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Homeschooling News

 Top Stories

COVID-19 Leaves Kids in Education Limbo
Amber knew that her children would not do well with online learning. But when she notified the Palm Beach County School District that she was establishing a home education program with more traditional textbooks and curriculum materials they told her that no child could be withdrawn from public school—for the foreseeable future.

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Common Core Just Mostly Dead

COVID-19: Homeschool Testing Requirements Waived for 2019-2020 School Year

COVID-19: Governor Suspends Homeschool Testing Requirement

COVID-19 Panic Leads to False CPS Report

Update: Changes to Homeschool Requirements in Several States

Homeschoolers Block “Maryland Diploma” Rule for Rawlings Scholarship!

Guidance for Parents of 2019-2020 12th Graders

COVID-19 Legislation Senate File 4451 & House File 4531

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 In The News

August 9: National Catholic Register
A German Family’s 14-Year Battle for the Right to Homeschool

August 4: Journal-Patriot, North Wilksboro, North Carolina
Homeschool Enrollment Rose in 2018-19

July 30:
How a Professional Kayaker and Homeschooling Mother of Two Gets It All Done

July 22:
As More Diverse Circle of Parents Homeschool Their Kids, It Can be a Living Room Laboratory for the Future of Education

July 16:
The ABCs of Homeschooling

July 9: News Channel 12, New Bern, North Carolina
New Policy to Allow Homeschool Kids in Lenoir County Sports

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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.

 Top Cases


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.


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.


Combs, et al, v. Homer—Center School District, et al
Families claim religious exemption from home education law


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.

 May 2018 

3-5, 2018 : Mobile, AL
Teach Them Diligently Alabama

4-5, 2018 : Oklahoma City, OK
Oklahoma Homeschool Convention 2018

9, 2018 : Indianapolis, IN
Holy Family Home Enrichment is excited to announce the 12th Annual Catholic Home-school Conference

11-12, 2018 : Sioux-Falls, SD
2018 Sioux Empire Christian Home Educators conference

17-19, 2018 : Myrtle Beach, SC
Teach Them Diligently South Carolina