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Statewide Child Welfare Check Sparks Outcry

When the Tennessee Department of Education released a toolkit equipping local officials to check up on all the state’s children age 0–18, many parents strenuously objected. The state is rethinking its approach.
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COVID-19 Update: More States Modify Homeschool Requirements

See which states have taken action to modify—or even waive—certain homeschool requirements to help parents and students remain safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. 
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Court Upholds State-Sponsored “Kidnapping” of Homeschooled Boy

December 22, 2009: Domenic Johansson's kidnapping by the state is upheld in Swedish court
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The State is the Parent? 2020—a Vision for Homeschool Freedom

Even as homeschooling continues to expand in the United States, around the world the movement is growing at a rapid pace and many governments are responding favorably.
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COVID-19: Has Annual Testing for Homeschoolers Changed?

Continue to comply with the legal requirements set by state law for assessments, but use the flexibility the law allows.
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North Dakota Statement of Intent Form

Fill out this statement and mail it to the superintendent of the child's school district of residence, or if no superintendent is employed by the district, with the county superintendent of schools for the child's county of residence.
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California Statement in Lieu—Private School Affidavit Alternative

If filing the California Private School Affidavit online is not an option, you can file a statement in lieu of the affidavit for your homeschool, which may be filed by mail. Read the required information for your statement here.
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Homeschool Kids Propose Sweet Legislative Solution

While celebrating Alabama’s bicentennial, this homeschool class noticed the state lacked an official vegetable. So they asked their state senators to change that.
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Homeschool Surge Brings Rise in Disconnected Restrictions

The current wave of new homeschoolers is also prompting a rise in misinformation from state and school officials about how to get started. We can help provide clarity.
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Homeschoolers v. Germany

May 26, 2015: The German high court believes that children belong to the state. But the United States Supreme Court affirms that children are free individuals under the care and tutelage of their parents. Which is it?
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State Senator, Homeschooling Mom

Be encouraged and inspired to serve your community by tuning in with Patricia Rucker, state senator and homeschool mom of five!
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Homeschool Laws By State

Choose your state or territory to get detailed information on how to withdraw from public school, homeschooling requirements including testing & mandatory subjects, plus resources and more.
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HSLDA Seeks Supreme Court Review of Romeike v. Holder

HSLDA has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the case of a German homeschool family seeking asylum in America. A strong statement by the court in defense of liberty would counter recent attacks on homeschooling in Europe and elsewhere.
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Family Execution—Swedish Style

Appeals Court Reversal Stuns Parents of Boy Seized by the State
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Am I a Mandatory Reporter?

Every state has laws that require certain people to report all suspected child abuse and neglect to the proper authorities or be liable to prosecution. Find out if this applies to you.
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Maine Department of Education Waives State Filing for Homeschoolers

The Maine Department of Education has waived the requirement that families file their homeschool paperwork with the state. But an explanation of the decision and how it affects families is warranted.
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Are You Really Homeschooling? State Official Wants to Know

Michigan advocates are joining HSLDA in asking the state public school superintendent to focus on public school issues—and to abandon a proposal for a “registry” of homeschoolers.
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Invite Amy Buchmeyer to Speak at Your Event!

Amy is an attorney and homeschool graduate who helps HSLDA member families resolve legal difficulties related to homeschooling in 13 states.
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Romeike vs. Germany

After fleeing Germany to the United States, the Romeike's now face the uncertain future as they may be subject to deportation in the next 12 months.
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