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7/20/2010 4:11:59 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--Homeschool Families v. Social Security Administration

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H S L D A ' s W E E K L Y U P D A T E
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-> How many news articles did you read this morning over your
oatmeal?

We live in a world where concise information presented at the
right time can make a big difference in the outcome of important
legislative efforts. Yet it's tough to keep up with all the
issues that affect you. HSLDA does this for you in the areas that
affect your homeschool. Our emails and website enable you to
take quick, decisive action. Please consider becoming a part of
this team.

More reasons to join HSLDA...
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1923

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Legislative Update

If you live in Illinois, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, 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 20, 2010:

1. Homeschool Families v. Social Security Administration
2. Check out the New HSLDA Store!
3. Parental Rights: Crucial Moment Arriving for Senate Bill
4. Head West with Generation Joshua Summer Camp
5. Home School Foundation: 11-year-old Giving
6. Homeschooling thru High School: August--Last Hurrah!
7. It's Christmas in July (and August too): Save $6 on HSF's Cookbook!
8. Save on Memberships at Online Homeschool Conference
9. Student Photo Contest Deadline Approaching
10. HSF: Art & Photo Contest to Bless Widows
11. "Home School Heartbeat": Special Help for Homeschool Families
12. Next week on HSLDA's @home e-vents...

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School districts get volume discounts. Why not homeschoolers? Check
out great discounts like 14% off and Free S&H for Rosetta Stone; Tell
Me More up to 50%; PowerspeaK12, 25%. Those and more are available at
the link below.

http://www.hslda.org/alink.asp?ID=246

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1. Homeschool Families v. Social Security Administration

Because of our years of involvement with the homeschooling movement,
Home School Legal Defense Association is able to assist our members in
a broad array of related issues, including Social Security and
Department of Veterans Affairs benefits.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=8684


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2. Check out the New HSLDA Store!

HSLDA's online store has a fresh look and new products! Discover the
tremendous member savings on every item, and be sure to visit our
specials page to find limited-time offerings related to our @home
e-vents and "Home School Heartbeat" speakers. Share your experience or
check out other customers' evaluations through our new customer review
feature. Don't forget to check back regularly for changing and
seasonal merchandise!

Browse for bargains:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=8703


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3. Parental Rights: Crucial Moment Arriving for Senate Bill

Right now is a crucial time for Senate Resolution 519, which supports
U.S. sovereignty and opposes the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the
Child. Nine more co-sponsors are needed in the Senate to foil any
attempt by the current leadership to ratify the convention during the
coming lame duck session.

How you can help:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=8685


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4. Head West with Generation Joshua Summer Camp

Now that iGovern East has come and gone, Generation Joshua and HSLDA
invite you to register your teen for an exciting and fun-filled week
at iGovern West. Set in the beautiful Colorado Rockies, iGovern will
teach your teen how our government works and how he can get involved
with like-minded leaders from across the nation. HSLDA members get a
special $100 discount on registration!

Register now!
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=8704


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5. Home School Foundation: 11-year-old Giving

An 11-year-old boy wrote HSF saying, "I would like to help others by
donating to the Home School Foundation."

Read his note:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=8686


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6. Homeschooling thru High School: August--Last Hurrah!

As a new school year is fast approaching, couples may want to set
aside a few hours or an entire weekend to pull away and discuss their
goals and vision for their teens during the high school years. Make
this time as structured as you like or simply spend time praying for
each of your children. A retreat is well worth the effort and will
prepare you for September!

More high school resources:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=8687


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7. It's Christmas in July (and August too): Save $6 on HSF's Cookbook!

Take advantage of the cookbook's biggest discount of the year! From
now through August 31, save $6 on "Family Favorites from the
Homeschool Kitchen." This delightful cookbook contains over 300
easy-to-make yet mouthwatering recipes, all submitted by
homeschoolers. Treat yourself this summer and order yours today, along
with several more for your favorite cooks! Use coupon code
CB-Summer10. Shop online or call 540-338-5600.

This is a limited-time offer and is not valid with any other coupon or
gift certificate. All proceeds from the sale of this cookbook go to
help needy homeschoolers through the Home School Foundation.

Order Now!
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=8688


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8. 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=8689


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9. Student Photo Contest Deadline Approaching

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=8690


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10. HSF: 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=8691


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11. "Home School Heartbeat": Special Help for Homeschool Families

The Home School Foundation is a charitable organization that exists to
serve families struggling through hard times and extreme
circumstances. This week's program highlights the Foundation's Special
Needs Children's Fund, as host Mike Farris and his guests share the
inside scoop on the challenges involved in homeschooling a struggling
learner and how grants from the fund are reducing those challenges!

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=8692


HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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July 19: Gwinnett Daily Post, Gwinnett, Georgia
Homeschooler Wins College Scholarship for Bowling
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=8695

July 19: Athens Banner-Herald, Athens, Georgia
Magill: Athens Woman Taking Time out for Triathlons
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=8696

July 18: Longmont Times-Call, Longmont, Colorado
Adara Pauluhn Ready to Take Aim at Prestigious Golf Tournament
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=8697

July 18: The Washington Times, Washington, D.C.
Homeschool Ban in Sweden Forces Families to Mull Leaving
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=8698

> Links do not imply endorsement.


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

Are you up-to-date on your state's homeschool regulations? After
attending "How to Homeschool in Louisiana,"
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=8699 you will be! HSLDA's contact
attorney for the Pelican State, Thomas J. (Tj) Schmidt, will discuss
the pros and cons of the two options available to homeschooling
parents under Louisiana law as well as recent legislation regarding
home study diplomas on Tuesday, July 27, 2010, @ 3:00 p.m. (ET).

Do you catch your child fibbing, concocting stories, or refusing to
'fess up? "Helping Children who Lie"
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=8700 is for you if you've taught
your children to value truthfulness, but still hear little white lies
or even unbelievable whoppers. Join Lou Priolo, author, lecturer,
father, and experienced biblical family counselor, for help and hope
on Tuesday, July 27, 2010, @ 9:00 p.m. (ET).

So, maybe math isn't your thing? But what if your teen is plunging
headlong into advanced equations, theorems, and functions? "High
School Math: Ready for The Challenge?"
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=8701 brings you advice on how to
successfully teach your student! Dr. Tom Larry, B.S. and Ph.D. in
physics, has over 30 years of experience in applying advanced math
professionally and is the course developer for PHC Prep's AP Calculus.
Learn how to guide your student through math and catch Dr. Larry's
vision for why this subject is critical for Christian young people on
Thursday, July 29, 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=8702 .

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



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