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12/16/2003 5:17:06 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--December 16, 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 December 16, 2003

1. Homeschooling Maintains Academic Success
2. One Small Step for Pulaski County
3. New Questions on 08 Schools
4. Senator introduces Child Welfare Reform
5. Homeschoolers Under Pressure In Illinois
6. Home School Heartbeat: More Homeschooling Around the World

Plus: Homeschooling in the News



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1. Homeschooling Maintains Academic Success

Homeschooling works! This statement concisely sums up homeschooling.
The average homeschooler receives many benefits: from one-on-one
tutoring to more efficient study time to closer family bonds. The
most statistically established of these benefits is academic
excellence. Here is a brief summary of some homeschooler achievements
at the high school level.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=1228


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2. One Small Step for Pulaski County

Homeschooling in Kentucky stays free because homeschoolers in
Kentucky remain vigilant.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=1229


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3. New Questions on 08 Schools

The Ohio Department of Education recognizes that individual families
may operate 08 schools, but recent correspondence makes it clear that
such single family schools still have to comply with the letter of
the law.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=1230


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4. Senator introduces Child Welfare Reform

State Senator Tom Reynolds, homeschool father, is in the process of
introducing a bill to help protect innocent families from the
harassment of child welfare investigators.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=1231


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5. Homeschoolers Under Pressure In Illinois

The beginning of the school year is typically when homeschoolers in
Illinois will hear from their school districts. The 2003-04 school
year, however, has shown a marked increase of illegal requests from
school superintendents.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=1232


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6. Home School Heartbeat: More Homeschooling Around the World

Have you ever wondered if parents in other countries enjoy the
freedom to homeschool? HSLDA President Mike Smith discusses this on
Home School Heartbeat.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=1233



HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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Dec. 12: The Clarion-Ledger (Mississippi)
Homeschooling Allows Britton to Focus on Goal
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=1234



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