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4/20/2005 12:45:42 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--April 20, 2005

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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 April 20, 2005

1. Update on Regulatory Changes within IDEA
2. Rapid Results from Department of Social Services
3. Surprise Victory for Homeschool Freedom
4. Court Report: Summary of State Legislation
5. Home School Heartbeat - Homeschool Graduates in the Workforce
6. Generation Joshua - Moving Into the Land

Plus: Homeschooling in the News




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1. Update on Regulatory Changes within the Individuals with
Disabilities Education Act

Thank you to the approximately three thousand homeschoolers who
responded to our February 2005 e-lert which advised HSLDA members of
the regulatory changes pending with the newly passed IDEA
re-authorization.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2276


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2. Rapid Results from Department of Social Services

On April 6, 2005, we reported that Diane Heath [not her real name] had
waited 31 months to receive a "Fair Hearing" in her child neglect
case.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2277


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3. Surprise Victory for Homeschool Freedom

To our surprise and joy, the New Mexico legislature has enacted an
excellent social worker training law.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2278


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4. Court Report: Summary of State Legislation

In 2004, homeschooling freedom experienced more victories than defeats
around the country, even though it faced intense attacks in two
states.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2279


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5. Home School Heartbeat - Homeschool Graduates in the Workforce

What's happening as homeschoolers meet the workforce? Find out this
week with HSLDA President Mike Smith.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2280


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6. Generation Joshua - Moving Into the Land

Sometimes people ask, "Why be involved? I'm only one vote. I can't
make a difference." If nothing else, the HSLDA PAC Student Action
Teams showed during the fall of 2004 that a small band of dedicated
youth and parents, in the right place at the right time, can make a
difference.

To find out more about the program:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2281



HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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Apr. 19: The Telegraph (New Hampshire)
Like Her Hats?
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2282

Apr. 19: The Daily Texan (Texas)
Bill Hopes to Support Homeschooled Students
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2283

Apr. 19: Walker County Messenger (Georgia)
Bringing Hope to At-risk Children, Families
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2284

Apr. 12: The Free Press (North Carolina)
Co-op Gives Homeschool Parents Extra Option
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2285






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