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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


Parents Face Jail Time for Missing Deadline


Six Anti-Discrimination Victories Ring in the New Year


Homeschooled Athletes Set Precedent, Make Statement at Championship Event


Police Respect Homeschoolers’ Freedom of Movement


Common Core Textbook Seller Makes Shocking Admission


School District Knocks Unit Study as Insufficient

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Home School Heartbeat
Why Read Classic Literature? An Interview with Dr. Leland Ryken
Too busy to pick up a good book? Maybe you should make time. Today on Homeschool Heartbeat, Dr. Leland Ryken explains why.
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February 6:OneNewsNow.com
Homeschool Athletes on the Rise


February 5: Times-News, Twin Falls, Idaho
Homeschooling Interest on the Rise, Parents Organize


February 4: Journal-Star, Lincoln, Nebraska
Latest State Ed Proposal for Homeschool Rules Make Both Sides Happy


Febraury 3: Independent Mail, Anderson, South Carolina
Co-ops are Growing as Homeschooling becomes More Popular


February 1: The News and Advance, Lynchburg, Virginia
Bill Advances to Allow Homeschool Students to Compete in VHSL Athletics


February 1: PBS Newshour
One Homeschooled Christian Family Band’s Mission to Elect Ted Cruz

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Parents to school board: Follow the law!

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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.

 February 2016 


19, 2016 : Topeka, KS
CHECK's 2015 Day Under the Dome


20, 2016 : Richmond, VA
Home Educators at Grove—High School Symposium


25-27, 2016 : Bismark, ND
North Dakota Home School Association Convention


27, 2016 : Tuscaloosa, AL
Tuscaloosa Home Educators—High School Symposium

 March 2016 


5, 2016 : Parker, CO
High School and Beyond Seminar