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6/19/2012 4:25:09 PM
Mike Farris--HSLDA
HSLDA Weekly--New Hope for Seized Son's Return

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More reasons to join HSLDA...
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Legislative Update

If you live in Alabama, Hawaii, Massachusetts, 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 June 19, 2012:

1. Parents of Boy Seized by State Hopeful after Court Ruling
2. Family Targeted by Truant Officer
3. Probation Threat Withdrawn
4. School Says No to Homeschooling Special Needs Child
5. Interscholastic Activities Opened to Homeschoolers
6. Hear Mike Smith on the Homeschool Channel
7. High School: Honor Societies for Homeschoolers
8. Be Inspired to Photographic Excellence
9. What Others are Saying about PHC Prep Academy
10. "Home School Heartbeat": Passing the Baton to Your Children
11. Currently Featured on HSLDA's @home e-vents...

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1. Sweden: Parents of Boy Seized by State Hopeful after Court Ruling

A major breakthrough in the Johansson case gives hope!

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=14973


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2. On the Case: Family Targeted by Truant Officer

A family charged with truancy contacted Home School Legal Defense
Association. We helped get the charges dropped and the case dismissed.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=14974


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3. Virginia: Probation Threat Withdrawn

HSLDA protected a homeschool family from the threat of being placed on
probation over their student's standardized test scores.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=14975


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4. Colorado: School Says No to Homeschooling Special Needs Child

When public school officials tried to prevent a family from
homeschooling their daughter, HSLDA invoked the parents'
constitutional rights.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=14976


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5. Interscholastic Activities Opened to Homeschoolers

New laws in South Carolina and Alaska allow homeschool students to
participate in public school interscholastic activities.

Read about South Carolina's law:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=14977

Read about Alaska's law:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=14978


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6. Hear Mike Smith on the Homeschool Channel

Don't miss HSLDA President Mike Smith speak live from the CHEF
Conference in Birmingham, Alabama. Mike will speak Thursday at 1:30
p.m., and Friday at 10:30 a.m. EST. Check out others who will be
speaking live from Birmingham as well on the Homeschool Channel.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=14990


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7. High School: Honor Societies for Homeschoolers

Your teens may be eligible to enroll in one or more honor societies
that are open to homeschoolers. College admissions officers and
scholarship committees are interested in your teen's achievements and
awards during the high school years, so check out these opportunities
to see if your teen meets eligibility requirements.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=14979


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8. Be Inspired to Photographic Excellence

Isn't summer a grand time of year? Let this season inspire your
photographic imagination. HSLDA's photography contest is currently
underway, and we would be thrilled to have your participation.

For contest details and entry form:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=14980


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9. What Others Are Saying about PHC Prep Academy

As you are planning for 2012-13, check out what parents and high
school students are saying about PHC Prep Academy's online AP courses.
Give your teen a challenging course with a clear Christian
worldview--and the potential to earn college credit and save you
money. HSLDA members receive $50 to $100 off for each course--for the
best instructors and AP courses at a super-low price.

Visit us today and register 2012-13 courses:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=14981


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10. "Home School Heartbeat": Passing the Baton to Your Children

Dr. Jeff Myers, author of "Handoff: The Only Way to Win the Race of
Life," calls today's youth the "numb"--the generation unreached by
powerful positive influences. But you can reach them. On this week's
"Home School Heartbeat," you'll learn how to pass the baton of
leadership, empowering your children to become the change they want to
see in the world.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=14982


HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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June 16: Fox News
African-Americans Increasingly Turn to Homeschooling
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=14983

> Links do not imply endorsement.


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

Upcoming Live E-vents:

How to Homeschool in Oregon (Rescheduled)--HSLDA Staff Attorney Thomas
J. (Tj) Schmidt
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=14984

I'm from the Government, and I'm Here to Give You Money . . .
Maybe--HSLDA Staff Attorney Darren Jones
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=14985

Featured On-Demand Recordings:

The Supportive Homeschool Dad: How to Have Presence in Your
Absence--Derek Carter
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=14986

Confessions of a Homeschool Dad: Homeschooling for Heaven, not
Harvard--HSLDA Senior Counsel Jim Mason
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=14987

If you have any questions, please visit
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=14988
or contact the @home e-vent team by emailing athome@hslda.org.



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