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3/29/2011 5:09:06 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--Breakthrough in Sweden

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-> Who are the nation's best lobbyists?

We don't know that this has ever been determined; but we do know
that HSLDA's Federal Relations Department is the only
national organization lobbying on behalf of homeschoolers on
Capitol Hill.

More reasons to join HSLDA...
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1102

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Legislative Update

If you live in Florida, Illinois, New Hampshire, New York, North
Dakota, Rhode Island, Texas, 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 29, 2011:

1. In Breakthrough, Appeals Court to Hear Homeschooling Case
2. Stoughton Retreats from Daytime Curfew
3. Homeschooling Family Faces Challenges after Shooting
4. Retired Dept. of Ed. Official: Parents Decide Education for Kids!
5. Resolution Opposing UN Treaty Hits Milestone
6. Your Student Can Live a Week of Capitol Hill
7. Homeschooling Grows
8. A Call to Pens Winners Announced
9. "Home School Heartbeat": Architecture in the Christian Home
10. Next week on HSLDA's @home e-vents...

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1. Sweden: In Breakthrough, Appeals Court to Hear Homeschooling Case

In an important development, a Swedish appeals court has decided to
take the case of two homeschooling families.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10730


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2. Wisconsin: Stoughton Retreats from Daytime Curfew

Thanks to the assistance of a city council member, HSLDA helped stop a
proposed daytime curfew and a vague truancy provision of questionable
legality.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10731


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3. Dominican Republic: Homeschooling Family Faces Challenges after
Shooting

The Antonios, veteran missionaries and homeschoolers, are in need of
support as they struggle with medical expenses after an armed robbery.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10732


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4. Retired Dept. of Ed. Official: Parents Decide Education for Kids!

Jack Klenk, who served 27 years in the U.S. Department of Education,
and who served as the Director of the Office of Non Public Education,
has written a paper about education entitled, "Who Should Decide How
Children are Educated?" Mr. Klenk concludes that parents, not the
government, must make this decision, and specifically singles out
homeschooling as "the ultimate in parental involvement."

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10733


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5. Resolution Opposing UN Treaty Hits Milestone

As of Tuesday morning, 34 sponsors had signed onto SR 99, the Senate
resolution opposing ratification of the United Nations' Convention on
the Rights of the Child. This is great news!

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10752


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6. Your Student Can Live a Week of Capitol Hill

The bill is finally up for a vote in Congress, the margins are thin,
and the presidential election is just two days away. The majority
leader encourages his party to vote with him, while the minority
leader scrambles to collect enough votes to kill the bill. This is not
Capitol Hill - it is iGovern Summer Leadership camp, where your
children decide how our nation will respond to a grave national
threat. Will your daughter be the one to find common ground with the
other party? Or will your son run a stellar campaign for the nation's
highest office?

Register now!
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10748


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7. Italy: Homeschooling Grows

Several families are working hard to pioneer homeschooling.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10734


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8. 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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9. "Home School Heartbeat": Architecture in the Christian Home

Does the color of your walls or the shape of your front porch impact
your life? Christian architect Daniel Lee explains why worldview
matters in architecture and why architecture matters to you. He also
shares suggestions for incorporating the study of architecture into
your homeschool--from paintbrush to building design!

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10735


HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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March 28: Eldersburg Patch, Eldersburg, Maryland
In Spite of Top-Ranked Schools, Some Carroll County Parents Choose to
Educate at Home
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10736

March 28: The Advertiser, Lafayette, Louisiana
UL Plans Annual Session for Homeschoolers
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10737

March 27: Daily Press, Victor Valley, California
Homeschool Sports League Offers Parents Unique Option
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10738

March 27: The News Journal, Wilmington, Delaware
Homeschool Support Could Make Bachmann next Huckabee
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10739

March 25: The New American
Michael Farris: Constitutional Champion, Home School Defender
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10740

March 25: Associated Press
ND Lawmakers Endorse Permanent Changes to State Homeschool Regulation
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10741

March 24: Foster's Daily Democrat, Dover, New Hampshire
Homeschooling Parents Get Advice from New Rochester Program
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10742

March 24: The Register, Des Moines, Iowa
Trio of Republicans Woo Homeschool Supporters
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10743

> Links do not imply endorsement.


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

"The Compelling Case for Home Education"--Mike Donnelly
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10744

"Managing Media in the Home"--Dr. Jeff Myers
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10745

"The Four Deadly Errors of Teaching Writing"--Andrew Pudewa
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10746

If you have any questions, please visit
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10747 or contact the @home e-vent
team by emailing athome@hslda.org .



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