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Treaty Threatens US Protection for Children

New federal legislation supports the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, a treaty that would transfer jurisdiction of state family and education laws to Congress—and ultimately to the UN.
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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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Virginia: Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination for Homeschoolers Coming?

On August 14, a bill was filed that would require the commissioner to honor religious exemptions from vaccination.
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Texas District Fences Off PSAT from Homeschool Teen

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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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Is Fourth Amendment Protection a New Concept?

Harvard law professor Elizabeth Bartholet wonders why HSLDA cares so much about protecting homeschoolers' privacy rights. But given the history of the Fourth Amendment, we wonder why that's even a question.
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COVID-19 Relief Act: What’s In It For Homeschoolers?

As part of a massive relief bill passed in March, Congress appropriated billions of dollars to help with education. Homeschoolers qualify for some of this aid, but there may be strings attached.
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Social Security vs. Homeschoolers: The Battle Intensifies

The number of families requesting help in having Social Security benefits restored for students has tripled in the last five years.
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H.R. 6666: What We Know So Far

H.R. 6666 in its current form offers few details on how tracking COVID-19 cases will be accomplished, and no added protections for patient privacy or restrictions on data collection and use.
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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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Harvard Summit to Discuss Regulating Homeschooling

HSLDA is on the agenda, but we’re not invited. One of the organizers, Professor Elizabeth Bartholet, recently recommended “a presumptive ban on homeschooling.”
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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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Even School Officials Agree: CPS is not a Homeschool Enforcement Tool

Arlington District’s harassment of new homeschooling families led to over 100 parents showing up to ask for an end to rejected homeschool paperwork and unwarranted CPS investigations. What happened next was a pleasant surprise.
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Child Labor and Work Permit Laws in Alabama

Here’s what you should know about Alabama’s child labor laws and work permit requirements.
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How to Withdraw Your Child from School in Arizona

How to withdraw your child from their current school and start homeschooling them.
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The Importance of Recordkeeping in Arizona

Here’s what Arizona law says about homeschool students’ access to public school classes or services.
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Child Labor and Work Permit Laws in Arizona

Here’s what you should know about Arizona’s child labor laws and work permit requirements.
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