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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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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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Virginia: Can School Districts Write Laws?

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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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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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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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Bartholet: A Change of Heart?

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Child Support Restored for Special Needs Student

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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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COVID-19: Waivers for Homeschoolers

Governor Reynolds has waived face-to-face student-teacher meetings and year-end assessments for homeschool families for whom those are usually required.
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COVID-19: New York Board of Regents Changes Homeschool Assessment Requirements

The Board of Regents voted on changes to the annual assessment requirement for homeschool parents.
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Official Admits Blunder, Won’t send Correction

Under South Dakota law, families are not required to tell school officials in advance which test they will be choosing.
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Primary Reason Behind Homeschooling is Lack of Safety in the Public Schools

Professor Elizabeth Bartholet claims homeschooling should be restricted because students are safer in public school. But parents say safety concerns in public schools are precisely why they choose homeschooling.
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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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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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