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8/3/2004 6:02:30 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--August 3, 2004

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Topics for August 3, 2004

1. House Passes Bill Which Prohibits Mandatory Early Education
2. New Mental Health Law: Potential Risk to Homeschoolers
3. Mounds View School District Continues Unlawful Demands
4. Buying Curriculum Online This Year?
5. Home School Heartbeat: The Ultimate Individualized Education Plan
6. Generation Joshua: Learning the Ropes at Teen Camp

Plus: Homeschooling in the News




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1. House of Representatives Passes Bill Which Prohibits Mandatory
Early Education

One section of the new law clarifies that states do not have to
provide early childhood education in order to receive federal funds.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1718


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2. New Mental Health Law: Potential Risk to Homeschoolers

Recently HB 2900 was passed by the Illinois legislature and signed by
the Governor. The bill consolidates mental health programs and
treatments.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1719


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3. Mounds View School District Continues Unlawful Demands

Minnesota law authorizes superintendents to request a home visit from
homeschoolers, but the law provides an alternative for families who
value their privacy.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1720


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4. Buying Curriculum Online This Year?

Remember to use our Clicks for Homeschooling links and a portion of
your purchases will go to support HSLDA and the Home School
Foundation.

New and Favorite Clicks for Homeschooling Links
- Alpha Omega Publications
- Amazon.com
- Christianbook.com
- HomeschoolingSupply.com
- Learning Streams

For more information visit:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1721


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5. Home School Heartbeat: Homeschooling--The Ultimate Individualized
Education Plan

Why does homeschooling work for so many different children? Because
every child is unique, and education should be too.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1722


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6. Generation Joshua: Learning the Ropes at Teen Camp

Generation Joshua's first teen camp was a great success. Nearly a
hundred teenagers from all over the country learned first hand how to
run a campaign and become involved in the political process.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1723



HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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Aug. 3: FOX News Network (District of Columbia)
Ed Dept: 1.1M Students Home-Schooled
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1724

Aug. 2: In Focus (Pennsylvania)
Experts Watch Home School Legal Challenge
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1725

Aug. 1: The Star Online (Malaysia)
At Home In School
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1726

Jul. 31: Tribune-Review (Pennsylvania)
Lawyer: Lawsuit Should Be Dismissed
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1727

Jul. 30: The Guardian (England)
More Parents Choose To Educate Children At Home
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1728

Jul. 29: Centre Daily Times (Pennsylvania)
Religious Freedom Law Used To Challenge Home Schooling Oversight
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1729

Jul. 29: The Indianapolis Star (Indiana)
Homeschool Dad Joins School Board
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1730






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