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11/27/2012 4:36:59 PM
Mike Farris--HSLDA
HSLDA Weekly--United Nations Treaty Vote Imminent

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Legislative Update

If you live in Massachusetts, New Jersey, 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 November 27, 2012:

1. Vote on United Nations Disability Treaty Imminent: Calls Needed!
2. "Come Peacefully Now or by Force Later"
3. Truancy Proceedings Dropped in California
4. Homeschool Humor
5. Give a Wreath, Bless a Widow
6. Start Early on Scholarship Search
7. Got High Schoolers? Consider AP Courses and Exams
8. Register Now for Spring 2013 ConLaw Class with Mike Farris
9. PHC Offers Samuel Adams Scholarship for Journalism
10. A Call to Pens Writing Contest
11. "Home School Heartbeat": Helping Homeschoolers in Need
12. Currently Featured on HSLDA's @home e-vents...

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1. Vote on United Nations Disability Treaty Imminent: Calls Needed!

Please contact your senators today and ask them to oppose the United
Nations disabilities treaty, which could be up for a vote this week.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=16340


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2. Germany: "Come Peacefully Now or by Force Later"

A German family faces criminal and civil charges and has lost legal
custody of their children for homeschooling. Michael Farris has called
on the global homeschool community to take action!

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=16341


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3. On the Case: Truancy Proceedings Dropped in California

A mistake by public school officials led to a homeschool family being
summoned to a truancy hearing. HSLDA helped resolve the case.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=16312


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4. From our President: Homeschool Humor

Homeschooling can be a daunting endeavor, but it has its lighter side,
too. Enjoy these humorous homeschool moments as recounted by HSLDA
President Mike Smith.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=16313


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5. Give a Wreath, Bless a Widow

Send a widow a Christmas wreath! This year, as in years past, the Home
School Foundation is partnering with Round Bough Wreath Company: click
on our logo on their homepage and a portion of anything you purchase
goes to HSF. Furthermore, you can specifically purchase a wreath for a
homeschool widow that HSF has helped. Just indicate so in the
comments, and we'll see to it that it goes to a homeschooling widow or
single parent.

Learn more:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=16314


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6. Start Early on Scholarship Search

Scholarships take time and energy to find. Once your children are in
high school, it's time to start looking. A good place to begin is the
list on HSLDA's high school website. Also check sources on the
federal, state, and local levels including organizations through which
your teens participate. Don't forget to contact schools of interest
for their scholarships.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=16315


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7. Got High Schoolers? Consider AP Courses and Exams

More than 2 million students took advanced placement exams in May
2012. What exactly are AP courses and exams? What are the benefits for
high school students? Get answers to all your AP questions!

Read more:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=16316


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8. Register Now for Spring 2013 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.

Register today!
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=16317


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9. PHC Offers Samuel Adams Scholarship for Journalism

Patrick Henry College is offering aspiring Christian journalism
students valuable scholarships--between $7,000 and $10,000, granted
annually for four years. Well-qualified applicants who can demonstrate
interest and talent in journalism through reporting or editing
experience qualify for this award. The application deadline for the
Samuel Adams Scholarship is January 1, 2013.

Learn more:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=16318


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10. A Call to Pens Writing Contest

This autumn marks the fifth year of Patrick Henry College's annual A
Call to Pens contest, a national short story competition open to
students ages 12 through 18. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top
four contestants in each division, and the entry deadline is January
7, 2013.

More about prizes, rules and guidelines:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=16319


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11. "Home School Heartbeat": Helping Homeschoolers in Need

"As the charitable arm of HSLDA, the Home School Foundation provides
assistance to families who are facing any number of hardships .... We
know HSLDA loves helping homeschoolers, and we like to think of the
Home School Foundation as the heart of HSLDA."

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=16320


HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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November 25: The Bismarck Tribune, Bismarck, North Dakota
Homeschool Students Participate in Extracurricular Activities
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=16321

November 24: OneNewsNow.com
Kenya to Outlaw Homeschooling?
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=16322

November 22: LifeSiteNews.com
Nova Scotia Would be "Worst Place in Canada" for Homeschoolers
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=16323

November 22: Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago, Illinois
Homeschooling a Better Choice for Some
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=16324

November 17: The Tennessean, Nashville, Tennessee
Hard Work Pays off for Homeschool Swimmer
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=16325

> Links do not imply endorsement.


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

Books for Boys--HSLDA Staff Attorney Thomas J. (Tj) Schmidt
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=16331

Growing Hearts and Minds through Service Learning--Billie Jo Youmans
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=16332

The Compelling Case for Home Education--HSLDA Staff Attorney Mike
Donnelly
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=16333

If you have any questions, please visit
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=16334 or contact the @home e-vent
team by emailing athome@hslda.org.



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