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6/28/2005 5:27:57 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--June 28, 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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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 28, 2005

1. Congress Fails to Protect Parental Rights
2. Milwaukee Child Welfare Department Investigates Homeschool Family
3. Olathe School District Yields on Records
4. Errors Humble Mason County
5. Home School Heartbeat - Pamela Hall
6. Generation Joshua - SAT CD-ROM Giveaway

Plus: Homeschooling in the News




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1. Congress Fails to Protect Parental Rights in Mental Health
Screening Programs

HSLDA and other pro-liberty groups are concerned that states will use
grants from the federal government to implement some form of
mandatory, comprehensive mental health screening.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=2412


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2. Wisconsin - Milwaukee Child Welfare Department Investigates
Homeschool Family

In Milwaukee, an unsuspecting HSLDA member family was visited by a
social worker. Surprise visits by social services are always traumatic
and this family's experience was no exception. They called HSLDA for
help.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=2413


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3. Kansas - Olathe School District Yields on Records

A member family recently withdrew their children from public school
and began homeschooling. However, when the family asked for the
original copy of all their children's official school records, school
officials refused.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=2414


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4. West Virginia - Errors Humble Mason County

The Mason County School District Attendance Officer recently sent a
letter to all homeschool families demanding information that the
district is not entitled to under law.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=2415


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5. Home School Heartbeat - Pamela Hall

Discover how to make learning fun for your kids! Pamela Hall, a
schoolteacher of 15 years and now a homeschooling mom, shares some
creative teaching strategies.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=2416


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6. Generation Joshua - SAT CD-ROM Giveaway

Sign-up 3 new GenJ members by October 1, 2005 and receive the Standard
SAT Test Preparation Package for free.

To find out more about the program:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=2417



HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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June 28: Fort Wayne News - Sentinel IN
More homeschooled students are designing their own class rings
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=2419

June 28: Tallahassee Democrat Florida
Home, but not alone Home, but not alone
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=2420

June 26: St. Petersburg Times Florida
Can they learn everything at home?
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=2421

June 26: Valley News Dispatch Pennsylvania
State Senate wants to put homeschoolers on the team
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=2422

June 23: Potomac News Virginia
School Board reaches compromise on home schooling
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=2423
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