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HSLDA explained to a local public school official that a mother was perfectly within her rights to begin homeschooling her 17-year-old daughter.
Hundreds of students, teachers and parents joined federal lawmakers on Capitol Hill this week to promote school choice.
HSLDA opposes a well-meaning bill that would require homeschool students to pass a civics test in order to graduate. We feel the bill intrudes on the rights of parents.
New Hampshire is considering imposing a federally developed citizenship test on homeschoolers and private school students as a condition of graduation. HSLDA opposes this proposal.
A graduate of a church school’s home instruction program asked HSLDA to intervene when she was denied admission to a cosmetology program in Huntsville.
A new Senate bill would stop federal contracts from being used as an incentive to promote national tests, curricula and the Common Core.
The Goochland County School Board voted last week to repeal its policy which said that when parents choose to homeschool under Virginia’s religious exemption option, 14-year-old students (and up) can be required to attend a board hearing and answer questions about their faith.
A problem common in Pennsylvania took a new twist when a public school district told homeschooling parents to revise their student’s learning objectives based on state core standards. We told the family these standards did not apply.
HSLDA successfully challenged a policy of the Mississippi State Board of Cosmetology that unfairly discriminated against homeschool graduates.
HSLDA recently defended two families in Tennessee who erroneously received summons for truancy.
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.
HSLDA objected when a social services investigation of an injured child was turned into an excuse to try to monitor the family’s homeschool.
A minor disaster here at HSLDA’s headquarters couldn’t have come at a better time—Thanksgiving.
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.