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9/14/2005 4:44:16 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--September 14, 2005

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Topics for September 14, 2005

1. Homeschool Non-Discrimination Bill Introduced in Congress
2. Enrollment Not Required in Kapolei, Hawaii
3. More Homeschoolers Eligible for TOPS in Louisiana
4. Challenges and Victories in Utah
5. Home School Heartbeat - Homeschoolers and Military Enlistment
6. Generation Joshua - GenJ Clubs Growing Rapidly

Plus: Homeschooling in the News




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1. Homeschool Non-Discrimination Bill Introduced in Congress

New bill corrects federal laws which discriminate against
homeschoolers.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=2570


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2. Enrollment Not Required in Kapolei, Hawaii

School officials attempt to enroll homeschool families in public
school.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=2571


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3. More Homeschoolers Eligible for TOPS

The Louisiana legislature passed a bill to reduce the ACT score a home
study student would need to be eligible for the Tuition Opportunity
Program for Students (TOPS).

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=2572


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4. Challenges and Victories in Utah

Homeschoolers celebrated a monumental victory this past year with the
unanimous passage of Senate Bill 59.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=2573


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5. Home School Heartbeat - Homeschoolers and Military Enlistment

For years, homeschoolers faced difficulty and even rejection when
attempting to join the military. But the tide is turning. This week,
Mike Smith talks with three guests about current military policy
regarding homeschoolers, where to gather information about the armed
forces, and how homeschooling helps provide students with the skills
necessary for military service.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=2574


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6. Generation Joshua - GenJ Clubs Growing Rapidly

The number of Generation Joshua Clubs has tripled in the past two
months.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=2575



HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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September 11: Orlando Sentinel
Staying at home, feeling at home
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=2576

September 11: Culpeper Star Exponent Virginia
CULPEPER LIFE Homeschooling
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=2577

September 9: Groton Landmark Massachusetts
Support networks are key when children are schooled at home
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=2578

September 7: Mesa Republic Arizona
Home-school e-mail newsletter fills void
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=2579



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