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1/24/2006 4:42:26 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update: Special-Needs Student Charged with Truancy

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Topics for January 24, 2006:

1. Special-Needs Student Charged with Truancy
2. District Corrects Form
3. State Denies Home Study Renewal Application
4. Homeschoolers Gain Victory
5. "Home School Heartbeat"-- Meet Famous Homeschoolers


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1. Michigan: Special-Needs Student Charged with Truancy

Home School Legal Defense Association attorneys took up the case of a
Michigan family who was charged with truancy for homeschooling their
special-needs son. HSLDA showed that the mother was not only in
compliance with the law, but had provided her son with an excellent
education.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2795

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2. Washington: District Corrects Form

Recently a Home School Legal Defense Association member family
contacted us when they received a copy of the local school district's
Declaration of Intent form. This form, which homeschool families
submit by September 15, requested more information than legally
required.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2796

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3. Louisiana: State Denies Home Study Renewal Application

A Louisiana family contacted the Home School Legal Defense Association
after state education officials refused to approve their home study
program. The Department of Education wanted the family to indicate
their son's grade level, a request HSLDA lawyers showed was not
required by law.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2797

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4. Utah: Homeschoolers Gain Victory

Homeschool Legal Defense Association attorneys earned a Utah
homeschool family access to a public school drivers education course,
as required by state law.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2798

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5. "Home School Heartbeat"-- Meet Famous Homeschoolers

Do you ever wonder if homeschooling can provide what your children
need to achieve their individual dreams? Find an answer by looking at
the lives of people who have impacted our world in a variety of ways.
Michael Farris highlights men and women whose parents equipped them to
fulfill unique purposes in life--whether artistic, political, or
humanitarian.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2799


HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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January 23: The Baltimore Sun, Maryland
Home Schooling Draws More Blacks
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2800

January 20: The Cincinnati Post, Ohio
They've Got Brain Power: 14 Spellers Earn Spots in Finals
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2801

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