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4/24/2007 5:34:59 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--German Homeschooled Teen Reunited with Family

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>> Legislation in Your State

If you live in Alabama, California, Colorado, Illinois, Oregon, South
Carolina, Vermont or Washington, 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 24, 2007:

1. German Homeschooled Teen Reunited with Family
2. Victory for Religious Freedom
3. Update on Free Speech Restrictions in Federal Lobbying Reform Bill
4. Homeschoolers Benefit From Averted Snowstorm
5. Wilberforce Project Contest Open to High Schoolers
6. 'Home School Heartbeat': Teaching Very Young Children
7. Generation Joshua: One-Minute Radio Scripts Highlight Civics and
History

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1. German Homeschooled Teen Reunited with Family

A homeschooled girl who was taken from her family returned home on her
own this week when she turned 16. German authorities had removed the
girl to enforce laws against homeschooling.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4031


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2. Virginia: Victory for Religious Freedom

Years of effort by homeschoolers paid off when Virginia's governor
signed into law the Religious Freedom Protection Act. This Act
restores to Virginia a high level of religious protection.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4032


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3. Update on Free Speech Restrictions in Federal Lobbying Reform Bill

Thanks to the thousands of phone calls from homeschoolers and other
concerned citizens, the Senate defeated attempts to regulate
grassroots lobbying. However, the House of Representatives is
considering similar legislation.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4033


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4. Colorado: Homeschoolers Benefit From Averted Snowstorm

The threat of a major spring snowstorm could not keep homeschoolers
from rallying at the Capitol steps in defense of parental freedoms.
Their efforts helped secure the promise of support for future
legislation.

Read more about it at:

http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4034


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5. Wilberforce Project Contest Open to High Schoolers

High school students are encouraged to register for a contest run by
The Wilberforce Project, helping commemorate the 200th anniversary of
the abolition of the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Project areas should
reflect the issues and concerns of the 69 societies founded or
assisted by abolitionist William Wilberforce. Cash prizes will be
awarded.

For more information and to register visit:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4035


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6. 'Home School Heartbeat': Teaching Very Young Children

What is my infant, toddler, or preschooler capable of learning? You'd
be surprised! As children learn how to walk, talk and play, they are
also laying the foundation for the learning that will take place when
they start formal education. This week, grandmother and early
childhood educator June Oberlander joins Mike Smith to discuss this
topic.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4036


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7. Generation Joshua: One-Minute Radio Scripts Highlight Civics and
History

For the past year, Generation Joshua has been producing one-minute
radio scripts that are featured on American Family Radio. Narrated by
Generation Joshua Director Ned Ryun, each script highlights an
important truth on subjects relating to civics, government, history
and faith.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4037


HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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April 23: LifeSite.net
German Homeschooler Melissa Busekros Home with Family after 3 Month
Ordeal http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4038

April 23: WorldNetDaily.com
Homeschooler Flees State Custody
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4039

April 19: Medill News Service
A Growing Movement: Black Homeschooling
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4040

April 18: The Detroit News, Detroit, Michigan
Trust in Public Education Falls
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4041

> Links do not imply endorsement.



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