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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.

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.

State Board Says Homeschool Diploma Insufficient

Sun, 01/04/2015 - 21:00
HSLDA successfully challenged a policy of the Mississippi State Board of Cosmetology that unfairly discriminated against homeschool graduates.

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.