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10/11/2011 4:58:14 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Officials Seek to Terminate Johansson Parenthood

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Legislative Update

If you live in 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 October 11, 2011:

1. Officials Seek to Terminate Johansson Parenthood
2. Come to Generation Joshua's Future of America Banquet!
3. Ending Discrimination against Homeschoolers
4. Six Months after the Disaster
5. California Further Erodes Parental Rights
6. Online Store "Yard Sale" Features Bargain Books
7. Essay Contest Entry Deadline Extended
8. Which Verse Will Win $100,000?
9. Free Unit Study with HSLDA Cookbook!
10. November 1 Application Deadline for Patrick Henry College
11. "Home School Heartbeat": Teaching Math
12. Currently Featured on HSLDA's @home e-vents...

---[ HSLDA's Yard Sale ]----------------------------------------------

Looking for a bargain? During the HSLDA Store Yard Sale, October
10-24, you can purchase slightly damaged or imperfect books at a great
discount. We've also thrown in a few other items with special low
prices.

http://www.hslda.org/alink.asp?id=402

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1. Sweden: Officials Seek to Terminate Johansson Parenthood

Home School Legal Defense Association is asking all who care about
families and homeschooling to again intervene on behalf of Annie and
Christer Johansson, who may soon lose any right to parenting their
son, Domenic.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12551


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2. Come to Generation Joshua's Future of America Banquet!

If you are interested in helping advance our nationwide educational
and civics mission, we invite you to join Virginia Attorney General
Ken Cuccinelli, Michael Farris, and members of Congress at Generation
Joshua's first-ever Future of America Banquet. The event will be held
near Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, November 15. The RSVP deadline is
October 15.

For more information and to register:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12552


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3. Ohio: Ending Discrimination against Homeschoolers

HSLDA worked with CHEO to lobby for changes to a poorly worded law
that resulted in numerous homeschool graduates facing employment
discrimination.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12553


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4. Japan: Six Months after the Disaster

On their fifth relief trip since the March earthquake and tsunami,
Japanese homeschoolers--plus five American homeschoolers--continue to
bring hope and joy to needy families.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12554


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5. California Further Erodes Parental Rights

California's new law granting 12-year-olds the power to make their own
vaccination decisions is "a violation of parental rights and federal
vaccine safety law." How much longer will your parental rights be
safe?

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12573


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6. Online Store "Yard Sale" Features Bargain Books

Looking for a bargain? During the HSLDA Store Yard Sale, October
10-24, you can purchase slightly damaged or imperfect books at a great
discount. We've also thrown in a few other items with special low
prices. Early bird gets the worm!

Shop now!
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12555


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7. Essay Contest Entry Deadline Extended

Students now have until November 14 to submit their entries in HSLDA's
2011 essay contest. This year's competition gives full scope for
creativity while addressing profound Biblical truth.

For contest details and entry forms:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12556


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8. Bible Bee: Which Verse Will Win $100,000?

The National Bible Bee competition will challenge 300 national
qualifiers to recall from up to 1,100 verses and display in-depth
knowledge of 1 and 2 Peter. Your family will watch the exciting
onstage semi-final and final challenge rounds and enjoy a wide variety
of fun and uplifting activities during the concurrent family
discipleship celebration. Both take place November 17-19 in downtown
Nashville.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12557


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9. 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 Home School Foundation. Offer ends October 31, 2011.

Order today!
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12558


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10. November 1 Application Deadline for Patrick Henry College

The November 1 early action admission and scholarship priority
deadline is quickly approaching! Prospective students who submit a
completed application for admission along with all supporting
documents by November 1 are guaranteed the availability of all
financial aid awards. Call 888-338-1776 or email admissions@phc.edu if
your son or daughter has any questions.

Start the application process today:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12572


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11. "Home School Heartbeat": Teaching Math

If math is the bane of your homeschooling existence, this week's
program is for you! Math professor Fred Worth discusses why your
students might struggle with this difficult subject and how you can
improve their performance. A solid foundation in math can prepare your
child for life success!

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12559


HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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October 10: The Daily Iberian, New Iberia, Louisiana
A Chance to Play
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12560

October 10: Morning Sentinel, Waterville, Maine
Dresden Girl's Homeschool Project Results in 65-Pound White Pumpkin
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12561

October 8: Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Illinois
Homeschooled Football Players Come Together to Form Their Own Team
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12562

October 6: The Tennessean, Nashville, Tennessee
Homeschoolers Create Abstinence Video
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12563

October 5: TCPalm.com
Treasure Coast Homeschool Families Find Strength in Numbers
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12564

October 5: The Oklahoman, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Homeschool Sports are Examined in Oklahoma
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12565

> Links do not imply endorsement.


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

Upcoming E-vents:

Current Standardized Testing Challenges in North Dakota--HSLDA Senior
Counsel Dewitt (Dee) Black
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12569

Getting Started Homeschooling--HSLDA Toddlers to Tweens Consultant
Vicki Bentley
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12570

On-Demand E-vents:

10 Reasons You May Want to Stop Homeschooling--But Shouldn't!--Chris
Klicka
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12566

Nurturing Your Marriage through the Homeschool Years--Heidi St. John
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12567

If you have any questions, please visit
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12568
or contact the @home e-vent team by emailing athome@hslda.org.



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