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1/13/2004 6:17:34 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--January 13, 2004

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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 January 13, 2004

1. Freedom in Franklin
2. Winchester Leads the Way
3. Homeschool Team Succeeds with Robots and Lego
4. Home School Heartbeat: A Meeting with President Bush

Plus: Homeschooling in the News


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1. Freedom in Franklin

Ohio - Over 175 homeschoolers gathered last Monday evening to find
out why the Franklin City Schools had called a hearing for Ed and
Stephanie Garrett. They understood the legality of the Garrett's
homeschool program was being challenged, but they did not understand
why.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1264


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2. Winchester Leads the Way

Massachusetts - In 1992, the Bourne Public Schools appeared to
prosecute a successful homeschool family, just because they refused
to comply with that district's unconstitutional homeschool policy.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1265


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3. Homeschool Team Succeeds with Robots and Lego

Out of the 40 participating teams, the Superior Homeschoolers
achieved the highest overall points and received the prestigious
Directors Award. The Directors Award is considered the highest honor
in the FIRST LEGO League and the winning team members become valued
role models.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1266


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4. Home School Heartbeat: A Meeting with President Bush

A few months ago, partial birth abortion became illegal with a stroke
of the President's pen. Join Michael Farris as he talks with us about
witnessing this historic bill signing on Home School Heartbeat.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1267



HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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Jan. 12: The Herald-Mail (Maryland)
Teaching Kids at Home
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1268

Jan. 12: Knoxville News Sentinel (Tennessee)
Scores Don't Add Up for Some
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1269

Jan. 12: The Herald-Tribune (Florida)
More Families Teaching at Home
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1270

Jan. 11: The Clarion-Ledger (Mississippi)
Parents' Hands-on Influence Pivotal in Homeschooling
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1271

Jan. 9: eMediaWire
Video Game Retailer Reports Skyrocketing Interest in Educational
Games
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1272

Jan. 9: eHam.net
HAM Radio and Homeschooling: A Good Fit
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1273

Jan. 8: The Star-Ledger (New Jersey)
Jackson Starvation Case Spurs Bill to Monitor Homeschooling
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1274



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