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4/1/2008 4:25:12 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--Write to Your Local Newspaper

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>> Legislation in Your State

If you live in California or Minnesota, 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 April 1, 2008:

1. Support Homeschooling: Write to Your Local Newspaper
2. Please Participate in New Homeschool Academic Study
3. Governor Issues Homeschool Proclamation
4. Baking Her Way into Business
5. Tyndale's Ploughmen Frequent Corridors of Power
6. 'Home School Heartbeat': Constitutional Law and Self-Government
7. Generation Joshua Announces Essay Contest Winner


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1. Support Homeschooling: Write to Your Local Newspaper

The recent events in California have raised the profile of
homeschooling and given us an unprecedented opportunity to educate
more people about the benefits of homeschooling.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4986


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2. Please Participate in New Homeschool Academic Study

If you are using BJU Press, Family Learning Organization, Piedmont
Education Services, or Seton Testing Services for your testing needs
this spring and summer, please consider completing the new homeschool
academic survey from Home School Legal Defense Association and NHERI
so your child can be counted in what we hope will be the largest study
of homeschool academic achievement ever completed.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4969


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3. Nebraska: Governor Issues Homeschool Proclamation

Governor Dave Heineman has issued a proclamation declaring March
30-April 5, 2008, Nebraska Home Education Week.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4970


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4. Bright Spot: Baking Her Way Into Business

When homeschooled high schooler Emily Savine decided to try baking
cookies for profit, she didn't realize that the "learning experience"
would quickly turn into a lucrative business. Four months after
launching an Internet-based homemade-cookie company, she has already
received hundreds of orders from cookie lovers as far away as Hawaii
and Korea.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4971


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5. Patrick Henry College: Tyndale's Ploughmen Frequent Corridors of
Power

Older, wiser folks often counsel young people to locate mentors for
college, career, and family life. Dr. Michael Farris, co-founder of
HSLDA and Chancellor of Patrick Henry College, has created one such
program, Tyndale's Ploughmen, for PHC students who are especially
politically-minded.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4972


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6. 'Home School Heartbeat': Constitutional Law and Self-Government

As homeschoolers, we often think that a parent's right to direct their
children's education is secure, but a look at the legal record proves
that we can't take anything for granted. Join Michael Farris as he
delves into the implications of a 2005 ruling by the Ninth Circuit
Court of Appeals and other similar decisions. If we want to guard our
rights, we must be aware of the dangers they face in the courts.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4973


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7. Generation Joshua Announces Essay Contest Winner

The essay entitled "Keep Your Eyes on the Prize," by Hosanna Kabakoro,
15, of Twin Falls, Idaho won first place in this spring's Generation
Joshua essay contest.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4987


HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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March 31: The Buffalo News, Buffalo, New York
Homeschooled Must Get Therapy on Their Own or Enroll Full Time
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4974

March 30: WorldNetDaily.com
Girl Sent to Psych Ward for Homeschooling, Parents Billed
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4975

March 29: The Bismarck Tribune, Bismarck, North Dakota
Bismarck Teen Wins State Spelling Bee
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4976

March 28: Larchmont Gazette, Larchmont, New York
Local Homeschoolers Win Odyssey of the Mind Competition
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4977

March 27: Daily Record, Ellensburg, Washington
Should Parents be Certified Teachers to Homeschool?
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4978

March 27: The Ann Arbor News, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Fall Kickoff Planned for Christian Football League
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4979

March 27: The Daily Advertiser, Lafayette, Louisiana
Homeschooled Students Prepare for College
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4980

March 27: WorldNetDaily.com
California Homeschooling Gets 2nd Chance
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4981

> Links do not imply endorsement.



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