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8/23/2011 4:47:52 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Federal Government Tramples Conscience Protections

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-> Is customer service an art or a science?

For us, good customer service is both an art and a science
-it should appeal to our members and be effective. Consider what
our members say about us:

The freedom HSLDA allows me to have as I homeschool is wonderful!
They handle the law and I get to dedicate the time to my daughter.
- National City, CA

HSLDA members since 1993, our membership is just as important to
us as our children's curriculum. Thank you HSLDA for all you do on
our behalf! - West Valley, NY

More reasons to join HSLDA...
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1941

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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

---[ Elementary (K-6) Science from Apologia ]-------------------------

After years of searching for an elementary science curriculum that is
truly God honoring, user friendly, and scientifically sound, we were
introduced to two books by Jeannie Fulbright. As one of the parents
who has already used Mrs. Fulbright's astronomy book says, "It reminds
me of Dr. Jay Wile's Apologia Science, only yours is on an elementary
level while his is written for high school age." We couldn’t have said
it better ourselves.

http://www.hslda.org/alink.asp?id=386

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Topics for August 23, 2011:

1. Federal Government Tramples Conscience Protections
2. Hurry! Only 3 Days Left to Sign Up for Online Courses with PHC Prep
Academy
3. Principal Asks Governor for More Homeschool "Accountability"
4. 2011 Essay Contest Guidelines Posted
5. FREE 30-Day Menu Plan with HSF Cookbook!
6. September High School Teacher Training Session
7. On Sale: Complete Debate Set--Free DVD!
8. Widows and Special Needs Children Grants Available
9. "Home School Heartbeat": The Art of Living
10. Currently Featured on HSLDA's @home e-vents...


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1. Federal Government Tramples Conscience Protections

HSLDA encourages homeschoolers to express their concern about the
narrow religious exemption in new federal health care regulations.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12122


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2. Hurry! Only 3 Days Left to Sign Up for Online Courses with PHC Prep
Academy

Registration closes this Friday, August 26, for our fall semester and
yearlong Advanced Placement courses. Give your teen a challenging
course with a clear Christian worldview--and the potential to save you
money while your teen gains skills to earn college credit. Instruction
is online, and you get high-level learning backed by the Patrick Henry
College name--with direct feedback on your teen's work for the best
personal growth and learning possible this year. And HSLDA members
still get $100 off right up through Friday. Don't miss out.

Click here now to sign up:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12123


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3. Illinois: Principal Asks Governor for More Homeschool
"Accountability"

HSLDA responded quickly when a local public school principal suggested
that homeschooled children needed additional oversight, possibly in
the form of standardized testing.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12124


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4. 2011 Essay Contest Guidelines Posted

This year's contest gives students full scope for exploring an
especially poignant theme--Christian virtues outlined in Romans 12.
Entries will be accepted beginning October 1, and as always, cash
prizes will be awarded.

For details and entry form:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12125


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5. FREE 30-Day Menu Plan with HSF Cookbook!

Save $6 and get a summertime 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=12126


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6. September High School Teacher Training Session

Are you registered for the upcoming September 17 HSLDA "High School At
Home: The Basics" seminar at Patrick Henry College? The deadline
(September 7) is fast approaching and space is still available. Come
join us!

Register online:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12127


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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 now!
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12128


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8. 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=12129

Give Help:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12130


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9. "Home School Heartbeat": The Art of Living

The individuality and flexibility homeschooling gives is wonderful for
discovering and digging into new interests--including art! This week
on "Home School Heartbeat," host Mike Smith talks to painter and
curriculum author Dan Ellis about how parents both artistic and
non-artistic can foster creative talent in their children.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12131


HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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August 22: Herald-Gazette, Camden, Maine
Alley Crowned Blueberry Queen
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12132

August 21: The Courier, Conroe, Texas
Homeschool Students Get Ready for New Year
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12133

August 18: Salisbury Post, Salisbury, North Carolina
New Homeschool Guidebook Online
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12134

August 18: Sentinel-Source, Keene, New Hampshire
Why Choose to Homeschool?
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12135

August 17: WLOX-TC Channel 13, Biloxi, Mississippi
Homeschools Gaining More Students in Mississippi
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12136

August 17: CBC News
Homeschool Students Learn Year Round
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12137

August 16: WPEC-TV Channel 12, West Palm Beach, Florida
Rising Number of Families Turning to Homeschooling
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12138

August 16: Ahwatukee Foothills News, Phoenix, Arizona
Homeschooling Becomes a Way of Life
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12139

August 16: WBIR-TV Channel 10, Knoxville, Tennessee
Knox County Schools Allow Some Homeschool Athletes
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12140

August 16: WTVF-TV Channel 5, Nashville, Tennessee
Williamson Co. Asks Homeschool Students To Register
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12141

August 16: Examiner.com
Comparing Homeschooling with New Public School Program
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12142

> Links do not imply endorsement.


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

Upcoming E-vents:

Getting Your Kid into College--HSLDA Senior Counsel Scott Woodruff
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12143

A Call to Action: Is More Oversight Coming to Mountaineer
Homeschooling? --HSLDA Staff Attorney Michael Donnelly
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12144

Q&A with the President--HSLDA President J. Michael Smith
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12145

Special @home E-vent Offer:

$10 off our 6- and 12-month subscriptions
--http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12146


If you have any questions, please visit
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12147 or contact the @home e-vent
team by emailing athome@hslda.org.



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