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Defending Homeschoolers in Court

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 21:00
HSLDA recently defended two families in Tennessee who erroneously received summons for truancy.

Official Relents, Accepts Siblings’ High Test Scores

Sun, 11/30/2014 - 21:00
A public school representative objected to parents using the ACT for their year-end assessment. Our attorney argued that the students in question had scored high above grade level and that they should have their achievements recognized.

Injured Toe Results in Homeschool Investigation

Sun, 11/30/2014 - 21:00
HSLDA objected when a social services investigation of an injured child was turned into an excuse to try to monitor the family’s homeschool.

Burst Pipes and Other Homeschool Blessings

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 21:00
A minor disaster here at HSLDA’s headquarters couldn’t have come at a better time—Thanksgiving.

Anti-Privacy Law Enacted

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 21:00
As of December 31, 2014, Pennsylvania will have a new law that eliminates the confidentiality of children’s medical records in certain cases.

“Homeschoolers Don’t Work as Hard”

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 21:00
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.

17-Year-Old-Graduate Exempt from Attendance Laws

Sun, 11/16/2014 - 21:00
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.

Social Worker Wants to Assess Mom’s Teaching

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 21:00
HSLDA helped a homeschool family accused of educational neglect avoid a social worker home visit. Soon after we intervened the case was closed favorably.

Diploma Questioned for Second-Generation Homeschooling

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 21:00
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.

State Department Accepts Homeschool Diploma after HSLDA Intervenes

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 21:00
HSLDA helped persuade Missouri’s Department of Mental Health to change a hiring policy that discriminated against homeschool graduates.

Author of Bad Homeschool Bill Loses Senate Seat

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 21:00
Homeschoolers can rest easier now that a candidate more supportive of their rights has been elected in Senate District 2.

HSLDA Puts Police on the Street

Sun, 11/09/2014 - 21:00
HSLDA helped a homeschool graduate overcome discrimination and fulfill his dream of becoming a police officer.

Superintendent Wants Quarterly Meetings

Sun, 11/09/2014 - 21:00
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.

Tax Credit Approved with HSLDA Help

Sun, 11/09/2014 - 21:00
HSLDA helped a homeschool family when state revenue officials questioned the status of their student.

Homeschool Law Significantly Improved

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 21:00
Governor Tom Corbett has signed into law House Bill 1013, legislation that significantly improves the homeschool law of Pennsylvania.

School Goes Silent on DPI Form Issue

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 21:00
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.

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.