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Officials Interpret Law as a License to Pry
A school district refused to sign off on a family’s homeschooling plan—and threatened legal action—because the family would not provide information beyond what the law required.

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Dear Court: The Ferrises Deserve a Trial


In Snatched Infant Case, HSLDA Files Appeal


Homeschooling Your Struggling Learner in Pennsylvania: Common Questions about Complying with the Law


District Makes Sweeping Demand for Details


Superintendent Orders Homeschooler Back to 1st Grade


Official Disregards Law, Demands Meeting


New Homeschool Law Put to the Test


HSLDA: Parental Rights Violation Merits Full Trial


Homeschool Mom “Not Guilty”


Public School Wants Homeschool Transcripts


“Admission Form” Required to Begin Homeschooling


Unauthorized Regulation of Private Tutors


School Districts Demanding Standardized Test Scores


School Districts Continue to Demand Portfolio Reviews


Department of Education Revises Homeschool Diploma

 HSLDA Alerts & Information (PA)
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2/24/2017Officials Interpret Law as a License to Pry
10/14/2016Update: State Proposes Changes to Immunization Requirements
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 State Legislation
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WATCH House Bill 523: Amends the Definition of Compulsory School Attendance Age
3/1/2017

WATCH House Bill 747: Requires Diabetes Testing
4/12/2017

WATCH House Bill 855: Provides for the Protection of Parental Rights
3/22/2017

WATCH House Bill 1126: Jury Duty Excuse for Homeschool Parents
4/24/2017

WATCH House Bill 1150: Reliable Educational Assistance for College Hopefuls (REACH) Scholarship
4/18/2017

WATCH House Bill 1349: Parental Rights Protection
5/11/2017

WATCH Senate Bill 217: Removal of Ethical/Moral Immunization Exemption
2/3/2017

WATCH Senate Bill 364: Institutes Personal Finance Proficiency Requirement
3/1/2017

INACTIVE The Pennsylvania Legislature has Adjourned
11/30/2016

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 Active Cases
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The Pennsylvania Religious Freedom Case
Several families have contested Pennsylvania’s homeschooling regulations under the Religious Freedom Protection Act.

The Ferris Case
Parents temporarily lose custody of newborn because they want to direct medical care.

Commonwealth v. Mrs. R
Certified teacher subject to prosecution for home schooling

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