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Homeschooling News

 Top Stories

College Doesn’t Discriminate, But Website Still Does
A mom helping her son apply to college didn’t think it was right that homeschool graduates needed higher test scores than other students. Turns out state legislators didn’t think it was right, either.

More Top Stories

District Has to See it to Believe … That She’s 6?

Protect Children from Strip Searches, HSLDA Asks Supreme Court

Long-Overdue Improvements to Homeschool Law Are Closer to Reality

District Admits “Termination” Letter Could Have Been Worded Better

Why Force Them? Not All 5-Year-Olds Are Ready for School

Why HSLDA is Not Opposing the Sports Access Bill, H.B. 857

Unlike College Admissions Cheaters, Homeschoolers Show Merit Still Counts

Labor Rule Discriminates Against Homeschool Teens

 This Week On
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 In The News

April 23:
Cuban Pastor, Wife Sentenced to 2 Years in Prison for Homeschooling

April 19: KSDK-TV Channel 5, St. Louis, Missouri
This Homeschool Prep Baseball Team Seriously Slugs

April 16: WDAM-TV Channel 7, Hattiesburg, Mississippi
A Lesson in Home Education

April 14: Seattle Times, Seattle, Washington
How Does Homeschool Fit into Solutions for “Nontraditional” Students?

April 13: KAUZ-TV Channel 6, Wichita Falls, Texas
Mock Trial Provides Homeschool Kids Real Courtroom Experience

April 12: Connecticut Post, Norwalk, Connecticut
Parent: Homeschool a “Steak Education” vs. Public School’s “McDonald’s”

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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