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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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“You Need to Invite Me into Your Home”


Superintendent Refuses Public School Withdrawal


Westfield to Formally Drop Common Core Demands


Leave Truancy Policy Alone


Superintendent Disapproves Homeschooling


HSLDA Briefs Indianapolis Police Taskforce on Homeschooling

 This Week On
Home School Heartbeat
A Journey Into Literature: An Interview with Dr. Leland Ryken
This week on Home School Heartbeat, Dr. Leland Ryken explains why it’s important to understand how classic literature works.
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October 10: Barnsley Chronicle, Barnsley, United Kingdom
Elsecar Mum Launches Homeschooling Group


October 5: City Journal
Connecticut Targets Homeschoolers


October 5: Miami Herald, Miami, Florida
Miami Springs Baptist Hosts Homeschooling Group


October 3: The Herald, Killeen, Texas
Homeschool Program Takes Root in Heights Community Garden


October 1: WatchDogWire.com
Student Proves Homeschool is Just as Good as Public Education

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WORKING FOR YOU: A CONVERSATION WITH HSLDA’S ATTORNEYS

JUDGE REBUILDS “BERLIN WALL” FOR HOMESCHOOLERS

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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.

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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 2014 


25, 2014 : Clinton, MD
Godly Home Educating Mothers (GHEM)

 November 2014 


8, 2014 : Purcellville, VA
HSLDA Teacher Training Day

 January 2015 


24, 2015 : Richmond, VA
Home Educators at Grove

 March 2015 


19-21, 2015 : St. Louis, MO
St. Louis Home Educators Expo


21, 2015 : Burlington County, NJ
Living Water Home Educators