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Get the latest from HSLDA! Read up on news and trends from our legal team, visit our blog for encouragement from real live homeschool moms, and check out our podcast to be inspired by homeschool graduates, innovators, and leaders.
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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—Assessments Officially Waived

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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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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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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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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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“Unaccredited” Graduate Can Still Be a Credit to Her Country

With a little assistance from a friend at the Pentagon, we helped a homeschool graduate overcome discrimination and enlist in the United States Air Force.
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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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Mom Files Homeschool Notice, Gets Surprise Visit

A third-year homeschool mom who filed her annual notice by email for the first time said she anticipated some kind of glitch. She certainly didn’t expect it to be an unannounced visit from a truant officer.
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Homeschoolers’ Film Inspires Joy Around the World

56,000 miles, 21 indigenous dance groups, 11 countries—one homeschool project brings people together, promoting joy, and spreading peace.
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Navy Drifts Away from Common Sense on Homeschool Records

Navy recruiters told a homeschool graduate he could not enlist without all his grade school records. We’re working to help the Navy correct its course on this.
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District’s Quest for Information Leads to Strange Request

This family wanted to homeschool. The district said they had to enroll in public school first.
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One More Step toward Less Red Tape

The South Dakota Senate approved a bill that would reduce red tape and grant homeschool families more educational freedom. The measure now heads to the house.
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Bill to Let 11-Year-Olds Make Medical Decision: Will Congress Say No?

Senator Mike Lee and Rep. Michael Cloud hope to overturn a District of Columbia measure allowing children to make certain medical decisions without telling their parents. But they need your help.
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France and UK Spotlight Struggle for Homeschool Freedom

As more families switch to homeschooling in the wake of COVID-19, more countries are looking at ways to regulate the educational option.
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ACT Showdown Ends in Teen’s Favor

A high school senior wanted to take a college entrance exam but needed help paying for it. There’s a process for that, but the district and ACT dug their heels in. It took an HSLDA attorney to spur it on.
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