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9th Circuit: Newsom Violates Parents’ Rights

A federal appeals court ruled California’s governor has no right to shut down in-person classes for private schools. This is big news for homeschoolers, too.
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California Homeschool Laws

Questions about how to homeschool in California? Start here for a quick overview: homeschooling laws & requirements, compulsory attendance ages, withdrawal, access to sports & special ed. services, recordkeeping, work permits, jury duty . . .
COURT REPORT

Homeschooling in 2020: New insights

Why did so many parents choose to homeschool rather than return to the public school system? Let’s look at some of the reasons.
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Escape Charter School Bottleneck—Homeschooling Has No Waiting List!

Thanks to a limited state budget, California families hoping to enroll in at-home charter school programs are now on waiting lists. Many are turning to HSLDA for help transitioning to homeschooling.
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A Tale of Two Trends: Online Charter Schools Flounder, Homeschools Flourish

After a scandal involving misuse of funds, the California Legislature introduced a measure to reform online charter schools. Meanwhile, homeschooling in the state hit an all-time high. Are the trends linked?
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Tutors? Co-ops? Private schools?

A state law primer for the new-to-homeschooling parent.
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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 "notorious Jonathan L. case in California." What exactly happened during that fateful case in 2008?
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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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Here’s Why Good People Oppose "Reasonable" Homeschool Regulation

Harvard Professor Elizabeth Bartholet laments the fact that vigilant parents have historically resisted attempts to impose more regulations on homeschooling. Here are eight reasons why even well-meaning regulations can do more harm than good.
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