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6/21/2005 4:14:51 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--June 21, 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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As a member of HSLDA, you have 80,000 families standing with you
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Topics for June 21, 2005

1. I.D.E.A. - Draft Regulations Defend the Rights of Homeschoolers
2. Washington Times Op-ed - Preschool Loosens Parent Child Bonds
3. Community College Discrimination
4. Prosecuted for the Wrong Address
5. Home School Heartbeat - Kids to College
6. Generation Joshua - South Carolina Convention
7. Tell Us What You Think: Take Our Court Report Reader Survey

Plus: Homeschooling in the News




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1. I.D.E.A. - Draft Regulations Defend the Rights of Homeschoolers

The first draft of regulations for the re-authorization of the
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) corrects a problem
which has been affecting homeschool families for years.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2396


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2. Washington Times Op-ed - Preschool Loosens Parent Child Bonds

The bond between parent and child is all important. What happens when
we over-institutionalize our children?

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2397


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3. New Mexico - Community College Discrimination

Homeschoolers across the country have successfully been admitted to
colleges and universities, including the most elite institutions. San
Juan College, however, discriminates against homeschoolers.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2398


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4. Ohio - Prosecuted for the Wrong Address

The correct address would have made all the difference to this Ohio
family.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2399


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5. Home School Heartbeat - Kids to College

You can teach your child through high school and successfully prepare
him or her for college! Join Mike Smith as he interviews two
homeschooling mothers and one homeschooled graduate. You'll discover
teaching strategies, tips on how to help your child find the right
college, and information for your aspiring athlete.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2400


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6. Generation Joshua - South Carolina Convention

Last week at the South Carolina Home Educators Association Convention
teenage attendees had the opportunity to participate in the Generation
Joshua mock presidential election campaign.

To find out more about the program:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2401


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7. Tell Us What You Think: Take Our Court Report Reader Survey

We want to know how useful HSLDA's bi-monthly magazine is to your
family. Read the latest issue online now and take our short survey.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2402



HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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June 20: journalstar.com (Nebraska)
Home-schooled girl fights for band spot
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2403

June 19: Argus Leader (South Dakota)
Give home-schoolers a shot
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2404

June 16: The Examiner (California)
S.F. follows national trend of homeschooling
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2405

June 15: Brush News Tribune Online
Local home schoolers garner awards
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2406

June 15: Lancaster Online
Homeschooled student wins congressional art contest
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2407

June 15: Lansing State Journal (Michigan)
4-H archers shoot for title at national competition
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2408

June 14: thepilot.com North (Carolina)
Fitness Center Fencing Student Wins State Competition
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2409

June 13: mcall.com (Pennsylvania)
Homeschoolers may win access to school clubs
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2410
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