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A Line in the Sand
HSLDA Chairman Michael Farris speaks out against ideologies in the homeschooling community that have resulted in harm to families.

Your Phone Calls Did It! Oklahoma Governor Signs Bill Ending Common Core!
Concerned parents responding to HSLDA’s national email alert helped persuade Oklahoma’s governor to reject the Common Core standards in her state.

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HSLDA Defeats Demand for Involuntary Educational Evaluations


Truant Officer Seeks Information


Department of Education Revises Homeschool Diploma


Concerned about Head Start and Federal Early Education Programs? Let Congress Know!


Homeschoolers Included in Dual Credit Courses


Homeschooled Student Accepted for Dual Enrollment Courses


Law Removes State from Common Core Testing Consortium

 This Week On
Home School Heartbeat
Inspire Your Budding Artist: An Interview with Artist Makoto Fujimura
This week on Home School Heartbeat, artist and author Makoto Fujimura helps your budding artist bring beauty, grace, and hope to the world around them.
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May 22: The New American
Homeschooling Up 62 Percent Over a Decade


May 22: San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco, California
Homeschoolers v. Germany


May 17: CBN.com
Kicked Out: A Homeschooler’s Unfortunate Event


May 16: KBTV-TV Channel 4, Beaumont, Texas
Homeschooling Families Weigh in on Public School Activities Bill


May 10: World-Herald, Omaha, Nebraska
Public Schools in Nebraska Take Note of Learn-at-home Trend


May 9: WorldNetDaily.com
Homeschool Parents Who Faced Battering Ram Back in Court

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Home Schooling Expands Around the Globe
Families in nations around the world look at our home schooling freedoms in awe. Many are willing to sacrifice and pay any price for similar opportunities.

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Judge Rules Social Worker Fear Tactics Unconstitutional
A federal court in Arizona has ruled that an unsupported threat to place children in custody, made to coerce cooperation with a social services investigation, violates the constitutional guarantee of family privacy and integrity.

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Eighth Circuit Appeals Court Rules in Favor of Homeschoolers
A federal appeals court ruled unanimously in favor of HSLDA members Ron and Joann Fitzgerald on Wednesday and held that school districts may not force homeschooled children to submit to special—needs evaluations against their parents' wishes.

   Pennsylvania 


Combs, et al, v. Homer—Center School District, et al
Families claim religious exemption from home education law

   Wisconsin 


In the Appeal of George R. Theiss
HSLDA successful in getting veteran’s benefits reinstated.

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Here are a few upcoming events from our HSLDA event calendar. Click on the month for more details.

 May 2015 


28-30, 2015 : Watertown, WI
Wisconsin CHEA's 2015 Annual Spring Conference


28-30, 2015 : Sandusky, OH
Teach Them Diligently Sandusky Ohio Homeschool Convention


29-30, 2015 : St. Paul, MN
Minnesota Catholic Home Education Conference and Curriculum Fair


29-30, 2015 : Provo, UT
UHEA Homeschool Convention and Curriculum Fair

 June 2015 


4-6, 2015 : San Antonio, TX
FEAST 25th Annual Home School Convention