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5/11/2010 4:53:04 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--Resolution Supports Early Education Programs

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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 11, 2010:

1. Resolution Supports Early Education Programs
2. Homeschool Leaders Go To Washington
3. Homeschool Requirements Corrected on Scholarship Form
4. Free DVDs/Discounts for New HSLDA Members
5. Committee Meeting Rescheduled--Contact on Behalf of Johanssons
6. Threatening Legislation Dead
7. Bills Affecting Homeschoolers Die
8. Video Contest Added to Student Competitions
9. Translators Needed to Help German Homeschoolers
10. "Family Favorites from the Homeschool Kitchen" Wedding Special
11. HSLDA Wants to Hear From You
12. Poetry Contest Now Accepting Entries
13. Last Chance to Apply for Foundation's PHC Scholarship
14. GenJ Camp Registration Closes in Four Weeks
15. "Home School Heartbeat": Reaching the Angry Heart
16. Next week on HSLDA's @home e-vents...

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1. Colorado: Resolution Supports Early Education Programs

Home School Legal Defense Association opposes a recent state
government resolution calling for more early education programs in
public schools. These programs erode parental rights and fail to
produce lasting academic gains.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=8269


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2. Homeschool Leaders Go To Washington

Eighty-three homeschool leaders from 37 states and Puerto Rico
recently spent three days in the Washington, D.C. area lobbying
members of Congress.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=8270


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3. Nevada: Homeschool Requirements Corrected on Scholarship Form

Thanks to Nevada Homeschool Network's hard work, the application
requirements for homeschoolers in the Nevada Millennium Scholarship is
now accurate.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=8271


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4. 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! You must use this link to join:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=8272 . Get the same deal when you
renew your membership here http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=8273 and
use coupon RENEW510.


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5. Committee Meeting Rescheduled--Contact on Behalf of Johanssons

The meeting of the Social Service Committee to discuss Dominic
Johansson's return to his parents has been rescheduled for Wednesday,
May 12 after the original meeting was canceled.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=8274


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6. Mississippi: Threatening Legislation Dead

Three bad bills in the Mississippi Legislature being tracked by HSLDA
died during the 2010 session.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=8275


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7. Alaska: Bills Affecting Homeschoolers Die

All bills in the Alaska Legislature being tracked by HSLDA died at the
end of the 2010 session. Some of these bills, however, may be revived
in 2011.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=8276


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8. Video Contest Added to Student Competitions

In keeping with the rise of the digital era, HSLDA has launched a new
contest aimed at inspiring students to learn and develop the skills of
video creation and production. Submissions will be accepted beginning
June 1.

For guidelines and entry form:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=8277


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9. Translators Needed to Help German Homeschoolers

HSLDA won a tremendous victory when the Romeikes, a German
homeschooling family, were recently granted political asylum in the
United States. Yet homeschoolers in Germany continue to face intense
pressure and even persecution. HSLDA is committed to advocating on
behalf of these families. If you are competent to translate German
court and legal documents into English, we could use your help.

Please email your interest (including name and phone number) to:
international@hslda.org.


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10. "Family Favorites from the Homeschool Kitchen" Wedding Special

Is your calendar filling up with bridal showers and weddings? Check
off all the brides on your gift list with a cookbook that belongs in
any newlywed's kitchen! From now until June 30, order our Wedding
Package containing three copies of "Family Favorites from the
Homeschool Kitchen" and save $5 per book. Each additional cookbook
added to your order will also be $5 off. This delightful cookbook
contains over 300 easy-to-make, inexpensive recipes in an attractive,
lay-flat design. Practical cooking tips and insights from
homeschooling families are featured in colorful sidebars. All proceeds
go to help needy families through the Home School Foundation.

Order now!
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=8278


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11. HSLDA Wants to Hear From You

Please consider completing our 10 minute survey. By taking the survey
you'll be helping HSLDA better understand the needs of our members,
and the wider homeschool community, as well as reviewing HSLDA's
existing benefits and services.

Take the survey:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=8279


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12. 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=8280


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13. Last Chance to Apply for Foundation's PHC Scholarship

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=8281


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14. GenJ Camp Registration Closes in Four Weeks

Generation Joshua's iGovern Summer Leadership Camp registration closes
on June 15. We have added more speakers including Rep. Mike Pence
(Ind.) and Rep. Michele Bachmann (Minn.).

View full list of confirmed speakers:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=8282
Learn more and register: http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=8283


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15. "Home School Heartbeat": Reaching the Angry Heart

Do you have a child who struggles with anger? This week on the
program, counselor Lou Priolo examines the causes of habitual anger
and sheds light on how you can help your child get to the bottom of
his or her anger problems and deal with the heart issues. Join Lou and
host Mike Smith for practical parenting wisdom.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=8284


HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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May 11: Southwest Daily News, Sulphur, Louisiana
Area Homeschooled Christian Athletes Recognized in Banquet
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=8285

May 8: Omaha World-Herald, Omaha, Nebraska
Homeschooled Perform "Les Miserables"
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=8286

May 7: St. Petersburg Times, St. Petersburg, Florida
Cambridge Christian's Derek Self Shines on the Mound
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=8287

May 6: KIMA-TV, Yakima, Washington
More Parents Choosing Homeschooling
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=8288

May 5: CBS TV-11, Arlington, Texas
Ambitious Teen Runs For Arlington Council Seat
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=8289

May 5: The Burlington Free Press, Burlington, Vermont
Vermont Homeschoolers Explore Science
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=8290

> Links do not imply endorsement.


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

Teaching writing can be full of pitfalls and frustrations for both
students and teachers. How much help is too much? Is the assignment
clear enough? How can you be sure you are giving a fair grade? On
Tuesday, May 18, at 9:00 p.m. (ET), author, teacher, and homeschooling
father Andrew Pudewa addresses the "Four Deadly Errors of Teaching
Writing." By learning to avoid Overcorrecting, Holding Back Help,
Unclear Assignments, and Over Expectation, you'll be able to give your
students the best writing experience possible!

Does your child struggle to control his anger? Do you struggle with
knowing exactly how to help him? By understanding your child's
emotions at a deeper level, you can be sure that you are part of the
solution and not contributing to the problem! Get a grip on anger with
author, lecturer, biblical counselor, and father Lou Priolo on
Wednesday, May 19, @ 9:00 p.m. (ET). Lou will explain "How to Avoid
Provoking Your Children to Anger" and equip you as a parent with
encouragement, knowledge, and hope to help your child conquer his
anger.

Maybe you're considering homeschooling, but you have some big
concerns. Am I really qualified to teach my children everything? And
what will we do about socialization? If you have questions, join
homeschooling father and president of Apologia Ministries Davis Carman
for "Give Me One Good Reason to Homeschool" on Thursday, May 20, @
9:00 p.m. (ET). Davis will share the moral, academic, and practical
reasons to homeschool, and will help dispel common homeschool myths.

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=8291
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If you have any questions, please contact the @home e-vent team at
webinars@hslda.org.



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