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3/31/2008 10:02:59 AM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--Coming Together in California

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>> Legislation in Your State

If you live in Florida, Maryland, Michigan, New Hampshire, or New
Jersey, click the link below for important news about legislation that

could affect your freedom to homeschool.

http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4633


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Topics for March 26, 2008:

1. Coming Together in California
2. Lynchburg Retracts Threat to Religious Exemptions
3. School Demands Records
4. Governor Declares Home Education Week March 30-April 6
5. 'Home School Heartbeat': Homeschooling on a Shoestring


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1. Coming Together in California

Home School Legal Defense Association is pleased to announce that all
the major California-based homeschool organizations have come together

in order to better serve California homeschool families.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4946


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2. Virginia: Lynchburg Retracts Threat to Religious Exemptions

Lynchburg City Public Schools backed away from adopting a policy that
would have violated state law and interfered with the right of parents

to religious exemption from public school attendance.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4931


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3. Kentucky: School Demands Records

An HSLDA member family in Clay County recently received a letter from
their school district demanding that they turn over their children's
grades, attendance records, and samples of their school work. Staff
Attorney Thomas Schmidt quickly contacted the school and informed the
school district that since the family was in compliance with state law

and the Best Practices document they were not required to submit any
records.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4932


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4. Florida: Governor Declares Home Education Week March 30-April 6

Good news! Governor Charlie Crist has declared March 30-April 6 to be
Home Education Week in Florida. This is the second year in a row that
Governor Crist has issued a homeschool proclamation.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4933


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5. 'Home School Heartbeat': Homeschooling on a Shoestring

If you're one of the many homeschooling families feeling senselessly
trapped on a tight budget--just remember, it's not too late to start
saving money! From inexpensive curriculum, affordable teaching tools,
to low-cost field trips, author Melissa Morgan talks about a few ways
families can save on a shoestring budget and give their children a
rich education. Tune in for more on this week's "Homes School
Heartbeat."

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4934


HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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March 26: Northwest Herald, Crystal Lake, Illinois
Under Fire Elsewhere, Homeschooling Thrives Locally
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4942

March 26: The Telegraph, Macon, Georgia
Midstate Homeschool Community not Stressed about Calif. Ruling
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4943

March 26: WTSP-TV Channel 10, Tampa, Florida
Ruling Rattles Homeschool Parents
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4944

March 25: HumanEvents.com
Commentary: A Big Win for Judicial Supremacy
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4945

March 22: The Wall Street Journal
Review and Outlook: Certifying Parents
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4935

March 20: Indianapolis Star, Indianapolis, Indiana
Homeschoolers Can Play, Too
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4936

March 20: Voice of America
500,000 to 2 Million Children in U.S. Are Homeschooled
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4937

March 19: Herald-Journal, Spartanburg, South Carolina
Hoops: Upstate Eagles have Home-Court Advantage
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4938

March 19: The Winchester Star, Winchester, Virginia
Homeschooler Wins Longest Regional Spelling Bee in History
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4939

March 19: National Catholic Register
Homeschoolers Ponder Court Ruling
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4940

March 18: The Folsom Telegraph, Folsom, California
Homeschool Debate Heats Up
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4941

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