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6/17/2003 5:44:55 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--June 17, 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 17, 2003

1. Editorial: Homeschooling Grows in the Black Community
2. California Changing Its Position on Homeschooling?
3. Ohio Child Protective Services Considers its Options
4. Minnesota Legislation Restores Homeschool Privacy
5. Michigan Meeting Held to Urge No New Regulations for Homeschoolers
6. Home School Hearbeat: Teaching Music

Plus: Homeschooling in the News


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1. Editorial: Homeschooling Grows in the Black Community

The black homeschool movement is growing at a faster rate than the
general homeschool population.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=912

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2. California Changing Its Position on Homeschooling?

The CDE has removed the negative comments on the legality of private
home education from its website. While this is an important victory,
homeschoolers may still face problems in California.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=913

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3. Ohio Child Protective Services Considers its Options

June has been a busy month for HSLDA members in Ohio; social workers
have been knocking on doors all across the state.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=914

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4. Minnesota Legislation Restores Homeschool Privacy

This bill makes it clear that any data collected by a public school
on a homeschooling child or parent is ''private data'' which may not
be released without prior written consent by the parents.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=915

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5. Michigan Meeting Held to Urge No New Regulations for Homeschoolers

The purpose of the meeting was to put to rest concerns that there was
a need for future legislation in Michigan to require more
accountability for homeschoolers.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=916

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6. Home School Hearbeat: Teaching Music

New research suggests that having children learn music at an early
age yields a wide range of academic and social benefits. Join Mike
Smith as he discusses these benefits on this week's Home School
Heartbeat.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=917

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Homeschooling in the News

Outside news items on home education.

Jun. 17: The Oregonian (Oregon)
Governor Vetos Homeschool Bill
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=918

Jun. 17: WorldNetDaily
Homeschoolers' Hearing Postponed
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=919

Jun. 15: Greeley Tribune (Colorado)
Homeschooled Teen Takes Aims Degree
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=920

Jun. 15: Tribune-Democrat (Pennsylvania)
Bill Would Open District Activities to Homeschoolers
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=921

Jun. 13: The Daily News Tribune (Massachusetts)
Homeschooling Standoff in Waltham
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=922

Jun 12: Ventura County Star (California)
State Eases Rhetoric Over Homeschools
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=923

Jun. 11: Northland Age (New Zealand)
Exam Row Hits Home
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=924

Jun. 11: The Ottawa Daily Times (Canada)
Graduate's Homeschooling Prompted by Desire to 'Venture Out'
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=925



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