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11/20/2007 4:43:17 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--Homeschool Program Not Approved

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Most homeschools don't need an extreme makeover, but there is
something to be said for attention to detail and recognition of
accomplishments. Watch the media and you'll soon see that not
everyone wants home educators and homeschooling to look good.
HSLDA works hard to shed light on the good work of home educators
so it's obvious that we don't need someone "making-over" our
homeschools. Join HSLDA and help us show the world that we're fine
as we are . . . thank you!

More reasons to join HSLDA...
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1943

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Topics for November 20, 2007:

1. Homeschool Program Not Approved
2. More Families Told To Enroll
3. Demand for GED Rebuffed
4. CPS Tries to Review Homeschool Records
5. Send Needy Homeschoolers an Unexpected Blessing
6. Homeschooling thru High School: Judicial Action Internships
Available
7. ThanksUSA 2008 Virtual History Treasure Hunt
8. God's World News Special Offer
9. 'Home School Heartbeat': Four Principles of Success

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1. New York: Homeschool Program Not Approved

A member family in New York was told that they were "not approved" to
homeschool their children. Home School Legal Defense Association
pointed out that the public school officials had not only
misinterpreted state law, but had missed the deadline for objecting to
the family's home instruction plans.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4538


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2. Indiana: More Families Told To Enroll

Many homeschool parents are being forced to fill out an online
"enrollment" form by their local public school officials in order to
homeschool their children. HSLDA advises families that this is not
required.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4539


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3. Kentucky: Demand for GED Rebuffed

A homeschool graduate in Kentucky was denied the opportunity to take
the Emergency Medical Service exam until HSLDA intervened on her
behalf.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4540


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4. Louisiana: CPS Tries to Review Homeschool Records

A Child Protective Services caseworker ended her investigation after
HSLDA helped a member family show that they were homeschooling
legally.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4541


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5. Home School Foundation: Send Needy Homeschoolers an Unexpected
Blessing

Round Bough Wreath Company and Home School Foundation would like to
partner with you to help needy homeschooling families celebrate
Christmas. You can purchase a Christmas wreath for a homeschool family
in need and have the Round Bough Wreath Company send the family this
unexpected gift.

To learn more and to order:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4542


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6. Homeschooling thru High School: Judicial Action Internships
Available

Judicial Action Group (JAG) is a national governmental affairs action
ministry. JAG offers competitive internships to high school and
college age students in its Birmingham, Alabama, office. Interns are
involved in lobbying efforts, research for the attorneys, office
assistance, and job shadowing the attorneys and staff. JAG is looking
for serious, bright, and mature students who have an interest in law,
politics, or the public sector. Spring 2008 internships run from
January through May; application deadline is December 10. Contact
Michael Poythress (michael@judicialactiongroup.com) in JAG's office.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4543


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7. ThanksUSA 2008 Virtual History Treasure Hunt

Calling all history buffs and those who want to be! ThanksUSA is an
organization which raises public and private scholarship funds for the
kids and spouses of our troops. Treasure Hunt Three will be launched
on Thanksgiving 2007, so check it out to see if you want to join. It's
free to play either online or with a hard copy mailed to you. Entrants
become eligible for prizes by successfully completing each section of
the journey, and they are automatically eligible for the grand prize
upon successfully completing all 13 chapters of the hunt. Beware--you
may become hooked once you begin to play!

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4544


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8. God's World News Special Offer

HSLDA members can receive God's World News for as little as $4.99 by
taking advantage of a special offer beginning in January. Receive 12
issues of God's World News filled with news, educational posters,
maps, puzzles, games and weekly teaching aids, all tailored to four
distinct reading levels. Additionally, as a subscriber you will have
access to even more valuable resources on the GWN website.

To read more and subscribe:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4545


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9. 'Home School Heartbeat': Four Principles of Success

What is the purpose of teaching something as simple as saying "please
and thank you" to our children? Practicing manners, by being polite
with an attitude of humility, is a reflection of a Christ-centered
life. This week, HSLDA President Mike Smith will share four basic
concepts of good manners you can teach your children.

To read more and subscribe:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4546



HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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November 16: Des Moines Register, Des Moines, Iowa
Women's Basketball: Homeschooled Student to Suit up for Iowa State
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4547

November 15: Tri-City Tribune, Marked Tree, Arkansas
Homeschool Group Builds Winning Robot
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4548

November 15: The Patriot Ledger, Quincy, Massachusetts
For Some Families, Homeschooling is an Option
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4549

November 14: WorldNetDaily.com
German Parents to Beg for their Own Grocery Money
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4550

> Links do not imply endorsement.



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