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Unannounced Home Visits for Homeschoolers? CATO Clarifies.

After a recent panel discussion on homeschooling, our good friend at the Cato Institute reaffirmed their goal of promoting individual liberty and limited government.
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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: Can School Districts Write Laws?

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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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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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“Your Prayers Were Answered!” Cuban Homeschool Dad Released from Jail

Ramón Rigal, a Cuban father sentenced to three years in jail for homeschooling, sent us this message last week: “Your prayers were answered, because I am with my family again.”
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Protecting Children from Unnecessary Trauma

When Congress began addressing reforms to the child abuse legislation known as CAPTA, HSLDA immediately got involved in the discussion—to protect both children and their parents
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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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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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Child Support Restored for Special Needs Student

When an Ohio mother was at risk of losing child support because of a bureaucratic error, a visit to family court helped set the record straight.
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“Educators for Maine” Now Available to Homeschool Graduates

Home instruction graduates are now entitled participate in the “Educators for Maine” program.
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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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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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Virginia: COVID-19 Confusion

Virginia’s complicated guidelines for reopening schools are just a sample of the restrictions being proposed across the country. In comparison, homeschooling offers a straightforward and flexible options for keep students safe and learning.
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Uproara, Colorado

A school district in Colorado has set up a web form to make paperwork easier for homeschool families. It also demands information not required by law.
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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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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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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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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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Did the Governor Just Shut My Homeschool Down?

Various emergency orders and rule changes affecting public and private schools don’t necessarily apply to typical Illinois homeschool operations.
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