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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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Anti-Privacy Law Enacted


“Homeschoolers Don’t Work as Hard”


17-Year-Old-Graduate Exempt from Attendance Laws


Social Worker Wants to Assess Mom’s Teaching


Diploma Questioned for Second-Generation Homeschooling


State Department Accepts Homeschool Diploma after HSLDA Intervenes

 This Week On
Home School Heartbeat
Do-It-Yourself Government: An Interview with Governor Bobby Jindal
What leads a person to serve in their community? Join us this week on Home School Heartbeat as our guest, Governor Bobby Jindal, explains how his personal heroes inspired him to get involved in state government.
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November 11: WNEW 99.1 FM, Washington, D.C.
Report: Homeschooling Rate Nearly Doubles In Virginia


November 11: KearneyHub.com
17-Year-Old Homeschooled Student Can Focus on Filmmaking


November 9: USA Today
Out of the Classroom: Parents Explore Homeschooling


November 8: World
Why Homeschool Your High Schooler


November 8: Canberra Times, Canberra, Australia
Canberra Homeschool Numbers Soar

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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.

   Missouri 


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.

 January 2015 


24, 2015 : Richmond, VA
Home Educators at Grove

 March 2015 


14, 2015 : Forsyth County, NC
Forsyth Home Educators


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


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

 April 2015 


16-18, 2015 : St. Paul, MN
MACHE-MN