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  • A Line in the Sand

    - Wed, 27 Aug 2014

    HSLDA Chairman Michael Farris speaks out against ideologies in the homeschooling community that have resulted in harm to families.

  • Your Phone Calls Did It! Oklahoma Governor Signs Bill Ending Common Core!

    - Tue, 10 Jun 2014

    Concerned parents responding to HSLDA’s national email alert helped persuade Oklahoma’s governor to reject the Common Core standards in her state.

  • HSLDA Defeats Demand for Involuntary Educational Evaluations

    - Thu, 30 Mar 3015

    A New Jersey family will not have to surrender their children to educational evaluations conducted by the public schools, thanks to the timely intervention of HSLDA.

  • Cosmetology School Drops Request for Homeschool “Registration”

    - Fri, 28 Aug 2015

    HSLDA helped a homeschool graduate overcome confusion regarding her credentials and gain admittance to a cosmetology school.

  • Attendance Officer Demands Receipts for Curriculum Purchase

    - Fri, 28 Aug 2015

    An attendance officer demanded that a homeschooling family hand over their curriculum receipts to prove they were really home-educating their children. Our attorney replied that the demand was unlawful and got the officer to follow the rules.

  • School Officials Threaten to Visit Homes

    - Wed, 26 Aug 2015

    Homeschool families received a letter from their local school district informing them that officials intended to visit their homes within the coming school year. The district also demanded the date of birth of all school-age children, and questioned whether the parents would be following the school district calendar.

  • School Cuts Off Route to Scholarships

    - Mon, 24 Aug 2015

    HSLDA acted quickly when a homeschool teen was initially barred from taking the PSAT at a local public high school.

  • “Admission Form” Required to Begin Homeschooling

    - Mon, 24 Aug 2015

    A family filing the affidavit required for homeschooling were surprised when public school officials also insisted they complete and submit a detailed and inquisitive form.

  • Homeschool Graduate Almost Shut out of College

    - Mon, 17 Aug 2015

    A homeschool graduate looking to play baseball in college was seemingly down to his last strike when he contacted HSLDA for help. With little more than a week until classes started, the college insisted that he take the GED in order to be admitted with a full scholarship. Then HSLDA stepped up to the plate.

  • Mistaken Paperwork Demand Lifted from Tutor

    - Fri, 14 Aug 2015

    Hampton public schools imposed mistaken requirements for a parent tutoring her children at home, but quickly corrected their error after HSLDA intervened.

  • Another State Ditches Common Core Test

    - Wed, 12 Aug 2015

    Maine took an important step toward regaining control of its own education policy when the governor signed a measure to exit Common Core testing.

  • Art School Reverses Policy, Welcomes Talented Homeschooler

    - Tue, 11 Aug 2015

    An art college unfamiliar with home education was reluctant to grant full admittance to a talented homeschooled graduate. HSLDA not only helped the student gain full admission, but witnessed a reversal in attitude by school officials.

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