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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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Compulsory Attendance Age Rises to 17 This Summer, then 18


School District Seeks Homeschool Records


Family Receives Visit from Attendance Officer


New Date for Submittal of Annual Notice of Intent


Department of Education Creates Unauthorized Diploma


Public Education from Birth to Four?


Oppressive Homeschool Law Proposed

 This Week On
Home School Heartbeat
High School Solutions for Struggling Learners
This week on Home School Heartbeat, special needs consultant Faith Berens gives practical tips for offering your student a great high school experience.
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February 23: Christian News Network
Virginia Lawmakers Pass Bill That May Allow Homeschoolers to Play School Sports


February 22: West Virginia Public Broadcasting
As Homeschooling Grows, Advocates Hope for Change in Legislation


February 20: Oakland University
Honors College Student Researches Post-Homeschool Life in Germany


February 20: Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Texas
Homeschool Water Polo Team Offers Competition, Christian Environment


February 17: The Atlantic
The Rise of Homeschooling Among Black Families


February 15: Union Leader, Manchester, New Hampshire
Hollis Mom’s Blog Highlights Homeschooling Issues

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LOOKING BACK: THREE LANDMARK CASES AND THE FAMILIES WHO WON THEM

THREE REASONS WE OPPOSE THE UN DISABILITIES TREATY

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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.

 March 2015 


5, 2015 : Bend, OR
Oregon Christian Home Education Association Network (OCEAN)


6, 2015 : Eugene, OR
Oregon Christian Home Education Association Network (OCEAN)


6-7, 2015 : Palm Bay, FL
Coastal Curriculum Fair 2015


7, 2015 : Portland, OR
Oregon Christian Home Education Association Network (OCEAN)


13-14, 2015 : Loveland, CO
Home Instruction Ministries Curriculum Fair