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Letters Deluge Harvard Magazine with Tales of Homeschool Success

The letters praise homeschooling with the authentic voice of those who have seen how the educational option has benefited their own families.
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Primary Reason Behind Homeschooling is Lack of Safety in the Public Schools

Professor Elizabeth Bartholet claims homeschooling should be restricted because students are safer in public school. But parents say safety concerns in public schools are precisely why they choose homeschooling.
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The School Rejected My Notice: What Now?

In Maine there is no such thing as a homeschool "application," which is what we told this Sumner area official.
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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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CalWORKS Does Work for Homeschooling Families

What’s a family to do when the county tells them their 18-year-old high school student no longer qualifies for benefits? Call HSLDA to sort it out!
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Homeschooling Surge Crashes State Website

Parents are trying to decide what is best for their children. Is how schools will reopen prompting many families to consider homeschooling?
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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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Update: HSLDA, ACLU Team Up to Protect Fourth Amendment Rights—Victory!

A case before the PA Supreme Court threatened to reverse a homeschool-friendly ruling from 2005. To protect that precedent, we partnered with the ACLU—and we’re happy with the results!
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COVID-19: Homeschool Assessments in Ohio? Yes? No? Maybe?

We believe it is in the best interest of the homeschool community for assessment requirements to be eased this year.
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Can You Accept the Filing Waiver in Good Conscience?

There are many good reasons to follow the new guidance for filing homeschool paperwork.
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Introducing new series: HSLDA’s Response to Harvard Professor Bartholet

Bartholet's Harvard Magazine article recites the opinion that homeschooling is not only a health and safety risk for children but also a threat to society—and that homeschooled kids could become enemies of the state. HSLDA responds.
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Homeschool End-of-Year Assessments Eliminated This Year!

Assistant Commissioner Christina Coughlin stated that as long as a student was on pace with their IHIP as of March 15, then he or she would be considered to have achieved "the learning outcomes."
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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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Sixth Circuit “Right-to-Public-Education” Appeal Dismissed

In the famous words of Miracle Max, the Sixth Circuit panel’s bad decision is now all dead, not just mostly dead.
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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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Don’t Ban Homeschooling Based on Stereotypes

Homeschooling is one of the best things that has happened to me, in part because it allowed my parents to teach moral and religious values right along with academic and hands-on instruction.
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Virginia Assessment Waiver Finalized!

Virginia families homeschooling under the notice of intent option have had end-of-year assessments waived for the 2019-2020 school year.
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Annual Homeschool Assessments Waived for This Year

New Hampshire Commissioner of Education Frank Edelblut has issued a “Waiver of Annual Educational Evaluation of Home Education Programs.”
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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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HSLDA to Harvard Prof: Homeschooling is a Fundamental Right

HSLDA has never said that parents have an absolute right to control children. We believe children are a gift from God to parents, and parents are entrusted with the duty to love, protect, nurture, direct, provide for, and educate their children.
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