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3/22/2011 4:32:36 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--High Court Orders Homeschooler to Public School

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Legislative Update

If you live in Kentucky, 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 22, 2011:

1. State Supreme Court Rules Homeschooled Girl to Stay in Public
School
2. State Dept. Pledges Support for UN Child's Rights Treaty
3. Swift Action by Homeschoolers Defeats Sneak Attack
4. Recovering Lost Freedom
5. Your Child Can See D.C. During GenJ Camp
6. Get SIGNED Copy of New Michael Farris Book "American Commencement!"
7. HSLDA Graduation Supplies: Cap, Gown, Tassel, and Diploma!
8. Don't Deprive a Child in Your Area of the Opportunity
9. Teen Leadership Camps at Patrick Henry College
10. A Call to Pens Winners Announced
11. New Website for Support Group Leaders
12. "Home School Heartbeat": Media in the Home
13. Currently Featured on HSLDA's @home e-vents...

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1. State Supreme Court Rules Homeschooled Girl to Stay in Public
School

In a highly visible and contentious divorce case, the New Hampshire
Supreme Court ruled in favor of a father who wanted his previously
homeschooled daughter enrolled in public school.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10654


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2. State Dept. Pledges Support for UN Child's Rights Treaty

The Obama administration has now promised the United Nations that it
will try to pressure the U.S. Senate into ratifying the Convention on
the Rights of the Child. A political showdown looms, as 32 senators
have signed a resolution pledging to block the Convention.

Read more and take action:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10679


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3.Vermont: Swift Action by Homeschoolers Defeats Sneak Attack

When state bureaucrats tried to sneak through changes to homeschool
law, HSLDA helped organize grassroots resistance. Legislators then
agreed to halt changes until homeschoolers could be involved in the
process.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10655


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4. New Hampshire: Recovering Lost Freedom

New Hampshire homeschoolers have fought hard to regain freedom by
supporting a bill that would allow parents to exempt their children
from compulsory school attendance at age 16.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10656


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5. Your Child Can See D.C. During GenJ Camp

One of the highlights of Generation Joshua's iGovern East camp is the
staff-led Washington, D.C. day trip. First, students will hear from
political leaders like Michele Bachmann and Mike Pence. Afterwards the
students tour the nation's capitol. Every year students come back with
great stories of what they saw during the iGovern D.C. trip. Your
child could be one of them this year, but you need to hurry; space is
very limited. We only have four spots left for male campers, and spots
for female campers are also filling up.

Register now!
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10657


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6. Get SIGNED Copy of Michael Farris's New Book, "American
Commencement!"

The first 50 copies sold will be signed by Michael Farris! Whether
you're a graduating student, homeschooling parent or leader, this book
is for you! "American Commencement" chapters include "Principles of
Greatness: John Witherspoon," "Folly of Intellectualism: Timothy
Dwight," "The Value of Art: John Wheelock," "Consecrated to God:
William Smith," and 13 other messages delivered to early American
graduates. You'll be as challenged and inspired as those first
listeners!

Order now!
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10658


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7. HSLDA Graduation Supplies: Cap, Gown, Tassel, and Diploma!

Congratulations on reaching a new academic milestone! Planning to
celebrate? HSLDA's graduation package saves you time and money. Place
a single order and receive four items--cap, gown, tassel, and
diploma--in our attractive color-coordinated package! As an optional
service, HSLDA will now digitally print your student's information on
the diploma for you. Don't forget to check out our other graduation
supplies!

Order now!
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10659


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8. Don't Deprive Your Child of an Opportunity

Make sure your child doesn't miss out on being part of the 2011
National Bible Bee Summer Family Discipleship Program because no hosts
were willing to volunteer! Youth will begin to register on April 1,
so check out the map on the Bible Bee website. If there is no host
within 30 miles of you, please volunteer! Everything you need will be
provided!

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10660


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9. Register now for Teen Leadership Camps at Patrick Henry College

Enjoy the summer fun of teen leadership camps at PHC, which apply a
biblical worldview to the issues of today through exciting classroom
sessions, historic field trips, creative challenges, and camp
camaraderie. Camps are being offered in debate, art, music, drama,
leadership, constitutional law and journalism -- and much more!

To learn more or to register:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10677


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10. 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."

Read winning entries:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10678


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11. 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. The
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=10661


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12. "Home School Heartbeat": Media in the Home

These days, we are bombarded with a constant stream of entertainment
stimuli. How do you decide when enough is enough? Join Mike Farris on
this week's "Home School Heartbeat" as he interviews Jeff Myers about
helping your family use these media without become controlled by
them--and how to set aside time to power down the iPods and enjoy each
other.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10662


HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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March 21: The New American
New Hampshire High Court Upholds Ruling Against Homeschooler
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10663

March 21: OzarksFirst.com
Homeschool Tournament Brings in Big Dividend
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10664

March 21: The Huntsville Times, Huntsville, Alabama
Homeschool Students Plan Prom for this Saturday
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10665

March 20: The Progress-Index, Petersburg, Virginia
Debate Continues on Eligibility of Homeschool Athletes
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10666

March 19: The State Journal-Register, Springfield, Illinois
Homeschoolers Object to State Oversight
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10667

March 19: Gwinnett Daily Post, Lawrenceville, Georgia
Attendance Doubles at Annual Homeschool Prom
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10668

March 17: The Spokesman Review, Spokane, Washington
Homeschooling Conference Offers Networking, Support
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10669

March 17: Baptist Press
Anti-homeschool Decision Upheld by Court
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10670

March 16: Reuters
Homeschooling's Appeal Spreads to Mainstream
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10671

March 16: The Globe-Gazette, Mason City, Iowa
Homeschool Driving Instruction Passes Iowa House
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10672

> Links do not imply endorsement.


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

Employable You: Preparing High Schoolers for the Job Hunt--Alan Hudson
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10673

Tried and True Tips for a Peaceful Home and Connected Kids--Erin Brown
Conroy
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10674

Biblical Thinking and the Attitudes of Humility, Obedience, and
Gratitude--Martha Peace
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10675

If you have any questions, please visit
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10676 or contact the @home e-vent
team by emailing athome@hslda.org.



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