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8/9/2011 4:48:33 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Grand Jury Calls for Investigating Homeschoolers

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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 August 9, 2011:

1. Grand Jury Calls for Investigating Homeschoolers
2. Compulsory School Attendance Age Rises to 18, With Two Exceptions
3. Harford County Misfires on Annual Verification
4. Congress Has an Open Ear this Month
5. Bringing Hope and Joy to Japan
6. Parental Rights in 3.5 Minutes
7. On Sale: Complete Debate Set--Free DVD!
8. Dinner's a Cinch with Our Free Menu Plan!
9. Widows and Special Needs Children Grants Available
10. Generation Joshua Supports the Values Voter Summit
11. Bible Bee Welcomes Kirk Cameron to Nationals
12. "Home School Heartbeat": High School Issues for Struggling
Learners
13. Currently Featured on HSLDA's @home e-vents...

---[ What Will He Believe When He's 15? ]-----------------------------

Every song, movie, book, TV show, blog and game is full of ideas about
God, people, beauty, and right and wrong. Not all of these are true.
Help your children discern the truth through God's Word.

http://www.hslda.org/alink.asp?id=383

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1. Florida: Grand Jury Calls for Investigating Homeschoolers

Homeschool regulations are recommended to be dramatically changed
after a grand jury investigation into the killing of a 10-year-old
girl. All home education families could be investigated by DCF.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=11993


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2. Rhode Island: Compulsory School Attendance Age Rises to 18, With
Two Exceptions

A new law means homeschool students are now subject to compulsory
school attendance laws until age 18. Two exceptions are available at
age 16.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=11994


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3. Maryland: Harford County Misfires on Annual Verification

HSLDA has asked Harford schools to stop sending letters with false and
confusing information about annual homeschool verification.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=11995


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4. Congress Has an Open Ear this Month

August is here, and members of Congress are heading home for a month
in their districts. This is a great opportunity to express your
gratitude or frustration and bring up your concerns to the leaders
representing you.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=11996


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5. Bringing Hope and Joy to Japan

At the end of August, Japanese homeschoolers will embark on their
fifth relief trip to minister to families affected by the earthquake
and tsunami. Would you like to join them?

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=11997


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6. Parental Rights in 3.5 Minutes

New videos help you inform yourself and others in the battle to
protect parental rights by including them in the U.S. Constitution.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=11998


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7. On Sale: Complete Debate Set--Free DVD!

Now through September 30, "An Introduction to Argumentation and
Debate" DVD is free when you purchase the "Complete Debate Set." Save
27%-40%! "A Christian student's purpose in learning the art of debate
should always be to develop life skills that will help him or her
glorify God and love others, whether by defending God's truth,
standing up for the needy, or persuading lost people to come to the
Savior."--"An Introduction to Policy Debate"

Order Today!
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=11999


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8. Dinner's a Cinch with Our Free Menu Plan!

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 HSF. Offer ends August 31, 2011.

Order Today!
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12000


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9. Home School Foundation: Widows and Special Needs Children Grants
Available

Do you know a homeschooling widow in need or a homeschool family with
special needs children? They may be eligible for help from the Home
School Foundation. August is the enrollment period for both the
Widow's Fund and the Special Needs Children's Fund. Visit our website
to learn more about these funds and contact us with any questions.

Get help:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=11943

Give help:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=11944


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10. Generation Joshua Supports the Values Voter Summit

Generation Joshua is proud to be a sponsor of the 2011 Values Voter
Summit, a conservative, educational conference in Washington, D.C. The
October 7-9 event is a great opportunity for students to hear from
leaders such as Speaker of the House John Boehner, and homeschool
father and presidential candidate Rick Santorum. The Values Voter
Summit encourages young people to get involved in government.
Discounted registration ($50) and scholarships make it easier for
students and their families to attend. For more information visit
www.valuesvotersummit.org or call 1-877-372-2808.

Scholarship Information:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12001


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11. Bible Bee Welcomes Kirk Cameron to Nationals

Christian actor, speaker and father Kirk Cameron will lead off the
Family Discipleship Celebration at the National Bible Bee Competition
this November 16-19 in Nashville, Tennessee. Come be inspired by Kirk
and other champions of family discipleship, enjoy the family-friendly
activities and atmosphere and watch the challenging Bible Bee Final
Challenge Round.

Read more:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12002


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12. "Home School Heartbeat": High School Issues for Struggling
Learners

If you are concerned about how to adjust high school homeschooling for
your struggling learner, or whether you can grant your special needs
student a "normal" high school diploma, this week is for you! Faith
Berens, HSLDA Special Needs Consultant, joins host Mike Smith on "Home
School Heartbeat" to address practical questions and provide
encouragement for homeschoolers with struggling learners or special
needs students in high school.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12003


HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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August 8: IndiaEduNews.net
Mexican Child Prodigy Graduates as Psychologist
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12004

August 7: News-Leader, Staunton, Virginia
Homeschool Team Winner at National 4-H Championship
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12005

August 7: Express-News, San Antonio, Texas
Musicians Competing in World Pipe Band Championships
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12006

August 6: Gloucester County Times, Woodbury, New Jersey
Woolwich Teen Proud to Have Her Story Published
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12007

August 5: Clarion-Ledger, Jackson, Mississippi
Teen Relationships Focus of Sisters' Books, Online Column
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12008

> Links do not imply endorsement.


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

A Novel Approach to AP English Literature and Composition--Dr. Steve
Hake
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12010

Why Take AP United States History? --Dr. Robert Spinney
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12011

FAQ about Pennsylvania Homeschool Law--HSLDA Senior Counsel Dee Black
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12012

Exploring PHC Prep's AP World History--Dr. Doug Favelo
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12013

If you have any questions, please visit
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12014 or contact the @home e-vent
team by emailing athome@hslda.org.



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