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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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Surprise Veto Defeats Mandatory Kindergarten


Commission Recommends Homeschool Restrictions


Lee County Apologizes for Misleading Mailings Regarding Annual Assessment


Blink: HSLDA Solves Problems Quick


Westfield Demands Homeschooler Follow Common Core


Homeschool Families to U.S. Senate: Defeat UN Treaty!

 This Week On
Home School Heartbeat
Shakespeare: An Interview with Deborah Taylor-Hough
This week on Home School Heartbeat, Deborah Taylor-Hough explains why Shakespeare is worth studying, and how you can make his plays come alive for your family.
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September 27: National Public Radio
Right and Left Joined Forces in Fight to Legalize Homeschooling


September 26: Star News Online
Homeschooling on the Rise


September 18: News-Press, Fort Myers, Florida
Confusion in Wake of “Misleading” Homeschool Exam Letter


September 17: WKBT-TV, La Crosse, Wisconsin
Assignment: Education—Homeschooling


September 15: Times-Picayune, New Orleans, Louisiana
Homeschool Support Can be Found in Harvey

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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

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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 


4, 2014 : Beckley, WV
Christian Home Educators of West Virginia (CHEWV): High School at Home Turning Possibility into Reality


10, 2014 : Indianapolis, Indiana
MAP Your Future: Indiana Foundation for Homeschooling


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