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Endangered welfare—or thriving child?

The school district failed to help Luke for six years, but now he’s flourishing after his mom chose to homeschool.
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Census Questions Are Coming: What to Expect

Next month the federal government will be contacting families and asking for detailed information in order to conduct the 2020 census. Here’s what to expect—and what your rights are.
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Police Harassing Homeschoolers in Ohio?

Home School Legal Defense Association is receiving numerous reports about truant officers and police showing up unannounced and uninvited at private homes to “check up” and see if families are homeschooling.
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COVID-19 Panic Leads to False CPS Report

A perfectly normal trip to the bank ended in this family being investigated by CPS.
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Customized Education with Special Needs Services—How Is This Neglect?

When parents decided to provide for the special needs of one of their twins through homeschooling, officials didn’t like it and filed two court cases that dragged on for months.
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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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Homeschool Moves Ahead After Family Trauma

After her husband died, this widow started homeschooling to help her sons cope with their loss. Then she found help through some unexpected circumstances.
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CPS: “Strip-Searching Kids is OK.” Um, No!

HSLDA is responding to a major challenge in our quest to deliver justice for Kentucky homeschool mom Holly Curry in her federal lawsuit.
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Compulsory School Age in Washington

Here’s when you need to start following Washington’s compulsory school law for each of your children.
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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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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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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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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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Jury Duty Laws in Maryland

Here’s what Maryland law says about jury duty exemptions for homeschool parents.
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Compulsory School Age in Arkansas

Here’s when you need to start following Arkansas’s compulsory school law for each of your children.
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Judge: Constitution Protects Children from Strip Searches

A federal judge has ruled that Josiah and Holly Curry will get their day in court. Reacting to the investigator’s testimony that “she should ‘automatically’ strip-search any child who was four or under,” the judge made it clear he disagreed.
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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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Statewide Child Welfare Check Sparks Outcry

When the Tennessee Department of Education released a toolkit equipping local officials to check up on all the state’s children age 0–18, many parents strenuously objected. The state is rethinking its approach.
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State Supreme Court Hands Victory to Virginia Homeschool Family

Kirk and Kristen Sosebee, second-generation homeschoolers, stood up for the rule of law when their local school district made demands that exceed the Virginia homeschool statute. Last week the state supreme court agreed with the Sosebees.
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