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12/11/2012 4:44:31 PM
Mike Farris--HSLDA
HSLDA Weekly--Send Thank-You Notes to Senators

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Legislative Update

If you live in Massachusetts, Michigan, 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 11, 2012:


1. Send Thank-You Notes to Senators on "Nice" List
2. Family Execution--Swedish Style
3. Judge--Case of Seized Newborn May Now Proceed
4. Homeschool Graduate Elected to State Board of Education
5. Back on Track in West Warwick
6. Catch Mike Farris on Catholic Radio
7. HSLDA's Co-Laborer of Year Recipient
8. PHC Prep Students Excel on History Test
9. Art Contest Coming Soon
10. Give a Wreath, Bless a Widow
11. Register Now for Spring 2013 ConLaw Class with Mike Farris
12. PHC Offers Samuel Adams Scholarship for Journalism
13. A Call to Pens Writing Contest
14. Give While you Shop Online
15. "Home School Heartbeat": Give Them Grace

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http://www.hslda.org/alink.asp?id=564

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1. Send Thank-You Notes to Senators on "Nice" List

Please take time to thank the senators who voted against the UN
disabilities treaty and in favor of protecting parental rights.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=16522


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2. Family Execution--Swedish Style

An appeals court stunned a Swedish couple by terminating their
parental rights in regard to their son, who has been in state custody
for more than three years.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=16523


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3. Judge--Case of Seized Newborn May Now Proceed

Motions to dismiss by the social worker and medical defendants in the
Ferris case were denied, which means our action can move forward.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=16542


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4. Ohio: Homeschool Graduate Elected to State Board of Education

Sarah Fowler drew on her home education and family business experience
to wage a successful--and groundbreaking--campaign for state office.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=16479


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5. Rhode Island: Back on Track in West Warwick

Home School Legal Defense Association helped to facilitate a
resolution after five families did not receive an acknowledgment from
the West Warwick school district for their homeschool programs.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=16480


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6. Catch Mike Farris on Catholic Radio

Tune in 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 12 to hear HSLDA Founder and
Chairman Mike Farris explain the threat posed by the UN Convention on
the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Farris will be interviewed by
Patti Staley of the radio program "Catholic Matters" on WFJS 1260 AM
in the Trenton, New Jersey area.

Read more about it:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=16481


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7. HSLDA's Co-Laborer of Year Recipient

For an example of what young homeschoolers can achieve, look no
further than HSLDA's own Elliot Ko--an attorney at age 21.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=16524


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8. PHC Prep Students Excel on History Test

Boost your student's knowledge of U.S. government and politics this
spring with a PHC Prep Academy online AP course. Last year, 96% of the
AP exam scores reported for our government students were passing
scores, compared to only 52% globally.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=16482


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9. Art Contest Coming Soon

HSLDA is excited to announce our 11th annual art contest! This
competition is designed to help students develop their artistic skills
and showcase their talents. Cash prizes will be 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=16483


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10. 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=16484


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11. 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=16485


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12. 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=16486


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13. 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=16487


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14. 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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15. "Home School Heartbeat": Give Them Grace

When the kids act up, rules and discipline are in order. But where
does the gospel of grace come in? This week on "Home School
Heartbeat," host Mike Smith talks to mom, author, and counselor Elyse
Fitzpatrick about how grace-driven parenting transformed her
family--and what it can do for yours!

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=16488


HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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December 8: The Keene Sentinel, Keene, New Hampshire
For Parents, It's Less Red Tape
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=16489

December 7: World Magazine
Micheal Flaherty on Homeschooling and Movie Themes
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=16490

December 6: KATC-TV Channel 3, Lafayette, Louisiana
Acadiana Homeschool Football Team Wins State Championship
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=16491

December 5: The Star, Nairobi, Kenya
Kenya: Parents Have Every Right to Homeschooling
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=16492

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