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5/29/2012 4:34:47 PM
Mike Farris--HSLDA
HSLDA Weekly--UN Disabilities Treaty Poses New Danger

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Legislative Update

If you live in Alabama, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Missouri, 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 29, 2012:

1. UN Disabilities Treaty Poses New Danger
2. New Law Cures "Curriculum Description" Headache
3. Attorney's Letter Counters Call for More Laws
4. Prosecutor Drops Charges against Homeschool Dad
5. Extra Member Savings on AP Courses Ends Soon
6. Special Needs Test Rental Fees to Increase
7. Last Chance to Submit Poems
8. HSLDA High School Consultants Blog
9. iGovern Pacific only $495!
10. Bible Bee: Registration Closes This Weekend!
11. "Home School Heartbeat": Ferris Litigation Update
12. Currently Featured on HSLDA's @home e-vents...

---[ New book: "The God Imperative" ]---------------------------------

Many parents homeschool to pass on their faith to their children. But
if today's leading atheists have their way, religious education--at
home or elsewhere--will no longer be tolerated. In his new book, The
God Imperative, author Dave Dentel reveals the perils presented by
this rising movement--and how truth can defeat it. Learn more about
this just-published book at the link below!

http://www.hslda.org/alink.asp?id=486

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1. UN Disabilities Treaty Poses New Danger

The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities attacks
the authority of parents and adds the government as a primary decision
maker in a child's life.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=14824


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2. Virginia: New Law Cures "Curriculum Description" Headache

Starting July 1, what Virginia home instruction families must submit
in their notice of intent for a curriculum description will be
significantly changed--and improved.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=14825


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3. South Dakota: Attorney's Letter Counters Call for More Laws

Home School Legal Defense Association attorney Scott Woodruff
responded to a newspaper's call for increased homeschool regulation by
showing how freedom improves education.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=14826


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4. On the Case: Prosecutor Drops Charges against Homeschool Dad

HSLDA helped end a court case brought against a father who started
homeschooling his troubled teen.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=14827


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5. Extra Member Savings on AP Courses Ends Soon
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=14828

As an HSLDA member, you always receive $50-$100 off each PHC Prep
Academy online Advanced Placement course. Until June 1, 2012 take an
additional $40 off the discounted HSLDA member price (that's $90-$140
total savings).

Check out our courses and register today:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=14829


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6. Special Needs Test Rental Fees to Increase

Do you have a hunch that there are missing skills in your child's
reading or math foundation, but aren't exactly sure what they are? If
so, then you could benefit from renting the Brigance Diagnostic
Inventories. The cost for renting the Brigance assessments will
increase by $25 on July 15, 2012, so contact HSLDA today to secure
your kit!

Read more about it:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=14830


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7. Last Chance to Submit Poems

Students have until Friday, June 1, 2012, to mail entries for this
year's poetry contest. Winners will be posted online and earn cash
prizes.

For contest details and entry form:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=14831


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8. 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=14832


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9. iGovern Pacific only $495!

iGovern Pacific still has spots open, and we don't want you to miss
out! For a limited time, you can sign up for only $495--that's $130
off! But you can only do that by calling us at (540) 338-8608 now!

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=14845


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10. Bible Bee: Registration Closes This Weekend!

Everything your whole family needs for summer spiritual growth is
included when to register for the Bible Bee.

Details:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=14833


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11. "Home School Heartbeat": Ferris Litigation Update

Is birth the new front line of the parental rights battle? This week
on "Home School Heartbeat," host Mike Farris discusses a recent
litigation case HSLDA handled that threatened parental rights from the
beginning hours of a baby's life.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=14834


HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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May 28: OpenFreeEqual.org
Philippines Looks to Homeschooling to Accommodate Different Struggles
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=14835

May 27: St. Louis Today, St. Louis, Missouri
For Senate Candidate Todd Akin, Homeschooling is a Personal Issue
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=14836

May 24: Aiken Standard, Aiken, South Carolina
Bill Would Allow Homeschoolers in Public School Sports and Clubs
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=14837

> Links do not imply endorsement.


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

Upcoming Live E-vents:

Homeschooling: Not a School at Home!--HSLDA Staff Attorney Mike
Donnelly
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=14838

How to Homeschool in Oregon--HSLDA Staff Attorney Thomas J. (Tj)
Schmidt
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=14839

Featured On-Demand E-vents:

Ballistic Homeschooling: Teaching and Appreciating Boys--Hal and
Melanie Young
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=14840

Single-Parent Homeschooling: How You Can Make It Work!--Mary Jo Tate
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=14841

If you have any questions, please visit
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=14842 or contact the @home e-vent
team by emailing athome@hslda.org.



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