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3/23/2010 4:12:27 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--U.S. Immigration Opposes Asylum Decision

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Legislative Update

If you live in 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 23, 2010:

1. U.S. Immigration Opposes Asylum Decision
2. FREE DVDs for New HSLDA Members
3. Draconian Home Education Law Moves Forward
4. Update on Byrd Scholarship Eligibility for Homeschoolers
5. South Winneshiek Drops Demand
6. What to Expect in Upcoming National Census
7. Visit Foundation Website for Chance to Win Cookbook!
8. ParentalRights.Org Announces Membership Kit
9. Local Hosts Needed for 2010 National Bible Bee
10. 'Home School Heartbeat': Homeschooling Around The World
11. Next week on HSLDA's @home e-vents...

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1. U.S. Immigration Opposes Asylum Decision

In a deeply disturbing notice, the U.S. Immigration and Customs
Enforcement agency lodged an appeal of Judge Lawrence Burman's grant
of asylum to the Romeike family.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7906


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2. FREE DVDs for New HSLDA Members

For a limited time, when you join HSLDA, you will receive a free DVD
set of Drive Thru History--America! Join for two years and double your
family's learning fun: you'll receive Drive Thru History--Greece and
Rome along with the America set!

Join Now!
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7920


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3. Draconian Home Education Law Moves Forward

The freedom of home educators in the United Kingdom hangs in the
balance, as British parliamentarians deliberate over a potential
upheaval of current home education law.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7907


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4. Update on Byrd Scholarship Eligibility for Homeschoolers

Homeschoolers won a major victory last year when the Byrd Scholarship
was changed to include home-educated students. Unfortunately, many
state departments of education have been slow to incorporate this
change into their policies and procedures.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7908


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5. Iowa: South Winneshiek Drops Demand

A public school district principal readily agreed to correct a
mistaken demand that local homeschoolers take a particular assessment
test.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7909


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6. 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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7. Visit Foundation Website for Chance to Win Cookbook!

The Home School Foundation just finished a complete redesign of their
website. Check it out at http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7910 . Read
testimonies, browse the news page, and explore the many ways God is
using the Foundation to bless homeschoolers all across the world.

As a bonus, the Foundation will be giving away three homeschool
cookbooks, "Family Favorites from the Homeschool Kitchen," to names
drawn from those registered for the Foundation Report Newsletter. So
subscribe and have your friends subscribe for a chance to win!

Read more and subscribe:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7911


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8. ParentalRights.Org Announces Membership Kit

PRO is now providing you with everything you need to help spread the
word about the Parental Rights Amendment and threats to family
liberty.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7912


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9. Local Hosts Needed for 2010 National Bible Bee

Applications are now being accepted from individuals, churches, and
schools interested in supporting the Shelby Kennedy Foundation's 2010
National Bible Bee by hosting one of 500 Local Bible Bees on August
28. These local competitions are used to determine which 300
contestants will qualify for the National Contest in Schaumburg,
Illinois November 11-13, 2010. If you share the Bible Bee's vision
for encouraging parents to disciple their children through in-depth
Bible study, scripture memorization and prayer, consider volunteering
to host a Local Bible Bee Contest in your area.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7913


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10. 'Home School Heartbeat': Homeschooling Around The World

Homeschooling isn't just an American thing! Parents all around the
world are finding homeschooling to be the best choice for their
children--and they're working to forge a trail of freedom for other
homeschoolers in their country. This week on the program, Mike Farris
takes you on a guided tour of the state of homeschooling on every
continent!

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7914


HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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March 23: KnoxNews.com
Homeschool Track Team Builds Bodies, Minds and Spirits
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7921

March 22: The Globe and Mail, Toronto, Canada
German Homeschoolers Seek Asylum in Canada
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7915

March 21: Daily Tribune, Royal Oak, Michigan
Local Company Brings Produce to the Front Porch
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7916

> Links do not imply endorsement.


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

It's been said that the number one reason parents don't homeschool is
their lack of confidence, their fear of failure. Have you ever
personally struggled with this fear in the midst of your homeschooling
journey? Have you wondered how you can measure and achieve homeschool
success?

On Thursday, April 1, 9:00 p.m. (ET), HSLDA President Mike Smith will
share encouraging insights and show you the Bible's clear and decisive
direction regarding this subject in How to Judge Homeschool Success.

Join us to learn how you can conquer the fear of failure and how, when
you get to the end of your homeschool experience, you can measure your
homeschooling success by scriptural standards!

As a special benefit to HSLDA members, your registration fee will be
waived for this e-vent when you enter your membership verification!

Space is limited--sign up now to reserve your "seat"! To register, go
to http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7917 .

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



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