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8/5/2008 4:26:44 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--German Court Takes Custody of Homeschoolers

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Topics for August 5, 2008

1. German Court Keeps Five Children Because Parents are Homeschoolers
2. School Drags Feet on Letter
3. Driver Permits Held up by Unauthorized Demands
4. Newport News Drops Birth Date Requirement
5. Family Threatened and Told to Submit Affidavit
6. State Retreats from Race Demand
7. 'Home School Heartbeat': Architecture in the Christian Home
8. Generation Joshua: Summer Camp Inspires Young People

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1. German Court Keeps Five Children Because Parents are Homeschoolers

A homeschooling family in Southern Germany spent six hours in a
grueling Family Court session this week with the hopes of regaining
custody of their six homeschooled children, who have been held in
state custody since January. One child was returned.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5383


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2. New York: School Drags Feet on Letter

Home School Legal Defense Association helped persuade an initially
reluctant public school district to comply with a member family's
request for a letter verifying that their son had completed a
substantially equivalent education.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5384


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3. Kentucky: Driver Permits Held up by Unauthorized Demands

HSLDA has been contacting public school districts that demand
education records from homeschoolers applying for a driver's license
or learner's permit. Our message to officials is simple: these demands
are unlawful.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5385


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4. Virginia: Newport News Drops Birth Date Requirement

After being contacted by HSLDA, a school district official agreed to
end unlawful requests for homeschoolers' birth dates.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5398


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5. Indiana: Family Threatened and Told to Submit Affidavit

When threats accompanied a public school district's unlawful request
for information about a member family and their children, HSLDA
intervened.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5386


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6. South Dakota: State Retreats from Race Demand

State education officials agreed to modify a mandatory form that
unlawfully asked homeschoolers to identify their students' race.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5387


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7. 'Home School Heartbeat': Architecture in the Christian Home

Does the color of your walls or the shape of your front porch impact
your life? Christian architect Daniel Lee explains why worldview
matters in architecture and why architecture matters to you. He also
shares suggestions for incorporating the study of architecture into
your homeschool--from paintbrush to building design!

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5388


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8. Generation Joshua: Summer Camp Inspires Young People

Eighty-seven Generation Joshua members spent the July Fourth week at
the Generation Joshua summer camp held this year on the campus of
Patrick Henry College. These young people were immediately immersed in
the exciting world of politics--drafting and debating legislation in a
mock congress and planning and running a presidential election.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5389


HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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August 4: CBN News
Parents Concerned over Homeschool Rules
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5390

August 4: The Herald, Everett, Washington
It's a Fair Day in Stanwood
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5391

August 4: Naperville Sun, Naperville, Illinois
Life is Doubly Good for 'Most Identical' Pair
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5392

August 2: Catholic Online
HSLDA Attorneys' Defense of Parents Before the D.C. School Board
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5393

August 1: The News & Observer, Raleigh, North Carolina
N.C. Homeschool Enrollment up 4 Percent
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5394

July 31: Pensacola News Journal, Pensacola, Florida
Convention Aims to Help Parents Teach
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5395

July 30: The Newsboy, Jasper, Texas
More Families Try Homeschooling
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5396

July 8: The Chronicle, Houston, Texas
Physics Student Nets a Top Honor
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5397

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