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   December 


Family of State-napped Swedish Child Savors Small Victory


Oppose S. 1877, Federal Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse Legislation


False Truancy Charges Dismissed with HSLDA’s Intervention


Truancy Charges Threatened in Nashville


Hearing Officer: “Claimant’s Home School Constitutes a Private School”


HSLDA Helps Pell Grant Applicant


Banking on the Next “Generation”—the Future of America


Homeschool Families Face Criminal Charges

   November 


Litigation Team Influential in Dismissal of Truancy Charges


Who Makes the Really Tough Decisions: Parents? Or Doctors?


County Considers Notice of Intent Inadequate


Personal Data Destroyed at HSLDA’s Request


Public School Standards For Homeschoolers


Coffee County Wants Proof of Enrollment


Harford Goofs on Verification


Trivial Allegations Funding Minnesota Social Work?


“Someone Who Didn’t Know the Law Must Have Answered the Phone”


Carroll County Quickly Corrects “Probation” Error


Calls Needed to Oppose the U.S. Senate’s Big-Government Education Bill

   October 


Urbandale to Stop Overcharging for Dual Enrollment


Federal Government Threatens Parental Rights with Early Learning Challenge


School District Misapplies Test Results


School Social Worker Harasses Family


Chariho to Stop Publishing Homeschool Family Names


Difficulty in Maury County


Windsor Insists on Use of its Own Form


Pass on Offer to “Verify” Your Private School


St. Francis Nursing Drops GED Demand


Record Keeping When Filing Paper PI-1206 Forms


Mobile City Council Reverses Itself, Passes Daytime Curfew


Ending Discrimination against Homeschoolers

   September 


Comment Period on Conscience Regulations Ends September 30


Proposed Mobile Daytime Curfew Defeated


Fifth Annual CAP Training Day—October 11


Art Institute Accepts Student After HSLDA Letter


Don’t Trust the DPI Website!


Cardus Survey—The Rest of the Story


Extra Time for SAT Granted After HSLDA Letter

   August 


Curtain Falls on All Efforts to Raise Compulsory School Age


Freedom at Stake in “Mandatory” Online Filing


Prince George’s County Over-Regulates Homeschoolers: Part II


Birth Date vs. Age on CPI Form


Right to Privacy Protected at Front Door


Fayette County Mandates Online Filings


Protect Your Privacy: Use Only the State Form


Federal Government Tramples Conscience Protections


Principal Asks Governor for More Homeschool “Accountability”


DNPE Softens Impact of New Policy


Monongalia County Superintendent: New State Policy “In The Works”


Portsmouth is “Off” to the Races


Harford County Misfires on Annual Verification


Congress Has an Open Ear this Month


Compulsory School Attendance Age Rises to 18, With Two Exceptions


Springfield Task Force: “Diversity” Education for Homeschoolers


Response to Alarming Recommendations by Miami—Dade County Grand Jury


A New Chapter in Access to Post Secondary Enrollment Option


School Board: Homeschooling Disorganized and Isolationist

   July 


Tax Credit for Children with Disabilities


New A.I. Form Squares with Law, Fixes Past Errors


PHC Prep Academy Students Score High on May 2011 AP Exams


Law Affecting Home Education Programs Changed


Parental Rights Legislation Enacted


DNPE Publishes New Policy


HSLDA Wins First Social Security Case in the Virgin Islands

   June 


Daytime Curfew Defeated in Carlinville


Homeschool Law Significantly Improved


School Districts Impose Additional Portfolio Review Requirements


Census “Mysteries” Explained


Driver’s Ed Snag Resolved with Waiver


Bad Bill Dies


Williamsburg—James City Demands Birth Date, Grade


District Makes Positive Change After Contact from HSLDA

   May 


Right to Reasonably Resist Unlawful Police Entry Struck Down


School District Targets Homeschooled Students for Money


State Superintendent: Homeschoolers Need More Oversight


Homeschool Bill Becomes Law


School District Says Parent Needs License To Homeschool


Three Bad Bills Defeated


27 Bills Tracked During 2011 Legislative Session


Bad Bill Averted


Homeschooling for Sick Children—HSLDA Defends It


National Zoo Offers Classes for Homeschool Students


Judge Orders 3—Year—Old into Day Care for “Socialization”


HSLDA Fights for Homeschooled Military Enlistees


Umbrella Diplomas Problematic for Maryland Law Enforcement Jobs


Who Should Issue the Diploma?

   April 


OVERREACHING JUDGE OVERRULED


Judge’s Order Seeking Homeschooler Identities Overruled


Cornell University Asks for GED or State—Approved Diploma


German Authorities Threaten Homeschool Family


SUPERCONFERENCE PRESIDENTIAL STRAW POLL RESULTS RELEASED


HSLDA Arrives; Superintendent Does 180


Rockton Relents, Offers Speech Therapy


State Supreme Court Stays Proceedings


SUPREME COURT OF MISSISSIPPI ISSUES STAY TO PRESERVE HOMESCHOOLERS’ PRIVACY


School Systems Asks for Assessment from Non—Approved Private School


Family Gets a Visit from the Police


HSLDA Opposing Mississippi Court Order


Certified Teacher to be Investigated

   March 


Cherry Creek School District Distributes Inaccurate Homeschool Forms


Stoughton Retreats from Daytime Curfew and “Intermittent Attendance” Threat


Freedom Lost on Path to Recovery


Swift Action by Homeschoolers Defeats Sneak Attack


State Supreme Court Rules Homeschooled Girl to Stay in Public School


Abuse Report Recommends Supervising Homeschoolers


Congress Introduces Legislation to Make American Community Survey Optional


The Power of Activism

   February 


U.S. House of Representatives Holds Education Hearing under New Leadership


Planned Parenthood Attacks Parental Rights Amendment


No Picking and Choosing of Services in IEP, Per Commissioner

   January 


Custody Dispute to be Decided by the New Hampshire Supreme Court


Mississippi Moves to Protect Children


Confusion Remains Regarding the Legality of Homeschooling


Appellate Briefs Filed in Arizona Illegal—Search Case


U.S. House Votes to Repeal Health Care Law


Help for Homeschool Grads: The College Bound and Job Seeker


Financial Literacy Challenge Opportunity


HSLDA Helps Family Avoid Truancy Charges


School Districts Makes Unfounded Demand for “Accreditation”


The Child Sweeps in Like a Storm!


School Officials Assert Authority They Don’t Have


Immediate Action Requested: Letter—Writing Campaign for the Johansson Family


Homeschooling Family Back in Court for Resentencing


U.S. House to Vote to Repeal Health Care Law