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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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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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Ohio: HB 512

HSLDA Attorney Mike Donnelly and returning guests Melanie Elsey and Sarah Fowler explain and discuss the implications of HB 512 in Ohio.
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California: A.B. 2756 and 2926

How could pending legislation in California affect the homeschool community? Join HSLDA President Mike Smith as he talks about these two bills with Nathan Pierce, Legislative Liaison for Family Protection Ministries.
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California: An Update on A.B. 2756 and 2926

HSLDA President Mike Smith is discusses the legislative situation in California, including A.B. 2756 and A.B. 2926.
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Getting Started: Homeschooling Mid-Year

Hear HSLDA Attorney Peter Kamakawiwoole, Special Needs Consultant Kristy Horner, as they discuss homeschooling and ways to get started mid-year.
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Who Ya Gonna Call?

“When CPS showed up at the door … we knew right away to call HSLDA.”
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How Does HSLDA View Compulsory Attendance?

Join Mike Smith and Dan Beasley as they discuss legislative attempts to lower compulsary attendance ages—and why HSLDA opposes them.
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Ohio: How you can defend homeschooling!

LIVE UPDATE: HSLDA Attorney Mike Donnelly and guests Sarah Fowler and Melanie Elsey discuss how Ohio homeschoolers can be involved in their state's legistlation in light of recent changes.
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COVID-19: Guidance for Pennsylvania Parents of 2019–2020 12th Graders

With homeschool requirements changed due to COVID-19, parents of 12th graders are asking whether they must have their student evaluated prior to graduation.
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How to Survive Daily Life for Those Suddenly Schooling at Home

A homeschool advocate and education expert in Portugal offers advice for making the most of being stuck at home with your kids during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Why Is Homeschooling Growing in Australia?

Many reasons factor into the steady growth of homeschooling in Australia—from a better legal climate to more positive treatment in the media.
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Lithuanian Government Finally Implements Home Education

Lithuania has devised procedures for homeschooling legally. However, there are problems in the regulations that need to be addressed.
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Homeschooled Harvard Alumni: Excuse Me, Professor . . .

A Harvard professor wants to ban homeschooling. Harvard alumni, along with homeschooling parents, grads, and supporters, are responding with reasons why this is a bad idea.
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