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Handcuffed in her kitchen—Josilyn’s story: Worcester, MA

Although Josilyn had been legally homeschooling her son since January—and she had submitted all the right paperwork—the school district marked him as truant and turned Josilyn over to DCF. HSLDA has filed a lawsuit on her behalf. Watch her story.
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Even School Officials Agree: CPS is not a Homeschool Enforcement Tool

Arlington District’s harassment of new homeschooling families led to over 100 parents showing up to ask for an end to rejected homeschool paperwork and unwarranted CPS investigations. What happened next was a pleasant surprise.
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Can You Accept the Filing Waiver in Good Conscience?

There are many good reasons to follow the new guidance for filing homeschool paperwork.
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3 Essential Steps to Protect Your Special Needs Homeschool

Here are the best practices HSLDA recommends to give your special needs homeschool a solid legal foundation.
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Confessions of a Record-Keeping Flunky (and How I Reformed)

Wondering about homeschool recordkeeping? Here's what this mom learned on her journey.
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Why You Shouldn’t Use Maine's Homeschool Forms

For all or most families, the best path is to continue sending in their paperwork as they always have, and avoid the department’s forms.
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Maine Department of Education Waives State Filing for Homeschoolers

The Maine Department of Education has waived the requirement that families file their homeschool paperwork with the state. But an explanation of the decision and how it affects families is warranted.
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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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Nebraska 6-year-old Exemption Affidavit

If you live in Nebraska and your child is 6-years old, you can file this form with your local school district, instead of the Rule 12 or Rule 13 paperwork.
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HSLDA Sues New York City

Tanya had done everything right—filing paperwork and following the homeschool law of New York City. Imagine her shock when a Child Protective Services investigator came to her apartment because of a report of “educational neglect.”
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Grandma: HSLDA Helped Get My Case Dismissed

When my granddaughter’s serious health issues interrupted her education, I decided to homeschool her. However, paperwork misunderstandings led to a visit from child protective services and a truancy charge. That’s when I called HSLDA . . .
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Child Labor and Work Permit Laws in California

Here’s what you should know about California’s child labor laws and work permit requirements.
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