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7/13/2010 4:19:05 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--Kagan Confirms Support for International Law

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Legislative Update

If you live in Illinois, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, 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 July 13, 2010:

1. Elena Kagan Confirms Her Support for International Law
2. New Education Law Makes Homeschooling Illegal
3. Homeschool Families' Homes Raided
4. Save on Memberships at Online Homeschool Conference
5. Follow HSLDA on Facebook
6. Single Parents' Fund Congratulates Graduates
7. Student Photo Contest Now Accepting Entries
8. Art & Photo Contest to Bless Widows
9. "Home School Heartbeat": Teach Your Children to Bless
10. Next week on HSLDA's @home e-vents...

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1. Elena Kagan Confirms Her Support for International Law

Home School Legal Defense Association urges our members and
homeschoolers nationwide to call their two U.S. senators and express
their opinions on the nomination of Elena Kagan for Supreme Court.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=8655


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2. Sweden: New Education Law Makes Homeschooling Illegal

Persecuted Swedish homeschoolers now face greater difficulty after the
passing of a new education law that further restricts homeschooling.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=8656


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3. Botswana: Homeschool Families' Homes Raided

Several families are appealing a judge's ruling--which was backed by
police action--that they register their children in government
schools.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=8657


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4. Save on Memberships at Online Homeschool Conference

Missed the chance to attend a homeschool conference in person? Then
consider taking advantage of this unique opportunity--the online Heart
of the Matter (HOTM) Conference to be presented live August 9-13. As a
2010 sponsor, HSLDA is offering our special conference discounts ($10
off a one-year membership, $25 off a two-year membership, $100 off a
lifetime membership) to all Heart of the Matter Conference attendees!

Please note that these offers are only valid for Heart of the Matter
attendees. Links to access the discounted membership prices will be
included in the Swag Bag sent to every attendee.

Register now!
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=8658


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5. Follow HSLDA on Facebook

Join thousands of other fans as they receive up-to-date homeschooling
news on Facebook.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=8659


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6. Home School Foundation: Single Parents' Fund Congratulates
Graduates

At a time of year when graduation announcements are abundant, the Home
School Foundation was blessed to receive one from Austin G., the son
of one of the widows the Foundation helped in past years. "Thank you
from the bottom of my heart for your part in Austin's education!" his
mother Andrea wrote the Foundation. "The money you have provided the
last several years allowed him to get a great schooling. Your fruit
will be seen in his life, I know!"

Read the rest of the story:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=8660


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7. Student Photo Contest Now Accepting Entries

Homeschool students have until August 1 to submit photos in one of
three age groups--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=8661


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8. Home School Foundation: Art & Photo Contest to Bless Widows

Help create the 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=8662


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9. "Home School Heartbeat": Teach Your Children to Bless

"You're SO smart!" Do you ever catch your children saying one thing
but projecting an entirely different message with their tone of voice?
This week on the program, Rachael Carman joins host Mike Smith to give
you practical steps to encourage your children to consider the
language they use and to speak with words that uplift! Learn how to
use "bless" as an acrostic to teach your children godly speech.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=8663


HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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July 12: The Post-Journal, Jamestown, New York
Sugar Grove 12-Year-Old Attends Jeopardy! Casting Call
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=8664

July 12: Sonoran News, Cave Creek, Arizona
Homeschooling: Rising Statistics
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=8665

July 8: LifeSiteNews.com
Sweden Tightens Legal Noose on Homeschooling
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=8666

> Links do not imply endorsement.


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

Is name calling a common occurrence in your household? Do your
children injure each other with selfish, rude, or ugly words? If
you're looking to turn hurtful teasing into words of blessing, join
author, speaker, and homeschool mom Rachael Carman on Tuesday, July
20, 2010, @ 9:00 p.m. (ET) for easy-to-remember ideas that will
cultivate kindness in your home. In "Teach Your Kids to BLESS,"
Rachael will explain how to creatively apply "BLESS" as an acrostic to
teach your children godly speech. Bring your questions for the Q&A
session following the presentation for specific advice on how to draw
out love and respect in your children!

How can your high school student get a jump start on earning college
credit while still learning from a Christian perspective? Are you
considering Advanced Placement (AP) credit but are unsure how a
secular exam fits with a biblical education? Join author, former
cultural editor of WORLD magazine, professor, and Provost of Patrick
Henry College Dr. Gene Edward Veith for "College Credit, Worldview,
and Your Teen: Prepare for College Success" to gain insight on the
subjects of worldview and college preparation. On Wednesday, July 21,
2010, @ 9:00 p.m. (ET) Dr. Veith will share why the issue of worldview
is critical to your teen's intellectual and spiritual growth and how
to include biblical truth in AP exam preparation.

Do you desire to follow the Great Commission as a family but don't
know where to begin? Whether you're a household of three or 13, join
Bernie and Linda Beall for "Family Missions at Home and Abroad" to
learn practical ideas that will enable your entire family to serve
together. Founders of Great Commission Families and parents of four
children, Bernie and Linda have put these ideas and principles to use
within their family--in their Maryland hometown, up and down the East
Coast, and overseas--and will show you how to move toward greater
involvement in family missions by beginning with discipleship at home.
If you want God to transform and direct your family as you reach out
to the people God has called you to serve, join the Bealls on
Thursday, July 22, 2010, @ 9:00 p.m. (ET).

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=8667 .

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



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