, at 3:00 p.m.
(ET). Scott will be showing you how to successfully navigate
state-specific policies and statutes that can affect home educators in
the Old Dominion. Don't miss this chance to ask Scott specific
questions regarding home education in Virginia during this e-vent's
Q&A session!
There is still space for you to join these e-vents--sign up now to
reserve your "seat"! http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7744

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


HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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March 2: Suburban Journals, St. Louis, Missouri
Homeschooling expanding beyond kitchen table
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7776

February 28: The New York Times
Judge Grants Asylum to German Home Schoolers
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7775

February 26: Time
Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor, Your Huddled Masses Yearning to
Homeschool
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7764

February 26: The Northwestern, Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Local Homeschoolers Present a Spicy Tale of Adventure in Far off
Persia
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7765

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