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9/25/2007 4:41:38 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--School District Threatens to Destroy Portfolios

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Topics for September 25, 2007:

1. School District Threatens to Destroy Portfolios
2. Virtual Charter School Enrollment Allowed
3. Bills Affecting Homeschoolers Fail
4. 2007 Legislative Wrap-Up
5. Christiansburg Retracts Probation Demand
6. Family 'Required' to Use Inaccurate Notification Form
7. Special Needs Snippet: Stretching the Truth Hurts
8. New Book Hails 'Home School Heroes'
9. 'Home School Heartbeat': First Class Homeschool Ministries
10. Generation Joshua: Sign up for Student Action Teams

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1. Pennsylvania: School District Threatens to Destroy Portfolios

Home School Legal Defense Association intervened when public school
officials said they would destroy portfolios submitted by
homeschoolers if the documents were not retrieved by a certain date.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4428


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2. Georgia: Virtual Charter School Enrollment Allowed

A change to Georgia's Charter Schools Act now allows for home-based
instruction. However, these virtual charter schools are simply public
school programs within the home.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4429


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3. Mississippi: Bills Affecting Homeschoolers Fail

Several bills that would have affected the rights of parents who
homeschool their children failed to pass in the Mississippi
legislature this year.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4430


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4. North Dakota: 2007 Legislative Wrap-Up

A tumultuous legislative session was highlighted by the defeat of a
homeschooling bill that started out good but was amended to become
more restrictive.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4431


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5. Virginia: Christiansburg Retracts Probation Demand

A public school superintendent mistakenly placed a homeschooling
family on probation based on one child's test scores. HSLDA helped the
superintendent recognize his error.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4432


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6. Colorado: Family 'Required' to Use Inaccurate Notification Form

A member family contacted us when public school officials insisted
they fill out a notice of intent form that asked for information not
required by law.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4433


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7. Special Needs Snippet: Stretching the Truth Hurts

Homeschool families are accustomed to stretching: budgets, meals, life
of clothing. . . . However, the temptation, in private conversations
or group meetings, to stretch the facts about "my" child's
accomplishments or progress is not always avoided. The enemy may then
seize the opportunity to deliver discouragement or condemnation to a
listening parent whose child is not achieving to that same degree. A
parent may forget, for the moment, that all children do not learn
things at the same time or rate. II Corinthians 10:12 explains: ". . .
but they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves
among themselves, are not wise."

For more special needs help and resources:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4434


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8. New Book Hails 'Home School Heroes'

Over the last 21 years, HSLDA Senior Counsel Chris Klicka has battled
for homeschool freedoms in all 50 states on behalf of thousands of
homeschoolers. In his new book, "Home School Heroes: The Struggle and
Triumph of Home Schooling in America", he tells the stories of over a
hundred homeschool families from the 80's and early 90's and how they
overcame intense opposition.

To learn more and to order:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4435


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9. 'Home School Heartbeat': First Class Homeschool Ministries

Is a homeschool co-op right for your church? This week, Mike Smith
talks with Jay and Heidi St. John about the benefits of homeschool
community.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4436


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10. Generation Joshua: Sign up for Student Action Teams

Generation Joshua, a division of HSLDA, is excited to announce its
2007 Student Action Teams. These teams provide real-life civics
education by mobilizing teens and parents to carefully selected
political races on behalf of pro-family and pro-homeschooling
candidates.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4437


HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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September 24: The Journal Gazette, Fort Wayne, Indiana
Colleges Embrace Homeschool Students
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4438

September 21: The Daily Chronicle, DeKalb, Illinois
Local Homeschoolers Enjoy Flexibility in Learning
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4439

September 19: The Telegraph, El Dorado Hills, California
Family Makes it Work--All 11 of Them
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4440

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