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    District Defies State Regs, Forces New Rules on Homeschoolers

    Mon, 17 Jul 2017

    The school district tried to make homeschoolers fill out an elaborate registration packet and turn over three separate proofs of residency. We pushed back—and got an astonishing response.

    Repressive U.K. Bill Raises Specter of Badman Report

    Wed, 12 Jul 2017

    July 12, 2017: Lord Clive Soley has introduced a bill that would impose dramatic restrictions on English and Welsh parents who choose to educate their children at home.

    Homeschooling Pastor’s Jail Sentence Overturned

    Wed, 12 Jul 2017

    July 12, 2017: In a surprising move on Friday, June 7, a Cuban appeals court reversed the one-year jail sentence imposed on Pastor Ramón Rigal for homeschooling his children.

    School Officials Invent Outrageous “Homeschool Monitoring Requirements”

    Wed, 5 Jul 2017

    A chilling letter to homeschooling parents in the Jackson County school district laid out an expansive and unlawful new reporting policy—and threatened them with family court if they didn’t comply.

    Calvert Retracts Form Demand

    Tue, 27 Jun 2017

    A Calvert County public schools representative sent a letter to an HSLDA member telling her that she “must” complete and submit a form in preparation for a coming portfolio review.

    Happy 17th Birthday! Now You’re a Dropout

    Tue, 27 Jun 2017

    New York’s Central Office of Home Schooling is pushing homeschoolers out of the system—and treating them like dropouts—just because they’ve turned 17.

    Why are These School Districts Stuck in 2014?

    Tue, 27 Jun 2017

    Three years after Pennsylvania updated its homeschooling law, we’re still trying to get some school officials to abide by the changes.

    Puerto Rico Declares Homeschooling a Fundamental Right

    Tue, 20 Jun 2017

    Puerto Rico has recognized that children thrive when their parents are free to craft a personalized educational experience for them. This bold step has put the island territory on the leading edge of the trend towards increased freedom.

    Driving Through Red Tape in Kentucky

    Tue, 20 Jun 2017

    In the face of a wave of misinformation, HSLDA and CHEK teamed up to help homeschooling families get driver’s permits for their children.

    Iowa Asks HSLDA Attorney to Help Them Better Protect Children

    Wed, 14 Jun 2017

    In response to the horrific deaths of two teenagers, the state called a special hearing to address failures in its child protection system. They invited HSLDA’s Scott Woodruff to speak as an expert witness.

    Inside the Courtroom: Notes from Bradley

    Wed, 14 Jun 2017

    HSLDA’s Peter Kamakawiwoole flew to Ohio to urge the 12th District Court of Appeals to overturn a homeschool mom’s absurd criminal conviction.

    How We Stopped These Districts from Inventing Rules

    Tue, 6 Jun 2017

    Despite changes in state law meant to ease homeschooling red tape, some local school officials keep trying to make their own rules.

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