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Home-Based Education in an Alabama Private School

Understand exactly which legal requirements apply to home-based private schools.
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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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Homeschooling in Maryland under a “Church Umbrella”

Interested in homeschooling in Maryland? Click here to learn about one of your options, the “church umbrella” method!
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COVID-19: Has Annual Testing for Homeschoolers Changed?

Continue to comply with the legal requirements set by state law for assessments, but use the flexibility the law allows.
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Child Labor and Work Permit Laws in California

Here’s what you should know about California’s child labor laws and work permit requirements.
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Jamaica Addresses Homeschooling During COVID-19

Recognizing the rising interest in home education, Jamaica’s Ministry of Education, Youth & Information reminded families of the strict regulations governing homeschooling.
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California Immunization Laws, Record Keeping, and Reporting Requirements

In 2016, Senate Bill 277 changed California laws and regulations dealing with immunizations. This is a summary of the current immunization laws that impact the record keeping and reporting requirements for home-based private schools.
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Pennsylvania Home Education Diploma

Homeschool administrators may download and use this form as instructed.
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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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Virginia Certified Tutor Letter

Virginia residents may fill out this letter and mail it "CERTIFIED MAIL/RETURN RECEIPT REQUESTED" to the superintendent of your school district.
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Ohio 08 School Forms

If you choose to homeschool as a non-chartered, non-tax supported ("08") school in Ohio, you can use the forms below to keep and report the required records.
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Virginia Religious Exemption Memo

HSLDA members who would like to learn more about the religious exemption legislation in Virginia may read this memo from our attorneys.
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Iowa PSEO Form

If you would like to enroll your student in a Post-Secondary Enrollment Option class in the state of Iowa, you may use the template below.
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College Degree and Home Visits in Order to Homeschool?

The Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports and Culture is saying that parents must submit a series of application forms in order to homeschool. In addition, homeschool students face a battery of assessments.
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Maine Department of Education Waives State Filing for Homeschoolers

The Maine Department of Education has waived the requirement that families file their homeschool paperwork with the state. But an explanation of the decision and how it affects families is warranted.
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West Virginia: Wild and Wonderful, Unless You’re Homeschooling

With polls indicating the COVID-19 pandemic may prompt millions of new families to homeschool this fall, public schools are taking steps to secure their funding streams—which is tied directly to enrollment.
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Will Executive Order for Kansas Private Schools Affect Your Homeschool?

Our reading of the governor’s latest order mandating health precautions in private schools is that it shouldn’t affect “typical” homeschools. If yours isn’t typical, you may need to seek advice.
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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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Virginia Assessment Waiver Finalized!

Virginia families homeschooling under the notice of intent option have had end-of-year assessments waived for the 2019-2020 school year.
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Can I homeschool my neighbor’s kid in Illinois?

Are you considering homeschooling your child? You can do it! As you get started, it’s important to make sure you comply with the education laws where you live. This page helps you understand how to homeschool legally in Illinois—step-by-step.
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