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Virginia: COVID-19 Confusion

Virginia’s complicated guidelines for reopening schools are just a sample of the restrictions being proposed across the country. In comparison, homeschooling offers a straightforward and flexible options for keep students safe and learning.
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Case Dismissed: Charges Against New Homeschoolers Dropped

HSLDA sees this quite a bit: a family decides to homeschool to meet the needs of their children, and school districts who don’t understand the law try to take legal action. In fact, this happened to several families recently.
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Debbie Needed Legal Help and a Community. She Got Both.

When a 16-year-old asked her guardian to homeschool her, neither one expected to wind up in court.
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West Virginia: Wild and Wonderful, Unless You’re Homeschooling

With polls indicating the COVID-19 pandemic may prompt millions of new families to homeschool this fall, public schools are taking steps to secure their funding streams—which is tied directly to enrollment.
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Discrimination Can’t Stop These Two Homeschoolers

HSLDA advocated for homeschool grads James and Samuel when they were initially denied opportunities to pursue their career dreams. The discrimination they encountered shows there is still work to be done.
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Virginia Assessment Waiver Finalized!

Virginia families homeschooling under the notice of intent option have had end-of-year assessments waived for the 2019-2020 school year.
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Virginia: Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination for Homeschoolers Coming?

On August 14, a bill was filed that would require the commissioner to honor religious exemptions from vaccination.
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Shadow Over PSAT Availability in Loudoun County

State law says public schools must administer the PSAT to homeschoolers who want to take the exam, which lets them compete for a scholarship. But some officials seem reluctant to comply.
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Virginia: Can School Districts Write Laws?

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HSLDA to VA Supreme Court: Uphold Our Liberty

A Virginia school district admits to state supreme court justices that it planned to prosecute a homeschool family over a made-up policy.
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COVID-19: WVDE Guidance on Assessments During Coronavirus

The West Virginia state Department of Education recommends a sort of grace period for homeschoolers who submit a standardized test as their annual assessment.
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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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Who Ya Gonna Call?

“When CPS showed up at the door … we knew right away to call HSLDA.”
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“No Seats for Homeschoolers” at Local PSATs?

Citing COVID-19 concerns, a growing number of public school districts are refusing to allow outside students—including homeschoolers—to take exams such as the PSAT. HSLDA is advocating for equal access.
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State Supreme Court Hands Victory to Virginia Homeschool Family

Kirk and Kristen Sosebee, second-generation homeschoolers, stood up for the rule of law when their local school district made demands that exceed the Virginia homeschool statute. Last week the state supreme court agreed with the Sosebees.
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Why the Virginia Supreme Court Needs to Protect Homeschoolers

What happens when local officials decide not to follow the law—or decide to make their own? The Sosebee family in Franklin County, Virginia, is finding out firsthand.
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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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Virginia Homeschool Laws

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West Virginia Homeschool Laws

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