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3/16/2009 10:02:44 AM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--Senate to Vote on Ogden Nomination

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Legislative Update

If you live in Alaska, Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, New
Hampshire, New Jersey, Nebraska, North Dakota, Washington or West
Virginia, click on the link below to learn about legislation that
could affect your freedom to homeschool.

http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6116


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Topics for March 10, 2009:

1. Full U.S. Senate to Vote on Ogden Nomination--Calls Needed
2. New Option for Home Instruction
3. Compulsory Attendance Age Adjusted
4. Committee Votes for Yet Another Study on Homeschooling
5. Families Told to Fill out Forms or Face Truancy Charges
6. Compulsory Attendance Age Bill Defeated
7. PHC Scholarship Fund for Members Accepting Applications
8. 'Home School Heartbeat': Entrepreneurship and Financial
Responsibility



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1. Full U.S. Senate to Vote on Ogden Nomination--Calls Needed

David Ogden's nomination as deputy attorney general is about to be
sent to the full U.S. Senate for a confirmation vote. HSLDA urges
members and friends to contact their senators and oppose Ogden's
confirmation.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6241


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2. Tennessee: New Option for Home Instruction

The Tennessee Department of Education has decided to recognize
enrollment in the distance learning program of an accredited private
school as a means of complying with the compulsory attendance law.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6242


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3. Arkansas: Compulsory Attendance Age Adjusted

On February 20, 2009, the Arkansas General Assembly enacted Senate
Bill 295, making a minor change in the compulsory school attendance
law.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6243


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4. New Hampshire: Committee Votes for Yet Another Study on
Homeschooling

By a party-line vote, the New Hampshire Education Committee voted to
retain H.B. 368 as a "vehicle" to continue studying the homeschool law
in New Hampshire.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6244


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5. Michigan: Families Told to Fill out Forms or Face Truancy Charges

When public school officials tried to insist that member families fill
out unnecessary forms, HSLDA reminded them of what the law actually
requires.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6245


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6. Montana: Compulsory Attendance Age Bill Defeated

Freedom-loving parents, led by Montana's homeschool community,
successfully opposed legislation this year that would have expanded
the compulsory school attendance age.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6246


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7. PHC Scholarship Fund for Members Accepting Applications

If you are going to be attending Patrick Henry College as a freshman
student in the fall of 2009, are part of an HSLDA member family, have
a high school record of outstanding academic achievement and community
service, and need financial assistance, you are eligible to apply for
a scholarship. Applications are being accepted until May 15.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6247


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8. 'Home School Heartbeat': Entrepreneurship and Financial
Responsibility

The best way to learn is by doing! Mom Linda Raasch explains how this
principle relates to finances and entrepreneurship--and how applying
it can help give your child a sense of satisfaction, self-confidence,
and responsibility. She suggests how to gauge the amount of
responsibility your child is ready for while keeping him safe in
today's world.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6248


HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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March 8: CapeCodToday.com
Homeschool is Cool on Cape Cod
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6251

March 7: Daily Herald, Chicago, Illinois
Conference Highlights Diverse Range of Homeschooling
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6250

March 3: Associated Press
Amid Hard Times, Homeschooling Families Persist
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6249

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