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2/28/2006 4:11:24 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
The Case of the Missing School Textbooks

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Topics for February 28, 2006:

1. The Case of the Missing School Textbooks
2. Superintendent Retracts Threat
3. Declaration of Participation Forms
4. Unlikely Victory
5. Doors Swing Open Again at Burlington County College
6. Announcing HSLDA's 2006 Poetry Contest for Homeschoolers
7. HSLDA Job Opportunities
8. "Home School Heartbeat": Developing Public Speaking Skills
9. Generation Joshua: Generation Joshua Club on TV


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1. Texas: The Case of the Missing School Textbooks

A Texas family contacted Home School Legal Defense Association after
being charged with truancy. An HSLDA lawyer intervened and helped
uncover the truth: The real reason district officials were upset was
because of three missing textbooks.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2864

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2. New Hampshire: Superintendent Retracts Threat

A New Hampshire family contacted the Home School Legal Defense
Association after their local superintendent threatened to deny their
request to homeschool if their children's academic performance didn't
improve.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2865

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3. Kentucky: Declaration of Participation Forms

Several Kentucky homeschoolers contacted us after receiving puzzling
forms from their local public school districts. The forms refer to
federal programs that provide funds to private schools.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2866

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4. Idaho: Unlikely Victory

Last year, the Idaho Legislature tried to pass a bill that would
require a referendum to be added to the November ballot, which would
give voters an option to vote for or against an amendment to the Idaho
Constitution making same-sex marriages illegal.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2867

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5. New Jersey: Doors Swing Open Again at Burlington County College

Last fall, Burlington County College in Pemberton, New Jersey, changed
its policy and began to require homeschool students applying for
enrollment to obtain a signature from a public school official.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2868

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6. Announcing HSLDA's 2006 Poetry Contest for Homeschoolers

Home School Legal Defense Association is very excited to be holding
our second annual poetry contest. Along with the art and essay
contests, the poetry contest offers an opportunity to reward
excellence. Although poetry, and especially poetic form, can seem
intimidating, we encourage you to try it.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2869

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7. HSLDA Job Opportunities

Home School Legal Defense Association is seeking to fill positions in
its Web Services Department. These include:

> Director of Web Services
> Full-time Web Developer

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2870

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8. "Home School Heartbeat": Developing Public Speaking Skills

Homeschool parents invest energy and time teaching their children to
think from a biblical perspective. But, as Mike Smith points out,
knowing how to communicate a biblical perspective is just as important
as having one. Does the thought of speaking in front of a group cause
your knees to knock? This week, get some useful tips for developing
your speaking and communication skills and teaching them to your kids.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2871

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8. Generation Joshua: Generation Joshua Club on TV

This week, the largest of the 34 Generation Joshua Clubs in the
nation, located in the Knoxville, Tennessee area, was featured on
NBC's local affiliate, WBIR.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2872



HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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February 28: Herald News, New Jersey
Homeschoolers are Unconventional off the Court, Winners on It
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2877

February 28: The Leavenworth Times, Kansas
Teen Named Top Youth Volunteer in State
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2878

February 24: WBKO-TV13, Kentucky
The Social Concerns about Home Schooling
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2876

February 22: Elmira Star-Gazette, New York
Benefits of Home Schooling
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2873

February 22: South Bend Tribune, Indiana
Home-Schooled Sixth-grader Going to Bush Luncheon
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2874

February 22: WNDU TV-16, Indiana
Michiana Girl Hopes to Meet President Bush
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2875

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