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2/21/2006 4:13:13 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--Parent-Teachers Want Safety First

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Topics for February 21, 2006:

1. Washington Times Op-ed: Parent-Teachers Want Safety First
2. Educate the Educators
3. 'Rising Star' Principal Demands Notice
4. Homeschooling Thru High School: Writing Skills
5. 'Home School Heartbeat:' Studying Science at Home
6. Generation Joshua: New Constitutional Convention Course


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1. Washington Times Op-ed: Parent-Teachers Want Safety First

Our motivations largely will determine the choices we make in life.
Many people are motivated by money and will work long hours without
vacations to accumulate dollars. Others prefer to sacrifice standard
of living to make more time for family. Almost all parents, however,
say they will do almost anything for their children. They are
motivated to raise their children to be capable adults.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2844

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2. Ohio: Educate the Educators

New superintendents are often unfamiliar with the workings of Ohio's
homeschool law. This can cause problems because new superintendents
sometimes insist on regulations that go beyond the actual law.
Superintendents sometimes, however, display an honest interest in
homeschooling.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2845

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3. Texas: 'Rising Star' Principal Demands Notice

Home School Legal Defense Association attorneys intervened when a
Texas principal threatened to force a homeschooling student to
re-enroll in public school. HSLDA pointed out that the principal was
making demands that were not in compliance with state law, and the
family was able to continue homeschooling.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2846

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4. Homeschooling Thru High School: Writing Skills

Writing well is an important skill to teach during the high school
years. Be sure that your high school English courses include
attention to proper grammar, an ever-increasing vocabulary, and
reading lots of good books--all of these components will help your
highschooler when writing compositions. Ideas on writing research
papers and developing an essay can be found at www.collegeboard.com .

Writing mentors are available at a reasonable cost from Patrick Henry
College.
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2849

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5. Home School Heartbeat: Studying Science at Home

Teaching science in your homeschool can seem complicated. "What if I
don't like math? Or we don't have access to a lab? My strength is
language arts, and my kids aren't interested in science anyway!"
Listen to this week's "Home School Heartbeat" with Michael Farris to
get some perspective on how and why to teach science.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2850

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6. Generation Joshua: New Constitutional Convention Course

The Constitution is our governing document which was crafted at the
Constitutional Convention. After much subsequent debate it was
eventually ratified. This new course from Generation Joshua will
reveal what actually happened at the convention and how those events
shaped the nation.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2851


HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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February 21: KSBY-TV6, California
Local Teen Writes Perfect SAT Essay
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2852

February 21: The Daily Progress, Virginia
Home-Schooling Bill Advances
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2853

February 17, 2006: The Mountain Press, Tennessee
Homeschoolers Take Peek at Resources
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2854

February 16, 2006: Thousand Oaks Acorn, California
Credentialed Schoolteacher Opts to Homeschool her Child
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2855

February 15: Saskatoon Star Phoenix, Saskatchewan, Canada
Provincial Policies Trouble Home Schoolers
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2856

February 15: Norwin Star, Pennsylvania
Board Considers Policy for Homeschooled Students
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2857

February 15: WorldNetDaily
Oprah Acknowledges Homeschoolers After Excluding Them from Essay
Contest
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2858

February 15, 2006: Business Week Online
Meet My Teachers: Mom And Dad
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2859

> Links do not imply endorsement.



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