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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.

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Homeschool Testing Law Repealed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.

College Relents, Reinstates Homeschool Graduate

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 22:00
With HSLDA’s help, a homeschool graduate has overcome discrimination by a West Virginia junior college. The straight-A student expects to return to classes next month.

House Judiciary Committee to Vote on Homeschool Asylum Bill this Wednesday!

Sun, 03/15/2015 - 22:00
We are excited to announce that the House Judiciary Committee will complete their markup of H.R. 1153, the Asylum Reform and Border Protection Act of 2015, on Wednesday, March 18.

Need Special Accommodation for the SAT? Start Early

Sun, 03/15/2015 - 22:00
Students have until mid-April to apply for documentation from the College Board that will permit special accommodation for taking the SAT college entrance exam.

School District Wants “Transportation Registration Form”

Sun, 03/15/2015 - 22:00
In a strange request of a homeschooling family, the Phoenixville Area School District sent a letter asking them to complete and submit a “Transportation Registration Form.”

Update on Homeschool Asylum Bill

Sun, 03/08/2015 - 22:00
A winter storm delayed work on an asylum bill for persecuted homeschoolers. A committee is expected to forward the bill to the House of Representatives next week.

Barrier to AP Tests Removed

Sun, 03/08/2015 - 22:00
Upon HSLDA’s request, officials at a Virginia high school allowed a homeschool student to register for AP tests—even though the student lived outside the school’s attendance zone.

“A” Student Booted by College Because He was Homeschooled

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 21:00
A homeschool graduate excited to begin studying information technology was asked to leave community college after the administration rejected his diploma. HSLDA is helping him and calling for legislation to end this sort of discrimination.

Calling Homeschool Scientists: Special Invitation to USA X-STEM Symposium

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 21:00
Homeschoolers are invited to attend for free the 4th annual science and technology symposium to be held April in Washington, D.C.

Attorney General Agrees With HSLDA

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 21:00
The Georgia Attorney General recently issued an opinion agreeing with HSLDA that proposed regulations by the Georgia Student Finance Commission violate state law as applied to homeschoolers.

H.R. 1153 Offers Asylum for Homeschoolers

Sun, 03/01/2015 - 21:00
A bill in Congress would grant asylum to homeschool families like the Romeikes who are being persecuted in their home countries.

Compulsory Attendance Age Rises to 17 This Summer, then 18

Sun, 02/22/2015 - 21:00
Maryland homeschoolers should be aware that the upper age limit of compulsory school attendance will rise to 17 on July 1.