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8/2/2011 5:08:19 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
School Board Calls Homeschooling Disorganized, Isolationist

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Legislative Update

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Topics for August 2, 2011:

1. School Board Calls Homeschooling Disorganized, Isolationist
2. Tax Credit for Children with Disabilities
3. New Chapter in Access to Post Secondary Enrollment Option
4. New A.I. Form Squares with Law, Fixes Past Errors
5. We're in the Last Month for PHC Prep Academy Course Sign-Ups...
6. Widows and Special Needs Children Grants Available
7. Free Lobbying Webinar Features Michael Farris, Will Estrada
8. New from the HSLDA Store: Thriving at College
9. HSLDA High School Teacher Training Sessions
10. "Home School Heartbeat": Mississippi Legal Update--The Case of the
Missing Case
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1. West Virginia: School Board Calls Homeschooling Disorganized,
Isolationist

A proposed county-level education policy encourages families to
abandon homeschooling based on hackneyed, outdated objections. HSLDA
encourages members to respond with the facts.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=11938


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2. North Carolina: Tax Credit for Children with Disabilities

The General Assembly has enacted an income tax credit that includes
homeschool students with learning disabilities.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=11939


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3. Iowa: New Chapter in Access to Post Secondary Enrollment Option

A new law allows homeschoolers to show the academic proficiency needed
for no-cost college classes through any one of five methods.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=11940


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4. South Dakota: New A.I. Form Squares with Law, Fixes Past Errors

A new alternative instruction form is now online that lines up well
with recent legislation that makes a family's excuse from public
school attendance effective immediately upon filing.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=11941


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6. Home School Foundation: Widows and Special Needs Children Grants
Available

Do you know a homeschooling widow in need or a homeschool family with
special needs children? They may be eligible for help from the Home
School Foundation. August is the enrollment period for both the
Widow's Fund and the Special Needs Children's Fund. Visit our website
to learn more about these funds and contact us with any questions.

Get help:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=11943

Give help:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=11944


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7. Free Lobbying Webinar Features Michael Farris, Will Estrada

ParentalRights.Org is offering a free lobbying webinar August 3 with
Michael Farris and Will Estrada. They are also seeking social network
volunteers to receive advanced access to and to promote their next
video short.

Read more about it:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=11948


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9. HSLDA High School Teacher Training Sessions

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to think about the possibility, join Becky Cooke and Diane Kummer,
HSLDA's high school consultants for an information-packed teacher
training session. Come with your questions and leave with renewed
confidence to teach high school at home! Registration is now open for
summer and fall dates.

Read more about it:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=11950


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10. "Home School Heartbeat": Mississippi Legal Update--The Case of the
Missing Case

What does it mean when a Mississippi judge gives a court order for
names and addresses of homeschooling families in his district? This
week on "Home School Heartbeat," Jim Mason and Mike Farris discuss the
case, the approach HSLDA took to defeat it, and its significance and
implications for homeschoolers today.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=11951


HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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August 1: Patch.com, Owings Mills, Maryland
Number of Homeschooled Students Down Slightly In Maryland
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=11952

July 31: Yuma Sun, Yuma, Arizona
Welton Resident Continues Legacy of Women in Aviation
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=11953

July 31: Houston Chronicle, Houston, Texas
Texas Homeschool Rules Change
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=11954

July 29: Dickson Herald, Dickson, Tennessee
Board Disallows Homeschoolers Participation in Sports
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=11955

July 29: KOAT-TV Channel 7, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Homeschooled Student Says She Can't Get Lottery Scholarship
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=11956

July 29: Fox 10-TV, Mobile, Alabama
Curfew Concerns Homeschool Parents
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=11957

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Upcoming Live E-vents:

New Freedom in Minnesota: Homeschooling Under the New Law--HSLDA Staff
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Preparing for AP Calculus--Tom Larry and Becky Darby
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