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2/12/2013 4:38:30 PM
Mike Farris--HSLDA
HSLDA Weekly--Attorney General: Homeschooling Not a Fundamental Right

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can feel secure as they homeschool and focus on other priorities
-- their children. Don't go nuts trying to pay for membership all
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Legislative Update

If you live in Arizona, Connecticut, Indiana, New Jersey, New
Hampshire, South Carolina, Washington, or Virginia, 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 February 12, 2013:

1. U.S. Attorney General: Homeschooling Not a Fundamental Right
2. College: No GED--No Graduation?
3. What's in a Name?
4. Get Trained to Lobby For Homeschool Freedom
5. Grants for Homeschooling Special Needs Kids
6. Snow Day Fun!
7. Thinking about High School at Home? We've Got You Covered!
8. Call for Contrario Sensu Submissions
9. Will There Be a Bible Bee This Summer?
10. "Home School Heartbeat": Romance for the Busy Homeschool Mom
11. Now Featured on HSLDA's @home e-vents...

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1. U.S. Attorney General: Homeschooling Not a Fundamental Right

The U.S. government's latest arguments against granting asylum to a
German homeschooling family could have profound consequences for
homeschool freedom in America.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=17171


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2. College: No GED--No Graduation?

A homeschooler who attended college was told to take the GED or else
he couldn't graduate. HSLDA's legal team intervened to resolve the
problem.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=17172


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3. What's In a Name?

An Icelandic teen who for 15 years was denied the right to use her own
name demonstrates why parents, not government, are best for raising
children. It also offers one more reason to reject the UN Convention
on the Rights of the Child.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id= 17189


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4. Get Trained to Lobby For Homeschool Freedom

Home School Legal Defense Association has scheduled training for
members interested in lobbying for homeschooling on Capitol Hill. The
daylong seminar will be held March 4 in Purcellville, Virginia.

For more information and to apply:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=17173


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5. Grants for Homeschooling Special Needs Kids

The Home School Foundation http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=17175 ,
HSLDA's charitable arm, is offering grants for financially struggling
HSLDA member families who are homeschooling special needs children.
February is the current enrollment period.

Learn More:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=17174


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6. Homeschooling Now Blog: Snow Day Fun!

HSLDA Special Needs Consultant Faith Berens shares ways to turn a
snowy day into a fun--and educational--event.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=17190


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7. Thinking about High School at Home? We've Got You Covered!

Join Diane Kummer, HSLDA high school consultant, on Friday, March 8,
in Purcellville, Virginia for a one-day high school symposium that
will answer your questions, put you at ease, and increase your
enthusiasm for teaching your teen at home. We'll cover transcripts,
developing a plan for high school, a timetable for keeping on track,
and a reminder to enjoy your teens! You'll want to register early as
seating is limited.

Register online:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=17176


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8. Call for Contrario Sensu Submissions

Do you enjoy telling stories about your children or homeschool? We are
looking for humorous, warm anecdotes and true stories illustrating
that homeschooling is the best educational alternative around.
Submissions should be 150 words or less (submissions may be edited for
space). All material printed in the "Court Report" will be credited,
and the contributor will receive a $10 coupon good toward any HSLDA
publication of his choice. Photographs are welcomed, but please be
aware that we cannot return them.

Mail submissions to:
Attn: Stories, HSLDA
P.O. Box 3000
Purcellville, VA 20134

Or email us (include "Stories" in the subject line) at
ComDept@hslda.org


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9. Will There Be a Bible Bee This Summer?

Yes! Local bees are led by volunteer hosts who have a heart for
motivating families to grow deeper with the Lord through whole-family
Bible study, Scripture memorization and prayer.

Read more about hosting a bee:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=17177


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10. "Home School Heartbeat": Romance for the Busy Homeschool Mom

This week on "Home School Heartbeat," Heidi St. John joins Mike Smith
to talk about recovering "That Girl"--the girl your husband married.
She reminds busy moms that your marriage is more important than
curriculum, cleaning, or cooking, and offers encouragement to draw you
close to your husband again.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=17178


HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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February 5: Post Bulletin, Rochester, Minnesota
Homeschool Advantage for Sports Teams
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=17179

February 5: The Richmond Register, Richmond, Kentucky
Homeschooling Support Community Enters Third Year
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=17180

> Links do not imply endorsement.


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11. Now Featured on HSLDA's @home e-vents...

Upcoming Live E-vents:

Don't Judge Me!--HSLDA Senior Counsel Scott Woodruff
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=17181

Featured On-Demand E-vents:

P.S. I Love You!--MaryAnn Gaver
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=17182

Nurturing Your Marriage through the Homeschool Years--Heidi St. John
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=17183



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