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9/7/2005 2:44:15 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--September 7, 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 September 7, 2005

1. Homeschooler's Response to Hurricane Katrina
2. Labors of Love Educate U.S. Children
3. Indianapolis Star Goofs On Law Again
4. Baltimore Schools Retreat from Intrusive Form
5. Home School Heartbeat - Interview with Marcia Somerville
6. Generation Joshua - Deadline Approaching for Benjamin Rush Awards

Plus: Homeschooling in the News




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1. Homeschooler's Response to Hurricane Katrina

One bright spot revealed by Hurricane Katrina is that homeschoolers
are some of the most generous people around.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=2561


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2. Labors of Love Educate U.S. Children

Labor Day can be extended to include homeschool moms who are
conducting a labor of love.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=2562


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3. Indiana - Indianapolis Star Goofs On Law Again

On August 23rd, the Indianapolis Star reported that "Parents who wish
to home-school their children must report their enrollment with the
Department of Education and notify the school's principal in writing."


Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=2563


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4. Maryland - Baltimore Schools Retreat from Intrusive Form

The director of the Office of Special Projects for Baltimore City
Public Schools recently sent a letter to homeschool parents demanding
that they fill out and return a form entitled "Verification of
Continuation of Home Schooling."

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=2564


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5. Home School Heartbeat - Interview with Marcia Somerville

Do you want to homeschool your child through high school, but wonder
if you have the ability and time to make it happen? This week, hear
how one mother overcame her fears and successfully homeschooled her
children through high school. You'll gain valuable tips, teaching
strategies, and encouragement to press on.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=2565


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6. Generation Joshua - Deadline Approaching for Benjamin Rush Awards

Several Generation Joshua members are closing in on the first Award
level, but the November 1 deadline is less than two months away.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=2566



HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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September 7: Chicago Sun-Times Illinois
School's in ... the home
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=2567

September 4: Rutland Herald Vermont
For some, back-to-school means staying home
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=2568



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