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5/17/2011 4:45:19 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
"Homeschoolers Need More Oversight"

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-> You can only do so much...

No one can be everywhere at once. And you can't be at home,
teaching your children, while monitoring your state's legislature.
Through electronic legislative services, HSLDA is monitoring state
legislation for you -- watching and listening carefully for any
proposed laws that could erode your right to homeschool.
Join HSLDA today-we'll watch out for your future.

More reasons to join HSLDA...
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1942

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Legislative Update

If you live in Hawaii, Indiana, Maine, 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 17, 2011:

1. State Superintendent: "Homeschoolers Need More Oversight"
2. Homeschooling for Sick Children--HSLDA Defends It
3. Homeschool Bill Becomes Law
4. School District Says Parent Needs License to Homeschool
5. Three Ways to Help Your Kids Get Ahead
6. Bad Bill Averted
7. Early Registration for iGovern West Ending Soon!
8. National Zoo Offers Classes for Homeschool Students
9. Deadlines Approaching for PHC Teen Leadership Camps
10. Send in Your Best Ballads
11. Fathers! Disciple Your Family this Summer
12. "Home School Heartbeat": Studying Shakespeare
13. Currently Featured on HSLDA's @home e-vents...

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1. West Virginia: State Superintendent: "Homeschoolers Need More
Oversight"

HSLDA encourages homeschoolers to take action.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=11218


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2. Massachusetts: Homeschooling for Sick Children--HSLDA Defends It

Home School Legal Defense Association intervened on behalf of two
families who endured bureaucratic interference when they decided to
homeschool children with chronic illnesses.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=11217


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3. North Dakota: Homeschool Bill Becomes Law

The governor's signature has made permanent certain improvements to
state homeschool law that were enacted by a previous session of the
North Dakota legislature.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=11219


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4. North Carolina: School District Says Parent Needs License to
Homeschool

HSLDA successfully intervened on behalf of a family who were being
asked to obtain a license to operate a homeschool--something state law
does not require.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=11220


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5. Parental Rights: Three Ways to Help Your Kids Get Ahead

You help them with education, health, and freedom. ParentalRights.org
explains why, if you are going to provide the first two, you have to
secure the third.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id= 11239


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6. Arkansas: Bad Bill Averted

Thanks to the skillful lobbying efforts of The Education Alliance, a
division of Arkansas' Family Council, a bill that would have
threatened homeschoolers' freedoms was never filed in the Arkansas
General Assembly.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=11221


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7. iGovern: Early Registration for iGovern West Ending Soon!

The $50 early registration discount for Generation Joshua's iGovern
West Summer Leadership Camp ends May 31. If you have been considering
registering your child for iGovern, don't wait another day. You can
claim this great discount on top of your $100 HSLDA membership
discount for a total savings of $150. Hold your place at camp for only
a 10% deposit. For more details see our website!

West Registration:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=11222


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8. D.C.: National Zoo Offers Classes for Homeschool Students

Now through June, homeschoolers can sign up for classes on animal
behavior and habitats taught by a veteran homeschool mom at the
National Zoo.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=11223


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9. Deadlines Approaching for PHC Teen Leadership Camps

Enjoy the summer fun of Teen Leadership Camps at Patrick Henry
College, 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=11224


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10. 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=11225


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11. Fathers! Disciple Your Family this Summer

The National Bible Bee competition gives parents everything needed for
them to lead their families in 12 weeks of Bible study, Scripture
memorization, and prayer. Fun family events are provided by local
Bible Bee hosts to encourage, recognize, and reward your children.
Outstanding performers are eligible to win part of $260,000 in cash
prizes!

Learn more and register:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=11226


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12. "Home School Heartbeat": Studying Shakespeare

To study Shakespeare, or not to study Shakespeare? That is the
question. On this week's "Home School Heartbeat" with Mike Farris,
Deborah Taylor-Hough offers her perspective on the world's most famous
playwright. Learn how to get your kids to not simply tolerate, but
actually enjoy some of the greatest literature of all time!

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=11227


HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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May 16: Bay of Plenty Times, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
Right at Home with Learning
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=11228

May 15: The Times Herald, Port Huron, Michigan
Families that Homeschool Make Graduation about the Student
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=11229

May 15: Daily Press, Paragould, Arkansas
Local Homeschoolers' Association Provides Social and other Learning
Opportunities
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=11230

May 15: The Missourian, Columbia, Missouri
Columbia Homeschool Graduation Sends off 11 Graduates
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=11231

May 13: The New American
Canadian Judge Reveals Bias Against Homeschooling
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=11232

May 12: Columbia Daily Tribune, Columbia, Missouri
Homeschooled Baseball Players are Given an Opportunity
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=11233

May 10: Rockford Register Star, Rockford, Illinois
Boone County under Scrutiny by Illinois Homeschool Group
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=11234

> Links do not imply endorsement.


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

Understanding Missouri Work Certificate Law--Scott Woodruff
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=11235

Helping Your Wife Grow in Christ--Lou Priolo
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=11236

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