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You should follow the law of the state in which you are physically present. This is true even if your legal residency is in another state and you are only living elsewhere temporarily (such as if you are an active member of the military completing a temporary assignment). This is because when you are physically present in a state, even temporarily, you are subject to that state’s laws—and often to the jurisdiction of its courts.

If you will be living in another state longer than a month while that state’s public schools are in session, HSLDA generally recommends that you comply with that state’s homeschool requirements. This general recommendation applies even if you or your spouse pay taxes, own property, or have employment in a different state.

If you’re an HSLDA member, please contact your state's legal team for specific advice about how state home education laws apply in your specific situation.
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HSLDA to Court: Let Grandma Teach!

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Child Labor and Work Permit Laws in Virginia

Here’s what you should know about Virginia’s child labor laws and work permit requirements.
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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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German Homeschooled Children Return Home under Court Supervision

October 13, 2009: The Wunderlich family is returned custody of their four children
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A Story of Miracles: California’s Legalization of Homeschooling

"The main reason I want to detail this case for you is not just because it was a major victory that homeschoolers should know about, but also because I want you to see how the hand of God contributed to the victory . . ."
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Families Move, But Officials Just Won’t Let Go

Public school officials obsessed with closing out their records are making up requirements out of thin air and harassing homeschool families after they move.
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Summary of Colorado Independent School Law

As an alternative to the homeschool statute, many Colorado families have enrolled their children in an independent or satellite school while teaching them at home. This article offers a detailed explanation of the independent school laws that apply.
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HSLDA Global Services

Homeschooling families who do not reside within the United States and those who are citizens of other nations are eligible and invited to apply for membership with HSLDA. 
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Homeschool Laws By State

Choose your state or territory to get detailed information on how to withdraw from public school, homeschooling requirements including testing & mandatory subjects, plus resources and more.
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Florida Mom Harassed by New York CPS

Thinking she was going above and beyond, Jennifer notified her local New York school district that she and her two boys were relocating to Florida.
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