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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


Truant Officer Seeks Information


School District Vets Homeschool Evaluators


Social Security Restores Benefits to Two Homeschooling Families


Homeschool Access to Low-Cost College Firmly Established


Governor Signs Parental Rights Bill


HSLDA Defends Family against Truancy Charges

 This Week On
Home School Heartbeat
Spring Into the Season: An Interview with Mike Smith
This week on Home School Heartbeat, Mike Smith shares some great ideas for exploring the wonder of spring—and learning some hands-on science in the process.
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April 10: The Washington Post, Washington, D.C.
Racism in Schools is Pushing More Black Families to Homeschool Their Children


April 9: Houston Chronicle, Houston, Texas
Republican Candidates Court Homeschooling Families in Iowa


April 9: Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, Kentucky
Homeschooling Allows Former Teacher to Spend More Time with Her Children


April 8: The Des Moines Register, Des Moines, Iowa
Homeschooling Deregulates, Surges in Popularity


April 6: Daily Item, Lynn, Massachusetts
Lynn Family Puts Faith in Homeschooling


April 3: County Lake Leader, Polson, Montana
Polson Homeschool Student Named National Merit Scholar

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LOOKING BACK: THREE LANDMARK CASES AND THE FAMILIES WHO WON THEM

THREE REASONS WE OPPOSE THE UN DISABILITIES TREATY

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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.

 April 2015 


23-25, 2015 : Redmond, WA
Christian Heritage Family Discipleship and Homeschooling Conference


23-25, 2015 : Worcester, MA
MassHOPE 2015 Convention


24-25, 2015 : Indianapolis, IN
MPE Conference and Curriculum Fair


24-25, 2015 : Frederick, MD
Maryland State Home School Curriculum Fair


24-25, 2015 : Tulsa, OK
2015 OCHEC-Tulsa Convention