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1/10/2012 4:29:55 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA Weekly: Truancy Charges Dismissed

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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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-> How many acorns can a chipmunk hold in its cheeks?

We don't know! But we do know that gathering little by little
enables ordinary folks to prepare for hard times. That principle
is behind HSLDA's payment plan: by paying a month at a time,
families can receive an annual HSLDA membership. Meanwhile, they
can feel secure as they homeschool and focus on other priorities
-- their children. Don't go nuts trying to pay for membership all
at
once. Choose one of our convenient payment plans.

More reasons to join HSLDA...
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1937

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Legislative Update

If you live in Alabama, Hawaii, New Jersey, New York, 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 January 10, 2012:

1. Truancy Charges Dismissed
2. LEA Adds Testing for Homeschoolers
3. Widows Say, "Thanks!"
4. PHC Distance Learning Bolsters Mind, Spirit
5. Essay Contest Winners Focus on Endurance
6. Student Artists--Send in Your Entries!
7. A Call to Pens Short Story Contest!
8. Now Available! Class of 2012 T-shirts!
9. "Home School Heartbeat": Constitutional Literacy for We the People
10. Next week on HSLDA's @home e-vents...

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http://www.hslda.org/alink.asp?id=429

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1. California: Truancy Charges Dismissed

Public school officials had a Home School Legal Defense Association
member charged with truancy, even though she was legally
homeschooling. We helped get the charges dismissed.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=13255


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2. Tennessee: LEA Adds Testing for Homeschoolers

HSLDA has thwarted a local education agency's attempt to impose
unauthorized state testing on homeschool students.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=13256


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3. Widows Say, "Thanks!"

Every year, the Home School Foundation
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=13258 sends Christmas gifts to
homeschooling widows they have helped over the course of the last
year--just as a way to bless and remind them that God cares for them.
Some of these moms left precious messages telling how much our
Christmas gifts meant to them. For everyone who has given to the
Foundation over the years, these thank-yous are for you!

Listen:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=13257


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4. Patrick Henry College Distance Learning Bolsters Mind, Spirit

Patrick Henry College's Distance Learning program incorporates
rigorous academics with a distinctly Christian worldview to create a
fulfilling learning experience for college students seeking to enrich
both their mind and spirit. Sign up January 12-20 for the Spring 2012
semester. Recently added to the course listing is CLA201: Research and
Writing, taught by Professor Erin Brown Conroy. For more information
email Admissions@phc.edu or DistanceLearning@phc.edu.

Register for classes on the PHC student portal:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=13259


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5. Essay Contest Winners Focus on Endurance

Judges were impressed in 2011 with the many excellent essays about
people persevering through troubling times. The top 15 are posted on
HSLDA's website.

Read the winning essays:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=13260


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6. Student Artists--Send in Your Entries!

HSLDA's 10th annual student art contest is underway, and we'd love to
have your participation.

For guidelines and entry form:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=13261


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7. A Call to Pens Short Story Contest!

Take up your pens and prepare to write! Patrick Henry College is
pleased to announce its fourth annual short story competition, A Call
to Pens. Students ages 12-18 are invited to participate. For more
information, view the contest announcement and guidelines on our
website. Deadline is February 1.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=13262


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8. Now Available! Class of 2012 T-shirts!

Let your student celebrate in style all year with our unique t-shirts
designed just for the 2012 homeschool graduate!

Order now:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=13263


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9. "Home School Heartbeat": Constitutional Literacy for We the People

Constitutional education is not just for schoolchildren. This week on
"Home School Heartbeat," host Mike Farris discusses why adults need to
know the Constitution in order to preserve liberty today and for the
future.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=13264


HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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January 6: WDRB-TV, Louisville, Kentucky
Mom Decides to Homeschool Autistic Child after Duffel Bag Incident
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=13265

January 6: KTNV-TV Channel 13, Las Vegas, Nevada
Homeschool Mom Gets Appointed to New State Board
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=13266

January 5: The Topeka Capital-Journal, Topeka, Kansas
Homeschool Experience Shaped K-State's Klein
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=13267

January 3: Kalamazoo Gazette, Kalamazoo, Michigan
What the U.S. Census Says about Homeschool Families
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=13268

> Links do not imply endorsement.


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

Featured On-Demand E-vents:

LATIN--The Secret Tool of Successful Students--Barbara Beers
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=13269

A Fresh Look at Reading in the Younger Years--MaryAnn Gaver
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=13270

The Four Deadly Errors of Teaching Writing--Andrew Pudewa
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=13271

The Science Solution: Giving a Solid Science Education--Jeannie
Fulbright
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=13272

If you have any questions, please visit
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=13273 or contact the @home e-vent
team by emailing athome@hslda.org.



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