From the HSLDA E-lert Service:
< BACK TO ARCHIVE

Date:
From:
Subject:

8/12/2003 4:05:19 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--August 12, 2003

======================================================================
H S L D A ' s W E E K L Y U P D A T E
======================================================================

Topics for August 12, 2003

1. Homeschooler Awarded Bronze Star With Valor
2. Congress Asks for Equitable Treatment of State Dept. Homeschoolers
3. Homeschoolers Add Protective Amendment to "Head Start" Bill
4. Home School Heartbeat: Teaching Children with Reading Challenges

Plus: Homeschooling in the News


ADVERTISEMENT
=====================================================================
Education PLUS' Transcript Book Camps Presented by Inge Cannon

At Transcript Book Camp you will learn everything you need to know
about highschool transcripts, graduation requirements, and record
keeping.

Sheboygan, WI--August 16; Peoria, IL--September 6
Fort Wayne, IN--September 9; Cincinnati, OH--September 13
Greater Detroit Area, MI--September 16

For more information--including the topics covered and the complete
list of dates and locations for fall boot camps--visit:
http://www.edplus.com/tbc.html

=====================================================================

1. Homeschooler Awarded Bronze Star With Valor

Homeschoolers are truly proving themselves in all walks of life and
Sergeant Simon Kiser is the latest example. This award demonstrates
the exceptional character of homeschool graduates.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=1019

......................................................................
2. Congress Asks for Equitable Treatment of State Dept. Homeschoolers

Eight U.S Representatives sent a letter to Secretary of State Colin
Powell this week urging Mr. Powell to consider the needs of State
Department employees who homeschool abroad.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=1020

......................................................................
3. Homeschoolers Add Protective Amendment to "Head Start" Bill

The U.S. House of Representatives passed "early education"
legislation that included an important provision protecting parents'
rights drafted by the Home School Legal Defense Association.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=1021

......................................................................
4. Home School Heartbeat: HSLDA's 20 Years of History

Does my child have special learning needs? A former homeschool mom
and reading specialist tells her daughter's story as she talks with
Michael Farris on Home School Heartbeat.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=1022

......................................................................


HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
=====================================================================

Aug. 12: Tampa Tribune (Florida)
At Home With Science
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=1023

Aug. 11: Reno-Gazette Journal (Nevada)
Homeschooling Gains Momentum
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=1024

Aug. 9: Plano Star Courier (Texas)
Homeschooling Maintains Popularity in North Texas
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=1025

Aug. 8: The Miami Herald (Florida)
More Students Avoid Public Schools
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=1026

Aug. 8: The Charleston Gazette (West Virginia)
Homeschooling's Popularity Grows in W.Va.
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=1027

Aug. 8: Austin Herald (Minnesota)
Association Links Local Homeschool Families
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=1028

Aug. 8: Minnesota Sun (Minnesota)
Resident Brings Theater to Homeschoolers
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=1029

Aug. 7: Hillsborough Beacon (New Jersey)
Homeschooling Offers Academic, Religious Choices
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=1030


FEATURED MEMBER DISCOUNT
=====================================================================
HSLDA members get a discount on tests from Kidtest.com, offering
Liberty Mutual has agreed to partner

with Home School
Legal Defense Association to provide our members with discounted
services including: an exclusive group discount of up to 10% off
their rates (guaranteed for 12 months instead of the usual 6);
convenient payment plans; and around-the-clock claims service with 24-
hour emergency roadside assistance.

For more information visit:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=615

=====================================================================
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:

Angie Druckemiller of Ipswich, South Dakota

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

{{JoinAd}}
----------------------------------------------------------------------
The HSLDA E-lert Service is a service of:

Home School Legal Defense Association
P.O. Box 3000
Purcellville, Virginia 20134
Phone: (540) 338-5600
Fax: (540) 338-2733
Email: info@hslda.org
Web: http://www.hslda.org

----------------------------------------------------------------------
How To Subscribe:

- Subscribe to the HSLDA E-lert Service at our website:

https://secure.hslda.org/hslda/elert/account.asp?Process=Subscribe

- Or send an email with name and complete mailing address to:

subscribe@hslda.org

----------------------------------------------------------------------
Subscription Information:

- You subscribed to the HSLDA E-lert Service as:

{{Email}}

- To unsubscribe from the HSLDA E-lert Service send an email from
the email address you want to unsubscribe to:

unsubscribe@hslda.org

- To change your email address or make other changes to your
subscription, visit the HSLDA E-lert Service account web page at:

https://secure.hslda.org/hslda/elert/account.asp

----------------------------------------------------------------------
POSTMASTERS: This message is being sent to the most recent address we
have for our subscribers. If this is an invalid email address or you
have other problems, please reply to webmaster@hslda.org.
----------------------------------------------------------------------
DISCLAIMER: This is considered a private and confidential message
from HSLDA to its bonafide HSLDA E-lert Service subscribers.
HSLDA cannot attest to the authenticity of copies posted, forwarded,
or sent by any party other than HSLDA.
----------------------------------------------------------------------
NOTE: Please do not reply or otherwise use this email address;
hslda@hslda.org is for broadcast purposes only and is not intended to
receive incoming messages. We cannot reply to any email sent to this
address. If you have comments or questions, please send email to
info@hslda.org or call HSLDA at 540-338-5600. HSLDA members can also
email staff directly through the Members website at
http://members.hslda.org/contact.asp. Thank you for your cooperation.
----------------------------------------------------------------------