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4/3/2007 5:07:47 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--Truancy Case Dismissed

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>> Legislation in Your State

If you live in Hawaii, Indiana, Maryland, Missouri, New Hampshire, New
York 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 April 3, 2007:

1. Truancy Case Against New Homeschool Family Dismissed
2. Veterans Affairs: Another Victory for Homeschooling
3. HSLDA Fights Discrimination Against Homeschooling Mom
4. Social Worker Tries to Hide Reason for Investigation
5. Governor Issues Homeschool Proclamation
6. Home School Foundation: College Scholarship Applications Available
7. 'Home School Heartbeat': Elizabeth Smith--Home School Foundation
8. Generation Joshua: 2007 Book Club Takes Off



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1. Texas: Truancy Case Against New Homeschool Family Dismissed

Home School Legal Defense Association helped a family whose decision
to homeschool resulted in truancy charges. We presented evidence that
the family was in compliance with state law, and eventually the
charges were dismissed.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3968


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2. Veterans Affairs: Another Victory for Homeschooling

On March 16, 2007, the Department of Veterans Affairs promulgated new
regulations that now treat homeschools just like any other school,
ending years of discrimination that questioned whether or not
homeschooling was an "educational institution."

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3969


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3. California: HSLDA Fights Discrimination Against Homeschooling Mom

An HSLDA member mom has been receiving welfare benefits from the
County of Sacramento so that she can continue homeschooling her
daughter, who is in high school. A misunderstanding of California's
private education law, however, has put this assistance in jeopardy.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3970


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4. Texas: Social Worker Tries to Hide Reason for Investigation

A homeschooling family contacted HSLDA after finding a card left by a
social worker asking them to call. The family was shocked to learn
they faced a variety of vague, meritless charges.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3971


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5. Florida: Governor Issues Homeschool Proclamation

Governor Charlie Crist has issued a proclamation to celebrate the
contribution of homeschooling in Florida.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3972


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6. Home School Foundation: College Scholarship Applications Available

The Home School Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications
for Patrick Henry College. This scholarship fund is designed to give
financial assistance to freshmen students who have exemplified
academic excellence, participated in meaningful community service, and
who demonstrate financial need. Last year, scholarships ranged from
$1,000 to $1,500. Applications should be submitted by May 15, 2007.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3973


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7. 'Home School Heartbeat': Elizabeth Smith--Home School Foundation

When a major financial emergency comes up, some families wonder if
they can afford to continue homeschooling. Assistance from the Home
School Foundation, HSLDA's charitable arm, can make all the
difference. Through the Foundation's seven funds, families
encountering medical emergencies can purchase curriculum, special
needs children can obtain therapy and equipment, and provision can be
made for widows and orphans.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3974


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8. Generation Joshua: 2007 Book Club Takes Off

Reading is fun. Reading is more fun, though, when you can share the
experience with other like-minded individuals.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3975


HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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April 2: St. Petersburg Times, St. Petersburg, Florida
Fancy Footsteps: Homeschooled Kids Learning Ballroom Dance and
Etiquette
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3976

March 29: WorldNetDaily.com
Youth Worker Says German Homeschool Student Never Asked to Go Home
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3977

March 28: The Daily Collegian, State College, Pennsylvania
University Applicants have Equal Processes
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3978

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