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4/3/2012 4:59:00 PM
Mike Farris--HSLDA
HSLDA Weekly--Judge Sides with HSLDA, Dismisses Truancy Charges

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Legislative Update

If you live in Alabama, Colorado, Hawaii, Illinois, Nebraska, New
Hampshire, New York, Oklahoma, Vermont 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 April 3, 2012:

1. Judge Sides with HSLDA, Dismisses Truancy Charges
2. Chesapeake--"Back of the Line for PSAT!"
3. Official Threatens Homeschooler with Truancy
4. Poets: Earn Fame and Cool Cash
5. PHC Prep: Get Academic Results, Save Tuition
6. Learn Constitutional Law with Mike Farris
7. Teen Leadership Camps at Patrick Henry College
8. Bible Bee Contestant Registration Now Open!
9. "Home School Heartbeat": Update on Homeschooling in Sweden
10. Currently Featured on HSLDA's @home e-vents...

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1. Tennessee: Judge Sides with HSLDA, Dismisses Truancy Charges

Home School Legal Defense Association's representation of a
homeschooling family resulted in the dismissal of truancy charges and
a legal lesson for the school district.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=14273


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2. Virginia: Chesapeake--"Back of the Line for PSAT!"

HSLDA promptly interceded on behalf of a member family when public
school officials appeared reluctant to follow state law and provide
access to a college preparatory test.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=14274


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3. California: Official Threatens Homeschooler with Truancy

HSLDA intervened after officials told a new homeschooling family to
re-enroll their kids in public school or face truancy charges.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=14275


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4. Poets: Earn Fame and Cool Cash

HSLDA is excited to announce our 8th annual poetry contest! This
contest gives students the opportunity to develop their writing and
poetic skills and showcase their talents at the same time. Cash
prizes are awarded to the top five entries in each category, and the
winning poems will be posted online.

For details and entry form:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=14276


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5. PHC Prep: Get Academic Results, Save Tuition

Did you know that PHC Prep Academy students far outperformed AP
students worldwide on their exams? More than 80% of the AP exam scores
reported to us from May 2011 were 3 or higher! That is approximately
25% better than the overall results for students worldwide taking the
same exams! Give your teen a challenging course with a clear Christian
worldview--and the potential to earn college credit and save you
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Sign up your high schooler today!
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=14277


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6. Learn Constitutional Law with Mike Farris

Don't miss your opportunity to participate in this incredible online
learning experience! For the first time, HSLDA is offering both summer
and fall classes. Space is limited, so register today!

Read more about it:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=14278


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7. Teen Leadership Camps at Patrick Henry College

Summer 2012 Teen Leadership Camps at Patrick Henry College are already
filling up, so be sure to register now and maximize summer with fun
and challenging camps offered in everything from debate, strategic
intelligence and leadership to politics, creative writing and
journalism--and much more! Students will apply a biblical worldview to
the issues of today through exciting classroom sessions, historic
field trips, creative challenges, and camp camaraderie.

To learn more or to register:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=14279


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8. Bible Bee Contestant Registration Now Open!

Two Bible memory passages a week and 20 minutes a day this summer
could lead your child to a share of $260,000 in prizes.

See how:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=14280


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9. "Home School Heartbeat": Update on Homeschooling in Sweden

The weather isn't the only chilly aspect of the climate for
homeschoolers in Sweden! Mike Donnelly, HSLDA's director of
international relations, joins host Mike Farris to survey the history
of homeschooling in Sweden, update recent developments, and explain
how we can support homeschooling families there.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=14281


HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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March 29: Associated Press
Homeschool, Private-School Families Win Tax Break
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=14282

> Links do not imply endorsement.


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

Upcoming Live E-vents:

Mentoring in Action--HSLDA Toddlers to Tweens Consultant Vicki Bentley
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=14283

Featured On-Demand Recordings:

The Top Five Threats Christian Homeschoolers Face in Raising Godly
Kids--and What to Do about Them--Jeff Myers
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=14284

Teaching History from a Biblical Worldview--David and Shirley Quine
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=14285

What Are You Thinking--Learning Styles and Beyond--Carol Barnier
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=14286

If you have any questions, please visit
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=14287
or contact the @home e-vent team by emailing athome@hslda.org.



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