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No Booklist? We’re Throwing the Book at You!

A state official mistakenly asked for extra documents from this homeschool family, then said they might face truancy charges if they didn’t turn it in.
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Homeschool Graduate Told His Diploma Isn’t Good Enough

When this graduate moved to Texas and applied for a job, he was told his homeschool diploma was “invalid.” Fortunately, he knew who to call.
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Education Officials Listen, Make Online Form Safer

Working closely with homeschool advocates, state education officials fixed their online form and reinstated a paper filing option in time for the August deadline.
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Oh Buoy: Brothers Score Swim Team Victory

A pair of homeschool athletes had their legal rights upheld when a high school sports appeal board ruled in their favor.
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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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Barrier To Law Enforcement Job Removed

A homeschool graduate seeking a law enforcement job in southern Maryland hit a roadblock. We helped clear the path.
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Official Admits Blunder, Won’t Send Correction

Under South Dakota law, families are not required to tell school officials in advance which test they will be choosing.
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Bartholet: A Change of Heart?

Professor Bartholet recently clarified that she does not want to see homeschooling “all but banned”. Then she pointed to her recent law review article as the best explanation of her position ... where the “presumptive ban” language comes from.
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Professor Bartholet Wrong on International Law

At a time when over a billion children in 190 countries are suddenly schooling at home as the result of a pandemic, Professor Elizabeth Bartholet has been publicly advocating that most parents should not be allowed to homeschool.
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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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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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Baltimore: “Homeschooling Starts in Public School.” ?!?

A family newly arrived in Maryland notified their school district that they were homeschooling. They were flummoxed by the district’s response.
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What’s Next? 2020 Legislative Trends + Homeschooling

Our goal of course, is to guard the ability of loving parents to teach, protect, and nurture their children.
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HSLDA to VA Supreme Court: Uphold Our Liberty

A Virginia school district admits to state supreme court justices that it planned to prosecute a homeschool family over a made-up policy.
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Poll: School Choice a Winning Issue

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COVID-19: WVDE Guidance on Assessments During Coronavirus

The West Virginia state Department of Education recommends a sort of grace period for homeschoolers who submit a standardized test as their annual assessment.
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Common Core Just Mostly Dead

The Common Core, an attempt to impose national standards on America’s classrooms, has mostly faded. But some states have simply modified the curriculum or kept it under another name.
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School to Mom: Your Child’s Special Needs Have to Wait

When a mom completed the legal steps to begin homeschooling her student with special needs, school officials said she had to wait for approval. Except they can’t do that.
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Pennsylvania Case: HSLDA, ACLU Team Up to Protect 4th 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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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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