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7/26/2011 4:53:38 PM
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Proof Positive: PHC Prep Delivers Higher Scores

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-> Have you ever yelled into the wind, only to hear the sound of your
voice blown back at you?

It's hard to be heard in the midst of a storm. Trying to influence
federal legislation is much like yelling to be heard while
standing in a fierce wind. Yet when 80,000 voices join together,
they become a powerful force that cannot be drowned out.
Join HSLDA to be heard above the tempests that threaten homeschool
freedoms.

More reasons to join HSLDA...
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1939

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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 26, 2011:

1. Proof Positive--PHC Prep Delivers Higher Scores
2. Homeschooling Promotes Social Integration
3. Law Affecting Home Education Programs Changed
4. The Founders and Their Writings
5. Poetry Contest Winners Revealed
6. Diagnostic Tests are Valuable Tools
7. Bless a Widow with Your Art--Deadline Approaching
8. We've Got Your Dinner Menu and the Recipes!
9. HSLDA High School Teacher Training Sessions
10. Last Chance to Enter Photo Contest
11. Voddie Baucham featured at National Bible Bee Family
12. "Home School Heartbeat": Excited about Getting Started
13. Next week on HSLDA's @home e-vents...

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1. Proof Positive--PHC Prep Delivers Higher Scores

The latest results for the College Board's Advanced Placement tests
show that PHC Prep Academy is succeeding in providing students
superior academic instruction--with a Christian worldview.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=11862


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2. Bulgaria: Homeschooling Promotes Social Integration

Christians, Muslims, and secular families alike joined together at the
sixth annual homeschool conference in Bulgaria.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=11863


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3. Pennsylvania: Law Affecting Home Education Programs Changed

Governor Tom Corbett has signed House Bill 1352, which makes numerous
changes in Pennsylvania's education law, including one that affects
home education programs.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=11864


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4. The Founders and Their Writings

Ever wondered what the Founding Fathers thought when they formed our
nation? Then check out a sample lesson from "The Founding Fathers:
Their Lives and Writings." The full online course is free to
Generation Joshua members.

Read more about it:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=11892


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5. Poetry Contest Winners Revealed

The results of the 2011 Poetry Contest are in! Students were asked to
submit poems in the form of a ballad using one of the two titles
listed in their age category as inspiration for their poem.

View the winners:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=11865


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6. Diagnostic Tests are Valuable Tools

Summer is the time that parents plan the next school year. If you are
not sure what level your teen should complete, many publishers provide
free placement tests. Check their websites or give them a call to
locate these resources. Newsletters on both the Struggling Learner and
Early Years websites give you additional sources.

Read the Struggling Learner newsletter:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=11866

Read the Early Years newsletter:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=11867


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7. Bless a Widow with Your Art--Deadline Approaching

Every Christmas the Home School Foundation sends cards to
homeschooling widows it has helped. Your art or photo could be the
cover! These cards brighten the holidays for widows and their families
across the country. The deadline is August 1. Entrants must be
homeschool teachers or students ages 15 and up.

One widow wrote us: "When you lose your spouse, you also lose contact
with a group of people that were friends of your husband. Celebrating
a holiday without Dad is difficult, but receiving Christmas cards
helps to brighten the house and it helps knowing that others are
thinking of you. Thank you for making HSF's Christmas cards special."

For details:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=11868


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8. We've Got Your Dinner Menu and the Recipes!

Save $6 and get a FREE 30-day menu plan when you purchase "Family
Favorites from the Homeschool Kitchen!" All profits will go to help
needy families through the Home School Foundation. Offer ends August
31, 2011.

Order today!
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=11869


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9. HSLDA High School Teacher Training Sessions

If you are in the midst of teaching high school at home or beginning
to think about the possibility, join Becky Cooke and Diane Kummer,
HSLDA's high school consultants for an information-packed teacher
training session. Come with your questions and leave with renewed
confidence to teach high school at home! Registration is now open for
summer and fall dates.

Read more about it:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=11870


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10. Last Chance to Enter Photo Contest

August 1 is the last day 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=11871


11. Voddie Baucham Featured at National Bible Bee

Plan now to bring your family to the National Bible Bee Family
Discipleship Celebration in Nashville, November 17-19, 2011. Your
whole family will be encouraged by uplifting special music, inspiring
speakers, fun activities and the thrilling National Bible Bee
competition finals, all in the heart of downtown Nashville.

Learn more:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=11893


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12. "Home School Heartbeat": Excited about Getting Started

Sometimes the hardest part of any job is its beginning. Join us this
week on "Home School Heartbeat" as HSLDA Early Years Consultant Vicki
Bentley shares what she's learned about organizing school and
motivating kids and homeschooling parents to go through the school
year with a smile on their faces!

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=11872


HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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July 25: WHYY Radio, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Does Homeschooling in New Jersey Make the Grade?
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=11873

July 25: Maxwell-Gunter Dispatch, Montgomery, Alabama
Homeschoolers Tout Educational Continuity
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=11874

July 25: Nooga.com, Chattanooga, Tennessee
School Board Says "No" to Homeschool Participation in Public School
Sports
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=11875

July 24: Gainesville Times, Gainesville, Georgia
Reasons, Styles of Homeschooling Vary
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=11876

July 24: Times-Free Press, Chattanooga, Tennessee
Athletics Big Draw for Homeschoolers
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=11877

July 21: Jackson Sun, Jackson, Tennessee
Policy Opens Sports to Homeschoolers
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=11878

July 21: Deseret News, Salt Lake City, Utah
Why Would I Homeschool a Teen?
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=11879

July 19: Fox 31 WFXL-TV, Albany, Georgia
Local Group Helps Parents, Guardians with Homeschooling
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=11880

> Links do not imply endorsement.


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13. Next week on HSLDA's @home e-vents...

Upcoming E-vents:

Discovering AP Microeconomics--PHC Prep Instructor Amy Raybould
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=11886

AP English and Composition: How to Know It's Right for You--PHC Prep
Master Teacher Erin Brown Conroy
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=11887

New Freedom in Minnesota: Homeschooling Under the New Law--HSLDA Staff
Attorney Mike Donnelly
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=11888

On-Demand E-vents:

Parenting with Love and Leadership--Dr. John Rosemond
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=11889

If you have any questions, please visit
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=11890
or contact the @home e-vent team by emailing athome@hslda.org.



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