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

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HSLDA Defeats Demand for Involuntary Educational Evaluations


ESEA Reauthorization 2015: The Nuts and Bolts for Homeschoolers


Half-Baked Truancy Charges Dismissed in Court


Threatened Adoption Subsidy Continues after HSLDA Intervenes


Legislature Passes “Individual Education Act”


Kasich Signs Diploma Fairness Bill for Homeschoolers


Vaccinations—Personal Exemption Stricken

 This Week On
Home School Heartbeat
Build a Top-Notch Curriculum: An Interview with Debra Bell
Hear from author and former homeschool mom Debra Bell this week on Home School Heartbeat, as she joins Mike Farris to discuss the secret to successful schooling.
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June 30: The Tennessean, Nashville, Tennessee
Professor Shares Tips in Homeschool College-Prep Book


June 26: The Heartland Institute
Virginia Homeschool Privacy Bill Becomes Law Without Governor’s Signature


June 26: Fairfax Times, Fairfax, Virginia
Homeschooling on the Rise in Fairfax County, Nation


June 23: Watchdog.org
Homeschooling on the Rise Nationally


June 22: OneNewsNow.com
Compulsory Law Replaces Decision of Oregon Parents


June 19: National Public Radio
Gov. Abbott Appoints Homeschool Mom to Chair State Board of Education

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Home Schooling Expands Around the Globe
Families in nations around the world look at our home schooling freedoms in awe. Many are willing to sacrifice and pay any price for similar opportunities.

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Judge Rules Social Worker Fear Tactics Unconstitutional
A federal court in Arizona has ruled that an unsupported threat to place children in custody, made to coerce cooperation with a social services investigation, violates the constitutional guarantee of family privacy and integrity.

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Eighth Circuit Appeals Court Rules in Favor of Homeschoolers
A federal appeals court ruled unanimously in favor of HSLDA members Ron and Joann Fitzgerald on Wednesday and held that school districts may not force homeschooled children to submit to special—needs evaluations against their parents' wishes.

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Combs, et al, v. Homer—Center School District, et al
Families claim religious exemption from home education law

   Wisconsin 


In the Appeal of George R. Theiss
HSLDA successful in getting veteran’s benefits reinstated.

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Here are a few upcoming events from our HSLDA event calendar. Click on the month for more details.

 July 2015 


10-11, 2015 : Phoenix, AZ
32nd Annual Arizona Home Education Convention


16-18, 2015 : Pasadena, CA
32nd Annual CHEA Home Educators Convention


16-18, 2015 : Dallas, TX
Teach Them Diligently Dallas Texas Homeschool Convention


17-18, 2015 : East Ridge, TN
33rd Annual CSTHEA Curriculum Fair


23-25, 2015 : Atlanta, GA
2015 Southeast Homeschool & Educational Expo