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5/10/2006 8:52:04 AM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--Compulsory Attendance Age Expansion Blocked

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Topics for May 10, 2006:

1. Compulsory Attendance Age Expansion Blocked
2. Setbacks and Victories in South Dakota
3. HSLDA Helps After 'Dragon' Threat
4. Father Accused of 'Counting Bread Slices'
5. Bad Bill Defeated
6. Homeschooling Legal for Workfirst Program
7. 'Home School Heartbeat': Homeschooling Family to Family
8. Generation Joshua: Making Use of the Internet to Educate Teens


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1. New Hampshire: Compulsory Attendance Age Expansion Blocked

By a vote of 309 to 44, the House halted the progress of Senate Bill
268, a bill which would have raised the age of compulsory attendance
from 16 to 18.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3027


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2. Setbacks and Victories in South Dakota

This was a year of both setbacks and victories for the cause of
homeschool freedom in the South Dakota legislature.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3028


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3. New Hampshire: HSLDA Helps After 'Dragon' Threat

Fed up with threats on the school bus and poor results in the
classroom, a New Hampshire family decided to homeschool their
special-needs son. We intervened when public school officials refused
to give up responsibility for the boy.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3029


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4. Texas: Father Accused of 'Counting Bread Slices'

Our attorneys helped protect a homeschooling family when outrageous
allegations resulted in an investigation by social services.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3030


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5. Louisiana: Bad Bill Defeated

State homeschoolers teamed up with the Home School Legal Defense
Association to defeat a bill that would have been harmful to some
homeschooled high school graduates.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3031


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6. Washington: Homeschooling Legal for Workfirst Program

Because of poorly worded state regulations, a single mother who is a
member lost financial aid for her homeschooled daughter. We worked
with state officials to make sure assistance was reinstated.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3032


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7. 'Home School Heartbeat': Homeschooling Family to Family

Many would-be homeschoolers never begin homeschooling because fear and
doubt confront them at every turn. Help them overcome their fears!
Find out more through Mike Smith's interview with Bruce Shortt, who
talks about a program that encourages experienced homeschoolers to
connect with families taking their first steps in home education.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3033


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8. Generation Joshua: Making Use of the Internet to Educate Teens

In an era of advancing technology, Generation Joshua is using the
Internet to help educate teens.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3034



HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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May 7: United Press International
Homeschoolers Graduate in a Big Way
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3035

May 5: Nashville City Paper,, Tennessee
Homeschooling Allows Barrick to Earn Tennis Scholarship
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3036

May 3: KLTV-7, Big Sandy, Texas
Thousands Attend Homeschool Conference, Draws International Attention
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3037

May 3: WCVB-TV, Boston
Child Prodigy, 14, Denied College Dorm Space
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3038

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