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6/10/2003 5:15:42 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--June 10, 2003

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H S L D A ' s W E E K L Y U P D A T E
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Topics for June 10, 2003

1. U.S. Homeschoolers Help Persecuted Families in Ukraine
2. New York State College Policy Discriminates Against Homeschoolers
3. Federal Court Insists Charter Schools are "Public Schools"
4. Fourth Amendment Training Now Mandatory for Texas Social Workers
5. Third Time's a Charm in Forest Lake, Minnesota
6. Rash Brings Social Services
7. Struggles Continue in Georgetown, Ohio
8. Home School Hearbeat: Support Groups of the Future


Plus: Homeschooling in the News


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1. U.S. Homeschoolers Help Persecuted Families in Ukraine

After the Ukrainian embassy reported they received over 1,000 calls
and emails, good things began to happen for Ukraine's homeschool
families.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=896

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2. New York State College Policy Discriminates Against Homeschoolers

Starting this past year, New York is the only state with a policy
requiring homeschool graduates to obtain a GED or a letter of
recognition from their local public school district to gain admission
to college

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=897

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3. Federal Court Insists Charter Schools are "Public Schools"

Because many homeschoolers must choose whether to operate
independently or with a "virtual charter school," this recent case is
something homeschoolers should understand.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=898

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4. Fourth Amendment Training Now Mandatory for Texas Social Workers

For years, some Texas universities have held homeschool graduates to
a different and more difficult standard than others.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=899

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5. Third Time's a Charm in Forest Lake, Minnesota

HSLDA wrote this district in 2002 to explain that standardized test
results were not required, but the school district made no changes.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=900

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6. Rash Brings Social Services

A misguided report sparks a social services investigation for one
Virginia family because their five-year-old had chapped skin on the
inside of her elbows and knees.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=901

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7. Struggles Continue in Georgetown, Ohio

The Georgetown Exempted Village School District keeps trying to add
to Ohio's homeschool laws.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=902

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8. Home School Hearbeat: Support Groups of the Future

As homeschooling in America continues to grow, homeschool support
groups must grow to meet the increasing needs. Mike Smith explains
why on this week's Home School Heartbeat.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=903

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Homeschooling in the News

Outside news items on home education.

Jun. 8: The Salt Lake Tribune (Utah)
For Conferees, Home Is Where the School Is
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=904

Jun. 7: San Francisco Chronicle (California)
Homeschool Class Zeroes in on Mock Epidemic
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=905

Jun. 6: The Jackson Sun (Tennessee)
Homeschool Educators Trade Tactics at Seminars
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=906

Jun. 5: The New Zealand Herald (New Zealand)
Homeschoolers Wary of Virtual Classes
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=907

Jun. 4: Statesman Journal (Oregon)
Homeschool Measure Faces Opposition From Governor
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=908


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