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2/27/2007 5:13:29 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--School District Creates False Deadline

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>> Legislation in Your State

If you live in Alaska, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Montana, North
Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, or Texas, click the
link below for important news about legislation that could affect your
freedom to homeschool.

http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3703

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Topics for February 27, 2007:

1. School District Creates False Deadline for Homeschooler
2. Officials Demand Interview and Curriculum Approval
3. State Website Erroneously Interprets Homeschool Statute
4. Speech Contest Offers Scholarship Opportunity
5. PHC: Bookstore Manager Position Available
6. Join or Renew for 2 Years and Receive Free Curriculum
7. 'Home School Heartbeat': Lessons in Freedom
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http://www.hslda.org/alink.asp?ID=75

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1. Florida: School District Creates False Deadline for Homeschooler

A homeschooling family contacted us after public school officials
tried to set a false deadline for submitting their annual evaluation.
We reminded officials of what the law actually states.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3791


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2. Illinois: Officials Demand Interview and Curriculum

A member family contacted us when their plan to begin homeschooling
was met with resistance by local public school officials. We reminded
officials that they had no jurisdiction in the matter.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3792


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3. Wisconsin: State Website Erroneously Interprets Homeschool Statute

One of the great benefits of homeschooling is flexibility in regard to
scheduling--a benefit which is specifically protected by Wisconsin
law. Unfortunately, a state government website apparently overlooks
this legal protection when explaining "home-based private education."

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3793


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4. Speech Contest Offers Scholarship Opportunity

The National Management Association is encouraging homeschoolers to
participate in the American Enterprise Speech Contest it sponsors.
Open to students in grades 9-12, the top prize is a $10,000 U.S.
savings bond. Contestants must contact the national headquarters via
their website by March in order to locate a local NMA chapter and be
given further details on contest participation. Three of the national
finalists last year were homeschooled students.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3794


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5. PHC: Bookstore Manager Position Available

Patrick Henry College is accepting applications for an on-campus
Bookstore Manager. This position is responsible for the store's
day-to-day operations, as well as ensuring that the store meets the
textbook and general merchandise needs of students, faculty, and the
homeschool community.

For additional requirements and application information:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3795


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History America: Foundations of Character" absolutely free. This DVD
and book set is a cutting-edge, entertaining, fast-paced curriculum
that teaches the history of our nation from a Christian worldview.
Leading Christian historian David Barton and Nita Thomason, Ed.D.
produced this award-winning DVD, which includes reproducible student
worksheets, activities and formal assessments. Retail value is $50.00.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3796


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7. 'Home School Heartbeat': Lessons in Freedom

As you shop at the grocery store or take a family stroll around the
block, remind your children that the freedom we enjoy today cost the
lives of many men and women. Tune in as Mike Smith outlines some ways
your family can help preserve this freedom, and show appreciation to
the brave members of our military.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3797


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8. Generation Joshua: Register Now for Family/Teen Camp

Registration has just begun for the 2007 Generation Joshua Family/Teen
Camp. This year, the camp will be held at the stunning YMCA Camp
Ocoee near Chattanooga, Tennessee from July 1-7.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3813



HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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February 26: The Republican, Springfield, Massachusetts
Homeschooled Airman Soars on Avionics Test
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3798

February 26: The Tennessean, Nashville, Tennessee
Homeschool Swimmers Win the Right to be Regarded as Team
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3799

February 25: The Oakland Press, Oakland, Michigan
Family Full of Spelling Wizards
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3800

February 23: WorldNetDaily.com
Homeschooler's Parents Allowed 1 Visit a Week
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3801

February 21: The Telegraph, Macon, Georgia
Bill on Sports for Homeschooled Students Under Debate
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3802

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