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12/14/2010 4:17:04 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--Family to Apply for Political Asylum

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Legislative Update

If you live in 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 December 14, 2010:

1. Family to Apply for Political Asylum
2. Send Cards to Johansson Family
3. Thank You from Widows, Remember Year-End Giving
4. Art Contest Coming Soon
5. Need Help with Homeschooling High School?
6. Register Now for Spring Constitutional Law Online
7. Parental Rights: Key Numbers Show Progress
8. "Home School Heartbeat": Reach Out from the Heart--HSF Ambassadors
9. Next week on HSLDA's @home e-vents...

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1. Germany: Family to Apply for Political Asylum

Forced to flee their homeland, a German family is now applying for
refugee status in New Zealand.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9847


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2. Sweden: Send Cards to Johansson Family

Please send notes of encouragement to homeschooling father Christer
Johansson, who is in a Swedish prison.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9846


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3. Home School Foundation: Thank You from Widows, Remember Year-End
Giving

The Foundation sent Christmas cards and gifts to some needy widows and
single parents we have helped over the past year--and we have been
flooded with grateful responses!

Read heartfelt thanks:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9848

Also don't forget the Foundation in your year-end giving. You still
have 18 days to give for 2010. HSF could not operate without you and,
as you can see from the notes above, your prayers and donations are
making a huge impact in the lives of people.

Please donate now:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9849


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4. Art Contest Coming Soon

Pick up your pens and paintbrushes for a good cause--and maybe even
earn some cash by entering HSLDA's 2011 Student Art Contest. There are
three themes corresponding to three age groups, each with prizes. And
profits benefit fellow homeschoolers through the Home School
Foundation. Entries accepted Jan. 1-Feb. 1.

Contest guidelines:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9850


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5. Need Help with Homeschooling High School?

If you are currently teaching high school or thinking about it in the
future, join Becky Cooke and Diane Kummer, HSLDA's High School
Coordinators, for a daylong teacher training session. Becky and Diane
have designed two programs that cover: "High School at Home: The
Basics" and "High School at Home--The Next Step." You may choose from
four different dates.

Register now!
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9851


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6. Register Now for Spring Constitutional Law Online

Students are now able to register for the spring semester of
Constitutional Law Online, taught by Michael Farris, Chairman of Home
School Legal Defense Association and Chancellor of Patrick Henry
College. Registration ends the first day of class, January 3, 2011. If
you've always wanted to learn more about the history and background of
our legal system, from a biblical perspective, or if you're looking
for a good U.S. government class for your homeschooled students, then
this class is for you! This internet-based course follows Michael
Farris' textbook, "Constitutional Law for Enlightened Citizens," and
uses a computer-based audio CD to deliver the "classroom" lectures.
Live chat-room discussions held every two weeks allow students to pose
questions to Dr. Farris.

To learn more and to register:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9852


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7. Patrick Henry College: A "Call to Pens" Short Story Contest

Take up your pens and prepare to write! Patrick Henry College is
pleased to announce its third annual short story competition, A Call
to Pens. Students ages 12-18 are invited to participate. Deadline is
Dec. 31.

Contest announcement:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9853

Contest guidelines:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9854


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8. Parental Rights: Key Numbers Show Progress

An increase in donations, state resolutions and screenings of the
documentary film "The Child" indicates the battle to pass the Parental
Rights Amendment is forging ahead as 2010 winds down.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9865


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9. "Home School Heartbeat": Reach Out from the Heart--HSF Ambassadors

It's the most wonderful time of the year . . . But what about families
with heavy financial burdens? Hear how HSF has blessed homeschoolers
through the Ambassador Program on this week's "Home School Heartbeat."
Mike Smith interviews two ladies who have seen the impact of this
program in the lives of those in need.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9855


HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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December 10: Northern Virginia Daily, Strasburg, Virginia
Religious Exemption Wins Narrow Approval
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9856

December 8: Pantagraph.com
Teen Dancer Leaps into Holiday Spectacular
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9857

December 8: Times-Gazette, Shelbyville, Tennessee
TSSAA Home School Ruling Benefits All Student Athletes
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9862

December 8: LifeSiteNews.com
Homeschooling Father of State-abducted Child Jailed in Sweden
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9858

> Links do not imply endorsement.


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

If you're looking for an ideal last-minute gift, check out the @home
e-vents gift certificate http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9859 !
These certificates allow your friend or relative to choose a package
of five to seven e-vents that can be viewed as often as desired during
the access period. Our e-vent packages cover topics such as how to
help a child succeed, homeschool a high schooler, maintain an orderly
home--and more. This Christmas, don't settle for mediocre--give a
present that will provide meaningful counsel and memorable
encouragement!

Be sure to visit our package page
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9860 for information on the package
choices!

If you have any questions, please visit
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9861 or contact the @home e-vent
team at webinars@hslda.org.



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