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9/28/2010 4:21:48 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--Government Decides When Homeschooling is Okay

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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 September 28, 2010:

1. Government Decides When Homeschooling is Okay
2. Favorable Opinion from Attorney General
3. Raising Leaders for Christ Conference
4. Parental Rights: Ready for Elections 2010
5. Sign up Now for Inspiring Retreat
6. Internet Commercial Video Contest Open to All Ages
7. Follow HSLDA on Facebook
8. "Home School Heartbeat": The Future of America--Generation Joshua
9. Next week on HSLDA's @home e-vents...

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1. New Zealand: Government Decides When Homeschooling is Okay

A recent post on the National Council of Home Educators in New Zealand
website reveals an obvious attempt by the government to decide when
homeschooling should be allowed.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9263


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2. Alabama: Favorable Opinion from Attorney General

A recent opinion by the Alabama attorney general regarding the
compulsory school attendance age for students enrolled in a church
school affects the vast majority of families conducting home
instruction.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9264


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3. PHC: 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, with keynote speaker Dr. Michael Farris, Chancellor of
Patrick Henry College, sharing 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=9265


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4. Parental Rights: Ready for Elections 2010

With just over a month to go before the 2010 elections,
ParentalRights.org is geared up and ready to impact Washington.
Whoever wins whatever seat, all will be lobbied to support the
Parental Rights Amendment.

See which candidates support the amendment:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9279


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5. Reminder: Sign up Now for Inspiring Retreat

Elizabeth Smith invites homeschool moms to attend an exciting
conference designed especially for them. Apologia Live, Standing
Strong 2010 will feature many speakers like Elizabeth who know
firsthand the pitfalls, pressures, joys and blessings of
homeschooling. Others include Rachael Carmen, Zan Tyler, Debra Bell,
Sherri Seligson, and Jeannie Fulbright. Come to Chicago October 8-9
and expect to be encouraged!

For more information and to register:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9266


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6. 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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7. 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=9280


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8. "Home School Heartbeat": The Future of America--Generation Joshua

Do you want your teen to see politics in action and make a difference?
This week, join "Home School Heartbeat" host Mike Farris to get
firsthand accounts of on-the-ground campaigning with Generation
Joshua, and hear from Michele Bachmann about the key role students can
play in elections.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9267


HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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September 28: Centre Daily Times, State College, Pennsylvania
Triplets Carving out Own Identities at P-O
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9268

September 27: Todayshow.com
As Homeschooling Moves to Mainstream, Stigma Fades
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9281

September 27: MyNorthwest.com
The New Face of Homeschool
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9269

September 26: The News & Messenger, Manassas, Virginia
Manassas Girl Wins Special Award at County Fair
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9270

September 26: The Daily Herald, Arlington Heights, Illinois
Volleyball Star Johnson Hopes to School the Big Ten
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9271

September 26: The Clarion-Ledger, Jackson, Mississippi
Schooling at Home on Rise
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9272

September 23: Genesse Country Express, Dansville, New York
Nunda Kids Learn at Home
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9273

September 22: The Washington Post, Washington, D.C.
PBS Kids Give Awards to Young Authors for Writing and Illustrating
Stories
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9274

> Links do not imply endorsement.


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

How do you teach a child who struggles with spelling? Are some
students just bad spellers? On Tuesday, October 5, @ 9:00 p.m. (ET),
Andrew Pudewa offers hope for kids and adults alike who aren't
naturally good at spelling. Sign up for "Spelling and the Brain"
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9275 and learn the most efficient
way to store spelling information in the brain, as well as how-to tips
for teaching spelling. This is an exciting opportunity to learn a bit
more about neurology--and how to help kids spell big words like that,
too!

Is reading a chore for your child and for you as a teacher? What are
some ways you can help your child see reading as a grand adventure?
Join MaryAnn Gaver on Thursday, October 7, @ 9:00 p.m. (ET) to
discover ideas for helping your kids develop confidence and competence
as readers. Join MaryAnn in taking "A Fresh Look at Reading in the
Younger Years" http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9276 and learn how to
instill a love of reading in your children!

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=9277 .

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



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