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5/4/2010 4:17:51 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--School District Exceeds Authority

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Legislative Update

If you live in Illinois, Michigan, Louisiana, New Hampshire 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 May 4, 2010:

1. School District Exceeds Authority
2. Philadelphia Demands More Testing
3. Romanian Homeschoolers Seek Good Law
4. HSLDA Wants to Hear From You
5. ParentalRights.org Auction Enters Final Week
6. Patrick Henry College Teen Camp Registration Opens
7. Poetry Contest Now Accepting Entries
8. Foundation's PHC Scholarship Fund Accepting Applications
9. National Bible Bee: Host and Contestant Registration Continues
10. Call for Parent to Parent Submissions from Dads!
11. "Home School Heartbeat": Special Mother's Day Program
12. Next week on HSLDA's @home e-vents...

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1. Connecticut: School District Exceeds Authority

Home School Legal Defense Association assisted a member family who was
wrongfully asked "to continue to apply for permission to home school."


Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=8213


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2. Pennsylvania: Philadelphia Demands More Testing

When yet another school district attempted to impose additional
standardized testing on homeschool students, HSLDA was able to resolve
the matter favorably.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=8214


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3. Romanian Homeschoolers Seek Good Law

A growing network of Romanian homeschoolers is lobbying parliament to
formally recognize the right of parents to educate their children at
home.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=8215


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4. HSLDA Wants to Hear From You

We are conducting a survey to better understand the composition and
needs of our audience. Would you give us 10 minutes of your time? If
you do, you'll get a review of the benefits and services we offer.

Take the survey:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=8216


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5. ParentalRights.org Auction Enters Final Week

With gratitude to HSLDA friends for their support of the Ambassador
Dinner on April 20, ParentalRights.org extends this invitation to the
final week of its online auction. Great deals on some surprising
items, with proceeds to benefit efforts to pass the Parental Rights
Amendment, end at 6 p.m. Monday, May 10. Use the log-in
"parentalrightsorg" and auction password: "amendment".

Browse the auction:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=8217


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6. Patrick Henry College Teen Camp Registration Opens

Hundreds of high schoolers attend Patrick Henry College teen camps
every summer, and several new camps will expand the college's
repertoire in exciting ways. This summer's round-up of camps include:
strategic intelligence, mock trial, leadership and vocation, moot
court, history, drama, Shakespeare, debate and art. Learn more at
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=8130

To register:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=8218


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7. Poetry Contest Now Accepting Entries

HSLDA's student poetry contest is accepting entries through June 1.
Poems must be composed in one of three forms as specified by age
groups. Winning entries will be posted online, and cash prizes will be
awarded.

For guidelines and entry forms:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=8219


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8. Foundation's PHC Scholarship Fund Accepting Applications

The deadline for students who wish to apply for the Home School
Foundation's 2010 scholarship to Patrick Henry College is May 14. The
scholarship is available to freshmen students attending PHC on-campus,
full-time, who are part of an HSLDA member family, have a high school
record of outstanding academic achievement and community service and
need financial assistance.

Read more and apply:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7826


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9. National Bible Bee: Host and Contestant Registration Continues

National Bible Bee contestant enrollment will continue through June
30. There are plenty of exciting changes for 2010, including Bible
Bee "Family Boxes" which contain Bibles, age-appropriate study
materials, Bible memorization cards, parent guidebooks, and much
more...everything needed to prepare for this Bible knowledge and
memorization competition, all covered by an economical $25 enrollment
fee per child.

Learn more and register:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=8220


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10. Call for Parent to Parent Submissions from Dads!

Have you ever had an inspiring thought, an ingenious shortcut, or an
"Aha! moment" that you wished you could share with other
homeschoolers? Well, now you can! The Home School Court Report's
Parent to Parent column provides opportunities for homeschooling
parents to relay teaching tips, encouragement and advice.

Dads, let's hear from you in our September/October 2010 issue! What
advice would you give to a father who is new to homeschooling? Send us
your advice in 150 words or less. Submissions may be edited for space.
Mail submissions to:

HSLDA
Attn: Parent to Parent
P.O. Box 3000
Purcellville, VA 20134

Or email us, including "Parent to Parent" in the subject line, at
ComDept@hslda.org.

Please include your name and address.
Submission deadline is 6/15/10.


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11. "Home School Heartbeat": Special Mother's Day Program

Each stage of motherhood has certain joys--but whatever stage you're
in, you could probably use a reminder of how important and precious
your role as a mom truly is. This week, five mothers at various stages
of life join HSLDA President Mike Smith to celebrate their own
favorite aspects of being a mom, on this special Mother's Day program.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=8221


HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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May 1: Olean Times Herald, Olean, New York
Farmersville Teen Wins Law Day Essay Contest
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=8222

April 30: WorldNetDaily.com
Cavalry Arrives for Beleaguered Homeschool Family
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=8223

April 30: Post-Tribune, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Library Displays Creative Works by Homeschool Students
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=8224

April 29: Foster's Daily Democrat, Dover, New Hampshire
Homeschoolers Tackle Shakespeare Classic
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=8225

April 28: Examiner.com
Emily Post Would be Proud, Homeschooling Manners Alive and Well
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=8226

April 28: Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Illinois
Homeschooled Teens Get Prom of Their Own
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=8227

April 28: The Tennessean, Nashville, Tennessee
Homeschool Notes: Band Holding Camp for New Members
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=8228

> Links do not imply endorsement.

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

Lasting dreams and aspirations for the future don't come in a
textbook--they come from an education that cultivates a servant heart
for others. On Tuesday, May 11, @ 9:00 p.m. (ET), homeschooling mother
and veteran volunteer Billie Jo Youmans explores the benefits of
"Growing Hearts & Minds through Service Learning." Billie Jo shares
spiritual and academic considerations as you implement this approach
in your homeschool, helping you discover how your students can achieve
learning objectives, acquire core skills, and enhance their
educational portfolio through service learning!

Have you ever had a war break out in the middle of history or had a
math lesson last three hours? If you have boys in the house, you
probably have! Join Hal and Melanie Young on Thursday, May 13, @ 9:00
p.m. (ET) for "Ballistic Homeschooling: Teaching and Appreciating
Boys," a time of encouragement and inspiration as you face the
challenges and blessings that come with teaching boys. Come hear the
Youngs, who have taught six boys at one time (from kindergarten
through 12th grade), share how to turn wiggle worms into scholars!

On Tuesday next week, we have a free, exclusive e-vent for our
members! Join HSLDA attorney Dewitt (Dee) Black on Tuesday, May 11, @
11:00 a.m. (ET) for "Home Instruction in North Dakota." Dee will
clarify information that must be maintained and reported to public
school officials, and will address particular trouble spots in your
home state. Throughout the session, you will have the opportunity to
ask Dee questions specific to homeschooling in North Dakota, so come
prepared with your questions!

You won't want to miss these exciting e-vents! Sign up now to reserve
your "seat"! To register, go to http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=8229
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If you have any questions, please contact the @home e-vent team at
webinars@hslda.org .




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