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7/19/2011 4:46:58 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
State Parental Rights Legislation Enacted

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Legislative Update

If you live in Connecticut, New York, Oregon, 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 July 19, 2010:

1. Parental Rights Legislation Enacted
2. DNPE Publishes New Policy
3. Celebrate Parents Day by Promoting Parental Rights Amendment
4. Help for Children of Single Parents
5. Call for Contrario Sensu Submissions
6. Call for Parent to Parent Submissions
7. High School Teacher Training Sessions
8. Photo Contest Deadline Approaching
9. Is This You?
10. Encourage Your Family at the National Bible Bee
11. "Home School Heartbeat": Celebrating 20 Years of Broadcasting
12. Free Upcoming Live e-vents!

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1. Connecticut: Parental Rights Legislation Enacted

At the conclusion of the 2011 legislative session, Connecticut
strengthened the rights of parents undergoing social services
investigations by enacting House Bill 6312.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=11826


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2. North Carolina: DNPE Publishes New Policy

The North Carolina Division of Non-Public Education has implemented
several new policies affecting homeschoolers.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=11827


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3. Celebrate Parents Day by Promoting Parental Rights Amendment

ParentalRights.org has designated this "Community Canvassing Week" and
urges volunteers to get the word out to your community. Flyers,
bulletin inserts, and a sample editorial are all provided. Celebrate
Parents' Day this Sunday by taking a stand for parental rights!

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=11846


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4. Home School Foundation: Help for Children of Single Parents

July is the summer enrollment period for the Children of Single
Parents Fund. This fund assists children of single parents who,
through no fault of their own, experience financial hardship during
their homeschooling years. Grants are based on a highly selective
review process, financial need, and the availability of funds. Our
grants are not intended to provide ongoing assistance or income and
are limited to one per family.

In need? Contact the Foundation:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=11828

Learn more: http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=11829

Donate: http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=11830


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5. Call for Contrario Sensu Submissions

We are looking for humorous, warm anecdotes and true stories
illustrating that homeschooling is the best educational alternative
around. Submissions should be 150 words or less (submissions may be
edited for space). All material printed in the "Court Report" will be
credited, and the contributor will receive a $10 coupon good toward
any HSLDA publication of his choice. Please be aware that we cannot
return photographs.

Mail submissions to:
Attn: Stories, HSLDA
P.O. Box 3000
Purcellville, VA 20134

Or email us (include "Stories" in the subject line) at:
ComDept@hslda.org


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6. Call for Parent to Parent Submissions

Have you ever had an inspiring thought, an ingenious shortcut, or a
special memory that you wished you could share with other
homeschoolers? The "Home School Court Report's" Parent to Parent
column lets homeschooling parents share their thoughts by providing a
topic for discussion. Our next topic will be field trips: Getting out
and doing things can be a great way to enhance learning, whether it's
the park or a museum.

Mail 150-word submissions (may be edited for space) to:
HSLDA
Attn: Parent to Parent
P.O. Box 3000
Purcellville, VA 20134

Or email us, including "Parent to Parent" in the subject line, at
ComDept@hslda.org. Submission deadline is September 1, 2011. Please
include your name and address.


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to teach high school at home! Registration is now open for summer and
fall dates.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=11831


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8. Photo Contest Deadline Approaching

Through August 1, homeschool students may submit entries to the 2011
HSLDA Photo Contest. This year's competition offers each age group a
choice of themes. And, as always, cash prizes will be awarded.

For details and contest guidelines:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=11832


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10. Encourage Your Family at the National Bible Bee

Plan a family vacation with eternal impact. The Bible Bee National
Competition and Family Discipleship Celebration will be held in
Nashville, Tennessee, November 17-19, 2011. Be inspired by the
exciting Final Challenge Round, gather for prayer with families across
the nation, visit ministry partners' booths, tour history-rich
Nashville, and rejoice as God's Word is magnified.

Learn more:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=11834


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11. "Home School Heartbeat": Celebrating 20 Years of Broadcasting

Homeschooling has experienced a lot of change in the last two decades,
and "Home School Heartbeat" has grown right along with the movement!
Join Mike Farris and Mike Smith this week as they celebrate and
remember some special moments from 20 years of broadcasting!

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=11835


HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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July 18: Times-News, Hendersonville, North Carolina
Hendersonville Homeschooler a National Merit Scholar
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=11836

July 15: WALB-TV Channel 10, Albany, Georgia
Homeschooling Trend Grows
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=11837

July 15: CNN
"Big Bang Theory" Actress A Real Scientist and Homeschool Mom
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=11838

July 15: The Florida Times-Union, Jacksonville, Florida
Jacksonville Convention Sheds Light on Growth, Acceptance of
Homeschool Movement
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=11839

July 14: Ventura County Star, Camarillo, California
Many Options for Parents Who Want to Homeschool Kids
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=11840

> Links do not imply endorsement.


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