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2/14/2012 4:33:11 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA Weekly: Calls Needed to Protect Religious Freedom

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I cannot imagine our homeschool journey without HSLDA's strong
leadership, protection, and guidance. God bless HSLDA!
- Alta Loma, California

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Legislative Update

If you live in Alabama, Hawaii, New Hampshire, New York, Oklahoma,
Washington, West Virginia or Wyoming, 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 February 14, 2012:

1. Calls Needed to Protect Religious Freedom
2. HSLDA to Appeal Criminal Conviction
3. Call to Action: Email Your Swedish Embassy
4. Battlefield for Anti-Family Social Engineering
5. Generation Joshua Offers Third Summer Camp
6. High School Teacher Training Sessions--Save the Date!
7. Special Needs Children Fund Open for Enrollment
8. "Home School Heartbeat": Aspects of Love
9. Currently Featured on HSLDA's @home e-vents...

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1. Calls Needed to Protect Religious Freedom

Please call now to support a Senate amendment that would block a White
House attempt to overrule religious and moral convictions.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=13764


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2. Nebraska: HSLDA to Appeal Criminal Conviction

Home School Legal Defense Association regards the truancy conviction
of a Nebraska family as both a misreading of state law and a violation
of their constitutional rights.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=13747


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3. Call to Action: Email Your Swedish Embassy

The homeschool situation in Sweden is rapidly deteriorating. Swedish
families request urgent help from their fellow homeschoolers around
the world and call for a massive email campaign to Swedish Embassies.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=13763


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4. Bulgaria: Battlefield for Anti-Family Social Engineering

Family advocates in Bulgaria say "rights of the child" language
disguises an attempt to take the country back to the dark years of
communist totalitarianism, where children do not belong to their
parents but to a socialist state.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=13748


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5. Generation Joshua Offers Third Summer Camp

Is your child interested in the coming elections? Give them hands-on
education and prepare them to be involved by sending them to one of
three Generation Joshua iGovern Summer Leadership Camps! Early
registration discounts are available!

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=13749


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6. High School Teacher Training Sessions--Save the Date!

Would you like help preparing to teach high school at home? Or, if you
are in the midst of the high school years, would you like reassurance
you are on the right track? Plan now to join Becky Cooke and Diane
Kummer, HSLDA's high school consultants, as they present seminars on
all aspects of teaching your teens at home. All sessions will be held
at HSLDA in Purcellville, VA.

> High School at Home: The Basics (encouragement, plus tips on
planning and testing) will be presented March 23 and October 12, 2012.


> High School at Home: The Next Step (transcripts, important pit
stops, and inspiration) will be offered April 20 and November 2, 2012.


Details and registration:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=13656


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7. Special Needs Children Fund Open for Enrollment

February is the enrollment period for the Home School Foundation's
Special Needs Children Fund. This fund is for HSLDA member families
and can only be applied to every 24 months. If you are an HSLDA family
that is homeschooling a special needs child, please contact HSF at
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=13643.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=13644


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8. "Home School Heartbeat": Aspects of Love

Valentine's Day can seem like an over-commercialized holiday that does
little more than sell greeting cards and candy. This year, make it
something more! Dr. Gene Edward Veith, well-known author, literature
professor, and provost at Patrick Henry College, joins Mike Smith with
five stories of love that will fire up your imagination and inspire
your students.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=13750


HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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February 13: The News Tribune, Tacoma, Washington
Bond Would Help Schools and Programs Like ORLA
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=13751

February 12: The Ledger, Lakeland, Florida
Volunteer Parents Help Round Out Homeschool Curriculum
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=13752

February 12: WSLS-TV Channel 10, Roanoke, Virginia
Frustration Expressed with Homeschool Bill
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=13753

February 11: Daily Record, Parsippany, New Jersey
The Growth and Challenges of Homeschool Athletics
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=13754

February 8: The New York Times, New York, New York
Should Homeschoolers Play for High School Teams?
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=13755

February 8: The Tampa Tribune, Tampa, Florida
Homeschool Center Finishes Successful First Year
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=13756

February 8: Daily Camera, Boulder, Colorado
Homeschool Parents Upset BVSD is Closing One Program, Opening Its Own
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=13757

> Links do not imply endorsement.


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

Upcoming Live E-vents:

How to Homeschool in Louisiana--HSLDA Staff Attorney Thomas J. (Tj)
Schmidt
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=13758

The Faithful Parent: Going Over the Gospel with Children--Martha Peace
and Dr. Stuart Scott
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=13759

Featured On-Demand E-vents

Confessions of a Homeschool Dad: Homeschooling for Heaven, Not
Harvard--HSLDA Senior Counsel Jim Mason
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=13760

Managing Media in the Home--Dr. Jeff Myers
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=13761

If you have any questions, please visit
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=13762
or contact the @home e-vent team by emailing athome@hslda.org.




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