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Hybrid Education Helps Gifted Math Student Stay Challenged

After years of struggling to stay engaged in a traditional school setting, this teen turned to homeschooling as a way of stretching himself academically.
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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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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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Introducing new series: HSLDA’s Response to Harvard Professor Bartholet

You have probably heard about the Harvard Magazine article that 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.
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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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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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Homeschool Freedom Doesn’t Harm Children

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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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Earthquake Shakes Up Educational Status Quo in Puerto Rico

First an earthquake, then COVID-19 caused Puerto Rico’s schools to shut down and prompted parents to try homeschooling. What started as a last resort is becoming their first choice.
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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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Veteran Homeschoolers: “You Can Do This!”

Weeks into coronavirus-induced school-at-home, the media is reporting that many parents feel overwhelmed. But longtime homeschoolers want these families to know it doesn’t have to be this way.
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Why the Virginia Supreme Court Needs to Protect Homeschoolers

What happens when local officials decide not to follow the law—or decide to make their own? The Sosebee family in Franklin County, Virginia, is finding out firsthand.
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In Defense of Homeschooling: Writers Respond to Harvard Prof's Call for a Ban

Harvard graduates, journalists, researchers, advocates, and other friends of homeschooling pointed out how Bartholet’s views mischaracterize the movement and threaten freedom.
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Update: Changes to Homeschool Requirements in Several States

Lawmakers and other officials have taken action to modify—or even waive—some homeschool requirements, including testing and other forms of assessment. Here’s the latest.
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A Look back at the Great California Homeschool Case of 2008

Professor Bartholet seems to feel that our effective advocacy has been underhanded in some way. Referring to the Great California Homeschooling Case of 2008, she says, “One example is the notorious Jonathan L. case in California.”
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COVID-19 Leaves Kids in Education Limbo

Amber knew that her children would not do well with online learning. But when she notified the Palm Beach County School District that she was establishing a home education program they told her that no child could be withdrawn.
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Why You Shouldn’t Use the State’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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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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Maryland’s “Observe Instruction” Rule Overthrown at Last

In a historic vote, this week the Maryland Board of Education abolished the country’s last rule permitting officials to observe homeschooling families while they learn.
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