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2/19/2013 4:57:40 PM
Mike Farris--HSLDA
HSLDA Weekly--Appeal Versus Social Workers Faces Uphill Battle

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Legislative Update

If you live in Arizona, Connecticut, Indiana, New Jersey, New
Hampshire, South Carolina, Texas or Washington, 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 19, 2013:

1. Appeal Versus Social Workers Faces Uphill Battle
2. Do Superintendents Get Lonely?
3. He Will Provide: Episode 10 in Our Weekly Video Series
4. Celebrate Loving Your Teens
5. Help for Special Needs Students
6. Grants for Homeschooling Special Needs Kids
7. Save Money and Enrich Your Civic Knowledge
8. Get Trained to Lobby for Homeschool Freedom
9. Thinking about High School at Home? We've Got You Covered!
10. Family Research Council to Hold Religious Freedom Panel
11. "Home School Heartbeat": Sending Your Child to College for the
First Time
12. Featured on HSLDA's @home e-vents...

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1. Arizona: Appeal Versus Social Workers Faces Uphill Battle

HSLDA has filed the opening brief in an appeal aimed at holding social
workers responsible for making unlawful demands in a home
investigation.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=17258


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2. Massachusetts: Do Superintendents Get Lonely?

Home School Legal Defense Association helped a homeschool family whose
approval was held up by an apparently "lonely" school superintendent
who insisted on an unlawful meeting.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=17253


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3. He Will Provide: Episode 10 in Our Weekly Video Series

"I always tell parents: Nobody is more motivated than you; nobody
loves your child more than you do, nobody has [a greater] desire for
your child to succeed than you," HSLDA Special Needs Consultant Krisa
Winn says. She explains how homeschooling benefits children and why
parents make great teachers, encouraging parents to trust that God is
faithful and will help them complete their homeschool journey.

Watch now:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=17235


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4. Celebrate Loving Your Teens

Although Valentine's Day has come and gone, it's not too late to show
your teens you love them. Maybe it will be as simple as some candy by
the breakfast plate or a balloon tied to his desk chair. For more
ideas read "Fun Activities for Families" in the newsletter archive of
the high school website.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=17236


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5. Help for Special Needs Students

Does your homeschool student have special learning challenges? Are you
a co-op teacher seeking to accommodate a special needs child? If so,
HSLDA's special needs consultants provide helpful ideas and resources.
Start by reading the newsletter, "Building a Network of Support for
Families Homeschooling Children with Special Needs."

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=17237


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6. Grants for Homeschooling Special Needs Kids

The Home School Foundation http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=17250 ,
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.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=17238


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7. Save Money and Enrich Your Civic Knowledge

Now you can become an enlightened citizen--and save an Andrew Jackson
bill ($20) when you order this DVD series between February 18 and 25!

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http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=17257


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8. Get Trained to Lobby for Homeschool Freedom

HSLDA has scheduled training for members interested in lobbying for
homeschooling on Capitol Hill. The daylong seminar will be held March
4 in Purcellville, Va.

For more information and to apply:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=17239


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

Join Diane Kummer, HSLDA high school consultant, on Friday, March 8,
in Purcellville, VA 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! The deadline to register is March 1.

Register online:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=17240


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10. Family Research Council to Hold Religious Freedom Panel

Religious freedom is inextricably linked to your right to direct the
education and upbringing of your children. To help preserve this right
we encourage you to attend in person or online a discussion on
religious freedom in America on Wednesday, February 20, at noon EST.
This event is hosted by our friends at the Family Research Council in
Washington, D.C., and will be live streamed.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=17254


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11. "Home School Heartbeat": Sending Your Child to College for the
First Time

There's more to preparing your child for college than just the
transcript and admissions process! This week on "Home School
Heartbeat," high school coordinator Diane Kummer joins Mike Smith to
discuss the non-academic aspects of preparing your children to begin
their college years.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=17242


HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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February 19: CBN.com
Justice Department: Homeschooling not a "Right"
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=17243

February 15: World Magazine
Team of Homeschoolers Form Youngest-Ever Lobbying Group in Austin
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=17244

February 14: The New American
Obama Bid to Deport Homeschool Refugees May Threaten U.S. Rights
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=17245

February 14: WHSB-TV Channel 3, Harrisonburg, Virginia
Homeschool Family Reacts To Failed Tebow Bill
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=17246

> Links do not imply endorsement.


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12. 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=17247

Featured On-Demand E-vents:

Christlike Character Development--Roger Erdvig, M.Ed.
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=17248

Discount Package--A Divine Perspective: Developing a Biblical
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