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2/8/2011 4:14:28 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--Homeschoolers in Legal Limbo

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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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-> Extreme makeovers are for extreme circumstances...

Most homeschools don't need an extreme makeover, but there is
something to be said for attention to detail and recognition of
accomplishments. Watch the media and you'll soon see that not
everyone wants home educators and homeschooling to look good.
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, New Hampshire, North Dakota or South Dakota,
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 February 8, 2011:

1. Spain: Court Ruling Leaves Families in Legal Limbo
2. Camp to Feature Nationally Recognized Speakers
3. No Picking and Choosing of Services in IEP
4. "Home School Heartbeat" Now Podcasting!
5. Hurry! Six More Days to Buy Your White Cap and Gown!
6. You CAN Homeschool! Seminar
7. Patrick Henry College Scholarships Available
8. Will Your Church be a 2011 National Bible Bee Host?
9. Financial Literacy Challenge Opportunity
10. "Home School Heartbeat": The Third Wave of Homeschool Persecution
11. Currently Featured on HSLDA's @home e-vents ...

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1. Spain: Court Ruling Leaves Families in Legal Limbo

After a December ruling that denied parents the right to homeschool in
Spain, homeschoolers are facing legal difficulties. Please write the
court today to help show that homeschooling is a positive and accepted
form of education around the world.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10217


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2. Generation Joshua: Camp to Feature Nationally Recognized Speakers

Generation Joshua's iGovern East summer leadership camp is coming up,
featuring a great list of speakers. Confirmed speakers include Mike
Farris, Becky Norton Dunlop of the Heritage Foundation, and Wendy
Wright from Concerned Women for America. HSLDA members qualify for a
$100 discount, and can bundle that with a $50 early registration
discount by registering for camp in the next four weeks.

Learn more and register:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10218


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3. Rhode Island: No Picking and Choosing of Services in IEP, Per
Commissioner

The Rhode Island Department of Education recently stated that
homeschoolers enrolled in a public school IEP program cannot pick and
choose among the special education and related services in their IEP.
They must take all or nothing.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10219


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4. "Home School Heartbeat" Now Podcasting!

HSLDA's "Home School Heartbeat" radio broadcast is now available as a
podcast that you can listen to on your MP3 player anywhere and
anytime. You can subscribe either through iTunes or via an RSS Feed.

Learn more:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10220


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5. Hurry! Six More Days to Buy Your White Cap and Gown!

These classy, white graduation gowns come with coordinating gold and
white tassels. Buy together as a set, or as a package with one of our
diplomas. Available only until February 15!

Order now!
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10221


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6. You CAN Homeschool! Seminar

"Teaching at Home: Basics and Beyond for Struggling Learners and
Toddlers to 'Tweens" will be held Saturday, March 12, 2011, from
9:00-4:30 at Patrick Henry College in Purcellville, Virginia. The
seminar includes four general sessions and 12 workshops, plus Q&A
sessions. Lunch is provided.

Learn more and register:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10222


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7. Home School Foundation: Patrick Henry College Scholarships
Available

Know a student going to Patrick Henry College in Purcellville,
Virginia, as a freshman next fall? If they're from an HSLDA member
family they may qualify for up to $2,000 in scholarships from the Home
School Foundation. Applications are being received now through May 1.

Check out the info and requirements:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10223


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8. Will Your Church be a 2011 National Bible Bee Host?

Hosting a local contest of the National Bible Bee is a wonderful way
for your church to get acquainted with Bible-believing families in
your area! Details on this Summer Family Discipleship Program and a
"Note to Pastors" are available online.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10224


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9. Financial Literacy Challenge Opportunity

The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the U.S. Department of
Education will be offering their 2011 National Financial Capability
Challenge March 7-April 8.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10225


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10. "Home School Heartbeat": The Third Wave of Homeschool Persecution

Is homeschooling under assault yet again? Hear from Mike Farris on
this week's "Home School Heartbeat" as he discusses the new challenges
facing the homeschooling community (and Christians in particular). But
don't despair: learn how to defend the right to raise your children in
the manner you choose.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10226


HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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February 8: The Journal Gazette, Fort Wayne, Indiana
Homeschool Sports Bill Advances
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10227

February 4: InMyCommunity.com, Australia
Parents Say Homeschooling "Definitely Worthwhile"
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10228

February 3: LifeSiteNews.com
Pro-family Group Puts Pressure on European Court over Notorious
Homeschooling Case
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10231

February 2: The Airdrie Echo, Airdrie, Alberta, Canada
Group of Science Enthusiasts Take First Place in Provincial
Competition
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10232

February 2: ModelD Media, Detroit, Michigan
Alternative Urban Education: Parents and City Kids Benefit from
Homeschooling
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10233

> Links do not imply endorsement.


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11. Currently Featured on HSLDA's @home e-vents...

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10234
Helping Women Become Godly Wives
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10235

If you feel helpless and frustrated with politics, be sure to attend
"Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10234
on Tuesday, February 15, @ 9:00 p.m. (ET). Drawing upon his own
experience as a lobbyist, Will Estrada will present you with practical
steps you can take to make a difference!

Martha Peace knows that the journey to becoming a godly wife is no
cakewalk. On Thursday, February 17, @ 9:00 p.m. (ET), in "Helping
Women Become Godly Wives," http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10235
Martha will discuss how to be the helpmate God intended, and how to
share this knowledge with other women.

Seize the moment to give your homeschool a fresh burst of energy!
Until February 28, buy two e-vents and receive the third (of equal or
lesser value) free. Simply enter JumpStart2011 when registering for
three e-vents, select "Apply Coupon," and save!

If you have any questions, please visit
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10236 or contact the @home e-vent
team at athome@hslda.org.



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