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12/4/2012 4:45:47 PM
Mike Farris--HSLDA
HSLDA Weekly--Senate Fails to Ratify UN Disabilities Treaty

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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 December 4, 2012:

1. Senate Rejects Ratification of UN Disabilities Treaty
2. School Official Demands "Home School License"
3. DPI Reverses Open Enrollment Position
4. Sports Access Legislation Coming
5. Art Contest Coming Soon
6. Students Score High on 2012 AP Exams
7. Give a Wreath, Bless a Widow
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. Give While you Shop Online
12. "Home School Heartbeat": Raising Great Men--An Interview with
William J. Bennett
13. Currently Featured on HSLDA's @home e-vents...

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1. Senate Rejects Ratification of UN Disabilities Treaty

Due to your calls, emails, and office visits, the Senate minority
stood strong and ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of
Persons with Disabilities was rejected.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=16439


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2. North Carolina: School Official Demands "Home School License"

A recent case in which Home School Legal Defense Association helped a
family begin homeschooling shows how threatening legal problems can
arise almost anywhere.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=16415


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3. North Dakota: DPI Reverses Open Enrollment Position

HSLDA helped a homeschool family who had been denied the right to have
their children participate in public school courses and
extracurricular activities.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=16416


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4. Virginia: Sports Access Legislation Coming

Legislative season is just about to open, and the ability of
homeschoolers to play on public school teams will likely once again be
a prominent issue.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=16431


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5. Art Contest Coming Soon

HSLDA is excited to announce our 11th annual art contest! This
competition is designed to give students the opportunity to develop
their artistic skills and showcase their talents. Cash prizes are
awarded to the top five entries in each category, and the winning
artwork will be posted online.

For complete guidelines and entry form:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=16417


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6. Students Score High on 2012 AP Exams

Eighty-three percent of AP exam scores reported for PHC Prep Academy
students were passing scores of 3 or above. Nearly one-third of all
scores were a "5"--the highest AP exam score possible!

Read the full report:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=16418


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7. 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=16419


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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=16420


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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=16421


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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=16422


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11. Give While you Shop Online

Every time you shop online you could be benefitting needy
homeschoolers. Just go to Clicks for Homeschooling, find your store,
and shop--the retailer tracks where you came from and gives a
percentage of what you spend to the Home School Foundation. This works
for Amazon.com, Best Buy, Target and many others.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=16432


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12. "Home School Heartbeat": Raising Great Men--An Interview with
William J. Bennett

New York Times best-selling author William J. Bennett joins Mike
Farris this week on "Home School Heartbeat" to discuss raising boys to
be great men in his new book "The Book of Man: Readings on the Path to
Manhood."

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=16423


HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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December 3: The New American
Homeschoolers Worldwide Join Forces
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=16437

November 30: LifeSiteNews.com
Alberta Homeschool Group Slams CBC Program as "Anti-home Education and
Anti-religious"
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=16424

November 29: Belvoir Eagle, Fort Belvoir, Virginia
Homeschool Viable Option for Parents, Students
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=16425

November 26: Barrow County News, Winder, Georgia
Homeschool Students Part of Generation Joshua
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=16426

> Links do not imply endorsement.


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

Upcoming Live E-vents:

Keeping the Grinch out of Homeschooling--HSLDA Staff Attorney Mike
Donnelly
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=16427

Featured On-Demand E-vents:

Reclaiming Christmas with Your Family--Melissa Green and Kaylyn
Carlson
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=16428

Shining Armor: Your Son's Battle for Purity--Hal and Melanie Young
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=16429

If you have any questions, please visit
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=16430 or contact the @home e-vent
team by emailing athome@hslda.org.



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