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9th Circuit: Newsom Violates Parents’ Rights

A federal appeals court ruled California’s governor has no right to shut down in-person classes for private schools. This is big news for homeschoolers, too.
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Controlling Homeschoolers: New Regulations Impose State Testing

News from around the world shows that as homeschooling grows it attracts the attention of government authorities--attention that is not always positive
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Good News—House Bill 208 Amended!

A change by the Education Committee means that mandatory kindergarten for five-year-olds will not apply to homeschool families.
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What are Homeschoolers Up To? Just Check the News

The media has been busy covering and trying to make sense of so many families switching to school-at-home.
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COVID-19: Fake News Prompts Parents to Fear Their Kids Will Be Taken

Inaccurate documents being shared online claim that officials in Oregon and California plan to take custody of children if their parents get COVID-19. This information is wrong.
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Judge: Child Strip-Search Case Raises Constitutional Issues

When there is no reason to believe a child has been harmed, it is unconstitutional for an investigator to coerce entry into a family’s home without a warrant and strip-search the children once inside, said a federal district court yesterday.
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HSLDA Releases 'Quick Start' Guide to Homeschool in Light of COVID-19

As school officials and parents look for the best way to protect children’s health, many learning options are readily available. Education is not necessarily limited to traditional classrooms—and homeschooling can be a great alternative.
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Using Therapies in My Child’s Student Educational Plan (SEP)

Homeschooling a child who finds learning very hard or has special needs? Great news: You can use at-home and/or outsourced therapies to make the learning process easier and more rewarding for your child!
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A Seat at the Table: Harvard Includes HSLDA, Homeschool Parents in Conference

An upcoming conference at Harvard University offers an excellent opportunity for anyone interested in homeschooling to explore its astounding growth—and gain insight into ways for shaping its future. Registration is free to the public.
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Grandparents Help Busy Family Make Homeschooling Work

With both parents engaged in demanding careers, this family needed help when they switched to homeschooling. So they called in a retired teacher and her husband—who also happen to be the children’s grandparents.
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Will New US Ed Secretary Support Homeschooling?

Miguel Cardona has a record of standing up to interest groups and focusing on what’s best for students. He’ll face even more pressure as secretary of education.
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Homeschoolers: Civics in Action 2020

Here’s a quick highlight of some of the homeschool moms, dads, and grads who ran for office and students who got experience in real-life civics.
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Time to Study: College Board Offers New Test Day

On account of the COVID-19 pandemic, homeschoolers often got the short end of the testing stick. The College Board has introduced a significant change to help remedy the problem.
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7-Week Harvard Conference Focuses on Facts, Not Fiction

The pandemic postponed a 2020 Harvard conference to discuss ways to restrict homeschooling. This year Harvard’s second take presented a vastly different, research-focused conference that explored why homeschooling is growing and helping families.
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Harvard Panel: Homeschooling is Here to Stay

Harvard’s homeschool conference kicked off May 6 with a discussion on whether laws regulating the practice should change. HSLDA’s Mike Donnelly said yes, but not for the same reasons as others, including Professor Elizabeth Bartholet.
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Has Homeschooling Doubled? Harvard Panel Debates Growth

Last week’s Harvard Summit raised questions about the way researchers measured homeschooling growth during COVID-19. These stats are important—and for more reasons than one.
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Harvard Panel: Homeschool Parents Share Success Stories

After six weeks of reports from academics, a Harvard conference on home education gave homeschooling parents the last word.
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Harvard Panelist: Homeschooling Does Not Endanger Children

Harvard’s June 3 panel considered whether homeschooling puts children at any greater risk of harm. Two researchers discussed findings from the latest research.
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