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As of December 31, 2014, Pennsylvania will have a new law that eliminates the confidentiality of children’s medical records in certain cases.
A homeschool mom was complying with the law but was disturbed when a state employee made a negative comment about homeschooling. We know that many people are still unfamiliar with the great track record of home educated students, but this worker’s comment was over the top.
When the local school district said a 17-year-old had to keep following the homeschool laws even though he had graduated, HSLDA stepped in. We showed that the teen was exempt from compulsory attendance because of his diploma.
HSLDA helped a homeschool family accused of educational neglect avoid a social worker home visit. Soon after we intervened the case was closed favorably.
A mom—and homeschool graduate—faced opposition from the local public school district when she filed a notice to begin homeschooling her own children. HSLDA intervened by showing that the mom’s diploma is valid under state law.
HSLDA helped persuade Missouri’s Department of Mental Health to change a hiring policy that discriminated against homeschool graduates.
Homeschoolers can rest easier now that a candidate more supportive of their rights has been elected in Senate District 2.
HSLDA helped a homeschool graduate overcome discrimination and fulfill his dream of becoming a police officer.
When a public school superintendent sent a letter to homeschoolers requesting quarterly meetings, HSLDA responded by explaining why the request was not supported by state law.
HSLDA helped a homeschool family when state revenue officials questioned the status of their student.
Governor Tom Corbett has signed into law House Bill 1013, legislation that significantly improves the homeschool law of Pennsylvania.
A recent situation where a new homeschool family was inappropriately asked to file a form illustrates an ongoing problem in Wisconsin: Its state education department continues to promote inaccurate guidance to local schools about the homeschool laws.
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.
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.
HSLDA successfully countered a baseless demand that certain homeschoolers in a public school district were required to take the SAT.
HSLDA is concerned about reports of officials pressuring homeschoolers to enroll their children in the public school system.
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.
HSLDA acted to help a member family avoid having to “invite” an official into their home to review their curriculum.
HSLDA helped a member family who was threatened with truancy charges after they tried to withdraw their 5-year-old from kindergarten.
A New Jersey school district is taking steps to repeal a policy that demands homeschool parents teach the Common Core to their children.