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3/21/2006 4:21:28 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA'S Weekly Update--Uncle Sam Wants Drew

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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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http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1107

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Topics for March 21, 2006:

1. Uncle Sam Wants Drew
2. Hanover County Apologizes for Unlawful Demands
3. Wyoming County Superintendent Withdraws Threat
4. W. Virginia Official: Homeschooling Creating 'Third World Country'
5. Loudoun County Apologizes for Error
6. Homeschooling Thru High School: Internships
7. "Home School Heartbeat": The Etiquette Advantage
8. Generation Joshua: Barnstorming in Tennessee

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1. Missouri: Uncle Sam Wants Drew

A bright homeschool graduate was nearly denied the opportunity to
study for his emergency medical technician's certification because of
a misunderstanding concerning his diploma. Our attorneys helped set
the record straight.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2923

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2. Virginia: Hanover County Apologizes for Unlawful Demands

After a call from Home School Legal Defense Association lawyers, a
school official acknowledged that a letter demanding test scores from
homeschoolers had been a mistake.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2924

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3. West Virginia: Wyoming County Superintendent Withdraws Threat

A family contacted us after public school officials told them their
daughter's test scores were too low and that she needed to be in a
remediation program. Our lawyers showed officials they had
misinterpreted the law, and that the girl was displaying academic
progress.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2925

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4. W. Virginia Official: Homeschooling Creating 'Third World Country'

A member family contacted us after a West Virginia county official
made illegal demands for information from homeschoolers.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2932

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5. Virginia: Loudoun County Apologizes for Error

After being contacted by Home School Legal Defense Association, a
public school official apologized and agreed to change a form that
made unlawful demands of Loudoun County homeschoolers.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2926

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6. Homeschooling Thru High School: Internships

Consider internships during the high school years--programs that last
a week, a semester or even longer. Begin your investigation now! Some
ideas include having your student work with a physical therapist,
court reporter, pastry chef, real estate agent, local newspaper
publisher, etc.

For more ideas see:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2927

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7. "Home School Heartbeat": The Etiquette Advantage

Good manners are essential to your child's training, helping him
succeed in his interactions with others throughout his life. This
week, get some pointers on teaching manners to your children, as
Michael Farris talks with author and etiquette expert June Hines
Moore.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2928

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8. Generation Joshua: Barnstorming in Tennessee

Generation Joshua will be on the road again this spring and summer.
First stop is Tennessee from March 27-29, where Ned Ryun, Director of
Generation Joshua, will be sharing the vision of GenJ.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2933


HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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March 19: Reporter-Herald, Loveland, Colorado
Home-schoolers Flock to The Ranch
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2929

March 17: Dickson Herald, Nashville, Tennessee
Home-Schooled Students Go Behind the Scenes at Police Department
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2930

March 15: The Daily News Journal, Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Teen Scores ACT Perfection
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2931

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