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10/7/2008 4:21:58 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--School District Tries To Stop Homeschooling

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H S L D A ' s W E E K L Y U P D A T E
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-> Can you look at the clouds and tell the direction of the wind?

An interesting phenomenon of wind is that it can blow in multiple
directions at the same time, at different heights from the ground.
But usually there is a prevailing wind. HSLDA watches the gusts
and monitors the prevailing trends of change in the legal climate
of home education. So no matter which way the wind is blowing,
we're there to protect your family.

More reasons to join HSLDA...
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1938

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Topics for October 7, 2008:

1. School District Tries To Stop Homeschooling
2. Nursing Program Reverses Decision to Reject Homeschool Diplomas
3. PHC's Aikman in Demand on the Russian Front
4. Parent-Designated Grade Level Challenged
5. Save on Debate Curriculum
6. Call for Parent to Parent Submissions
7. Kids Can Earn Money, Learn Business Skills at New Website
8. New PerX Partner Offers Computer, Electronics Discounts
9. 'Home School Heartbeat': California Victory--What Does It Mean?

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1. Pennsylvania: School District Tries To Stop Homeschooling

Home School Legal Defense Association assisted four member families in
Central Dauphin School District at the beginning of the school year
after they received a letter from a school official telling them to
stop homeschooling.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5590


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2. Florida: Nursing Program Reverses Decision to Reject Homeschool
Diplomas

An HSLDA attorney confronted nursing school officials with their own
policy in order to gain admission for a homeschool graduate.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5591


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3. PHC's Aikman in Demand on the Russian Front

When news of Russia's invasion of Georgia first hit the airwaves in
early August, Fox News came calling--on Patrick Henry College's Dr.
David Aikman.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5592


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4. Pennsylvania: Parent-Designated Grade Level Challenged

When public school officials objected to a homeschool family allowing
their son to skip sixth grade, HSLDA pointed out that homeschoolers
are not subject to public school grade placement policies.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5593


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5. HSLDA Bookstore: Save on Debate Curriculum

For a limited time, HSLDA's bookstore is offering $5 off the textbook
and $4 off the teacher's manual for "Argumentation and Debate: Taking
the Next Step."

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5594


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6. Call for Parent to Parent Submissions

Have you ever had an inspiring thought, an ingenious shortcut, or an
"Aha! moment" that you wished you could share with other
homeschoolers? Well, now you can! The Home School Court Report's
Parent to Parent column provides opportunities for homeschooling
parents to relay teaching tips, encouragement and advice.

The March/April Parent to Parent column will center around the topic
of "Reading Aloud." Our discussion question is: How do you help your
children read aloud naturally and with confidence? Send submissions
of 150 words or less by January 9, 2008 to:

HSLDA
Attn: Parent to Parent
P.O. Box 3000
Purcellville, VA 20134

Or email us, including "Parent to Parent" in the subject line, at
ComDept@hslda.org.


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7. Kids Can Earn Money, Learn Business Skills at New Website

Bizkidz.com is a new website developed by a mom who wanted to teach
her children the values she learned by running a small business.
Bizkidz.com offers children the opportunity to create their own online
store, using products from popular retailers and marketing it to
friends and family.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5595


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8. New PerX Partner Offers Computer, Electronics Discounts

JourneyEd offers savings of up to 85% off software, computer hardware,
and electronics. Schools get education discounts; you can, too! HSLDA
members get an additional 5% off. Thousands of titles, more added each
day.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5605


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9. 'Home School Heartbeat': California Victory--What Does It Mean?

On this week's program, Mike Farris and Jim Mason join Mike Smith to
offer behind-the-scenes stories about the California homeschooling
case, analysis of important issues, and a call to vigilance for the
future. Find out why a second unfavorable ruling would have endangered
homeschoolers everywhere and who supported homeschooling when it came
under attack.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5596


HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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October 6: The Standard, Hong Kong, China
Homeschool Dad in Court Threat Over Cost of Picnic
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5599

October 2: The Westport Minuteman, Westport, Connecticut
Homeschooling Pays Off for 12-Year-Old in College
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5600

October 2: Christianity Today
Voice of Ariel in "The Little Mermaid" Now a Homeschooler
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5601

October 1: Shelby County Reporter, Shelby County, Alabama
Homeschooling Beyond Home
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5602

October 1: The News-Review, Petoskey, Michigan
Super Collider's Super Intern
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5603

September 29: The Daily Journal, Ukiah, California
Local Homeschooler Back to Own Classroom
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5604

> Links do not imply endorsement.



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For more information visit:
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