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7/6/2010 4:14:13 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--Governors Promote National Education Standards

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Legislative Update

If you live in Illinois, Louisiana, Michigan, New Hampshire, Ohio, 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 July 6, 2010:

1. Governors Promote National Education Standards
2. Student Photo Contest Now Accepting Entries
3. Christmas Art & Photo Contest to Bless Widows
4. Attend Council for Statesmanship West
5. New Online Academy Helps Prepare Your Teen for College
6. "Home School Heartbeat": Advanced Placement Courses for
Homeschoolers
7. Next week on HSLDA's @home e-vents...

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1. Governors Promote National Education Standards

Two organizations representing numerous state governors have released
education standards in English and Mathematics. Home School Legal
Defense Association is monitoring the situation to ensure the
standards are not forced upon homeschoolers.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=8623


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2. Student Photo Contest Now Accepting Entries

Homeschool students have until August 1 to submit photos in one of
three age categories--each with its own theme. As always, winning
photos will be posted online and cash prizes awarded.

For contest guidelines and entry form:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=8624


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3. Christmas Art & Photo Contest to Bless Widows

Help create artwork for the Home School Foundation's Christmas cards
that go to widows and single parents who have received assistance from
the Foundation. As in the past few years, HSF is hosting a special
contest which gives homeschool parents and older teens an opportunity
to design the artwork for the greeting card. Submit art or photos in
one of the following categories:

Category 1: Christmas Memories
Category 2: Seasonal Beauty of God's Creation
Category 3: Christ's Birth: The First Christmas

Entries must be emailed to contests@hslda.org by midnight on August 1.

For contest details:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=8625


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4. PHC: Attend Council for Statesmanship West

Please join us at the inspirational Ronald Reagan Presidential Library
in Simi Valley, California, October 28, 2010, to learn more about the
exciting vision of Patrick Henry College. Guests will hear from PHC
Founder Dr. Michael Farris and President Dr. Graham Walker, and will
enjoy a special reception and tour of the historic Reagan Library
Museum.

For details:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=8626


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5. New Online Academy Helps Prepare Your Teen for College

Patrick Henry College Preparatory Academy is a distance learning
program for homeschooled high schoolers that offers excellent academic
instruction with a fully integrated Christian worldview. Visit our
website to find out more and sign up for one of several English, math,
economics or government courses.

Sign up now:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=8627


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6. "Home School Heartbeat": Advanced Placement Courses for
Homeschoolers

Do you have a college-bound high schooler? Are you wondering if
Advanced Placement credit is right for your student? This week on
"Home School Heartbeat," host Mike Farris and his guests discuss what
your student can gain from an AP course and how he or she can study
for a secular exam from a Christian perspective!

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=8628


HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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July 2: Southwest Daily News, Sulphur, Louisiana
Homeschool Athletes Get Green Light
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=8629

June 30: News Sentinel, Knoxville, Tennessee
Alternative Form of Homeschooling Offers Little Structure,
Free-spirited Learning
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=8630

> Links do not imply endorsement.


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

Do you have a child who tends to cover up the truth, habitually tell
tall tales, or often fails to act in a straightforward manner? Join
author, lecturer, father, and experienced biblical family counselor
Lou Priolo for biblical help and hope on Tuesday, July 13, 2010 @ 9:00
P.M. (ET). Whether it's bearing false witness or simple exaggeration,
there is much to say in the Bible about the matter of deception.
Forthright and compassionate, Lou will assist you in identifying your
child's unique style of lying and offer solid biblical solutions to
help him or her both "lay aside falsehood" and become a habitual
"speaker of the truth." Make sure to bring your specific questions for
Lou in the Q&A session at the end of "Helping Children Who Lie."

Think it's time for your college-bound high schooler to study for an
Advanced Placement (AP) exam? How do you determine whether he or she
is ready for the challenge? What's the best way to prepare? HSLDA High
School Coordinators Becky Cooke and Diane Kummer bring you "How to
Navigate the World of Advanced Placement (AP) Courses" to explain the
effects of an AP course on your teen's GPA, the qualities your teen
should possess before he or she is ready to take an AP course, the
options available for taking a course, and more! If you're looking for
insight and direction, join Becky and Diane on Thursday, July 15,
2010, @ 9:00 P.M. (ET) to find the answers to your questions.

Earlier in the week, on Tuesday, July 13, 2010, @ 11:00 A.M. (ET), we
have a free e-vent--this time just for members in the state of
Mississippi! In "State Counsel: Home Instruction in Mississippi,"
HSLDA attorney Dewitt Black will explain the legal requirements for
homeschooling in your state. Join us to ensure that you are up-to-date
on how to successfully navigate relevant state policies and statutes
so that you can homeschool with peace of mind. Prepare to participate,
as Dee will take your specific questions about homeschooling in the
Magnolia State during the Q&A portion of this e-vent.

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=8631 .

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



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