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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.

Family Receives Visit from Attendance Officer

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 21:00
HSLDA helped a member family after a public school official visited their home and asked for information not required by law.

New Date for Submittal of Annual Notice of Intent

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 21:00
The due date for submitting the annual notice of intent to homeschool has been changed to August 1. The information required in the notice has not changed.

Department of Education Creates Unauthorized Diploma

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 21:00
A form recently unveiled by the department of education for awarding a home education high school diploma is a far cry from what the law authorized and what homeschoolers expected.

Public Education from Birth to Four?

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 21:00
Nevada Senate Bill 25 would give to the Superintendent of Public Instruction oversight over education from birth to pre-kindergarten.

Oppressive Homeschool Law Proposed

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 21:00
Families and homeschool advocates are fighting a bill that would grant officials unprecedented scope to interfere with individual homeschools

Good Bills Moving Forward

Sun, 02/08/2015 - 21:00
Three bills to improve the Virginia home instruction laws are making excellent progress in the General Assembly.

Hernando County Makes Portfolio Request

Sun, 02/08/2015 - 21:00
When a boy’s health issues prompted a family to begin homeschooling, the local school district made unreasonable demands for documentation. HSLDA intervened.

HSLDA Says No to Proposed Federal Teacher Training Regulations

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 21:00
HSLDA has submitted comments opposing the latest attempt by the federal government to regulate teaching on the state and local level.

Homeschoolers Dodge State Civics Test

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 21:00
Homeschoolers in North Dakota will not be required to pass a state civics test in order to get a high school diploma, thanks to an amendment to a bill signed recently by Governor Dalrymple.

HSLDA Urges Court to Find Officer’s Home Entry Illegal

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 21:00
Attorneys for a police officer accused of violating an HSLDA member family’s rights have asked the court to dismiss the lawsuit.

OCHEC Capitol Day Features Ben Carson

Sun, 02/01/2015 - 21:00
The 30th annual Oklahoma homeschool day at the capitol will include the renown neurosurgeon, speaker, and author.

Giving Choice a Voice: A Rally for Educational Opportunity

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 21:00
Hundreds of students, teachers and parents joined federal lawmakers on Capitol Hill this week to promote school choice.

Why HSLDA Opposes a Bill Filed by a Homeschool Dad

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 21:00
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.

Federal Citizenship Test for Homeschoolers?

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 21:00
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.

Homeschooler Denied Cosmetology School Admission

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 21:00
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.

Help Us Stop Federal Support for the Common Core

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 21:00
A new Senate bill would stop federal contracts from being used as an incentive to promote national tests, curricula and the Common Core.

14-Year-olds No Longer Subject to Religious Questioning in Goochland

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 21:00
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.

School District Rejects Homeschool Objectives

Sun, 01/11/2015 - 21:00
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.