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1.5 Billion Children, 190 Countries—All Learning at Home

With 90 percent of the world’s schoolchildren now learning at home, education leaders want their parents to know that homeschooling works.
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Handcuffed in her kitchen—Josilyn’s story: Worcester, MA

Although Josilyn had been legally homeschooling her son since January—and she had submitted all the right paperwork—the school district marked him as truant and turned Josilyn over to DCF. HSLDA has filed a lawsuit on her behalf. Watch her story.
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Will My Teen Miss Out?

Wondering if your homeschooled teen will miss out on treasured high school memories like the prom, sports, and a graduation ceremony? With planning, homeschooling can provide many of these experiences—and some new ones!
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Thinking of Homeschooling? Start here!

Can I homeschool? Yes, you can! What is homeschooling and how does it work? Explore this exciting opportunity to embrace the freedom and responsibility of home educating your child!
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Answers to Your Most Pressing Homeschooling Questions

Are you considering homeschooling and wondering if it works? Let’s tackle some of the questions that come up first.
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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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Homeschooling Helps 9-year-old with Special Needs Thrive

Unyielding school administrators wouldn’t accommodate the therapy schedule of this 9-year-old with special needs.
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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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A Homeschool Researcher Responds to Harvard Professor’s Criticism

The purpose of this paper is to place in context and evaluate the efforts of many of those who negatively criticize homeschooling, homeschool researchers, or particular research studies on parent-led home-based education.
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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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How This Homeschool Grad Changed an Admission Director’s Mind

After several years in a Montessori school, Stori Peterson homeschooled through high school. However, her plans to study English came to an abrupt halt when a college admission official questioned the validity of her homeschool education.
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Investigating Four-Year Colleges and Universities

There are over 2,000 accredited four-year colleges and universities in the United States! How do you and your teen sort through them all? We’ll show you how!
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Join the Club: Getting Started in Homeschooling

Welcome to the world of homeschooling! This mom is here to show you the ropes to getting started!
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Say No to Harvard—Keep Homeschool Freedom for Kids

A Harvard professor’s call for banning homeschooling has resurrected old criticisms. Here’s how we’re responding and what you can do, too.
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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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Can I homeschool my neighbor’s kid in Illinois?

Are you considering homeschooling your child? You can do it! As you get started, it’s important to make sure you comply with the education laws where you live. This page helps you understand how to homeschool legally in Illinois—step-by-step.
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Michigan Sample Letters

Depending on your preferred method of homeschooling, you may use one of the letters below as a template to respond to a school official's inquiry concerning your compliance with the compulsory attendance law in Michigan.
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Steps to Submit a College Application

Applying to college as a homeschooled student can get easier each year. Understanding the college admissions process from the homeschool perspective prepares you to approach this season with confidence!
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How to Develop a National or Regional Homeschool Organization

HSLDA and its partners offer helpful advice on how to develop a homeschool organization in your region.
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Confessions of a Record-Keeping Flunky (and How I Reformed)

Wondering about homeschool recordkeeping? Here's what this mom learned on her journey.
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