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8/24/2010 4:11:25 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--MATHCOUNTS Reinstates Homeschool Teams for Upcoming Year

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Legislative Update

If you live in Illinois, Massachusetts, or Michigan, 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 August 24, 2010:

1. MATHCOUNTS Reinstates Homeschool Teams for Upcoming Year
2. Homeschoolers Vow to Continue in Face of New Law
3. Homeschooling Disappears in New Legislation on Education
4. Combined Federal Campaign Donations
5. On the Road Again!
6. Raising Leaders for Christ Conference
7. Internet Commercial Video Contest Open to All Ages
8. "Home School Heartbeat": Special Help for Homeschool Families, Part
2
9. Next week on HSLDA's @home e-vents...

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1. MATHCOUNTS Reinstates Homeschool Teams for Upcoming Year

After a productive meeting MATHCOUNTS agreed to grandfather homeschool
teams into this year's competition.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=8947


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2. Sweden: Homeschoolers Vow to Continue in Face of New Law

Homeschoolers in Sweden state they will continue to homeschool this
coming year, with or without government permission.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=8948


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3. Russia: Homeschooling Disappears in New Legislation on Education

Homeschooling freedom is in jeopardy in the Russian Federation. Please
take this opportunity to influence Russian officials in favor of
homeschooling and act on behalf of your fellow homeschoolers overseas.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=8949


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4. Home School Foundation: Combined Federal Campaign Donations

If you are looking for a charity to designate donations for the
Combined Federal Campaign or perhaps know a military or government
family who would be interested, we hope you will consider the Home
School Foundation for the 2009-2010 campaign and even pass the word
along to others. The number of families applying to us for help grows
every year, and it is only through donations from compassionate
homeschooling families that we are able to assist them. The
Foundation's CFC number is 10535.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=8950


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5. Homeschooling Thru High School: On the Road Again!

Any time of year is a great opportunity to travel and to visit
educational or historic sites with your teens. If you are visiting
friends or relatives, be sure to ask them about local events, museums,
art galleries, or other places of interest. You may want to enlist
your teens in the search process by asking them to put together an
itinerary of happenings in the areas you'll be passing through. Many
states have websites listing community events.

Sample Maryland's tourism website:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=8951


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6. Patrick Henry College: Raising Leaders for Christ Conference

Concerned about the direction of our country? Then join us in Sugar
Land, Texas, October 14, for the Raising Leaders for Christ
conference. Keynote speaker Dr. Michael Farris, chancellor of Patrick
Henry College, will share his vision for raising up a generation that
will boldly stand for Christ and for liberty.

For more information and to register:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=8952


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7. Internet Commercial Video Contest Open to All Ages

HSLDA is excited to announce our inaugural commercial video contest!
Entries are being accepted through November 15. The purpose of this
contest is to create a viable commercial for HSLDA. This contest
differs from our student competitions in two main ways. Participation
is open to a wider range of entrants and the prizes are more
significant.

For guidelines and entry form:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=8953


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8. "Home School Heartbeat": Special Help for Homeschool Families, Part
2

Homeschooling is making a difference in the lives of struggling
learners across the states. But what if families no longer have the
resources to meet the unique needs of their children? This week host
Mike Farris is joined by the mother of a struggling learner as well as
an HSLDA special needs coordinator to give a glimpse of how HSLDA and
the Home School Foundation enable families to provide the best
education to their children!

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=8954


HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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August 24: The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, Tennessee
Homeschooling Offers Educational Alternative
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=8955

August 23: WNDU-TV Channel 16, South Bend, Indiana
Family with Seven Children Decides to Homeschool
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=8958

August 22: Frederick News-Post, Frederick, Maryland
Students Go to Head of the Class with Homeschooling
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=8959

August 21: Ottawa Citizen, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
For More Kids, Back to School Means Staying Home
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=8960

August 20: East Valley Tribune, Mesa, Arizona
Groups Organize Field Trips for Homeschooled Children
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=8961

> Links do not imply endorsement.


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

Is the communication in your household becoming more world-centered
instead of Christ-centered? If so, you won't want to miss "A Crash
Course on Biblical Communication"
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=8962 with author, lecturer, father,
and experienced biblical family counselor Lou Priolo! Discover
life-changing biblical insights and learn how to apply them to your
family's communication on Tuesday, August 31, @ 9:00 p.m. (ET).

Interested in Lou Priolo's previous e-vents, including "How to Avoid
Provoking Your Children to Anger"
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=8963 , "Dealing with Disrespect"
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=8964 , and "Helping Children Who
Lie" http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=8965 ? Check out the @home
e-vent archives!

If you are a homeschooling member in New York, don't miss our @home
e-vent just for you! Join HSLDA Attorney Tj Schmidt for "How to
Homeschool in New York." http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=8966 Tj
will address submitting formal documents to comply with the state's
educational regulations, what subjects must be covered in each grade
level, and more. On Wednesday, September 1, @ 3:00 p.m. (ET) you'll
learn all you need to be informed and equipped for your New York-style
home education.

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=8967 .

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



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