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6/1/2005 12:14:24 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--June 1, 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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-> How many acorns can a chipmunk hold in its cheeks?

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enables ordinary folks to prepare for hard times. That principle
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families can receive an annual HSLDA membership. Meanwhile, they
can feel secure as they homeschool and focus on other priorities
-their children. Don't go nuts trying to pay for membership all at
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Topics for June 1, 2005

1. New Tax Credit Legislation Will Benefit Homeschoolers
2. Washington Times Op-ed - A New Generation of Moral Leadership
3. Homeschoolers Protected as House Committee Reauthorizes Head Start
4. School District Implies "Approval" is Required to Homeschool
5. Home School Heartbeat - Generation Joshua: Ivy League Education
6. Generation Joshua - Online Civics Curriculum

Plus: Homeschooling in the News




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1. New Tax Credit Legislation Will Benefit Homeschoolers

On May 18, 2005, Representative Mark Green (R-WI-8) introduced the
SCHOOL Act (HR 2426). His legislation provides up to $3,000 in
federal tax credits for individuals ($6,000 for married couples) who
donate to scholarship organizations.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=2358


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2. Washington Times Op-ed - A New Generation of Moral Leadership

Can the culture survive? Is there hope that a new generation will
restore a moral framework and return America to its founding
principles? Fortunately, there is a growing generation that holds
firmly to a Christian worldview and desires that freedom and liberty
flourish in America.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=2359


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3. Homeschoolers Protected as House Education Committee Reauthorizes
Head Start

On May 18, the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce
approved legislation that would introduce greater competition into the
federal Head Start early childhood program. HSLDA worked closely with
the House Education Committee staff to ensure that this legislation
would not adversely affect homeschooling families.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=2360


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4. Virginia Beach School District Implies "Approval" is Required to
Homeschool

On May 10, the Office of Student Services of the Virginia Beach City
Public Schools sent a letter to homeschool families telling them that
they must notify the superintendent of their intention to homeschool
by August 1st of each year.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=2361


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5. Home School Heartbeat - Generation Joshua: Ivy League Education

Elite education in America is becoming increasingly secular. How
should Christian parents respond?

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=2362


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6. Generation Joshua - Online Civics Curriculum

Since its inception, Generation Joshua has offered online civics
curriculum, with guided readings and quizzes on a variety of subjects.

To find out more about the program:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=2363



HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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May 31: Corvallis Gazette-Times (Oregon)
Heart-felt effort creates mural on 4-H program
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=2364

May 30: Star Tribune (Minnesota)
Katherine Kersten: Home-schooling lets kids realize their potential
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=2365

May 29: Monterey Herald (California)
HOME-BASED EDUCATION
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=2366

May 27: Daily News-Miner (Alaska)
Grads get new ideas
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=2367

May 25: NationalGeographic.com
Minnesota Boy Wins 2005 National Geographic Bee
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=2368

May 26: The Ledger Independent (Kentucky)
Parent-teachers Tackle Civic Literacy
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=2369

May 25: The East Oregonian (Oregon)
House Votes to End Testing for Homeschooled Students
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=2370

May 25: The Daily Item (Pennsylvania)
Snyder homeschoolers place 4th in state contest
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=2371

May 25: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pennsylvania)
Ruling limits searches by child welfare workers
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=2372
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