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5/3/2011 4:04:27 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--Who Should Issue the Diploma?

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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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As a member of HSLDA, you have 80,000 families standing with you
to protect and advance homeschool freedoms in the United States
and foreign countries.

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http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1106

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Legislative Update

If you live in Florida, Hawaii, Indiana, New Hampshire, New York,
Oregon, Rhode Island, 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 May 3, 2011

1. Who Should Issue the Diploma?
2. Court Drops Charges Against Family
3. Florida Joins States Calling for Parental Rights Amendment
4. Tom Minnery of Focus on the Family Speaking at iGovern West
5. Send in Your Best Ballads
6. National Bible Bee Registration Now Open!
7. "Home School Heartbeat": Interview with Liz Curry
8. Currently Featured on HSLDA's @home e-vents...

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1. Missouri: Who Should Issue the Diploma?

As graduation season approaches, HSLDA wishes to remind homeschooling
parents they can rest assured concerning the validity of the diplomas
they issue their students.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=11061


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2. Spain: Court Drops Charges Against Family

A Spanish court dropped the case against a homeschool family after
receiving hundreds of letters and emails from HSLDA families and
homeschoolers around the world.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=11062


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3. Florida Joins States Calling for Parental Rights Amendment

Florida has become the fifth state to pass a resolution calling on the
U.S. Congress to send the Parental Rights Amendment to the U.S.
Constitution to the states for ratification.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=11063


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4. Tom Minnery of Focus on the Family Speaking at iGovern West

This year Tom Minnery will join the lineup of speakers at iGovern West
camp. GenJ is noted for its excellent speakers--past camps have
featured conservative leaders such as Wendy Wright of Concerned Women
for America and Morton Blackwell of the Leadership Institute. Tom
Minnery is currently the senior vice president of government and
public policy for Focus on the Family. As both an advocate for one of
America's top pro-family organizations and as a founding member of the
Alliance Defense Fund, Tom Minnery brings a wealth of knowledge and
experience as a Christian leader in society. Check out our other camp
speakers and register your students for iGovern West today.

Speakers:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=11064

West Registration:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=11065


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5. Send in Your Best Ballads

Submissions are being accepted until June 1 for the 2011 HSLDA
homeschool poetry contest. This year's competition requires students
in all three age categories to compose original ballads inspired by
various literary works. As always, cash prizes will be awarded.

For guidelines and entry form:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=11066


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6. National Bible Bee Registration Now Open!

Do something eternal with your family this summer. Enroll each of
your children in the 2011 National Bible Bee Competition! The Bible
Bee is a Scripture knowledge and memory competition in the context of
family discipleship. Families use the age-appropriate Sword Study
handbooks and correlating parent guidebooks to study together and
gather locally with other families to prepare for their local
contests, which will be held August 27. The top 100 from each of
three age divisions will be invited to compete in the National Bible
Bee Contest in November for prizes totaling $260,000.

Get details and register:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=11067


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7. "Home School Heartbeat": Interview with Liz Curry

Have you ever thought that homeschooling could never work for your
situation? Think again! This week's guest shares from her heart--and
years of experience--about the benefits of homeschooling and how you
can do it . . . whether you're a single parent, a homeschooling parent
with a full-time job, or simply trying to stretch your finances to
include curriculum.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=11068


HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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May 2: The Courier-Times, Aurora, Illinois
Area Homeschoolers Say Interest is Up
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=11069

May 2: News-Sentinel, Knoxville, Tennessee
Bill to Ease Homeschool Restrictions Gets Support
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=11070

May 1: News-Leader, Staunton, Virginia
Valley Students' Project Heads for National Contest
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=11071

May 1: Ahwatukee Foothill News, Phoenix, Arizona
Homeschooling Deemed "The Fastest Growing Segment of Education"
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=11072

April 30: Sioux City Journal, Sioux City, Iowa
Homeschooling Needs Different Graduation Parties
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=11073

April 30: Suffolk News-Herald, Suffolk, Virginia
Crusaders Going as Far as They Can
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=11075

April 29: MyNorthwest.com
Youngest Ever WSU Graduate Credits Homeschool
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=11076

April 28: OneNewsNow
Homeschool "Blanket Order" Struck Down
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=11077

April 27: WCCB-TV Fox, Charlotte, North Carolina
Homeschool Mom Says "Why the Controversy?" Over Sports Bill
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=11078

April 26: The Desert Sun, Palm Springs, California
As Class Sizes Rise, so Does Homeschooling
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=11079

> Links do not imply endorsement.


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

Who Am I in This World? Making an Impact as a Mom--Denise Mira
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=11080

Two Birds with One Stone: Discovering PHC Prep--Adam Rohner
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=11081

How My Philosophy of Parenting Has Changed Since 1975--HSLDA Chairman
Michael Farris
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=11082

If you have any questions, please visit
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=11083
or contact the @home e-vent team by emailing athome@hslda.org.



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