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1/25/2011 4:23:05 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--Appellate Briefs Filed in Illegal-Search Case

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Legislative Update

If you live in Minnesota, 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 January 25, 2011:

1. Appellate Briefs Filed in Illegal-Search Case
2. School Districts Makes Unfounded Demand for "Accreditation"
3. U.S. House Votes to Repeal Health Care Law
4. The College Bound and Job Seeker
5. A Sweet Deal
6. Help Special Needs Children
7. FREE Drive Thru History America!
8. Last Chance to Enter Student Art Contest
9. Homeschoolers Sweep National Bible Bee Competition!
10. "Home School Heartbeat": AP and Worldview from PHC Prep Academy
11. Next week on HSLDA's @home e-vents...

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1. Arizona: Appellate Briefs Filed in Illegal-Search Case

HSLDA recently filed our response brief to the Ninth Circuit in
Loudermilk v. Arpaio, et al, where several sheriff's deputies
assisting social workers in Arizona violated the Fourth Amendment
rights of a homeschooling family. The deputies have until January 27
to file their response.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10077


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2. California: School Districts Makes Unfounded Demand for
"Accreditation"

When a public school district insisted that a homeschooling family's
"private school" had to be accredited, HSLDA pointed out that the
demand was not supported by state law.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10078


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3. U.S. House Votes to Repeal Health Care Law

The House of Representatives voted to repeal the health care reform
law, but the measure faces increased opposition as it moves to the
Senate.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10079


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4. Help for Homeschool Grads: The College Bound and Job Seeker

If you're having trouble with college admissions or a job application
because you were homeschooled, the following tips will help smooth the
process.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10080


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5. A Sweet Deal

This Valentine's Day, bless your sweetheart and needy families at the
same time by giving "Family Favorites from the Homeschool Kitchen."
From now until February 14, 2011, receive $3.00 off when you place
your order! (To receive by Valentine's Day, order on or before
February 7.) 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=10074


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6. Home School Foundation: Help Special Needs Children


HSF's Special Needs Children's Fund needs replenishing. If you are
able, please consider donating to this fund to help families give
their special needs children the best education possible!

"My family is very pleased to have received an HSF scholarship. My
husband is in full-time ministry and we have not been able to seek the
program plans for our son David (an 8-year-old with Down Syndrome) as
we have in the past," a family wrote us recently. "Thank you for the
opportunity to continue working with our son on the things we feel are
going to help him be all he can be."

Read more about the fund: http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10082
Those it helps: http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10083
How you can help: http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10084


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7. FREE Drive Thru History America!

Join HSLDA or renew your membership today and receive "Drive Thru
History America" free, while supplies last! "Drive Thru History
America: Foundations of Character" is a cutting-edge, entertaining,
fast-paced curriculum that teaches the history of our nation from a
Christian worldview.

For details and a video preview:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=9973


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8. Last Chance to Enter Student Art Contest

HSLDA's 2011 Student Art Contest is accepting entries through February
1. There are three themes corresponding to three age groups, each with
prizes. Profits benefit fellow homeschoolers through the Home School
Foundation.

Contest guidelines:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10085


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9. Homeschoolers Sweep National Bible Bee Competition!

Homeschoolers Liesl Lawrence, of Georgetown, Texas, Alex Watt, of
North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, and Olivia Davis, of Salem, Oregon won
their respective age divisions at the 2010 National Bible Bee
Competition in Schaumburg, Illinois. The 2011 Bible Bee schedule
begins on February 1. To be sure your family has access to this
wonderful family discipleship program, you should consider
volunteering as a host and encouraging Bible-believing churches in
your area to sign up!

Learn more and register:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10086


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10. "Home School Heartbeat": AP and Worldview from PHC Prep Academy

Can U.S. history be taught from a neutral perspective? According to
Dr. Rob Spinney, the answer is no. This week on "Home School
Heartbeat," listen in as Mike Farris speaks with Dr. Spinney and other
PHC Prep Academy professors who will be teaching a variety of
challenging and engaging AP courses with a rigorous Christian
worldview.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10087


HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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January 23: Journal-Courier, Jacksonville, Illinois
Carlinville Daytime Kid Curfew Proposal Fails
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10088

January 22: WorldNetDaily.com
Father Jailed for Visit with Son Set Free
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10089

January 21: NorthJersey.com
Jets' Jason Taylor Enjoying His First Trip to a Conference Title Game
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10090

January 20: The Oklahoman, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Miss America, Miss Oklahoma Shine Light on Homeschooling
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10091

January 18: WAVY-TV Channel 10, Portsmouth, Virginia
Nauticus Hosts Day for Homeschoolers
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10092

> Links do not imply endorsement.


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

Home Instruction in Alaska http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10095
How to Use the Scriptures in Parenting, Part I
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10096

It's always a good idea to be well informed on homeschooling laws in
your state. Dewitt (Dee) Black, HSLDA's Senior Counsel, can make that
process much simpler for you. On Wednesday, February 2 @ 2:00 p.m.
(ET), Dee will discuss legal requirements and regulations that impact
Alaska homeschoolers. Bring your questions, and discover how to
develop a successful program of "Home Instruction in Alaska."
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10095

Parenting is not a job for the faint of heart. But at some point, all
dads and moms wonder: "Am I doing this right?" In "How to Use the
Scriptures in Parenting, Part I"
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10096 on Thursday, February 3 @ 9:00
p.m. (ET). Biblical counselor and father Lou Priolo will share
specific tools for child-raising from a time-tested source--the Bible.
Don't miss out on this first e-vent of a two-part series offering
valuable parenting advice.

If you have any questions, please visit
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10097 or contact the @home e-vent
team at athome@hslda.org .



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