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 Top Stories (2017 Archive)

How West Virginia’s Catch-22 Hurts Promising Homeschool Students
Jonathan Biedler is a 16-year-old Martinsburg resident who scored 1390 on the SAT and is a National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist. And yet, due to a conflict in West Virginia’s homeschool law, he is blocked from eligibility for the state’s broadest scholarship.

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Legislator Apologizes for Calling Homeschooling “Child Abuse”

Homeschool Mom Uncovers District’s Foul Play

Ultrasound Institute Changes Its Discriminatory Policy

District: Pick Any Science Course You Want—As Long as It’s Biology

SSA Threatens: Study Year-Round … or Lose Benefits

Districts Squeeze Parents for Additional Information

Superintendent Defends Free Laptop Offer to Oversight Committee

Seton Home Study School Students Don’t Need to File Notice of Intent, Official Says

District Tells Families Under Religious Exemption They Must File Assessment

Free Online Public School Classes: Don’t Trust Them

Skeptical Employer Treats Homeschool Grad Like He’s Still in School

Below Average? You Can’t Homeschool

School Funding “Scam” Shut Down by Governor’s Office

Official to Homeschoolers: Sorry, Didn’t Mean to Harass You

County’s Homeschool Instructions Miss the Mark

Scottish University Asks: Did You Meet State Standards?

College Misleads Homeschool Grads—Stubbornly and Deliberately

Congress to Consider Parental Rights, Asylum for Persecuted

District to Family: Prove You Live Here or Stop Homeschooling

District: You Can’t Homeschool Until You Submit a Birth Certificate, Proof You Live Here

Paul Mitchell Drops Requirement for Accredited Homeschool Program

NYC Art School: Cancel Your Flight, Take the GED

Official’s Astronomical Lack of Common Sense Casts Shadow on Family’s Eclipse Trip

County Acknowledges Their June 2 Deadline is Baseless

“We need you to come by and sign the application”

District Gets Defensive About Extralegal Demands

A Series of Unfortunate Forms—and the Vanishing Staff

Batt Brief: Why Joseph Couldn’t Close the Door

Agency Takes a Shot at Following the Law This Time

Rip Van Winkle, Call Your Office

Course Correction: HSLDA Steers Through Coast Guard’s Policy Fog

Attendance Exemption Granted After HSLDA Intervenes

Judiciary Committee Approves Homeschool Asylum Bill

District Threatens to Trash Homeschool Notice

HSLDA to Trump: Don’t Let the Charlie Gard Tragedy Happen Here

Acevedo Case Moving Forward

Mom Charged with Truancy Because She Didn’t Fill Out an Optional Form

District Defies State Regs, Forces New Rules on Homeschoolers

Repressive U.K. Bill Raises Specter of Badman Report

Homeschooling Pastor’s Jail Sentence Overturned

School Officials Invent Outrageous “Homeschool Monitoring Requirements”

Calvert Retracts Form Demand

Happy 17th Birthday! Now You’re a Dropout

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Puerto Rico Declares Homeschooling a Fundamental Right

Driving Through Red Tape in Kentucky

Iowa Asks HSLDA Attorney to Help Them Better Protect Children

Inside the Courtroom: Notes from Bradley

How We Stopped These Districts from Inventing Rules

College Lets Parents Validate Homeschool Language Credits

District Stalls for Years over Simple Form Letter

Fired Because He Was Homeschooled

HSLDA and DeVos Talk Homeschool Freedom

District Cuts Teen’s High School Program Short

Is Your Home Your Castle—or Not?

Law? What Law? SSA Official Thinks You’re Not Homeschooled

Hostile Legislator Suggests Common Core for Homeschoolers

Mom Seeks Safer Environment for Son, Ends Up in Court

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Trump Reins in Federal Role in Education, Common Core

Ohio Still Blames Mom for Official’s Mistake

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Little League Policy: Home Run for Military Homeschoolers

Cuban Family to Go on Trial for Homeschooling

North Dakota Expands Standardized Testing Options

HSLDA Persuades Hospital to Hire Homeschool Grad

Official Retracts Faulty Letter, Apologizes for Alarming Family

School Officials Repeatedly Harass Homeschooling Family

HR 610 Languishes in Committee

Governor Vetoes New Homeschool Law

Cosmetology School Gets a Policy Makeover

Officials Agree to Stop Fishing for Extra Info

Stanley Black & Decker Won’t Let Homeschool Grad Get Away

Goodbye “Application.” Hello “Notice.”

Judge Gorsuch’s Take on International Law

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HSLDA Opposes Daytime Curfews. Period.

School Official Falsely Labels Child Illiterate

Lineman School Rejects Graduate’s Homeschool Diploma

When a Sick Child Misses School, It’s Not Neglect

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Senator Pulls Dangerous Bill Limiting Homeschooling

Proposed Bill Would Treat Homeschooling as Abuse

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Officials Interpret Law as a License to Pry

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Never Mind What the Law Says, We Think You’re Truant

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Colleges: Are You a Real Homeschool Graduate?

Mom Fights to Bring Son Home from Boarding School

Granite State Homeschoolers Unite for Freedom

Dear Court: The Ferrises Deserve a Trial

Court Praises Mom, Then Finds Her Guilty

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An Important Message from Michael P. Farris

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