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8/23/2005 4:29:16 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--August 23, 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 news articles did you read this morning over your
oatmeal?

We live in a world where concise information presented at the
right time can make a big difference in the outcome of important
legislative efforts. Yet it's tough to keep up with all the
issues that affect you. HSLDA does this for you in the areas that
affect your homeschool. Our emails and website enable you to
take quick, decisive action. Please consider becoming a part of
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Topics for August 23, 2005

1. Homeschoolers Score Higher on ACT College Entrance Exam
2. New Law Brings Homeschool Victories
3. School District Demands Illegal Form
4. HSLDA Members Only - Still Time to Get SAT Power Prep for under $10
5. Home School Heartbeat - Back-to-school checklist
6. Generation Joshua - Knoxville Forming Largest Club in the Country

Plus: Homeschooling in the News




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1. Homeschoolers Score Higher on ACT College Entrance Exam

Newly released figures for the ACT college entrance exam show that
homeschoolers have again scored significantly above the national
average.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=2529


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2. Utah - New Law Brings Homeschool Victories

Homeschoolers in Utah are celebrating the recently passed homeschool
law. Utah used to have an oppressive "approval" requirement, but it
now has of the best laws in the country.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=2530


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3. Michigan School District Demands Illegal Form

A member family in the Calhoun Intermediate School District received a
letter that included a "Home School Report Form" and a memorandum
indicating the need to verify the courses being provided to their
children.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=2531


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4. HSLDA Members Only - Still Time to Get SAT Power Prep for only
$9.95

To encourage our member families who are homeschooling through high
school, we're excited to be able to offer SAT Power Prep, a SAT
preparation CD-ROM package which retails for $199.95, for just
$9.95--the cost of shipping and handling. Not a member? Join today!

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=2532


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5. Home School Heartbeat - Back-to-school checklist

How can you prepare for a successful school year? Mike Smith gives
practical tips to homeschooling parents.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=2533


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6. Generation Joshua - Knoxville Forming Largest GenJ Club in the
Country

Knoxville, Tennessee, is leading the way. With over 60 members, it
will soon have the largest Generation Joshua Club in the country.

To find out more about the program:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=2534



HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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August 22: Brandon Sun Canada
Home-schooling a growing trend
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=2535

August 19: citizenet.com Virginia
The Advocate
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=2536

August 18: Benton County Daily Record Arkansas
Local student to get bronze medal
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=2537

August 18: WATE Tennessee
Home schoolers proving skeptics wrong
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=2538

August 18: Argus Leader South Dakota
Bible quiz team one of North America's best
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=2539

August 17: Air Force News
Maxwell teen graduates college, sisters following in footsteps
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=2540

August 17: Herald Bulletin Indiana
Home-schooling provides flexibility
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=2541



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