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10/16/2012 4:22:57 PM
Mike Farris--HSLDA
HSLDA Weekly--Top Cases Involve State v. Parents

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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 October 16, 2012:

1. On the Case: HSLDA's Top Three Involve State v. Parents
2. School Drops Demand that Child Enroll to Receive Therapy
3. Mathews County Gives PSAT to Homeschooler after HSLDA Calls
4. Hospital Offers Job after HSLDA Intervenes
5. Teaching Teens at Home: We'll Show You How!
6. HSF Ambassador Program Keeps Growing
7. Career Tests Help Direct Your Teen
8. Essay Contest Deadline Approaching
9. Photo Contest Winners Announced
10. Patrick Henry College: Secure Your Scholarship by Nov. 1
11. Student Action Teams: Make a Difference for America
12. Save the Date for Bible Bee Local Contests
13. "Home School Heartbeat": Meet the Skeptic
14. Currently Featured on HSLDA's @home e-vents...

---[ How do presidents get elected? ]---------------------------------

New from Mike Huckabee: Help your child understand how we choose our
president. Mike believes it's so important, he's giving homeschoolers
the DVD for free!

http://www.hslda.org/alink.asp?id=542

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1. On the Case: HSLDA's Top Three Involve State v. Parents

This fall has brought new developments in Home School Legal Defense
Association's top three cases, all of which involve state officials
attempting to usurp the right of parents to make decisions for their
children.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=15991


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2. Illinois: School Drops Demand that Child Enroll to Receive Therapy

HSLDA intervened on behalf of a family when the local school district
failed to follow state guidelines for offering special needs services.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=15994


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3. Virginia: Mathews County Gives PSAT to Homeschooler after HSLDA
Calls

HSLDA helped a student obtain access to the PSAT exam by reminding an
official of what state law requires.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=15993


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4. Kansas: Hospital Offers Job after HSLDA Intervenes

A hospital agreed to offer a homeschool graduate a job after HSLDA
explained her diploma is completely valid under state regulations.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=15992


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5. Teaching Teens at Home: We'll Show You How!

Join HSLDA High School Consultant Diane Kummer on Friday, November 2,
2012 in Purcellville, VA for High School at Home: The Next Step, an
informative day featuring three seminars. Diane will provide tips on
transcripts, give you a checklist for keeping on track through the
high school years, and offer encouragement to hang in there on the
tough days! Bring your questions and walk away with new confidence
for teaching high school at home. Space is limited, so don't
procrastinate!

For registration and details:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=15995


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6. HSF Ambassador Program Keeps Growing

Volunteers across the country are delivering more hands-on assistance
to hurting homeschoolers through the Home School Foundation Ambassador
Program.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=15996


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7. Career Tests Help Direct Your Teen

Is your teen being asked, "What are you going to do after high
school?" and has no clue of the answer? It's not surprising, with all
of the careers available today. A career interest test may give your
teens insights into their abilities along with ideas for where and how
to apply them.

Read more about it:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=15997


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8. Essay Contest Deadline Approaching

Do you love to express yourself through writing? We have a contest
just for you! The HSLDA essay contest is going on right now. You will
need to hurry, but it's not too late to enter! We will accept entries
postmarked no later than Thursday, November 1, 2012.

For contest details and entry form:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=15998


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9. Photo Contest Winners Announced

Winners of HSLDA's 2012 student photo contest have been posted on our
website.

View the photos:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=15999


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10. Patrick Henry College: Secure Your Scholarship by Nov. 1

The early action admission and scholarship priority deadline is
quickly approaching! Prospective students who submit a completed
application for admission and scholarships, along with all supporting
documents, by November 1, are guaranteed the availability of all
financial aid awards. Call PHC at (888) 338-1776 or email
admissions@phc.edu .

Start the application process:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=16000


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11. Student Action Teams: Make a Difference for America

The 2012 election could be a turning point for our nation! But we
can't do it without you! Sign up for Generation Joshua's Student
Action Teams and together we can change the future of America!

Join a Student Action Team:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=16001

Not a Generation Joshua member? Sign up here:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=16002


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12. Save the Date for Bible Bee Local Contests

That's the Local Contest Day for the 2013 National Bible Bee Summer
Family Discipleship Program! Please ask your church or Christian
school to consider being a local event location. All resources are
provided!

Get planning details:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=16003


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13. "Home School Heartbeat": Meet the Skeptic

Ever wanted to share your faith with a skeptic, but didn't know how?
This week, author Bill Foster joins host Mike Farris to show you how
to discuss your faith with skeptics.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=16004


HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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October 15: Daily Journal, Tupelo, Mississippi
EAGLE Association Bonds Homeschool Families
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=16005

October 14: The Voice, London, United Kingdom
Why One Black Family Decided to Homeschool Their Children
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=16006

October 14: New York Magazine
Homeschooling, City-Style
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=16007

October 13: The Echo, Ely, Minnesota
Homeschool Population Dips
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=16008

> Links do not imply endorsement.


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

Upcoming Live E-vents:

Getting to Know Great Literature: Crime and Punishment--HSLDA Senior
Counsel Scott Woodruff
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=16009

Featured On-Demand E-vents:

Nurturing Your Marriage through the Homeschool Years--Heidi St. John
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=16010

Ending Teen Turmoil: Why the Adult-Child Continuum Is Important for
Your Teen and Your Family--Dr. Robert Epstein
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=16011

If you have any questions, please visit
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=16012
or contact the @home e-vent team by emailing athome@hslda.org.



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