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4/6/2010 4:40:29 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--Judge Upholds Family's Right to Day in Court

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Legislative Update

If you live in Georgia, Illinois, Michigan, Oklahoma or New York,
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 April 6, 2010:

1. Judge Upholds Family's Right to Day in Court
2. Help Us Help Persecuted Homeschoolers
3. Threatening Truancy Officer Backs Off after Contact from HSLDA
4. Governor Signs Scholarship Equity Bill
5. FREE DVDs/Discounts for New HSLDA Members
6. National Bible Bee Host Applications Accepted Through April 23
7. Now Available: Chris Klicka's Journal of Strength
8. Home School Foundation: Helping Families when Emergencies Arise
9. "Home School Heartbeat": Assessing Your Struggling Learner
10. Next Week on HSLDA's @home e-vents...

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1. Arizona: Judge Upholds Family's Right to Day in Court

A lawsuit against social workers will now move forward after a judge
ruled a jury must determine whether the investigators forced their way
into a homeschooling family's home.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=8000


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2. Help Us Help Persecuted Homeschoolers

The strength of our movement is the willingness of homeschoolers to
look beyond our own borders to help persecuted brothers and
sisters--for their own good and ours. In light of this fact, Home
School Legal Defense Association is seeking volunteers to host or
support persecuted homeschool families.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=8001


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3. Vermont: Threatening Truancy Officer Backs Off after Contact from
HSLDA

HSLDA intervened when a truancy officer threatened a new homeschooling
family with a $1,000 fine.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=8002


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4. South Dakota: Governor Signs Scholarship Equity Bill

Legislation recently signed into law finally opens up a state
scholarship program to homeschoolers--but not without some perplexing
demands.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=8003


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5. FREE DVDs/Discounts for New HSLDA Members

For a limited time, when you join HSLDA for one year, you will receive
a $5 discount! Join for two years and receive the Drive Thru
History--America DVD and workbook along with the 2-DVD set Drive Thru
History--Greece and Rome!

Join Now!
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=8004


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6. National Bible Bee Host Applications Accepted Through April 23

The National Bible Bee, sponsored by The Shelby Kennedy Foundation, is
accepting host applications from people who share SKF's passion for
family discipleship through in-depth study of the Word of God,
Scripture memorization and prayer. Hosts plan, organize and conduct
family-centered activities throughout the summer that culminate in
Local Bible Bee contests held throughout the nation August 28, 2010.
Curriculum and study materials are provided by the Bible Bee
Headquarters. There are many revised and new features for 2010,
including a Family Discipleship Convention to be held during the
National Contest near Chicago November 11-13.

Learn more and apply:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=8005


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7. Now Available: Chris Klicka's Journal of Strength

The late HSLDA Senior Counsel Christopher J. Klicka faced many
challenges in his life, including a 15-year battle with multiple
sclerosis. This beautifully bound volume collects notes from Chris's
journals describing the struggles, adventures, and blessings of the
final years and days of his life. His secret to facing his challenges?
The message in this devotional book is simple: "God can sustain you
through anything!"

Read more and order:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=8006


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8. Home School Foundation: Helping Families when Emergencies Arise

Homeschool families facing emergencies do not have to face those
situations alone. Whether a family is facing a medical emergency,
house fire, natural disaster, or sudden loss of a job, the Home School
Foundation stands ready to help them continue their homeschool
journey.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=8007


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9. "Home School Heartbeat": Assessing Your Struggling Learner

Special Needs Coordinator Faith Berens joins Mike Farris on the
program this week to discuss why regular assessments can be an asset
as you teach your struggling learner! She explains how to use testing
to track progress, different methods of assessment, and accommodating
your student in test-taking.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=8008


HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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April 5: The Free Lance-Star, Fredericksburg, Virginia
Tourney Draws Nearly 170 Homeschoolers
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=8009

April 3: The Wenatchee World, Wenatchee, Washington
Home is School for the Marion Family
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=8010

March 30: University Press, Boca Raton, Florida
Golfer Credits Homeschooling for Success on the Course
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=8011

March 30: Fairfax Times, Fairfax, Virginia
Homeschooling Numbers on the Rise in Fairfax County
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=8012

> Links do not imply endorsement.


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

Coming up next week, we have two webinars with nationwide appeal and
one special e-vent just for Californians!

Did you have a chance to register for How to Judge Homeschool Success
before it filled up? If not, we have good news! Due to the extreme
popularity of this e-vent, we have opened registration to an unlimited
number of attendees and moved the e-vent to Wednesday, April 14, @
9:00 p.m. (ET).

During this free and very encouraging session, HSLDA President Mike
Smith shares 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.

Speaking of homeschool success, as you are planning your homeschool
program, do you ever think about your educational philosophy? Or do
you wonder what an educational philosophy is? According to veteran
homeschool parents and leaders Chuck and Pam Geib, your educational
philosophy is the long-term goal underlying your homeschool program.
On Thursday, April 15, @ 9:00 p.m. (ET), the Geibs' will show you How
to Develop Your Educational Philosophy. They will explain how it is
the foundation of why you home educate and the filter you use when
selecting teaching methods, curriculum, and yearly goals. Don't miss
this chance to hear the Geibs' share their educational philosophy and
help you formulate your own!

Earlier in the week, on Tuesday, April 13, @ 9:00 p.m. (ET), HSLDA of
Counsel for California Mary E. Schofield will answer questions
regarding Work Permits for Teens, such as: Is it legal for your
children to assist you in your family business? How do you help your
young teen who wants to start earning money for college, a mission
trip, or a car? Mary will answer these questions and more while
detailing the positive changes recently made to the Golden State's
work permits, the legislative history behind these changes, and how
they apply to homeschoolers. Be sure to bring your specific questions
to this exclusive session for California members!

Don't miss these exciting e-vents! Sign up now to reserve your "seat"!
To register, go to http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=8013 .

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



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