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School District Says Child Too Old to Homeschool

Fri, 01/15/2016 - 21:00
HSLDA explained to a local public school official that a mother was perfectly within her rights to begin homeschooling her 17-year-old daughter.

Homeschool Law Changed

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 22:00
A change in homeschool law means that parents must include the name of their local public school system in their declaration of intent for the 2015–2016 school year.

Department of Education Revises Homeschool Diploma

Mon, 05/25/2015 - 22:00
State education officials responded to objections by revising the parent-issued high school diploma form available online, but problems remain.

Concerned about Head Start and Federal Early Education Programs? Let Congress Know!

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 22:00
Tell Congress what you think of Head Start and other questionable early education programs.

Homeschoolers Included in Dual Credit Courses

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 22:00
A new law allows Georgia high school students, including those in a home study program, to earn credits at both the high school and college level.

Homeschooled Student Accepted for Dual Enrollment Courses

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 22:00
A homeschooled high school student who qualified for dual-enrollment courses at the state university was told she first had to enroll in public school. HSLDA helped resolve the situation.

Law Removes State from Common Core Testing Consortium

Sun, 05/10/2015 - 22:00
Governor Asa Hutchinson has signed into law a measure which removes Arkansas from the Common Core testing consortium.

Why SF 345 Will Help Bullies and Hurt Their Victims

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 22:00
A bill now in the state legislature would allow authorities to investigate anyone accused of bullying a public school student. HSLDA believes the bill goes too far.

Governor Signs Religious Freedom Bill

Sun, 05/03/2015 - 22:00
The governor of Arkansas has signed the state Religious Freedom Restoration Act patterned after a 1993 federal law.

Call Congress Now to Voice Your Support for Homeschoolers Around the World!

Sun, 05/03/2015 - 22:00
Homeschoolers overseas face bullying and outright discrimination by their own governments—and this problem won’t go away by itself. Please ask your congressman to support a bill that would grant asylum to persecuted international homeschoolers.

Common Core: Parents Opt Out, Government Steps In

Sun, 04/26/2015 - 22:00
The U.S. Department of Education says it will “step in” if parents keep opting their kids out of controversial Common Core tests.

Homeschool Teams to Play Interscholastic Sports

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 22:00
With the enactment of Senate Bill 331 in March, homeschool teams in Arkansas may now compete with public and nonpublic school teams in most major sports.

School Acknowledges Homeschool Graduate Doesn’t Need GED

Sun, 04/19/2015 - 22:00
A straight-A homeschool graduate was told she needed a GED to complete her vet tech training. HSLDA explained that her homeschool diploma is completely valid.

Governor Signs Parental Rights Bill

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 22:00
The governor’s signature on House Bill 113 means existing parental rights now have a greater measure of protection in Idaho.

HSLDA Defends Family against Truancy Charges

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 22:00
A family whose son had endured several bouts of illness decided to homeschool him—only to face truancy charges. HSLDA helped show the family was in compliance with the law.

Homeschool Testing Law Repealed

Sun, 04/05/2015 - 22:00
Governor Hutchinson has signed a law repealing annual testing for homeschool students, which will save taxpayers $250,000 per year.

Vote-a-rama 2015: Two Wins for Homeschoolers in this Year’s Federal Budget Battle

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 22:00
As the federal budget process begins this year, homeschoolers have notched initial victories on the Common Core and federal pre-kindergarten programs.

New Law Adds SAT, ACT, PSAT to Test Options

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 22:00
The governor’s signature on two bills means Virginia homeschoolers now have more options for fulfilling the year-end assessment.

Access to Law Enforcement Training Improving

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 22:00
HSLDA worked with state homeschool leaders to oppose a rule that would have made it harder for homeschool graduates to obtain law enforcement training.