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10/5/2010 4:20:43 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--School Districts Requiring Registration

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something to be said for attention to detail and recognition of
accomplishments. Watch the media and you'll soon see that not
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HSLDA works hard to shed light on the good work of home educators
so it's obvious that we don't need someone "making-over" our
homeschools. Join HSLDA and help us show the world that we're fine
as we are . . . thank you!

More reasons to join HSLDA...
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1943

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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 October 5, 2010:

1. School Districts Requiring Registration
2. Homeschoolers Leave Country under Pressure and Protest
3. Legislation Needed in 2011
4. Public School Demands Exceed State Law
5. Help Preserve America's Future
6. Parental Rights: Blitz the Candidates
7. Warm up Those Chilly Autumn Days!
8. Teacher Appreciation Days for Homeschoolers at Borders
9. Internet Commercial Video Contest Open to All Ages
10. "Home School Heartbeat": Telling the Whole Story
11. Next week on HSLDA's @home e-vents...

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1. Pennsylvania: School Districts Requiring Registration

Recently Home School Legal Defense Association advocated on behalf of
several homeschooling families who were asked to register their
children as though they were public school students.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9341


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2. Sweden: Homeschoolers Leave Country under Pressure and Protest

Yet another Swedish family has encountered great difficulty
homeschooling their children, and this time the family has had enough.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9342


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3. North Dakota: Legislation Needed in 2011

Unless the North Dakota Legislative Assembly repeals the expiration
date on favorable changes to the homeschool law made in 2009, home
educators will once again find themselves saddled with more
unnecessary and unreasonable state oversight.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9343


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4. Georgia: Public School Demands Exceed State Law

HSLDA successfully intervened on behalf of member families when public
school officials asked for more information than is authorized by law.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9344


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5. Generation Joshua: Help Preserve America's Future

Generation Joshua is assembling teams of adult and student volunteers
to campaign in the final four days of crucial congressional races
around the country. GenJ members participate for free--all you need to
bring is a willingness to shape the future of our nation. Registration
deadline is October 15.

Sign up today!
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9361


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6. Parental Rights: Blitz the Candidates

Today, ParentalRights.org is launching its biggest phone blitz yet,
urging all U.S. House candidates (including incumbents) to pledge
support for the Parental Rights Amendment. The hope is that efforts
during the current election campaign will pay off when the next
Congress convenes.

Call your candidate!
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9355


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7. Warm up those Chilly Autumn Days!

Whether it's Aunt Margie's Chili, a slice of Tennessee Spice Cake, or
our unusual French Oven Doughnuts, "Family Favorites from the
Homeschool Kitchen" provides the perfect dishes to warm up your fall.
During October only, receive a free recipe and up to $4 off! This is a
limited-time offer and is not valid with any other coupon or gift
certificate. All profits 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=9345


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8. Teacher Appreciation Days for Homeschoolers at Borders

From Wednesday, October 6 through Sunday, October 10, homeschool moms,
dads and other teachers can save 25% off the list price on most items
at Borders bookstores around the country (discount available in-store
only). Be sure to take your HSLDA Membership/Teacher ID card with you
as proof of your educator status. For further details on how to
receive the savings, visit Borders' website.

Read more about it:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9356


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9. 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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10. "Home School Heartbeat": Telling the Whole Story

Did you know that without the courage of a slave named James, America
could have lost the Revolutionary War? This week on "Home School
Heartbeat," Mike Smith speaks with Wanda Gibert about one of the great
blind spots in American history, and how to present African American
history to your children.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9346


HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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October 5: Grand Rapids Press, Grand Rapids, Michigan
17-year-old Filmmaker Dives Deep into Documenting ArtPrize
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9347

October 2: The Register-Mail, Galesburg, Illinois
Woman Says Her Homeschooled Children Have Less Stress and Peer
Pressure
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9348

October 1: Todayshow.com
For Some, the World is a Classroom
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9349

September 30: Bedford Bulletin, Bedford, New Hampshire
Homeschool Numbers Steadily Rising
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9350

September 29: Todayshow.com
Homeschooling Parents Turn to Blogs, Facebook for Help
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9351

> Links do not imply endorsement.


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

"Family Questions on Your Mind? Ask Lou Priolo!"
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9352 Lou Priolo, father, speaker,
biblical counselor, and author of several books, brings his expertise
to your relational challenges in this Q&A e-vent on Thursday, October
14 @ 9:00 p.m. (ET). Lou will address your specific, anonymous
questions submitted ahead of time and during the live session*. This
is your chance to gain a greater understanding of the family
relationships that surround you and discover how to relate in a way
that pleases God!

*To ask your question ahead of time and hear the answer on the e-vent,
send an email to athome@hslda.org containing your clear, concise
question. Be sure to include "Lou Priolo Q&A" in the subject line.

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=9354 .

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




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