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Prove to Us Where You Live

Sun, 10/26/2014 - 22:00
After being told it went beyond what the law requires, a public school superintendent agreed to end a policy of asking homeschoolers to provide proof of residency.

Superintendent Requires Oral Exams

Sun, 10/26/2014 - 22:00
HSLDA intervened when a public school superintendent implemented in-person oral examinations of homeschoolers. Our attorney pointed out that there is no legal authority for such exams.

Lisbon Demands Homeschoolers Take SAT

Sun, 10/26/2014 - 22:00
HSLDA successfully countered a baseless demand that certain homeschoolers in a public school district were required to take the SAT.

Public School Wants Homeschoolers Back

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 22:00
HSLDA is concerned about reports of officials pressuring homeschoolers to enroll their children in the public school system.

CPS Worker Needs Homeschool Education

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 22:00
A social worker asked an HSLDA member family to show that their homeschool had been approved, despite the fact that in this family’s case no approval was required by law.

“You Need to Invite Me into Your Home”

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 22:00
HSLDA acted to help a member family avoid having to “invite” an official into their home to review their curriculum.

Superintendent Refuses Public School Withdrawal

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 22:00
HSLDA helped a member family who was threatened with truancy charges after they tried to withdraw their 5-year-old from kindergarten.

Westfield to Formally Drop Common Core Demands

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 22:00
A New Jersey school district is taking steps to repeal a policy that demands homeschool parents teach the Common Core to their children.

Leave Truancy Policy Alone

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 22:00
HSLDA encourages homeschoolers to comment on proposed rules changes that would affect West Virginia truancy law. Our position is that the new rules are confusing and unnecessary.

Superintendent Disapproves Homeschooling

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 22:00
A public school superintendent disapproved a homeschooling program because it did not include certain high school courses. HSLDA showed the program conformed with state law.

HSLDA Briefs Indianapolis Police Taskforce on Homeschooling

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 22:00
An alarming request by police for citizens to report children in public during school hours resulted in a very positive meeting.

Surprise Veto Defeats Mandatory Kindergarten

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 22:00
God delivered a momentous victory when Governor Brown vetoed AB 1444, which would have mandated kindergarten for all students.

Commission Recommends Homeschool Restrictions

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 22:00
In response to the tragic 2012 school shooting in Newtown, a commission has made preliminary recommendations that threaten the privacy and freedom of homeschool families.

Lee County Apologizes for Misleading Mailings Regarding Annual Assessment

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 22:00
After hearing from HSLDA, Lee County school officials apologized for sending a misleading letter about end-of-year assessments and promised to mail a correction.

Blink: HSLDA Solves Problems Quick

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 22:00
HSLDA won’t guarantee speedy results, but on occasion our legal staff resolves members’ problems in days—even hours. Just ask a West Virginia high schooler overcharged by the local community college.

Westfield Demands Homeschooler Follow Common Core

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 22:00
HSLDA helped a homeschool family who were told—according to a misguided policy—that their curriculum must follow the Common Core.

Homeschool Families to U.S. Senate: Defeat UN Treaty!

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 22:00
Homeschoolers met with Senate staffers on Capitol Hill last week while calls poured in from fellow home educators—all in opposition to a dangerous UN disabilities treaty. Thanks to these efforts, a vote on the treaty could be delayed.

Mike Farris Goes to Washington for Parental Rights

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 22:00
HSLDA Founder and Chairman Michael Farris testified before Congress last week of the need to enshrine parental rights in the U.S. Constitution.

Feds’ Denial of Oklahoma’s NCLB Waiver Request is Politically Motivated

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 22:00
HSLDA Founder and Chairman Michael Farris suggests ways in which Oklahoma can respond to the federal government punishing the state for rejecting the Common Core.

School District Wants New Homeschooler Info

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 22:00
HSLDA helped a member family when a public school official requested personal information not required by law.