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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


Cosmetology School Drops Request for Homeschool “Registration”


Attendance Officer Demands Receipts for Curriculum Purchase


School Officials Threaten to Visit Homes


School Cuts Off Route to Scholarships


“Admission Form” Required to Begin Homeschooling


Homeschool Graduate Almost Shut out of College

 This Week On
Home School Heartbeat
What’s in a Story? An Interview with John Erickson
How can you encourage and develop your budding storyteller? Today on Home School Heartbeat, Hank the Cowdog author John Erickson shares insights from his own experience.
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August 23: ThinkProgress.org
A German Family Just Wanted To Homeschool Their Kids. Instead They Faced The U.S. Immigration System.


August 21: KWCH-TV Channel 12, Wichita, Kansas
Area Homeschool Students Begin Classes


August 20: KLAS-TV Channel 8, Las Vegas, Nevada
Clark County Homeschool Numbers Grow in Past Decade


August 28: The Heartland Institute
Wisconsin Homeschooling Advocates Fight for Acknowledgment of Homeschool Diplomas


August 13: Wake Forest Weekly, Wake Forest, North Carolina
N.C. Homeschooling Hits 100,000 Enrollment Milestone


August 5: City Journal
Homeschooling in the City

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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.

   Missouri 


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.

   Pennsylvania 


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.

 October 2015 


3, 2015 : Asheville, NC
Biltmore Baptist Homeschoolers - High School Symposium


9, 2015 : Indianapolis, IN
Map Your Future


23-24, 2015 : Naples, FL
High School Symposium with CHEACC (Christian Home Educators Association of Collier County)

 January 2016 


23, 2016 : Richmond, VA
High School Symposium with Home Educators at Grove

 April 2016 


1-2, 2016 : Lincoln, NE
Nebraska Christian Home Educators Association (NCHEA) Conference