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My District Moved: HELP!

While state law contains requirements that apply when a family moves to a new district, there are no extra hoops to jump through when the school district itself moves.
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Pennsylvania Evaluations, Tests are Back

Year-end testing and evaluations were waived for the 2019–20 school year, but Pennsylvania homeschool families are expected to fulfill these requirements as the current academic terms comes to a close.
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How We Stopped These Districts from Inventing Rules

This incident illustrates a misperception that is sometimes forwarded by officials—that families need “approval” to homeschool.
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Officials Reject This Evaluator’s 25 Years’ Experience

This case shows how public school officials sometimes invent requirements that are not supported by state law. The false demands dealt with who is qualified to conduct year-end student evaluations.
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New Homeschool Law Put to the Test

In some school districts confusion arose when officials failed to follow improvements enacted to homeschool law in 2014.
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Official Disregards Law, Demands Meeting

Some officials ask homeschool families to meet with them in person—even though the law does authorize such a demand.
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The Changing of the Guide

The Pennsylvania Department of Education has updated its publication “Home Education and Private Tutoring Guide.”
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State School Census no Excuse for Demanding Extra Info from Homeschoolers

A district official told a homeschool family they had to provide their child’s birthdate as part of a school census authorized by state law. We think it’s a policy that needs to change.
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Employees Support Grad for Hospital Job after Homeschool Diploma Rejected

A qualified homeschooled graduate was refused a job because a hospital and its background check company didn’t understand homeschool law. With a little perseverance and a lot of support, some surprising things happened.
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Pennsylvania Case: HSLDA, ACLU Team Up to Protect 4th Amendment Rights—Victory!

A case before the PA Supreme Court threatened to reverse a homeschool-friendly ruling from 2005. To protect that precedent, we partnered with the ACLU—and we’re happy with the results!
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Some School Districts Hoarding Students

As educators scramble to adapt to the coronavirus, some parents want to withdraw their children from public school-at-home and start homeschooling. In certain states, officials are saying that isn’t allowed.
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Homeschool Surge Brings Rise in Disconnected Restrictions

The current wave of new homeschoolers is also prompting a rise in misinformation from state and school officials about how to get started. We can help provide clarity.
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Update: Changes to Homeschool Requirements in Several States

Lawmakers and other officials have taken action to modify—or even waive—some homeschool requirements, including testing and other forms of assessment. Here’s the latest.
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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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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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