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5/15/2012 4:39:24 PM
Mike Farris--HSLDA
HSLDA Weekly--Parental Rights Amendment Back in Congress

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Legislative Update

If you live in Alabama, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Missouri, New
Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, 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 May 15, 2012:

1. Parental Rights Amendment Back in Congress, Gathering Support
2. Papal Delegation Says Homeschoolers Must be Free
3. Former HSLDA Intern Helps Solve Truancy Case
4. Members Save $90-$140 off High School AP Courses
5. Register now for Teen Leadership Camps
6. 2012 High School Graduation Announcements Available
7. Register for Generation Joshua's iGovern Pacific Camp!
8. Contest Helps Train Young Poets
9. HSLDA High School Consultants Blog
10. Call for Contrario Sensu submissions
11. Bible Bee: 4 Days Left For Delivery June 1
12. "Home School Heartbeat": Graduation Advice from Mike Farris
13. Currently Featured on HSLDA's @home e-vents...

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1. Parental Rights Amendment Back in Congress, Gathering Support

To date 10 congressmen have signed on to cosponsor the PRA in the U.S.
House. We're expecting many more! Call your lawmakers to support this
vital measure to preserve your rights to protect and guide your
children.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=14722

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2. Papal Delegation Says Homeschoolers Must be Free

The delegation to the United Nations responded to the "disconcerting
trend" to downplay parental rights in favor of the state. HSLDA
welcomes Vatican involvement in this issue.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=14697


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3. Georgia: Former HSLDA Intern Helps Solve Truancy Case

Home School Legal Defense Association worked with one of its former
interns--now an attorney--to defend a member against wrongful truancy
charges.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=14698


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4. Members Save $90-$140 off High School AP Courses

As an HSLDA member, you always receive $50-$100 off each PHC Prep
Academy online Advanced Placement course. Between now and June 1,
2012, you can take an additional $40 off the discounted HSLDA member
price (that's $90-$140 total savings). Learn more about these advanced
college prep courses.

Get details now:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=14699


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5. Register now for Teen Leadership Camps at PHC

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, leadership, 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=14700


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6. 2012 High School Graduation Announcements Available

Celebrate your graduate's achievement with family and friends! HSLDA
brings you four unique designs to choose from. Don't forget to say
thanks with our class of 2012 thank-you cards! HSLDA members save
24%-43%.

Order now:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=14701


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7. Register for Generation Joshua's iGovern Pacific Camp!

Send in your registration before June 1 to avoid paying an additional
$55 expedited processing fee. Generation Joshua has been training
students in the principles of civics and political action through
their iGovern camps for over seven years. Don't miss this opportunity
to bless your student with a week of practical training and spiritual
enrichment.

Learn more and register:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=14716


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8. Contest Helps Train Young Poets

Looking for ways to enhance your child's learning experience as he or
she participates in this year's poetry contest? Check out the
educational resources available at our store
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=14714 and help your child sharpen
her poetic skills as she competes!

For contest details and entry form:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=14702


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9. HSLDA High School Consultants Blog

Looking for resources for teaching poetry to your teens? Searching for
free online writing resources? Ever hear about the President's
Volunteer Service Awards? Becky Cooke and Diane Kummer, HSLDA high
school consultants, gather information such as this and post weekly
entries to their blog. Check out the blog archive and benefit from
Becky and Diane's tips, reminders, and resource finds!

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=14703


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10. Call for Contrario Sensu Submissions

Do you enjoy telling stories about your children or homeschool? We are
looking for humorous, warm anecdotes and true stories illustrating
that homeschooling is the best educational alternative around.

Submissions should be 150 words or less (submissions may be edited for
space). All material printed in the Court Report will be credited, and
the contributor will receive a $10 coupon good toward any HSLDA
publication of his choice. Please be aware that we cannot return
photographs.

Mail submissions to:
Attn: Stories, HSLDA
P.O. Box 3000
Purcellville, VA 20134
Or email us (include "Stories" in the subject line) at:
ComDept@hslda.org


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11. Bible Bee: 4 Days Left For Delivery June 1

Family discipleship materials will arrive on time if you register this
week!

Details :
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=14704


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12. "Home School Heartbeat": Graduation Advice from Mike Farris

Graduation is both a time to celebrate your accomplishments in
completing school, and a time to look ahead to the new stage of life
that is beginning. This week on "Home School Heartbeat," Mike Farris
shares encouragement for graduating seniors and their parents, as well
as his best advice for success and a life of true significance.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=14705


HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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May 14: Lake Norman News, Charlotte, North Carolina
Families Form Groups to Help Homeschools Blossom
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=14706

May 12: The Sun-Telegraph, Sidney, Nebraska
Homeschooling Mom Feels Blessed
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=14707

May 12: Mount Vernon News, Mount Vernon, Ohio
Homeschool Graduates Set to Make a Difference
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=14708

> Links do not imply endorsement.


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

Upcoming Live E-vents:

Homeschooling in Texas--HSLDA Staff Attorney Darren Jones
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=14709

Conquering the Great Outdoors, Family Style--HSLDA Senior Counsel
Scott Woodruff
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=14710

Featured On-Demand E-vents:

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington--William A. Estrada
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=14711

Family Missions at Home and Abroad--Bernie and Linda Beall
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=14712

If you have any questions, please visit
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=14713 or contact the @home e-vent
team by emailing athome@hslda.org.



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