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Customized Education with Special Needs Services—How Is This Neglect?

When parents decided to provide for the special needs of one of their twins through homeschooling, officials didn’t like it and filed two court cases that dragged on for months.
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Suddenly truant: the problem in Worcester, MA

When this school district changed its homeschooling requirements without telling anyone, CPS started showing up at homeschooling families’ doors. Here’s how it has affected the local homeschool community. Watch their story.
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What happened to Julie: Worcester, MA

Julie has been homeschooling for seven years, but the Worcester school district made this the most stressful year yet.
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When a knock at the door becomes a nightmare: Holly Curry’s story

For most moms, a knock at the door while homeschooling is merely an annoyance—but for Holly Curry and family, that knock became a nightmare situation . . . Her six children may never feel truly safe in their home.
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HSLDA Asks Supporters to Send Letter to Their Superintendent Immediately

As we point out in our letter, officials at several public school districts have told homeschooling parents that if they do not provide this information their children will be considered truant.
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Attorney General Agrees with HSLDA On Right to Take Public School Classes

Unlike many other states, South Dakota permits homeschool students to enroll part-time in public school classes.
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Maryland: Of Umbrellas, Portfolios, and an Unnecessary Form

If you are filing your notice to homeschool in Carroll County this fall, you can probably ignore the special form they supplied.
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Judge: Teen’s Homeschool Too Legit for Dad to Quit Child Support

The father of an 18-year-old who is still homeschooling dragged everyone back into court to object to a ruling that he pay child support.
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Will the Supreme Court Rein in this Rogue School District?

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Update: Kenya Court Grants Dad a Chance to Change Law

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“They had to make us suffer for our beliefs.”

Letter From A Guantanamo Jail
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District: Actually, We Don’t Need Photos of Your Records!

Several families contacted HSLDA after a public school social worker dropped by for no specific reason and asked to photograph homeschool records with his phone.
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Grandma: HSLDA Helped Get My Case Dismissed

When my granddaughter’s serious health issues interrupted her education, I decided to homeschool her. However, paperwork misunderstandings led to a visit from child protective services and a truancy charge. That’s when I called HSLDA . . .
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District: Sure You Can Homeschool. Just Sign Up for Public School First.

Even when the families clarified that they were going to homeschool their children privately, the school repeated its demand that they supplement their notice of intent with a public school registration form.
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Kindergartner Misses Zoom Class, Gets Home Visit

A mom who decided to start homeschooling her kindergartner received a visit from officials. The reason? Her daughter had stopped attending public school classes on Zoom.
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CPS: “Good Work, Parents!”

A CPS investigator checking up on an HSLDA member family could see that the children were thriving—and complimented the parents for doing a good job.
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San Diego Update: Public School Apologizes for Homeschooling Mistake

Officials at a San Diego public school have retracted an inaccurate requirement for parents who wish to withdraw their children to start homeschooling.
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Engineering & African Drumming Inspire Homeschool Graduate

Zion Utsey overcame adversity to compile some impressive credentials as a homeschool graduate. He’s an athlete and a musician, and he’s traveled to Africa to explore his heritage—but a local university still wants him to take the GED.
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Why You Shouldn’t Use Maine's Homeschool Forms

For all or most families, the best path is to continue sending in their paperwork as they always have, and avoid the department’s forms.
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