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9/20/2011 4:47:45 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Daytime Curfew Defeated

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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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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 20, 2011:

1. Proposed Mobile Daytime Curfew Defeated
2. Comment Period on Conscience Regulations Ends September 30
3. Fifth Annual Lobbyist Training Day October 11
4. ParentalRights.org Defends Parental Rights in California
5. Evaluating High School Credit
6. 2011 Photo Contest Winners Announced
7. Essay Contest Wants Your Ideas
8. Free Unit Study with HSLDA Cookbook!
9. Home School Foundation: Widows Grants Available
10. New Movie Getting Rave Reviews from Homeschoolers!
11. "Home School Heartbeat": Litigation Update--The California Curfew
Case
12. Currently Featured on HSLDA's @home e-vents...

---[ New movie getting rave reviews from homeschoolers! ]-------------

Dolphin Tale, starring two homeschooled children, has been screened
before homeschool audiences nationwide and gotten tremendous reviews.
It opens Sep. 23. Be sure to check it out and let your friends know!

http://www.hslda.org/alink.asp?id=396

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1. Alabama: Proposed Mobile Daytime Curfew Defeated

The efforts of homeschooling families to preserve freedom in Mobile,
Alabama paid off when the City Council voted down a proposed daytime
curfew.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12393


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2. Comment Period on Conscience Regulations Ends September 30

Time is running out for those who wish to speak against proposed
government health care regulations that violate the religious
convictions of some employers.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12394


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3. 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 alongside us in protecting
homeschooling nationwide.

Sign up now!
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12395


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4. ParentalRights.org Defends Parental Rights in California

ParentalRights.Org's national aim for a Parental Rights Amendment is
well known in HSLDA circles. But last week they also took action on
the state level, working to defend parents against two dangerous bills
from the California legislature.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12411


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5. Evaluating High School Credit

Do you have questions about how to determine credit for high school
courses? These simple guidelines explain the various methods used to
assign credit for courses.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12396


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6. 2011 Photo Contest Winners Announced

This year, students were asked to submit images using one of two words
associated with their respective age groups.

View the winning photos:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12397


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7. Essay Contest Wants Your Ideas

Jenny, 17-year-old essayist in last year's contest, had this to say
about her experience: "I had much more fun writing this essay than
most others I've done. I really enjoyed the topic and analyzing a
piece of literature that I like." Grab your pen, pencil or keyboard,
and get started on your essay today!

For contest details and entry forms:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12398


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8. 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 HSF. Offer ends October 31, 2011.

Order today!
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12399


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9. Home School Foundation: Widows Grants Available

Do you know a homeschooling widow in need? She may be eligible for
help from the Home School Foundation. The Widow's Fund will continue
open enrollment through September.

Get Help:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12400

Give Help:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12401


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10. New Movie Getting Rave Reviews from Homeschoolers!

"Dolphin Tale," starring two homeschooled children, has been screened
before homeschool audiences nationwide and gotten tremendous reviews.
It opens September 23. Be sure to check it out and let your friends
know!

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12412


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11. "Home School Heartbeat": Litigation Update--The California Curfew
Case

Two siblings, a Los Angeles daytime curfew law, two arrests, and a
call to HSLDA for help... these marked the beginning of a recent case
that revolved around homeschool freedoms. This week on "Home School
Heartbeat," find out what happened as Jim Mason describes the case,
the approach HSLDA took to defeat it, and its significance and
implications for homeschoolers today.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12402


HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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September 19: Goulburn Post, Goulburn, Australia
Homing in on Education
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12403

September 19: CBC.com
Homeschools Outperform Public Schools in Study
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12404

September 16: The Christian Post
Spanish Court Drops Charges Against Homeschooling Family
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12405

September 15: WDEF-TV Channel 12, Chattanooga, Tennessee
Homeschool Students Eligible to Play Sports in Hamilton County
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12406

September 14: Sun Times, Marco Island, Florida
Homeschool Option Gains Support on Marco Island
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12407

September 13: The Arizona Republic, Phoenix, Arizona
Thousands of Arizona Children are being Homeschooled
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12408

> Links do not imply endorsement.


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

Upcoming E-vents:

How to Homeschool in Indiana--HSLDA Staff Attorney Thomas J. (Tj)
Schmidt
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12413

How to Homeschool in South Dakota--HSLDA Senior Counsel Scott Woodruff

http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12414

Getting Started in Homeschooling--Vicki Bentley
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12415

On-Demand E-vents:

APPLES for the Teacher--Davis Carman
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12416

If you have any questions, please visit
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12417 or contact the @home e-vent
team by emailing athome@hslda.org.



FEATURED HSLDA PerX - Online College Network
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Can colleges find your homeschooler? HSLDA and HSF Friends of Home
Schooling has joined with www.OnlineCollegeNetwork.com to offer free
help. Online College Network (OCN) was created to help college-bound
students gain exposure based on their performance.

For more information visit:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1568



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