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3/15/2011 5:09:49 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--Abuse Report Recommends Supervising Homeschoolers

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For us, good customer service is both an art and a science
-it should appeal to our members and be effective. Consider what
our members say about us:

We're thankful for the support HSLDA membership provides us. We'd
never homeschool without them. We highly recommend HSLDA to all
homeschoolers. - North Tonawanda, NY

I cannot imagine our homeschool journey without HSLDA's strong
leadership, protection, and guidance. God bless HSLDA!
- Alta Loma, California

More reasons to join HSLDA...
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1940

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Legislative Update

If you live in Kentucky, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, North
Dakota, or Washington, 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 March 15, 2011:

1. Abuse Report Recommends Supervising Homeschoolers
2. Congress Introduces Legislation to Make Intrusive Survey Optional
3. Individual Homeschool "Approval" Requirement Repealed
4. Homeschooling Thru High School: Electives
5. New Website for Support Group Leaders
6. National Bible Bee Host Locations Still Needed
7. "A Call to Pens" Winners Announced
8. Follow HSLDA on Facebook
9. "Home School Heartbeat": Creating High School Resumes
10. Currently Featured on on HSLDA's @home e-vents...

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1. Abuse Report Recommends Supervising Homeschoolers

A special panel investigating the horrific allegations of abuse and
neglect of two adopted children in Florida recently released their
recommendations. At least two of these could have a major impact on
homeschooling families, possibly triggering extra scrutiny by state
officials.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10615


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2. Congress Introduces Legislation to Make Intrusive Survey Optional

HSLDA has long been concerned about the level of personal information
collected and the invasiveness of the American Community Survey. If
you share this concern, we urge you to contact your U.S.
representative about a bill that would make most of the questions on
the survey optional.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10592


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3. South Dakota: Individual Homeschool "Approval" Requirement Repealed

South Dakota's governor has signed a bill repealing an archaic state
law that prohibited families from homeschooling their children until
the local school board individually approved each family.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10593


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4. Homeschooling thru High School: Electives

If you are looking for interesting courses to use as electives for
your high school program, take a look at the individual subject
curriculum on the HSLDA high school webpages. These courses may ignite
motivation in your teens, a passion for a career, or introduce them to
new opportunities.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10594


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5. New Website for Support Group Leaders

HSLDA is excited to announce its revamped Group Services website.
Now, state and local support group leaders can easily access
information on HSLDA's Discount Group and Affiliate Programs, as well
as find encouragement and leadership support on a host of financial,
legal, and insurance issues specific to homeschool organizations.
Revised support group directory can now include any group, not just
HSLDA Discount Groups! Vicki Bentley, HSLDA's director of Group
Services, is available for consultation and will be adding new
articles and features to the website on a regular basis. Be sure to
pass this along to any support group leaders you know and visit the
new site today!

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10595


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6. National Bible Bee Host Locations Still Needed

If you're called to encourage parents to disciple their children and
you like a gathering of godly families, enroll today to be a National
Bible Bee area "host." Your church's facilities and your hospitality
could be used to conduct three monthly meetings during the summer,
wrapping up with a Local Bible Bee on Saturday, August 27. Everything
you need is provided!

For details:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10596


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7. "A Call to Pens" Winners Announced

Patrick Henry College is pleased to announce the winners of its
2010-2011 "A Call to Pens" short story competition. More than 200
contestants submitted an incredible array of creative short stories
addressing the themes of "courage," and "endurance."

View the winning stories:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10614


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8. Follow HSLDA on Facebook

Join thousands of other fans as they receive up-to-date homeschooling
news on Facebook.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10597


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9. "Home School Heartbeat": Creating High School Resumes

It's a tough economy for everyone, and that includes high school
students looking for part-time or summer jobs. This week on "Home
School Heartbeat," Mike Smith talks with Becky Cooke and Alan Hudson
on ways you can help your homeschooled teen succeed. Discover
practical ways to help brush up your son or daughter's resume!

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10598


HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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March 14: Belleville News-Democrat, Belleville, Illinois
Homeschool Registration Bill Likely Dead
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10599

March 13: The American-Statesman, Austin, Texas
Austin Royals Homeschool Team Headed to Nationals
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10600

March 13: The Courier, Waterloo, Iowa
Homeschool Parents Face Driving Issue
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10601

March 11: The News-Herald, Willoughby, Ohio
Libraries Continue Their Homeschool and Traditional Education Efforts
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10602

March 11: The Missoulian, Missoula, Montana
Missoula Homeschool Team Wins State MathCounts Competition
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10603

March 10: The Herald-Journal, Spartanburg, South Carolina
Upstate Eagles Girls Claim Homeschool Basketball Title
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10604

March 10: The New American
South Dakota Law Benefits Homeschool Families
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10605

> Links do not imply endorsement.


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

Home Instruction in Delaware--Dee Black
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10606

Employable You: Preparing High Schoolers for the Job Hunt--Alan Hudson
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10607

Developing the Essayist--Lesha Myers
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10608

If you have any questions, please visit
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10609 or contact the @home e-vent
team by emailing athome@hslda.org .



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