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9/8/2010 10:16:44 AM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--Victory over Child Abuse Reporting Legislation

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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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-> Can you call your attorney at 2 a.m. on Sunday morning?

Our members can get in touch with their attorney even after
business hours, when they have a legal emergency. Wouldn't you
like this level of service?

More reasons to join HSLDA...
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1100

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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 31, 2010:

1. Critical Victory over Child Abuse Reporting Legislation
2. Student Video Contest Winners Announced
3. Ambassador Project Renovates Home for Single Mom
4. New HSLDA Toolbar: Stay in Touch, Help Support Homeschooling
5. Internet Commercial Video Contest Open to All Ages
6. "Home School Heartbeat": Story-built Character--An Interview with
Mark Hamby
7. Next week on HSLDA's @home e-vents...


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1. California: Critical Victory over Child Abuse Reporting Legislation

A dangerous provision that would have allowed "hearsay" as grounds for
reporting suspected child abuse has been defeated in the state
Legislature.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9000


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2. Student Video Contest Winners Announced

The results of HSLDA's inaugural student video competition are in!
Students were asked to submit short videos according to a pair of
themes--one per age group. Winners were then selected by an expert
panel and by an online vote.

View the winners:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9001


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3. Home School Foundation: Ambassador Project Renovates Home for
Single Mom

The Home School Foundation's very first ambassador project was this
past weekend! HSF teamed up with Home Educators Association of
Virginia to renovate the home of a single mom on disability. She and
her two young children were extremely blessed by the 30-plus
volunteers who came throughout the day to help with her home. The
volunteers painted, did yard work, fence repairs, a window
replacement, new decor and more!

See pictures:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9002

Learn more about the Ambassador Program:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9003


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4. New HSLDA Toolbar: Stay in Touch, Help Support Homeschooling

We've set up a toolbar that works in Internet browsers and gives you
quick links to HSLDA, our Clicks 4 Homeschooling program,
Homeschooling news, PerX benefits, our Facebook page, and other
important links. If you use the toolbar to search, you'll help raise
funds to support the cause of homeschooling.

To install the toolbar, go here (Windows only):
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9004


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5. 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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6. "Home School Heartbeat": Story-built Character--An Interview with
Mark Hamby

Think back: which books have changed your life? How did they do that?
This week on the program, Mark Hamby, founder and president of
Lamplighter Publishing, joins host Mike Smith to explain how excellent
stories help shape the character of a child--or an adult.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9005


HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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August 29: WRTV Channel 6, Indianapolis, Indiana
Homeschool Athletes Meet on Gridiron
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9006

August 28: The Star-Banner, Ocala, Florida
Home Plus School
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9007

August 27: The News-Press, Fort Myers, Florida
While Others are Back in Their Desks, Homeschoolers Party it up at the
Pool
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9008

August 27: Detroit Free Press, Detroit, Michigan
No Place Like Home for Education
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9009

August 26: The Suburban News, Midland Park, New Jersey
For Some, School Begins at Home
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9010

August 25: The Sun, Cypress, Texas
More Parents are Jumping aboard the Homeschooling Bandwagon
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9011

August 25: Daily Review, Athens, Texas
Owen Headed to Wesleyan
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9012

> Links do not imply endorsement.


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

Attention, all HSLDA members in Vermont--we have a members-only e-vent
just for you! Join HSLDA Staff Attorney Mike Donnelly on Thursday,
September 9, @ 2:00 p.m. (ET) for "How to Homeschool in Vermont."
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9013
Mike will share important information about setting up a home
education program in Vermont and will answer your specific questions.
Find the confidence and legal knowledge you need to start the school
year off right in the Green Mountain State--sign up today!

Looking for advice and encouragement on a specific topic? Check out
our @home e-vent archives http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9014 !
With our newly developed topical search function you can easily find
the exact e-vent you need. So whether you need help organizing your
household, http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9015 evaluating your
children's schoolwork, http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9016 or just
need encouragement, http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9017 our e-vent
archives have something for you.

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=9018 .

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



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