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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


Welding School Admits Homeschool Graduate


Homeschoolers Can Skip the ISTEP


Religious Exemptions from Immunizations Tightened


3 Amendments that Mattered


Immunization Exemption Bill Fails


Alachua County Continues to Request Additional Information

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Home School Heartbeat
Teaching with Film: An Interview with Micheal Flaherty
Today on Home School Heartbeat, Micheal Flaherty, the co-founder of Walden Media, explains to host Mike Farris how films can inspire kids to seek out truth for themselves.
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July 26: Florida Times-Union, Jacksonville, Florida
Homeschooling Grows in Florida, with Duval at Forefront


July 25: Daily Mail, Nevada, Missouri
Homeschool Group Prepares for New Year, Fair


July 24: Recorder, Indianapolis, Indiana
Homeschool and Online Programs Becoming a Popular Way to Educate


July 24: Daily Sentinel, Scottsboro, Alabama
Number of Homeschooled Children in U.S. Continues to Grow


July 24: Chronicle Herald, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Exploring the World of Homeschooling


July 23: Catholic Education Daily
Homeschooled Students Increase as Concerns over Common Core Remain

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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.

 October 2015 


9, 2015 : Indianapolis, IN
Map Your Future


23-24, 2015 : Naples, FL
High School Symposium with CHEACC (Christian Home Educators Association of Collier County)

 January 2016 


23, 2016 : Richmond, VA
High School Symposium with Home Educators at Grove