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7/1/2008 4:23:58 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--Social Worker Threatens Truancy Charges

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Topics for July 1, 2008:

1. Social Worker Threatens Truancy Charges
2. Homeschooler Among Top Award Winners in Financial Literacy
Challenge
3. Patrick Henry College Writing Mentor Program
4. Equal Access Bills Fail
5. Superintendent Demands New Homeschooler Attend 'Compliance Meeting'
6. Photo Contest Now Accepting Entries
7. 'Home School Heartbeat': Read, Write, and Play Music


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1. North Carolina: Social Worker Threatens Truancy Charges

Home School Legal Defense Association assisted a family threatened
with truancy charges after withdrawing their daughter from public
school and enrolling her in a homeschool.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5262


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2. Homeschooler Among Top Award Winners in Financial Literacy
Challenge

Eighteen-year-old Texas homeschooler Nicholas Bruno was one of 35
students who earned a perfect score on this year's National Financial
Literacy Challenge. His efforts earned him recognition at a
Washington, D.C., awards ceremony and a college scholarship.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5263


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3. Patrick Henry College Writing Mentor Program

Is your student interested in creative writing or perhaps looking for
help with writing college application essays? Does your student need
one-on-one assistance in improving his writing skills? Some of
Patrick Henry College's brightest undergraduates and graduates would
love to help. PHC mentors are available to help your student develop
better writing skills through writing exercises and constructive
editing. PHC mentors communicate via email, phone, or mail. Their
services cost $10 per hour.

To learn more, or to receive an application visit
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5264
or email mentorshipcoordinator@phc.edu.


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4. Alabama: Equal Access Bills Fail

The Alabama legislature declined to approve three bills this year
intended to permit students being instructed at home to participate in
extracurricular activities at public school.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5265


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5. Illinois: Superintendent Demands New Homeschooler Attend
'Compliance Meeting'

HSLDA helped a homeschool family avoid unreasonable demands after the
regional public school superintendent insisted on a meeting.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5266


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6. Photo Contest Now Accepting Entries

HSLDA's homeschool Photo Contest is accepting entries through August
1. Students must submit a photo with one of the following fruits of
the spirit as their theme:

Category 1 (students 7-11): Gentleness
Category 2 (students 12-15): Faithfulness
Category 3 (students 16-19): Self-control

For contest rules, entry fees and entry forms:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5227


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7. 'Home School Heartbeat': Read, Write, and Play Music

You know it's important for your children to appreciate music, whether
they play an instrument or not! But what if music just isn't your
forte? On this week's "Home School Heartbeat," Dr. Ian Hodge shares
tips for approaching music in your homeschool. Learn what kinds of
instruments are best for a new beginner, the best ways to teach
musical appreciation, how to make music fun, and most
importantly--where to start!

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5267


HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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July 1: The Pocono Record, Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
Students Really Dig This Program
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5272

July 1: WorldNetDaily.com
Government Chases Homeschool Family
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5268

June 29: Seacoast Online, York, Maine
Homeschoolers Reflect on Education, Move on to College
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5269

June 25: California Catholic Daily, San Diego, California
Educational Anarchy?
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5270

June 24: The News-Tribune, Keyser, West Virginia
School Board Approves New Home School Policy
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5271

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