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7/10/2003 4:10:15 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--July 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 July 10, 2003

1. Texas Bill Would Repeal Immunization Exemption
2. Restrictions on Homeschooling in Idaho Averted
3. Bulgaria and Chile
4. Home School Heartbeat: Storytelling


Plus: Homeschooling in the News


ANNOUNCMENTS
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Announcing the 2003 HSLDA Art Contest

This year's theme: "Freedom in America"

Over $2,000 in prizes and open to HSLDA Members age 7 to 18.
Preliminary entry deadline is August 30, 2003. For more information
visit: http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=949

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Sample Transcripts Now Available to HSLDA Members

In an effort to better serve our member families, HSLDA has created
two sample high school transcripts that can be downloaded and
customized to reflect your graduate's information.

http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=950
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1. Texas Bill Would Repeal Immunization Exemption

H.B. 89 threatens to remove the newly won freedom guaranteed to
parents who chose not to have their children immunized.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=951

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2. Restrictions on Homeschooling in Idaho Averted

The message that homeschoolers do not need or want any more
regulation was heard loud and clear.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=952

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3. Bulgaria and Chile

New on HSLDA's International webpage: information on homeschooling in
Chile and Bulgaria.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=953

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4. Home School Heartbeat: Storytelling

"Dad, tell me a story!" Is that a refrain you frequently hear at your
house? This week on Home School Heartbeat, Mike Smith talks about the
importance of reading and incorporating storytelling into our
homeschool programs.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=954

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HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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Jul. 7: WOKR TV13 (New York)
Homeschooler Could Be Denied College Diploma
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=955

Jul. 7: The Tuscaloosa News (Alabama)
Family Works Together to Raise Day Lilies
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=956

Jul. 6: Albuquerque Journal (New Mexico)
Homeschooling: Teaching Thy Children Well
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=957

Jul. 4: The Vancouver Sun (Canada)
Underwater Robot Sucks Up Success
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=958

Jul. 2: Tarentum Valley News Dispatch (Pennsylvania)
Bill Would Let Homeschoolers Participate in Extracurricular
Activities
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=959

Jul. 1: Huntington Herald Dispatch (West Virginia)
Progress Reports Proposed for Homeschooled Children
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=960




FEATURED MEMBER DISCOUNT
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Education PLUS -- With your HSLDA account number, you can now get a
special discount on 3 programs for homeschool parents by Dr. Ronald
and Inge Cannon: High School Transcript CD-Rom; "Mentoring Your Teen"
home seminar; and a "Gifted and Talented Children" home seminar.

For more information visit:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=699

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To celebrate our 20 years of service to the homeschool community we
are giving away 20 free one year memberships with HSLDA. Just use our
online form to tell us why you are an HSLDA member to qualify.

Congratulations to this week's winner:

Deb Freeman of North Hollywood, California

http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=911
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