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9/13/2011 4:55:13 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Thank Heaven and Thank HSLDA

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H S L D A ' s W E E K L Y U P D A T E
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-> "I saved my entire membership fee with one discount"

"When I called Liberty to find out what kind of discount we could
get, they told us we would 10% off our car insurance and 5% off
our homeowner's insurance. What we will save is more than double
what it costs to join HSLDA. With one child getting his driver's
license this year, the savings will be a real blessing!"

More reasons to join HSLDA...
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1108

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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 September 13, 2011:

1. "Thank Heaven and Thank HSLDA"
2. Fifth Annual Lobbyist Training Day October 11
3. Art Institute Accepts Student After HSLDA Letter
4. MATHCOUNTS Includes Homeschool Teams in New Guidelines
5. Curtain Falls on All Efforts to Raise Compulsory School Age
6. Students: What Do You Have to Say?
7. Free Unit Study with HSLDA Cookbook!
8. Emergency Help for Flooding and Fires
9. On Sale: Complete Debate Set--Free DVD!
10. "Home School Heartbeat": Parlez Vous? Finding Foreign Language
Options
11. Next week on HSLDA's @home e-vents...

---[ TELL ME MORE Homeschool Edition ]--------------------------------

Award-winning homeschool foreign language learning software that uses
state-of-the-art speech recognition, dozens of activities, and
thousands of exercises to bring your student to fluency in a foreign
language. From now through September 30, TELL ME MORE Homeschool
Edition is 20% off when you use promo code 9HSLDA at the link below or
by calling (888) 388-3535.

http://www.hslda.org/alink.asp?id=393

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1. Court Victory: "Thank Heaven and Thank HSLDA"

An online petition and a legal brief proved instrumental as a Spanish
court dropped charges against the Gonzalez family.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12347


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2. Fifth Annual Lobbyist Training Day October 11

HSLDA is hosting a lobbyist training day to inform our members
regarding the battles we currently face in Washington, D.C., and equip
them with the tools they will need to come along side us in protecting
homeschooling nationwide.

Sign up now!
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12348


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3. South Dakota: Art Institute Accepts Student After HSLDA Letter

An art college dropped its demand for a GED or accredited diploma and
offered admission to a homeschool graduate after HSLDA pointed out the
college's policy was out of step with certain federal guidelines.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12349


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4. MATHCOUNTS Includes Homeschool Teams in New Guidelines

HSLDA is pleased to announce that a national math competition has
again allowed homeschoolers to participate as teams.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12350


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5. Maryland: Curtain Falls on All Efforts to Raise Compulsory School
Age

HSLDA tracked four bills during the past Maryland legislative session
that would have placed children under compulsory school attendance for
more of their lives. By the grace of God, none became law.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12351


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6. Students: What Do You Have to Say?

Aldous Huxley (English novelist and critic, 1894-1963) stated: "The
essay is a literary device for saying almost everything about almost
anything." Why not take this opportunity to say what you'd like to say
in the form of an essay?

For contest entry forms and guidelines:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12352


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7. Free Unit Study with HSLDA Cookbook!

Order "Family Favorites from the Homeschool Kitchen" and get a free
multi-age unit study on where food comes from--plus $2.00 off the
price of the cookbook! All profits will go to help needy families
through the Home School Foundation. Offer ends October 31, 2011.

Order today!
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12353


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8. Home School Foundation: Emergency Help for Flooding and Fires

The Home School Foundation is seeking to minister to homeschool
families who have lost homes, livelihoods or homeschool libraries due
to the recent wildfires in the West and flooding in the East. HSF's
Compassion Emergency Response helps homeschool families who have been
impacted by a natural disaster. If you know of such as family please
have them contact the Home School Foundation.

Contact HSF:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12370

Donate to Compassion Emergency:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12371


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9. 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=12354


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10. "Home School Heartbeat": Parlez Vous? Finding Foreign Language
Options

Learning a language can be daunting... but incredibly rewarding! This
week on "Home School Heartbeat," Mike Smith is joined by language
lovers who may be teaching and studying languages that you have never
considered. Find out about their languages and the opportunities that
arise as they master a foreign tongue!

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12355


HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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September 11: The Paducah Sun, Paducah, Kentucky
Families Prepare in Contrasting Ways
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12356

September 11: Victoria Advocate, Victoria, Texas
Parents See Many Benefits to Homeschooling
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12357

September 9: The Toledo Journal, Toledo, Ohio
Mothers Gather to Discuss Homeschooling Their Children
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12358

September 8: Wall Street Journal, New York, New York
Homeschool Co-ops Tap Pooled Resources
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12359

September 6: Toronto Sun, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Quebec Family Can Start Homeschooling Again
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12360

September 6: The Washington Post, Washington, D.C.
D.C. Parents Choosing to Homeschool Their Children
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12361

> Links do not imply endorsement.


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

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

Upcoming E-vents:

Helping Children Who Are People Pleasers--Lou Priolo
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12362

How to Homeschool in Indiana--HSLDA Staff Attorney Thomas J. (Tj)
Schmidt
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12363

On-Demand E-vents:

Making Brothers and Sisters Best Friends--Sarah, Stephen, and Grace
Mally
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12364

A Passionate Pursuit of Excellence: Preparing for God's Calling--Mark
Hamby
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12365

If you have any questions, please visit
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12366 or contact the @home e-vent
team by emailing athome@hslda.org.



FEATURED HSLDA PerX - HomeSchool ID
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The HomeSchool ID card, a resource no homeschool student should be
without, takes the place of a student's Mom or Dad being present when
their child is confronted by a law enforcement or truancy official.

For more information visit:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1567



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