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6/9/2009 4:42:14 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--Patrick Henry College Continues to Excel

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Legislative Update

If you live in Alaska, Illinois, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey,
North Dakota or Texas, 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 June 9, 2009:

1. Washington Times Op-ed--Patrick Henry College Continues to Excel
2. Family Threatened with Truancy Charge over Spurious Forms
3. Diploma Bill Enacted
4. School Districts Require Families to Fill out Unnecessary Forms
5. Next Week on HSLDA @Home E-vents
6. 'Home School Heartbeat': Summer Schooling

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1. Washington Times Op-ed--Patrick Henry College Continues to Excel

Sometimes called the "homeschool college," or "God's Harvard," Patrick
Henry College (PHC), located in Purcellville, Va., celebrated another
graduation May 16. Seventy-six seniors received their diplomas, and
many are preparing to become leaders in the public arena.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6617


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2. Michigan: Family Threatened with Truancy Charge over Spurious Forms

Home School Legal Defense Association helped a member family when
public school officials insisted on receiving annual homeschool
declaration forms which are not required by law.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6618


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3. Tennessee: Diploma Bill Enacted

On June 1, 2009, Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen approved legislation
requiring all state and local government entities to recognize high
school diplomas awarded by homeschools and church-related schools in
the same manner as diplomas awarded by public schools.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6619


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4. Texas: School Districts Require Families to Fill out Unnecessary
Forms

HSLDA intervened when public school officials asked two families to
fill out unnecessary documents in order to continue homeschooling.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6620


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5. Next Week on HSLDA @Home E-vents

What did God mean when he commanded Job to "ask the beasts"? Join Dr.
Jay L. Wile on Tuesday, June 16, as he explores how studying the
wonders of science expands our understanding of God. On Thursday, June
18, former HSLDA attorney and homeschool father Scott Somerville
offers homeschooling dads practical, encouraging advice on how to
provide the support and guidance their families need. You won't want
to miss this week's informative, inspiring webinars! Space is limited
for all e-vents, so register today!

For more information or to register:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6621


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6. 'Home School Heartbeat': Summer Schooling

What if you and your kids really need a break from homeschooling for
the summer--but you don't want to lose academic ground, either? Is
there a way to balance diligence and fun over the summer months? This
week, Mike Smith suggests various ways to stay academically engaged
without burning out.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6622


HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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June 8: WSYR-TV Channel 9, Syracuse, New York
Report: More Parents Homeschooling Children
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6623

June 8: Ledger-Enquirer, Columbus, Georgia
Homeschooling on the Rise
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6624

June 7: The Tribune, Great Falls, Montana
Homeschool Grads Follow Different but Rewarding Paths
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6625

June 4: WWL FM 105.3, New Orleans, Louisiana
Bill Would Allow Homeschoolers to Play on School Teams
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6626

June 3: News Times, Augusta, Georgia
Team Takes Trophy in Science Olympiad
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6627

June 3: News Times, Augusta, Georgia
Homeschool Math Team Excels
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6628

June 3: KELO-TV, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
More Families Choose Homeschooling
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6629

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