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   December 


Washington Times Op—ed—Bush Did His Part


Justice of the Peace Thanks HSLDA for Assistance with Truancy Case


Army National Guard Opens Doors to Homeschoolers


Homeschoolers Face Renewed Trials, Fresh Encouragement


A Family’s Influence in Southeast Asia


Community College Reinstates Homeschooler’s Federal Financial Aid


Washington Times Op—ed—Testing Proves Success of Graduates

   November 


HSLDA, German Homeschooling Featured on Moody Radio


Mexico: Homeschooling Ministry Gives Hope to Families


“You’re Not Going to Get Away With It!” But Family Stands Firm


Judge Returns Custody of Children, But Orders Them into Public School


HSLDA Files Asylum Application for German Homeschool Family


Introducing the Bible Bee


Tuition—Based Driver Education Adopted


Help Kenyan Homeschoolers Build New Facility


Homeschooling Movement on the Rise


Homeschooling Expands “Down Under”


Washington Times Op—ed—Getting Permits Might Take Work


Update on College of the Canyons Admission Policy


Anonymous Tip Results in Visit From…The Dog Warden


American Family Summoned to Defend Parental Rights for Homeschooling


South Korea: Homeschooling Prospers by Families Helping Families


Social Worker: “All Homeschoolers Get Psychological Evaluations”


School District Won’t Take “No” for an Answer


Philippines Homeschool Update—November 2008

   October 


Social Worker Investigates Family for Educational Neglect


Family Encounters Police and Principal at Front Door


Free Driver Education Threatened


School District Tells Mother She “Has No Say” in Her Son’s Education


Dearborn Heights Form Not Mandatory


Truant Officer Threatens Court Action over Absences for Illness


School District Refuses to Remove Unnecessary Information


Kenya Homeschool Update—October 2008


Woodruff Responds to “Jobless Homeschooler” Article


Washington Times Op—ed—State Groups Key to Success, Growth


New Homeschool Family Told to Meet with State Attorney or Else


Truant Officer Calls Unsuspecting Family Based on False Anonymous Tip


DOE Calls Hearings for Missed Deadline


Homeschool Faces Probation Due to School District Error


Nursing Program Reverses Decision to Reject Homeschool Diplomas

   September 


Washington Times Op—ed—GenJ Teaches Leadership, Civics


School District Says Parent Must Be State—Certified Teacher


School Districts Mandate More Standardized Testing


Evaluator Qualifications Misunderstood


School District Tries To Stop Homeschooling


Parent—Designated Grade Level Challenged


Public School Requires “Affirmation Of Understanding”


Starbucks Offers Free Coffee for Homeschool Parents


Restrictive Guantanamo Bay Homeschool Policy Abandoned


Social Worker Investigation over Escaped Two—Year—Old Resolved


Criminal Truancy Case Dismissed Against Homeschooler


School District Makes Unlawful Request for Information


International Homeschooling Theme at HSLDA Leaders Conference


Highs And Lows Of Two Families Illustrate Challenges For German Homeschoolers


Washington Times Op—ed—California Court Reverses Decision


Why Government Should Stay out of Pre—K

   August 


Sheriff Rejects Homeschool Grad


College Complications: Homeschool Graduates Overcome Obstacles


Welcome to the Neighborhood!


Homeschool Graduate Successfully Obtains NCAA Scholarship


Homeschooler Enlists in Army after HSLDA Resolves Misunderstanding


Court Rules Homeschoolers’ Religious Freedom Not Violated


German Youth Authorities Allow Gorber Children Home ‘Temporarily’


Washington Times Op—ed—Parents Share Teaching Load in Co—ops


Court Victory Prompts Letters of Appreciation


Homeschoolers Sweep First Round of Children’s International Arts Festival


Hoekstra Receives 110th Congress Friend of Homeschooling Award


Homeschoolers Thwart Daytime Curfew


Department of Education Agrees to Change Form


Daytime Curfew a Bad Idea


Schwarzenegger and O’Connell React to Homeschool Ruling


State Makes Demand for Unauthorized Information


New Hampshire Homeschoolers Have Freedom to Choose


A Great Victory for California Homeschoolers


Homeschoolers Win Landmark Case


State Withdraws Remediation Demand


Newport News Drops Birth Date Requirement


State Retreats from Race Demand


German Court Keeps Five Kids Because Parents are Homeschoolers

   July 


Washington Times Op—ed—Teens Challenged to do Hard Things


European Commission to Open Dialogue with Germany on Homeschooling Law


Dudek Family Receives Formal Sentence


School Drags Feet on Letter


Driver Permits Held up by Unauthorized Demands


Family Threatened and Told to Submit Affidavit


Important Recommendations Concerning ISPs


Give My Regards to Broadway—And Please Forget about Us


Favorable Development in the California Homeschooling Case


Board to Publish Correction Following Census Error


Happy Graduation Despite Social Worker Threat


Washington Times Op—ed—Homeschooling Pioneers Deserve Thanks for Efforts


Court Rebuffs Grandparents’ Request for Visitation Rights

   June 


Homeschooler Among Top Award Winners in Financial Literacy Challenge


Keep Praying for the California Case


Capitol Hill Testimony a Success!


Homeschool Family Threatened with Truancy Charges


Principal Demands Homeschooler Fill Out a Form or Face Truancy


False Anonymous Tip Drags Family Through Needless Investigation


Superintendent Demands New Homeschooler Attend ‘Compliance Meeting’


Social Worker Threatens Truancy Charges


Driver’s License Bills Fail


Favorable Diploma Bill Dies


HSLDA Condemns German Court for Jailing Homeschool Parents


Legislative Roller Coaster


Equal Access Bills Fail


Washington Times Op—ed—More Problems for Homeschoolers in Germany


German Family Faces Trial, Possible Jail Time for Homeschooling


Controversy Over Proposed D.C. Homeschool Regulations Gets Media Attention


Regarding Obama Campaign’s
‘Joshua Generation’ Project

   May 


Zoning Enforcers Threaten Big Family


Mineral Area College Drops GED Demand


Subway Apologizes


Open Letter to Subway: Let Homeschoolers Enter Contest


Washington Times Op—ed—Acceptance Grows but Myths Persist


Misguided Driver’s License Bill Fails to Pass


Trouble Getting a State—Issued ID


School Rejects Home Instruction Plan


Family Receives Truancy Notice


Legislature Closes with Freedom Intact


Requirement of Homeschooler ID Numbers Averted

   April 


Washington Times Op—ed—California May Ban Spanking


Superintendent Insists On Unauthorized Meeting


Memphis Official Resists Obeying Law


Testing Bill Defeated


Washington Times Op—ed—California Case Jeopardizes Gains


Superintendent’s Requirements Usurp the Bounds of the Law


DuPage County Requests Unnecessary Registration


Homeschool Family Accused of Letting TV Replace Schoolwork


Homeschoolers Overcome Difficulties to Participate in Rodeo


Member Obtains Cancellation of Portfolio Review


Governor Proclaims Home Education Awareness Week


Federal Relations Department Hosts National Homeschool Leader Summit

   March 


Support Homeschooling: Write to Your Local Newspaper


Please Participate in New Homeschool Academic Study


Governor Issues Homeschool Proclamation


Court of Appeal Grants Petition for Re—hearing


Coming Together in California


Depublishing the Court of Appeal Ruling regarding In re Rachel L.


Unfolding Legal Process in California


Legislative Round Up: Governor Signs Bills Improving Homeschool Law


Washington Times Op—ed—Fundamental Right in Jeopardy


Two Bills Diverged In a Yellow Wood


Defending Homeschool Freedom in California


Governor Declares Home Education Week March 30—April 6


Lynchburg Retracts Threat to Religious Exemptions


Response to Ruling of California Court of Appeal


School Demands Records


Family Almost Loses Benefits


Dropouts Required to Homeschool


Family Narrowly Escapes Truancy Charges


Truant Officer Targets 5—Year—Old


Legislation Affecting Homeschoolers Defeated


Superintendent Says ‘No’ to Homeschooling


Follow Up—Bad Decision by Second Appellate District of California


Defending Homeschool Freedom in California

   February 


Family Told to ‘Prove’ they Homeschool


Homeschoolers Break Attendance Records at Public Hearing


Social Worker Gives Up


Washington Times Op—ed—Political Resistance Continues


Homeschool Family is Accused of Truancy


Family Accused of Having ‘Too Many Kids’


Washington Times Op—ed—Meeting Challenges of Teaching


Tragedy Prompts Calls for Heightened Scrutiny of Homeschoolers

   January 


Legislator Wants to Take Homeschool Law Back to the ‘Dark Ages’!


Help Germans Ask Their Chancellor: ‘Why isn’t Homeschooling Allowed?’


Washington Times Op—ed—Treaty Threatens Parents’ Rights


Daytime Curfews Continue to Threaten Freedom


Concerned Family Declines Evaluation


Family Told What Curriculum to Use


Trouble in the City


Potentially Dangerous Ordinance Changed


Health Department Seeks Immunization Records


Persecuted Homeschool Family to Leave Germany


Public School Official Attempts to Recruit Homeschoolers


Homeschool Mom Exonerated of Compulsory Education Charges


HB 28—Unfavorable Change in Compulsory Attendance Age