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10/19/2010 4:28:21 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--Homeschoolers Want Partnership, not Confrontation

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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.

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http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1923

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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 19, 2010:

1. Homeschoolers Want Partnership, not Confrontation
2. Student Essay Contest Accepting Entries
3. Regional Conference Features Mike Farris
4. Patrick Henry College Journalism Scholarship
5. Internet Commercial Video Contest Deadline Approaching
6. "Home School Heartbeat": Making Siblings Friends
7. Headline Mischaracterized Pastor's Position on Homeschooling
8. Next week on HSLDA's @home e-vents...

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1. Finland: Homeschoolers Want Partnership, not Confrontation

Suomen kotiopettajat, the Finnish Home Educators Association, is
working to improve the atmosphere for homeschooling in Finland.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9467


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2. Student Essay Contest Accepting Entries

Have you ever thought about inventing something? Or how to define the
"American Dream?" Ever felt that Ebenezer Scrooge wasn't such a bad
guy after all? If so, submit your ideas in essay form. You'll earn the
chance to win prizes in one of three age groups. Submission deadline
is November 1.

For guidelines and entry form:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9384

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3. Regional Conference Features Mike Farris

Don't miss your chance to gain insight from one of homeschooling's
foremost advocates at the Encouragement and Vision for Building a
Family Legacy conference. Michael Farris, chairman of HSLDA,
chancellor of Patrick Henry College and veteran homeschooling father,
will deliver several seminars at the event, to be held November 5-6 at
Seacoast Church in Mount Pleasant, S.C.

For more information and to register:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9468


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4. Patrick Henry College Journalism Scholarship

Do you consider yourself a talented young journalist? Then be sure to
apply for a Patrick Henry College, four-year Samuel Adams Scholarship
for Journalism. This year's application deadline is December 1, 2010.

For more information or to apply:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9469


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5. Internet Commercial Video Contest Deadline Approaching

Entries for HSLDA's inaugural commercial video contest are being
accepted through November 15. The purpose of this contest is to create
a viable commercial for HSLDA. It is open to all age groups and offers
significant prizes.

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


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6. "Home School Heartbeat": Making Siblings Friends

Most people probably assume that conflict among siblings is normal,
but the Mally kids have a different perspective. Learn how to
inculcate peace and friendship between brothers and sisters as Mike
Smith interviews Sarah, Stephen, and Grace on this week's "Home School
Heartbeat."

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9470


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7. Headline Mischaracterized Pastor's Position on Homeschooling

While we still strongly disagree with Pastor Tom Stein's assertion
that government needs to increase regulation of home educators, the
original headline of our response could have been misconstrued.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9482


HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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October 18: TheTownTalk.com
Bike Winner Gives Prize to Friend
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9471

October 18: The Daily Times, Maryville, Tennessee
Homeschooling Grows: 600 Blount Students Get Education at Home
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9472

October 17: The Daily Times, Salisbury, Maryland
Homeschooler's Newspaper Informs, Entertains
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9474

October 15: The Ridgewood News, Ridgewood, New Jersey
Marathon Training is a Family Affair
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9475

October 13: The Index, Truman State University, Kirksville, Missouri
Homeschooled Students Adapt to College Living
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9476

October 13: The Post and Courier, Charleston, South Carolina
Teen on Track to Win Highest Girl Scout Award by Planning Concert
Series
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9477

> Links do not imply endorsement.


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

Home educating a special needs child brings unique challenges. If you
find yourself wondering how to choose the right curriculum or what
practical strategies you can use to help your child learn in spite of
the disability he or she faces, join Faith Berens, one of HSLDA's
special needs coordinators and a homeschooling mom of two, as she
discusses "The Nuts and Bolts of Homeschooling Your Struggling
Learner." http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9478 Mark Tuesday, October
26 @ 9 p. m. (ET) on your calendar, and come discover the real-life
tools that can help your child learn!

There's a whole different side of history just waiting to be told! In
"Telling the Whole Story," http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9479
homeschooling mother and author Wanda Gibert will share insights on
the educational and spiritual importance of studying African-American
history. She'll also relate some exciting historical narratives of
African-American patriots you may never have heard of before. Make
sure to attend this e-vent on Thursday, October 28 @ 9 p. m. (ET), and
learn how to incorporate African-American history into your homeschool
curricula and present a holistic view of God's providential hand in
history.

If you're concerned or confused about homeschooling regulations in
Wyoming, look no further! On Thursday, October 28 @ 2:00 p.m. (ET)
HSLDA Staff Attorney Mike Donnelly will address the laws governing
home education in Wyoming, and will be available to answer your
questions about the legal requirements in your state. Don't miss out
on "How to Homeschool in Wyoming"
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9480 --sign up now for this
members-only e-vent and gain valuable information about homeschooling
in the Cowboy State!

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=9481 .

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



FEATURED HSLDA PerX - Patrick Henry College Online
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Patrick Henry College offers HSLDA Members and HSF Friends of Home
Schooling a 5% discount on its new online distance learning program.

For more information visit:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1560



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