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8/21/2012 4:19:54 PM
Mike Farris--HSLDA
HSLDA Weekly--A Response to Senator Rockefeller

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No one can be everywhere at once. And you can't be at home,
teaching your children, while monitoring your state's legislature.
Through electronic legislative services, HSLDA is monitoring state
legislation for you -- watching and listening carefully for any
proposed laws that could erode your right to homeschool.
Join HSLDA today-we'll watch out for your future.

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Legislative Update

If you live in Alabama, Hawaii, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York or
Oklahoma, 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 August 21, 2012:

1. UN Treaty Dangers are Real: A Response to Sen. Rockefeller
2. Homeschool Family Summoned to Police Station
3. Homeschoolers are Eligible for Student Aid
4. Family's Homeschool Rights Defended
5. Bank Drops GED Demand after HSLDA Intervenes
6. Loudoun County Drops Required Subjects for Homeschoolers
7. Some AP Class Openings Left
8. Just Launched! Online Civics from GenJ (Free Sample)
9. Register Now for Fall 2012 ConLaw Class with Mike Farris
10. National History Bee Open to Homeschoolers
11. "Home School Heartbeat": Crafting Stories
12. Currently Featured on HSLDA's @home e-vents...

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1. UN Treaty Dangers are Real: A Response to Sen. Rockefeller

Senator Jay Rockefeller and others claim they have taken precautions
to make a UN treaty on rights for the disabled safe for America. HSLDA
Chairman Mike Farris explains why they are wrong, and why we still
need your help to stop the treaty now.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=15501


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2. California: Homeschool Family Summoned to Police Station

A member family called Home School Legal Defense Association after
being told to submit proof of their children's school enrollment to
local police. We helped to get the case closed.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=15502


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3. U.S. Department of Education Agrees: Homeschoolers Are Eligible for
Student Aid

The latest statement from federal officials should leave no doubt
regarding homeschool students and college financial aid.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=15503


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4. On the Case: Family's Homeschool Rights Defended

After making unreasonable demands of a member family, a truant officer
threatened legal action. HSLDA successfully defended the family by
referring to state law.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=15504


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5. Missouri: Bank Drops GED Demand after HSLDA Intervenes

After HSLDA vouched for the validity of a homeschool graduate's
diploma, her new employer dropped its demand that she obtain a GED.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=15505


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6. Virginia: Loudoun County Drops Required Subjects for Homeschoolers

Virginia law does not require that homeschoolers teach any particular
subjects, a fact we pointed out to a local public school district.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=15506


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7. High Schoolers--Some AP Class Openings Left

There are still a few openings in PHC Prep Academy's AP United States
History, AP English Literature and Composition, and AP Microeconomics
courses. Classes start next week and space is limited. Sign up today
to give your teen college-level learning in an interactive online
environment, with a Christian worldview and committed, enthusiastic
instructors. HSLDA members still get $50 to $100 off, right up
through Friday.

Learn more and register today!
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=15507


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8. Just Launched! Online Civics from GenJ (Free Sample)

Just in time for the 2012 presidential election, Generation Joshua
presents "iCitizen: Civic Literacy for Young Americans," a
comprehensive, online civics course for high schoolers. iCitizen will
equip your student with the practical and historical knowledge every
American needs to be an engaged citizen.

Read the first chapter for free:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=15523


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9. Register Now for Fall 2012 ConLaw Class with Mike Farris

Don't miss your opportunity to participate in this incredible online
learning experience! Whether you are a high school student looking to
beef up your transcript, or an adult simply wanting to become a more
informed citizen, this course is for you. Registration will close
soon.

Register today!
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=15508


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10. National History Bee Open to Homeschoolers

Homeschool students are now invited to participate in the 2012-2013
National History Bee. In this competition, elementary and middle
school-age students vie to progress through local and regional bees to
qualify for the national event. The 2012 national championship was
televised, and the winner received a $50,000 scholarship.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=15509


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11. "Home School Heartbeat": Crafting Stories

Ever wonder how a boy who loves to tell stories becomes a successful
author? John Erickson joins Mike Farris this week to share his road to
becoming the author of the humorous children's mystery series, Hank
the Cowdog. John defines good writing and shares how you can encourage
your students to utilize their talents, just as his mother encouraged
him.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=15510


HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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August 20: Elko Daily Free Press, Elko, Nevada
With Technology, Face of Homeschooling Changes
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=15511

August 18: The State Journal, Frankfort, Kentucky
Postcrossing: Homeschooling Community Teaches Geography through
Postcards
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=15512

August 18: Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, Lubbock, Texas
Homeschooling Surges across Texas Panhandle
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=15513

August 18: Wichita Eagle, Wichita, Kansas
Kansas Education Official's Comment Riles Homeschooling Parents
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=15514

August 18: Associated Press
Families, Administrators Mull Homeschool Costs
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=15515

August 17: Education Week
"Hybrid" Homeschools Gaining Traction
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=15516

August 13: Lebanon Daily News, Lebanon, Pennsylvania
The Cost of Homeschooling: What School Administrators Say
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=15517

> Links do not imply endorsement.


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

Upcoming Live E-vents:

Getting to Know the Chronicles of Narnia--HSLDA Senior Counsel Scott
Woodruff
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=15518

On the Case: Tales from HSLDA's Litigation Team--HSLDA Staff Attorney
Darren Jones
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=15519

Featured On-Demand E-vents:

Designing a High School Program--Jim Stobaugh
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=15520

Beyond the Textbooks--Rick and Marilyn Boyer
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=15521

If you have any questions, please visit
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=15522
or contact the @home e-vent team by emailing athome@hslda.org.



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