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  • Homeschool Current Events and News

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    District Has to See it to Believe … That She’s 6?

    Tue, 16 Apr 2019

    When this family’s daughter turned 6, they submitted the proper paperwork to homeschool. Their district wanted much more.



    Protect Children from Strip Searches, HSLDA Asks Supreme Court

    Thu, 11 Apr 2019

    We have filed an amicus brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a case that could halt warrantless strip searches during child welfare investigations.



    Long-Overdue Improvements to Homeschool Law Are Closer to Reality

    Wed, 3 Apr 2019

    Yesterday the House Elementary and Secondary Education Committee voted in favor of moving House Bill 1139 toward enactment. Committee members received many supportive phone calls from the homeschool community, which was very helpful.



    District Admits “Termination” Letter Could Have Been Worded Better

    Wed, 3 Apr 2019

    Families were understandably aghast when a form letter told them their homeschool programs were in jeopardy because of a school district’s mistake.



    Why Force Them? Not All 5-Year-Olds Are Ready for School

    Tue, 2 Apr 2019

    Despite research that shows starting formal education too early can harm children, the Illinois Senate is considering a bill that would make 5-year-olds attend school.



    Why HSLDA is Not Opposing the Sports Access Bill, H.B. 857

    Mon, 1 Apr 2019

    Home School Legal Defense Association is not opposing House Bill 857, which would allow homeschool students to participate in public school sports.



    Unlike College Admissions Cheaters, Homeschoolers Show Merit Still Counts

    Tue, 26 Mar 2019

    The scope of the conspiracy has prompted some critics to ask: when it comes to getting into college, does individual merit still matter?



    Labor Rule Discriminates Against Homeschool Teens

    Fri, 22 Mar 2019

    Several congressmen have joined HSLDA in our efforts to change an unwieldy DOL rule, which bans 14- and 15-year-old homeschoolers from working during public school hours.



    School Experiments with Unauthorized Science Assessments

    Tue, 19 Mar 2019

    A homeschooling mom told a public school administrator that his demand for additional academic testing was arbitrary and unlawful.



    Legislators Feel the Heat, Amend Bad Bill

    Tue, 19 Mar 2019

    Families persuaded legislators to change a bill that would have restricted home education.



    Amendment Reduces H.B. 356’s Impact on Homeschooling

    Fri, 15 Mar 2019

    The amendments simplified the bill dramatically and the red tape is gone. State-approved schools and church-exempt schools no longer need to make additional filings of any type under the bill.



    Tax Credit for Scholarships Could Boost Homeschooling

    Tue, 5 Mar 2019

    The federal Department of Education secretary recently promoted a plan to grant tax credits to people who donate to state school choice scholarship funds.




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